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How architecture helped music evolve - David Byrne

As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

Talk by David Byrne.

by TED Education.


  # Science    # Music    # Architecture    # TED    # Education  

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jtotheizzoe:

Why is there a “b” in doubt?

The sound of a word is only part of its story. There’s usually secrets of the word’s history locked in its spelling. Even if it seems random.

By educator Gina Cooke for TEDEducation.


  # history    # language    # education    # video    # spelling  

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fuckyeahfeminists:

barackobama:

Oops.



oh my god I am DYING.

fuckyeahfeminists:

barackobama:

Oops.

oh my god I am DYING.


  # politics    # education    # economic    # tuition    # money    # obama    # romney    # election 2012    # photo  

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Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills, a new study by researchers at Yale concluded.

As a result, the report found, the professors were less likely to offer the women mentoring or a job. And even if they were willing to offer a job, the salary was lower.

The bias was pervasive, the scientists said, and probably reflected subconscious cultural influences rather than overt or deliberate discrimination.

Female professors were just as biased against women students as their male colleagues, and biology professors just as biased as physics professors — even though more than half of biology majors are women, whereas men far outnumber women in physics.

“I think we were all just a little bit surprised at how powerful the results were — that not only do the faculty in biology, chemistry and physics express these biases quite clearly, but the significance and strength of the results was really quite striking,” said Jo Handelsman, a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale.

Dr. Handelsman was the senior author of an article reporting the findings, published online on Monday by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

~

The New York Times, “Bias Persists for Women of Science, Study Finds.”

For fuck’s sake.

(via inothernews)

Love,

Rabble

(via rabbleprochoice)

I notice they didn’t say how they were going to fix that or enforce equal pay and opportunities, just that they’re ‘surprised’.

 

  # sexism    # science    # employment    # education  

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socialismartnature:

(Photo) Student Power Triumphs in Quebec!

socialismartnature:

(Photo) Student Power Triumphs in Quebec!


  # quebec    # classe    # education    # protest    # tuition    # students  

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I believe that we simply can’t have a setting where the teachers’ unions are able to contribute tens of millions of dollars to the campaigns of politicians and then those politicians, when elected, stand across from them at the bargaining table, supposedly to represent the interest of the kids.

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Mitt Romney • Calling for a ban on political contributions by public teachers’ unions, which he further denounced as an “extraordinary conflict of interest.” If implemented this would, of course, come at nearly the full detriment of the Democratic Party, a fact Romney acknowledged only jokingly: “I don’t mean to be terribly partisan, but I kind of am. In the case of the Democratic Party, the largest contributors to the Democratic Party are the teachers unions.” source (via shortformblog)

Mmhmm. Mitt Romney can’t stand that groups are donating to politicians who might benefit them. Because it’s a conflict of interest. Mmhmm. Got it.

(via stfuconservatives)  

  # romney    # teachers    # unions    # romney teachers    # education    # gif    # THE IRONY    # IT HURTS ME  

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There’s probably no better example of the throttling of creativity than the difference between what we observe in a kindergarten classroom and what we observe in a high school classroom,” she writes in Teach Your Children Well. “Take a room full of five-year-olds and you will see creativity in all its forms positively flowing around the room. A decade later you will see these same children passively sitting at their desks, half asleep or trying to decipher what will be on the next test.


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Throwback Thursday: Back-to-School Beatitudes–10 Academic Survival Tips*  

fuckyeahfeminists:

This is a must-read mental health resource for anyone attending school, regardless of your age or study. It’s focused on those attending college but I feel anyone can benefit from reading it. I always feel as though I’ve taken an enormous breath of fresh air after I finish reading the entire article. Ahhhh. Treat yourselves to this amazing article.


  # crunk feminist collective    # self esteem    # self care    # academia    # school    # students    # studying    # stress    # WOC    # education    # article  

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Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong*  

Attendance: up. Dropout rates: plummeting. College acceptance: through the roof. My mind-blowing year inside a “low-performing” school.


  # education  

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One of the many reasons I’m voting for Obama this November is for his commitment to making higher education more affordable. The president understands this issue on a personal level. When he and Michelle Obama were first married, they had a combined $120,000 of student loan debt. (Not as much as my husband and me, but still.) More importantly, his student loan reforms greatly increase federal funding for Pell Grants, which are given on a needs basis to low-income undergraduate students to pay for college. Legislation in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act invests in community colleges, eliminates subsidies charged to the federal government by private lenders like Sallie Mae and Citibank acting as student loan middlemen, spends billions of dollars saved by that action on Pell Grants, extends support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions like City College, and helps many student borrowers manage their debt by making loan repayments proportionate to their incomes.

~Emily Raboteau for 90 Days, 90 Reasons: “Obama has made financing higher education easier.” (via barackobama)  

  # economy    # education  

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mothernaturenetwork:

Fewer circumcisions could cost the U.S. billionsEach circumcision not performed will lead to $313 of increased expenditures over that lifetime, according to researchers.

From the article:

But Tobian said that science indicates all circumcisions are medically “very beneficial and valuable.”
"If there were a vaccine to prevent HIV acquisition, genital herpes, HPV, penile and cervical cancer, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, the medical community would rally behind this intervention as a game-changing tool to reduce sexually transmitted infections."
And that is just what circumcision, a procedure to remove the foreskin, does, according to three randomized trials, “the gold standard of medical evidence,” he maintained.
Critics argue circumcision is medically invasive and less effective than safe sex practices, such as using condoms, at reducing sexually transmitted infections.
Tobian agreed that condoms are highly effective, but contended they are not used enough.
"In the United States, we’ve had three decades of safe sex education, but just last year, there were 19 million new sexually transmitted infections that cost our health care system $17 billion."

Safe Sex education has failed utterly in the U.S. because of the way it is taught and the cost of supplies and sexual healthcare. If these were made more readily available and cheaper for poorer communities, and if educational standards and economies as well as cultural competency were improved in these areas, there would be a real decrease in sexual health problems. Yes, circumcision may help with disease prevention but subjecting infants to body modification is not the same as a vaccine or preventive healthcare, it’s surgery on a baby. That’s like treating arthritis by cutting off hands. In this day of modern medicine, it really isn’t necessary, just like taking 5 different prescriptions once you hit middle age shouldn’t be necessary. Healthcare is so costly because this country is sick and it’s because of the way people are forced to live, choosing low-nutrition cost-effective foods to be able to afford other things and working two jobs where they sit all day, coming home to screaming children and trying not to go insane. If there was such concern about STDs, condoms would be available for cheap in every poor community, hassle-free, and sex ed classes would be given early enough and taught effectively enough that disease prevention wouldn’t be an issue. By the time my sex ed. class got around to talking about condoms, more than half the class was already sexually active. Students are being deprived knowledge that is vital to their lives but expected to learn the pythagorean theorem, which they may never use again. It’s sad.

mothernaturenetwork:

Fewer circumcisions could cost the U.S. billions
Each circumcision not performed will lead to $313 of increased expenditures over that lifetime, according to researchers.

From the article:

But Tobian said that science indicates all circumcisions are medically “very beneficial and valuable.”
"If there were a vaccine to prevent HIV acquisition, genital herpes, HPV, penile and cervical cancer, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, the medical community would rally behind this intervention as a game-changing tool to reduce sexually transmitted infections."
And that is just what circumcision, a procedure to remove the foreskin, does, according to three randomized trials, “the gold standard of medical evidence,” he maintained.
Critics argue circumcision is medically invasive and less effective than safe sex practices, such as using condoms, at reducing sexually transmitted infections.
Tobian agreed that condoms are highly effective, but contended they are not used enough.
"In the United States, we’ve had three decades of safe sex education, but just last year, there were 19 million new sexually transmitted infections that cost our health care system $17 billion."
Safe Sex education has failed utterly in the U.S. because of the way it is taught and the cost of supplies and sexual healthcare. If these were made more readily available and cheaper for poorer communities, and if educational standards and economies as well as cultural competency were improved in these areas, there would be a real decrease in sexual health problems. Yes, circumcision may help with disease prevention but subjecting infants to body modification is not the same as a vaccine or preventive healthcare, it’s surgery on a baby. That’s like treating arthritis by cutting off hands. In this day of modern medicine, it really isn’t necessary, just like taking 5 different prescriptions once you hit middle age shouldn’t be necessary. Healthcare is so costly because this country is sick and it’s because of the way people are forced to live, choosing low-nutrition cost-effective foods to be able to afford other things and working two jobs where they sit all day, coming home to screaming children and trying not to go insane. If there was such concern about STDs, condoms would be available for cheap in every poor community, hassle-free, and sex ed classes would be given early enough and taught effectively enough that disease prevention wouldn’t be an issue. By the time my sex ed. class got around to talking about condoms, more than half the class was already sexually active. Students are being deprived knowledge that is vital to their lives but expected to learn the pythagorean theorem, which they may never use again. It’s sad.

  # health    # circumcision    # education    # sex    # sex ed  

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Dear White People: a movie about privilege and racism today, right this minute, because no it is not over*  

Check out the link. No one blames you for having privilege but there’s no reason not to be educated about it, from POC specifically about their experiences, so you can work towards equality by changing your personal behavior and making others aware. Saying racism is over is one of the worst things you can do. It erases the struggles POC face every single day.


  # POC    # racism    # education    # film    # movies    # privilege    # equality    # revolution    # knowledge    # is    # power  

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washingtonpoststyle:

On Friday she graduated with honors from a high school outside of Richmond. By June 20 she must be back in Guatemala, which she left at age 4, or face deportation. Meet Heydi Mejia.
Photo by Katherine Frey (The Washington Post)

This is bullshit. We need immigration reform.

washingtonpoststyle:

On Friday she graduated with honors from a high school outside of Richmond. By June 20 she must be back in Guatemala, which she left at age 4, or face deportation. Meet Heydi Mejia.

Photo by Katherine Frey (The Washington Post)

This is bullshit. We need immigration reform.