Category Archives: Education

Reflections on College Admissions Cheating

The cheating scandal on admissions is truly unfair to other student applicants.  But it is far from the only unfairness in the entire scope of inequality and university qualifications and admissions in our country.  Fortunately, in progressive states like California, … Continue reading

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The Club of Rome World Projections to the Year 2050

“Transformation is feasible”.  “How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Within Planetary Boundaries.” A Report to the Club of Rome from the Stockholm Resilience Center and the BI Norwegian Business School.  They use a model with many development factors to … Continue reading

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Commission on School Safety: Hear No Guns; See No Guns; Speak No Guns; Write No Guns.

Commission on School Safety: Hear No Guns; See No Guns; Speak No Guns; Write No Guns. An excellent and thorough article in the LA Times on August 7, by Eliza Fawcett, exposes the carefully orchestrated actions of the Federal Commission … Continue reading

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No Racial Discrimination in College Admissions, Really?

No Racial Discrimination in College Admissions, Really? The point is simple. Minorities have been discriminated against all of their lives, and their parents’ lives, and so on. Attention to a full student evaluation for minorities is the last attempt to … Continue reading

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Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers

Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers Tax Cuts claimed to encourage growth. Freeze or lower teacher salaries. Lower support and supplies of schools. Court businesses who want good schools for children of their highly educated staff Businesses also need … Continue reading

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Trump, the NRA, and 700,000 Armed Teachers

Trump, the NRA, and 700,000 Armed Teachers Fox News, instead of mourning and praying, immediately came out with arming teachers, after the Parkland shooting. We suspect that Trump immediately picked that up as his solution. Trump has picked a definite … Continue reading

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US and State Gun Deaths and Polls

US and State Gun Deaths and Polls Vox.com has a collection of graphs showing essential facts of US and State gun ownership risks, and polls on how to solve them. The US owns 42% of the world’s civilian guns, or … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Threats to Our Elections, and State and Local Prevention

Cyber Security Threats to Our Elections, and State and Local Prevention Much of cyber security is not only done at the NSA, Homeland Security, and McAfee level, but has to be done at the level of individuals and the computers … Continue reading

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Science and Technology: Public Attitudes and Understanding

We present some public attitudes and understanding from results of polls taken by various polling organizations on questions relative to energy sources and global warming.  These are listed in the National Science Board Report from 2018.  The polls date from … Continue reading

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Public Attitudes About Science and Education

Public Attitudes about Science and Scientists are also surveyed in the National Science Board 2018 report.  The surveys are from 2016. For Spending for Scientific Research, 45% thought that it was about right, 38% thought it was too little, and … Continue reading

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