“My case illustrates how success is always rationalized. People really don’t like to hear success explained away as luck — especially successful people. As they age, and succeed, people feel their success was somehow inevitable. They don’t want to acknowledge the role played by accident in their lives. There is a reason for this: the world does not want to acknowledge it...
PBS introduces its new Coping With Climate Change... →
We’re also eager to hear stories from different communities on how folks are dealing with climate change - whether it be early blooms in your garden or, for farmers, how crops are being affected. If you’ve got a climate change story, send them our way! climateadaptation: This looks promising! Coping With Climate Change, introduced by PBS, features videos, reports, blog posts, and...
Today in #whatshouldwecallme...
Hey, Tumblr! We’re looking for suggestions on what we should call Judy Woodruff’s weekly NewsHour blog. She usually shares her reflections and observations on how issues inside Washington resonate across the country. Some of her recent posts: Does Emotion Ever Have a Role in Foreign Policy? How Civically Engaged Are Millennials? Why Are Some GOP Voters Just Not That Into Romney? ...
— After Katrina, 2005 At first, there was nothing to do but watch. For days, before the trucks arrived, before the work of cleanup, my brother sat on the stoop and watched. He watched the ambulances speed by, the police cars; watched for the looters who’d come each day to siphon gas from the car, take away the generator, the air conditioner, whatever there was to be had. He watched...
Diane Ravitch on teacher evaluations and teaching to the test: First of all, should teachers be evaluated? Yes. Should they be evaluated by the test scores of their students, as Race to the Top, the Obama program, requires? Absolutely not. That is an unproven and actually a very harmful way to evaluate teachers. Should teachers be paid more if the test scores go up? No, they should not be,...
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop...– Ray Bradbury Bradbury, the author of “Fahrenheit 451,” has died in California. He was 91.
360 view of the DNC 2012 →
Sometimes, people look at something like a foundation or our foundation and say,...– Melinda Gates on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to reform education