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Petition | Tell McGraw-Hill Publishers: Slavery Did Not End in 1865, Include Modern-Day Slavery in Textbooks. | Change.org

Written by uocemagna

September 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Posted in Education

Harvard Business School Case Study – Gender Equity – NYTimes.com

At a reception, a male student in tennis whites blurted out, as his friends laughed, that much of what had occurred at the school had “been a painful experience.”

He and his classmates had been unwitting guinea pigs in what would have once sounded like a far-fetched feminist fantasy: What if Harvard Business School gave itself a gender makeover, changing its curriculum, rules and social rituals to foster female success?

This year, almost 40 percent of the Baker scholars were women. It was a remarkable rise that no one could precisely explain. Had the professors rid themselves of unconscious biases? Were the women performing better because of the improved environment? Or was the faculty easing up in grading women because they knew the desired outcome? “To my head, all three happened,” Professor Piskorski said.

Harvard Business School Case Study – Gender Equity – NYTimes.com.

Written by uocemagna

September 11, 2013 at 2:50 am

Posted in Education

“Indescribably insane”: A public school system from hell – Salon.com

The governor has no trouble coming up with money to build new prisons, which will serve as future homes for all too many children of Philadelphia who are being failed and tossed aside by adult leadership, if you can call it that.

The pattern has become clear: defund the schools, precipitate a crisis and use that as an excuse to further attack the schools, pushing them closer and closer to a point of no return. The $50 million to open the schools this year is just the latest and most immediate example of three years of brinkmanship.

“Indescribably insane”: A public school system from hell – Salon.com.

Written by uocemagna

August 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Posted in Education

I Can’t Believe Kids Aren’t ALREADY Learning This In School. No Wait, Yes I Can.

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August 4, 2013 at 5:14 am

Watch A Teacher Make Her 3rd-Grade Kids Hate Each Other For The Best Reason Imaginable

Written by uocemagna

July 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Posted in Education, Racism