Wednesday, September 24, 2014

tweets


"Movements work by... deploying people, arguments, metaphors, & images until our leaders have no choice..." http://t.co/tZ7Pd7AGjb

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/514166260184412163

This means that the crucial work of individuals is to become, well, less individual, to join together in movements.

#LRT was @billmckibben. Yes, no, but... Climate also requires scaling up human politics, huge challenge. My musings: https://t.co/g7o8iB1hYF

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/514167242578468865

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The question facing humanity is whether we can front-load the bonds of humanity that springs up in disaster response, and turn them into disaster avoidance and preparation?

 failure of imagination at this historic juncture is surely as dangerous as not trying anything — however crazy it may seem to try, from the smallest to the grandest.


.@zephoria "We don't have alcohol on the Internet" to buffer social awkwardness & misunderstood context. Learning context is hard #smwteens

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/markedtech/status/514206308820848641


.@zephoria: what's happened that the cruelty around kids is so normalized that kids will inflict it on themselves to look strong? #smwteens

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nathancphillips/status/514207884264345600


Australia’s Prime Minister gives a master class in exploiting terrorism fears to seize new powers  https://t.co/IpZnFkaxqz

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/514165108948631553


Getting very, very excited for #CityLab2014 - sharing economy & cities - honored to be amongst stellar speakers: http://t.co/fTMcLxJzOO

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aprilrinne/status/514248061543931904


"...the formal and hidden curriculums of school contribute to the reproduction of social inequalities."http://t.co/W7r9kfUM0T

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/514249062355570689


#Homeschooling : Don’t lag behind the mass exodus from school: 
The huge momentum behind ho... http://t.co/SkhxkrNv1m via @PenelopeTrunk

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ilainie/status/514255511919656960


http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/student-walk-outs-possible-at-pomona-arvada-west-and-ralston-valley-high-schools-tuesday


http://www.salon.com/2014/09/04/robert_reich_the_destructive_myth_at_the_heart_of_american_public_education_partner/?utm_content=bufferc8856&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Thirty years ago, the average gap on SAT-type tests between children of families in the richest 10 percent and bottom 10 percent was about 90 points on an 800-point scale. Today it’s 125 points.
The gap in the mathematical abilities of American kids, by income, is one of widest among the 65 countries participating in the Program for International Student Achievement.

The wealthiest highest-spending districts are now providing about twice as much funding per student as are the lowest-spending districts, according to a federal advisory commission report. In some states, such as California, the ratio is more than three to one.

What are called a “public schools” in many of America’s wealthy communities aren’t really “public” at all. In effect, they’re private schools, whose tuition is hidden away in the purchase price of upscale homes there, and in the corresponding property taxes.


Money isn’t everything, obviously. But how can we pretend it doesn’t count? Money buys the most experienced teachers, less-crowded classrooms, high-quality teaching materials, and after-school programs.
Yet we seem to be doing everything except getting more money to the schools that most need it.
We’re requiring all schools meet high standards, requiring students to take more and more tests, and judging teachers by their students’ test scores.
But until we recognize we’re systematically hobbling schools serving disadvantaged kids, we’re unlikely to make much headway.
it's almost like it doesn't matter - the disparity. ..if the definition of success, ie: test scores/school math ability, doesn't change. i mean - how is more money helping - if it's not used per choice. if it's only advancing an agenda most people wouldn't pick.
i mean factor in suicide rate.. crime..  no?
we've got to try another model.. of life.

15 People Who Are Taking Networking To A New Level | @FastCompany http://t.co/7vlOiEdFI6

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/actionhero/status/514617883855699968


Fab Lab London opens in the heart of the City (Wired UK) http://t.co/43yhq5QS86

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Innovandiamo/status/514774098363158530


Nice short video of @FloodWallStreet arrests and testimonies. And yup, plenty of footage of my awesome sister.  https://t.co/rTPjhxuXqR

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/astradisastra/status/514799143811031041

NYPD arrest 102 people (incld. 1 polar bear, 2 Captain Planets and people in wheelchairs)


From the Archives: The story of why I founded @joinAltruist (2min read) https://t.co/1AltzStbo0

#philanthropy #crowdfunding

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jaredjanes/status/514824294610657280




We are so fortunate to have such dedicated, talented mentors for our students. This video is a quick recap of an...http://t.co/tcvfJA0JKT

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/E3LearningCo/status/514841993017839616


"Buzz" from @agilix (http://t.co/kZUL7OxkOg) gets destroyed in this report: http://t.co/zF88zBwAUR via @audreywatters

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/gsiemens/status/514884056803475456

Great get together last night with @bfrist and reps from @gatesfoundation re systemic poverty. Ill blog soon about hopeful solutions.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/donaldmiller/status/514894960672649216