I’m illiterate, but should an English teacher really fail me? A growing number of Americans say no… …At least when it’s the banks doing the grading. An informed public keeps the wheels of democracy and capitalism greased. However, financial illiteracy still plagues many in the “middle class.” Underlining the need for reform in schools, disgruntled […]
Valuable insights are gained by Bill and Melinda Gates since embarking on a philanthropic mission via their foundation. They recently discussed this on PBS’ Newshour… The Interview Judy Woodruff posed challenging questions to the couple entrusted with billions in other peoples money: “There’s been some improvement, but in terms of academic achievement, improved only slightly, […]
NPR : Finding Happiness in a Harvard Classroom I wish we were offered this in college. There are some very nice insights in this story and if you’d rather listen than read, there’s a link to the audio version here.
A quick list of six sites that I’ve found most useful in researching various topics: The New York Public Library Archive.org Wikipedia.org About.com Google.com Ask.metafilter.com This list is not definitive, and depending upon the topic you are researching, there are numerous other sites that will focus your efforts and deal with the topic more comprehensively. […]
Another great article link from Lifehacker. If you’ve ever gotten bogged down by a massive list of “To-read’s,” then you’ll certainly appreciate the tips Keith Drury gives us in this recent article: SPEED : Reading Techniques This brief overview of how to acquire a “speed-readers” mentality provides solid footing for all of us budding speed […]