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The Myth of Charter Schools →
Some fact-checking is in order, and the place to start is with the film’s quiet acknowledgment that only one in five charter schools is able to get the “amazing results” that it celebrates. Nothing more is said about this astonishing statistic. It is drawn from a national study of charter schools by Stanford economist Margaret Raymond (the wife of Hanushek). Known as the CREDO study, it evaluated...
The annual Gallup poll about education shows that Americans are overwhelmingly...– The Myth of Charter Schools (via americansbelieve)
Why Did 17 Million Students Go to College? →
Two sets of information were presented to me in the last 24 hours that have dramatically reinforced my feeling that diminishing returns have set in to investments in higher education, with increasing evidence suggesting that we are in one respect “overinvesting” in the field. First, following up on information provided by former student Douglas Himes at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), my...
Wells Fargo wanted to foreclose on a condo unit which had multiple mortgages...– Joseph Tauke in TheDC OP-ED: One nation, under fraud | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment (via quotingthecrisis)
“E-Mail Auto-Response” →
Dear Friend, Family Member, Loved One, and/or Business Associate: Thank you for your e-mail, which, if it is under three (3) sentences long, I have read. Owing to the large volume of e-mails I’m receiving at this time, please note that it will sometimes take up to fourteen (14) calendar days, though sometimes longer (and sometimes much longer), to respond to your e-mail; in the interim, please...
Twenty years ago, a perfect storm of events led to arguably the biggest blunder in college football history. Perfect storm is the only way to describe this.
This has the potential to be the neighborhood NIMBYs’ biggest win since the...– East Village’s Most Hated Bar Said to Be Closing Soon - Grub Street on Sin Sin announcing they are closing for “renovations”
[Amazon] started selling diapers in the summer of 2006, just a year after...– What Amazon Fears Most: Diapers The Diapers.com story is one of my favorite startup stories.
On Friday, the New York times published an astonishing story, which was itself...– Paul Carr
Approximately one in ten babies born in Europe... →
It is the best movie I have ever seen.– Scott Adams reviewing The Social Network
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought federal permission on Wednesday to bar New...– A Push to Ban Soda Purchases With Food Stamps
If you bought every Friday close this year and sold the Monday close, your...– The “Friday-Monday Effect” Exposed
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Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg →
Lessig’s fantastic review of The Social Network. Minor spoilers.
There was in the sixties a man named Fritz Perls who was a gestalt therapist....– Milton Glaser - Ten Things I Have Learned, November 22, 2001