Archive for March 8th, 2017
Have you been side-tracked by the Russian spy drama? Dozen of Bills were introduced
In case anyone is sidetracked by the Russian spy drama, the following bills have been introduced: below are reasons we need to mobilize and be active every single day.
1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife…
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran
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Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote “NO”… but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and our beautiful country.
If your senators and reps aren’t saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back with everyone’s contact info in an accurate return text almost immediately.
It gives you Federal and State. PASS THIS ON (copy and paste, don’t share, for maximum views). This is democracy at work.
Love of learning is the new employability
Train graduates with the right “attitudes and attributes” to keep learning for life,
David Matthews posted this May 8, 2014
Ensuring that skills are used at work will soon be a focus of future education debate, Pearson report argues
Making sure graduates use their skills in the workplace could become as important to education policymakers as the quality of university learning in the first place, according to a report that warns that skills “atrophy” if left dormant.
The Learning Curve: Education and Skills for Life, published by the education firm Pearson on 8 May, uses the example of South Korea, which shows a particularly sharp drop in problem-solving skills for adults once they pass the age of 24.
Part of the explanation is that a higher than average proportion of the country’s graduates do not go on to employment or further training, “a situation in which their hard-won skills are more likely to atrophy”, it suggests.
It cites Eric Hanushek, an educational economist based at Stanford University, as saying that whether or not skills are put to use in employment – and so kept sharp – will be as big a part of the future education debate as formal education itself.
Sir Michael Barber, Pearson’s chief education adviser, told Times Higher Education that in the 21st century “it’s clear that however great your first degree is, you’re going to have to keep learning”.
Because there is so little certainty about what the jobs of the future will involve, universities must train graduates with the right “attitudes and attributes” to keep learning for life, he said, noting that this was something the “best” higher education already did.
Universities should focus on this when trying to improve employability, he added, rather than on “preparation for a specific job”.
Although some universities and institutional leaders are “thinking radically” about this, he said, “individual academics” found it “harder” to accept this idea.
Sir Michael added: “If graduates leave with a love of learning, that’s good for employability.”
The report also warns that widening access to education through technology – massive open online courses, for example – “appears to be not enough” to retrain under-skilled adults because those likely to take Moocs are already highly educated.
This is because people who have already learned a lot will have the confidence to “That goes into reverse for people who struggle at school.” Sir Michael
Humor Destination? May be Not that humorous… And What about Sex?
Is English that easy? Maybe Not…
Since 1950, he sold more disks than Elvis and Rolling Stones: Sexto Rodriguez of (Cold Fact)
Barely known in the USA, Sexto Rodriguez (US singer of late 1950′, from Detroit et who lived a few years in South Africa), was more famous than Elvis and the Rolling Stones in South Africa.
He sold far more disks than Elvis and the Rolling Stones in South Africa and never got a dime.
The son of a Mexican father and a half Indian mother, he has 3 daughters. He took his daughters to visits all the museum, art galleries and concerts around the USA and made sure they don’t feel deprived of the higher classes privileges in education and knowledge.
He was made to be dead for 40 years, though he lived in the same house in Dearborn.
Sexto or Jesus worked in demolition and emptying houses before remodelling.
Sexto (Jesus) Rodriguez returned to South Africa in 1998 on 4 tours, with packed audiences. Kids, young and old memorized his songs. His lyrics stroke a chord to the White Afrikaners then, to reflect on their apartheid system.
He still is Not rich and live frugally and coolly in the same house.
I cannot believe that those who recorded his disk didn’t know that Sexto was selling like peanuts in South Africa.
It is reported that maybe most of the sold records were copied, but it was pure gold since the recording studio made sure that Rodriguez was Never known in the USA.
I cannot also believe that many professional singers in the 1950’s and later on didn’t get to listen to Cold Facts, and preferred to go on, enjoying the new themes and melodies that they emulated and made their carriers as renegades.
Note: Reporting what I heard in the documentary of this European channel ARTE