In the many education feeds that I monitor, curriculum war stories always lack a fundamental reality check. First, a short explanation. In the United States, curriculum wars are typically painted as a battle between conservatives and liberals over state curriculum and, by extension, textbooks. This is a simplification, but a simplification that serves our media’s [...]
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The NYT features a great article by Cal Newport. The key takeaways: As I considered my options during my senior year of college, I knew all about this Cult of Passion and its demands. But I chose to ignore it. The alternative career philosophy that drove me is based on this simple premise: The traits [...]
The NYTimes is running a great piece called “How the US lost out on iPhone jobs.” It’s essentially a piece on capitalism, globalization and comparative advantage (sort of…that actually might be the most debatable part of the article…as comparative advantage usually is). A section that stood out: At the same time, however, the electronics industry [...]
A glimpse at the next step for the internet.