education

Lessons From Election 2016

My article on the 2016 election generated some reaction, some of which I’ll address in this post. But before I get to that, some notes (and jokes) on Donald Trump’s shocking victory:

Merry Christmas (and a “Happy Birthday”)

“Happy Birthday” to my friend and former classmate, Clemens Wan. In accordance with his wishes, I’m posting some of his articles on my site: http://seelemonslive.com/2014/05/09/the-education-revolution-advice-to-students-of-all-ages/ https://medium.com/early-career-advice/the-cost-of-doing-nothing-671515a475d6 http://seelemonslive.com/just-life/foodie/ Merry Christmas, folks (and a “Happy New Year”, too).

Los Angeles Unified School District Drops Millions on iPads, Gets Burned image

  “Come on, Daddy needs a new education curriculum!” A friend sent this link to me earlier this week, on a deal between Apple and The Los Angeles Unified School District: LAUSD Apple iPad Deal This is akin to a bad football team buying fancier, flashier jerseys in a bid to play better on the …

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Underdogs in Education (Part 2): Why College Tuition is So High

Image Credit: New America Foundation In Part 1, we discussed the battle between For-Profit schools and traditional colleges for education dollars and strategies underdogs can
employ to unseat incumbents. Do employers have a dog in this fight? Since many, if not most, people rank “getting a job” higher than
”learning” on the list of reasons why they …

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Underdogs in Education (Part 1): For-Profit Schools as a Case Study in Game Theory

This is Part 1 of a Two-Part Post on Education in America. David and Goliath, one of the most well-known stories in the bible, provides a good framework for evaluating competition between asymmetrical combatants. When you’re an underdog, you don’t win by playing by the book. You have to take risks and embrace schemes that may increase …

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Fantasy Football Update, Fantasy Basketball, and an Experiment in Free-Range Learning

We’ve hit the midway point of the fantasy football season: Time for an update.[[MORE]] I got off to an ugly 0-4 start, marred by poor performance by high draft picks and injury woes. I’ve gone 3-1 since then and stand at 3-5. Let’s look at some changes to my roster: Week 1 Roster: QB: Matt …

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“Not Impressed” By Jobs and Wozniak: An Interview With A Founding Father of Modern Computing

  Antoine Sylvia sent me a magazine article on the late Jerry Lawson. An electronic engineer by trade, Lawson was a central figure in the computer and videogame movement in America. One of the only blacks on the tech scene in the 70’s, he was a pioneer in every sense of the word. The article …

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