We’re entering a world that increasingly rewards individual aspiration and persistence and can measure precisely who is contributing and who is not. — It’s a 401(k) World - NYTimes.com
Somebody made this, and now I have something in both of my eyes.
(via The Wisdom of Wil - Imgur)
The Original Hunger Games
If you die, YOU LOSE! YOU GET NOTHING!
“May the snozberries be ever in your favor.”
(Source: niknak79, via wilwheaton)
I’m not an expert on revolutions, but even I can see that a new one is taking shape in American K-12 public education. — The Coming Revolution in Public Education - John Tierney - The Atlantic
We have come a long way since the summer of 1845. Public education, then in its infancy, is now universal. Testing yields essential, valuable knowledge about school performance, but its exaggerated use distorts teaching and ignores the broader purpose of education. As Howe’s committee insisted, test results should not be the full and final judgment on schools and their teachers. There is more to a child’s education than “positive information, in black and white. — The First Testing Race to the Top - NYTimes.com
Pakistani Brubeck -
An epic arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five, performed by a group of talented Pakistani studio musicians, with their own unique take on the classic jazz tune. More soul-stirring music from Sachal Studios here.