Posts tagged with education

earthisalie:

did-you-kno:

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why did i not know this before i went into debt here in the states

earthisalie:

did-you-kno:

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why did i not know this before i went into debt here in the states

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booksdirect:

“Education is the key to freedom.” - Frederick Douglass

booksdirect:

“Education is the key to freedom.” - Frederick Douglass

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scienceisbeauty:

Open Letter to the President: Physics Education.

(For any president of any country on this world indeed)

Via @minutephysics

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The one experience that I hope you have in either high school or college is to have some belief that you profoundly (and) deeply hold proved to be wrong. Because that is the most eye-opening experience you can have. And as a scientist, to me, it’s the most exciting experience I could ever have.
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist

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"The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more paces you’ll go." Dr. Seuss

"The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more paces you’ll go." Dr. Seuss

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I think that a sixteen-year-old who has had comprehensive sex education and who’s been taught to have a healthy perspective on the emotional and physical responsibilities that come with sex is a lot more prepared for a sexual relationship than a twenty-one-year-old who has known only shame-based abstinence-only education and virginity pledges.
Jessica Valenti (via albinwonderland)

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There is now a systematic global comparison of scholastic performance of fifteen-year-olds carried out every three years as part of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), currently covering sixty-five countries. The 2009 results are chastening. On the one hand, the United States ranked only fifteenth in reading, twenty-third in science, and thirty-first in mathematics. On the other hand, Shanghai, China, ranked number one in all three categories, and the fast-rising developing economies of Asia (including South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong) all ranked in the top ten, dramatically outperforming the United States. This is perhaps the starkest wake-up call in recent memory about our lagging educational performance and its implications for the future, yet it made hardly a blip in the U.S. media.
Jeffrey Sachs - The Price of Civilization

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