Bonnie Stewart (@bonstewart)
1/24/13 5:57 AM
Further Evolution of MOOCs with Academic Partnerships and MOOC2Degree Launchdlvr.it/2rDKBg
so.. why are they the sweet spot? what does that mean...
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 ow.ly/h577q
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.
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 dmreg.co/10ByeY3 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
Zoe Weil (@ZoeWeil)
1/24/13 6:06 AM
Humane Connection: Increasing Our Compassion Capacity humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.
Jonathan Fields (@jonathanfields)
1/24/13 6:09 AM
Rewatching @zen_habits episode on #GoodLifeProject. Leo is so generous, someone to model -ow.ly/h5ACw