I think that it's pretty safe to say at this point that Bill Gates doesn't know jack about education and that his foundation is doing more harm than good in the space. But hey, thanks for ramming the Common Core down teachers' throats without using their input to craft it.
This dude puts a serious spotlight on the new Common Core education standards, why they won't improve education in this country and is a very targeted argument against just about everything that the so-called education reform movement stands for. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Dollar Shave Club? Sounds like a good premise, but I have one even better. Stop shaving altogether and just trim. A decent trimmer costs $30-$50 and I guarantee you'll have it for far longer than it would take to save money by not buying blades and shaving gel. Not to mention that your face will be far happier. No ingrown hairs, no razor burn, etc.
Remember when being a Boston Red Sox fan was about the same as being a masochist guaranteed to be disappointed yearly? Yeah, me neither. (For the record, I am not a Red Sox fan, but know people who are and who wore that yearly badge of disappointment and shame with honor, but happily took it off when the Red Sox won the world series)
That teachers get 2 months of paid time off a year has to be one of the more sinister myths spread about the profession. They are only paid for the days they teach plus the 10 or so holidays they get. If they actually got paid for those two months off, I don't think that we'd be having any conversations about how poorly teachers get paid.
Our dog, Leela's leg has been bothering her for a few weeks now. She hadn't really been able to walk fully on it for about two weeks now...and of course she starts to get better right before her vet visit to get it checked out, LOL.
Heh, for everyone who watched Gravity and wanted to know how realistic it is, here's a great review from a former NASA astronaut http://www.forbes.com/sites... (Contains spoilers for those who haven't seen the movie)
http://www.theatlantic.com/educati... 1. Because they aren't respected 2. They aren't paid a wage that is requisite with their level of responsibility, education, skills and dedication 3. These days they have very little say in how to actually do their jobs 4...feel free to add your reasons
A large problem with economics is that most economic systems assume that players are generally rational. Anyone with half a brain, working eyes and the ability to observe the goings on of the corporate world will recognize that most of the players are definitely not rational.