Archive for the ‘education’ Category

What really went wrong…

April 14, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

A new paper that will be published in the Journal of Investment Management posits the theory that economists suffer from “physics envy,” aspiring to create economic models “as predictive as those in physics. While this perspective has led to a number of important breakthroughs in economics,” says the abstract, “‘physics envy’ has also created a [...]

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Unemployment and education

March 24, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

A chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Message: Stay in school! (If you can afford it.)

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D & D life lessons

March 10, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

Geeks take note: A slideshow presentation by and video of ElmoFromOK — an “open-minded code monkey” and podcaster from Oklahoma — called… All I Really Need to Know About Life, I Learned From Dungeons and Dragons View more presentations from Chad Henderson.

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Video: California student protest

March 9, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

On Thursday, thousands of California students protested the severe budget cuts to education at all levels that have been enacted due to the state’s fiscal crisis. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The historic day of demonstrations in the Bay Area and beyond was largely peaceful, with students and others carrying signs like “Chop from the [...]

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Community colleges, another view

March 1, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

Found on the blog of anthropologist and corporate consultant Grant McCracken: Community Colleges, Another View Perhaps as a reply to the TV show that now holds the community college up to ridicule, Kay Ryan, the US poet laureate, has this to say: “I simply want to celebrate the fact that right near your home, year [...]

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Golddigging men?

January 20, 2010Jon Brooks 1 Comment »

A New York Time article called More Men Marrying Wealthier Women has attracted some fascinating comments on the paper’s web site. First, from the article: An analysis of census data to be released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that she and countless women like her are victims of a role reversal that is [...]

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Undergrad college degrees by salary

January 18, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

The top 10 plus a full list, from the compensation data company PayScale. Different types of engineering occupy seven of the top 10 slots. Spanish, music, theology, elementary education, and lastly social work are at the bottom. One surprise: Philosophy majors start at higher salaries than those majoring in biology, health sciences, nursing, public relations, [...]

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For the (really) young conservative…

November 22, 2009Jon Brooks Comments Off

From the author of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed!, Help! Mom! Hollywood is in My Hamper! and Help! Mom, The 9th Circuit Nabbed the Nativity!, now comes… Makes a perfect stocking-suffer for any junior Fox News viewer…

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Dramatic video from UCLA protests

November 20, 2009Jon Brooks Comments Off

More dramatic video on YouTube from the student protests at the University of California regents meeting at UCLA. Students are angry that in response to a severe state budget crisis, the regents have voted to raise fees at the public university system 32%, which pushes tuition to more than $10,000. The first video shows students [...]

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Video of California student protest

November 19, 2009Jon Brooks Comments Off

It’s one thing to read the Twitter feed from yesterday’s nasty student protest at the University of California Regents meeting at UCLA, it’s another to see the video. This was posted by a group called the National Inflation Association. Student groups are angry at an expected 32% hike in UC tuition in response to the [...]

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