Thursday, January 24, 2013

tweets jan 24 - what is criminal? - very cool

Bonnie Stewart (@bonstewart)
1/24/13 5:57 AM
RT ‏@pgsimoes
Further Evolution of MOOCs with Academic Partnerships and MOOC2Degree

so.. why are they the sweet spot? what does that mean...

ReachScale (@ReachScale)
1/24/13 6:00 AM
Discontent among Chileans has less to do w #economics & more to do w the #abuse they have suffered over the past 20 yrs

Manuel Riesco, an economist with the Centre for National Studies on Alternative Development, observed that the fact that Piñera’s low popularity has sunk so low and that Chileans are not very impressed by these economic indicators are a reflection of the “accumulated injustices” suffered by the population, which are ignored by the government.
“The discontent among Chileans has nothing to do with economic performance, but rather with the widespread abuse they have suffered over the past two decades, both in boom cycles — like today’s — and stagnation periods alike,” he said.
sound like Ed?
The economist observed that “Chileans are well-informed citizens and they’re also very patient. But after 10 years their patience starts to wear thin, and it’s been 20 years now.”
In his opinion, that explains the current “new spur in mass participation in public matters. And this participation won’t subside until solutions to the most critical issues are found.”
 Ordinary Chileans join academic, political and social experts in criticising the government’s failure to translate economic growth into a reduction of social injustice, poverty or environmental degradation.
“The government does not seem to be investing in education or health, or in anything that will make our lives better and give us a sense of security, or that will guarantee that a life’s work will provide a decent retirement, or that putting your kids through school won’t mean getting into debt for life,” she said. 
But he expressed concern over the fact that that success is due to an external factor: “the unusually high price of copper, the country’s main resource.”The income from copper “is practically all rent, that is, the excess above the cost of copper production. Therefore it’s not value added by Chilean labour but a rent transferred from abroad and for the most part appropriated by the large mining companies,” he said. 
Despite this optimistic outlook, according to Morales if “Piñera has not yet garnered much popularity” it’s doubtful that he will do so in 2013, his last year in office, and he will “face, like never before, the loneliness of power.” 

Scott McLeod (@mcleod)
1/24/13 6:00 AM
Don't run schools like businesses Education is not [just] math & science scores #iaedfuture#edreform cc @DianeRavitch

Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp)
1/24/13 6:00 AM
PBIS - A way to enforce more inane rules and then award the students that don't dare speak up against them #edchat

holt's quote - criminal if you wonder why

The requirement that a child go to school for about 6 hours a day, 180 days a year, for about 10 years, whether or not he learns anything there, whether or not he already knows it or could learn it faster or better somewhere else, is such a gross violation of civil liberties that few adults would stand for it. But the child who resists is treated as a criminal.                   - John Holt
… the child who resists is treated as criminal..
what are we thinking?
perhaps we are watching the worst war – right before our eyes.
the death of our children.
right before our eyes.

Zoe Weil (@ZoeWeil)
1/24/13 6:06 AM
Humane Connection: Increasing Our Compassion Capacity…

Jonathan Fields (@jonathanfields)
1/24/13 6:09 AM
Rewatching @zen_habits episode on #GoodLifeProject. Leo is so generous, someone to model