Friday, September 6, 2013


swimmingscience (@swimmingscience)
9/5/13 6:22 AM
Swimming results in higher maximal oxygen consumption than cycling and arm-crank tests (Pinna 2012). Keep this in...

Bert van Lamoen (@transarchitect)
9/5/13 6:23 AM
Remember: complex problems can only be solved using processes that are systemic, emergent, and participatory.

David Weinberger (@dweinberger)
9/5/13 6:24 AM
History of typography in 5 mins.…

Alfie Kohn (@alfiekohn)
9/5/13 6:27 AM
Superb prof dev tool: watch (twice) & discuss this video of kids deciding together what to study

notice at 5:30 - the excitement in doing their own thing..
imagine tech allowing us to do that.
imagine tech allowing us to make those choices, daily, in an echo chamber.. so it's truly us deciding.. so we get at true grit.

cool video.. love that it's bilingual

Rachel Levy (@RachelAnneLevy)
9/5/13 6:31 AM
Not Very Giving: The Problem with Private Donations to Public Schools…#CaliEd #prop13 #schoolfinance

Wanting to support your own children’s education is understandable, but it also has unintended, pernicious effects. The school foundations are legally registered as public charities. When donors give to their own child’s school or district, they are making a charitable contribution that the federal government treats in the same way as a donation to a food bank or disaster relief.
But charity like this is not relief for the poor. It is, in fact, the opposite. Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor. It exacerbates inequalities in financing. It is philanthropy in the service of conferring advantage on the already well-off.
Finally, Congress should differentiate or eliminate charitable status for local education foundations. If a foundation raises money for a district with a high percentage of children eligible for free lunch, it could offer a double deduction; for a district below the average in per-pupil spending, the standard deduction; for a district with few poor children and higher than average per-pupil spending, no deduction. If private giving to public schools exacerbates inequalities, then at the very least we should stop subsidizing such behavior with tax dollars.
The problem is not with America’s parents but with its policies. At a time of rising inequality, school foundations must shrink — not widen — the gap between rich and poor.
Rob Reich is an associate professor of political science at Stanford and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Gandhi Institute (@GandhiWorldwide)
9/5/13 6:31 AM
Malala, the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, opens huge new library in her adopted home

Jennifer Sertl (@JenniferSertl)
9/5/13 6:31 AM
If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near ~ Jack Welch #a3r

Saul Kaplan (@skap5)
9/5/13 6:35 AM
Disgusted & frightened to learn warheads used in Syrian chemical weapon attack were designed to carry 13 gallons of nerve agent.

Jean M Russell (@NurtureGirl)
9/5/13 6:37 AM
How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42% - See more at:… via @kitode

Wow. So, SSL & all VPNs are decrypted by the NSA. Also, basically all Microsoft traffic (Outlook, Skype).

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