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71 Gaps => THE PROGRESS, THE GAPS AND THE SCANDAL: The initial order of Journalist Club!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Part 1—Hiding a progress: It’s a initial order of Journalist Club: You do not speak about a progress. Here’s a second order of Journalist Club: You do NOT speak about a progress! (For a 8 manners of Fight Club, click here.) Whatever! For whatever reason, Amanda Ripley doesn’t plead a clever inhabitant swell in math in her during large ballyhooed book, The Smartest Kids in a World. In Ripley’s full-length, widely-praised book, a inhabitant swell has disappeared! With apologies, we’ll post her simple mural of Minnesota, usually this a single final time: RIPLEY (page 72): Of a 3 American students we followed, Eric was a usually a single who did not disgust math. Coincidence or not, Eric’s home state of Minnesota was a single of usually dual states which … Read entire article »

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71 Gaps => Guest Post: The (Semi-) Permanent Repertoire of a Grateful Dead

Guest Post by Dr. Jeff, aka Dr. Beechwood The idea of this research is to settle which Grateful Dead songs (originals as good as covers) have been played via a band’s history, to spell out substantiating a permanent repertoire of a band. This includes songs they played consistently via their 30-year career, as good as songs with usually a integrate of reduced gaps in which a strain was suspended for a time. We additionally plead songs played during a unequivocally commencement as good as afterwards regenerated most later. For a primary group, you plead all of a songs debuted by 1968 as good as played over 200 times total. The second organisation includes songs which were not played as frequently, yet spell out a smoothness in a Dead’s repertoire. The early days … Read entire article »

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71 Gaps => THE PROGRESS, THE GAPS AND THE SCANDAL: Who gives the fig about black kids?

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 Part 2—Ripley falls in to a gap: According to a most arguable contrast program, American students have done a lot of swell in simple skills over a past twenty years. Consider a nation’s black kids. Your republic is full of good, decent, admirable, considerable black kids; we see such kids all over Baltimore any day of a week. Here have been a most arguable math scores for this sold “demographic,” using by a most brand new accessible data: Average scores, black students, Grade 8 math, NAEP 1996: 239 2007: 259 2011: 262 According to a during vast used order of thumb, 10 points upon a NAEP scale is next to to a single tutorial year. We courtesy which as a very severe order of thumb. But black eighth graders gained twenty-three points in … Read entire article »

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71 Gaps => Asset-rich, cash-poor retirees verbalise up

They live in landed skill nonetheless a small have been so cash-strapped, they goal for low-wage jobs as good as Workfare. Amid most calls upon a open purse, how can their needs be addressed? By Andrea Ong And Maryam Mokhtar, The Straits Times, thirty November 2013 SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD Wen Zhen counts any cent. He cooking dual slices of bread for breakfast as good as lunch each. For dinner, he cooks a unfeeling dish, interconnected with a $2 parcel of rice which he ekes out over dual nights. Yet outwardly, a late peculiarity surveyor – who declined to give his full name – would appear to have no income worries. After all, he lives in landed property. Home is a single-storey terraced residence in Opera Estate in Joo Chiat subdivision paid for by his late father … Read entire article »

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71 Gaps => THE PROGRESS, THE GAPS AND THE SCANDAL: Amanda Ripley, Lost in America!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 Part 3— The figure as good as the distance of the gaps: Unless he’s an preparation reporter, the reader of Amanda Ripley’s brand new book might be struck, during assorted junctures, by her strong cluelessness about the large, sprawling nation. Her cluelessness and her strong disinterest! Reading Ripley’s try to report the hurdles confronting the young kids as good as schools, you mostly cruise of the critical stage from Annie Hall. Standing in line during the film theater, Alvy Singer tears his hair as the pretentious associate discusses Marshall McLuhan. He afterwards asks the special guest to reprove this all-knowing man: ALVY SINGER: Aren’t you abashed to pontificate similar to that? And the droll partial of it is—Marshall McLuhan! You don’t know anything about Marshall McLuhan’s work! MAN IN LINE … Read entire article »

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