05.03.18

Ominous Trend: Public Universities Now Get More Income From Tuition Than From Government

"More diversity among students means higher education is drawing more deeply on those who have faced economic and academic inequities that reduce their odds of success. And yet the taxpayer resources that public institutions are receiving to guide them to completion are diminishing. That’s a recipe for widening economic inequality and declining national competitiveness, as kids of color comprise a growing share of the future workforce and tax base."

Science Reveals: How Words Should Be Spaced

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The Invention Of Young-Adult Fiction And The New Teenage Market It Served

"Targeted at readers 12 to 18 years old, [the genre] sprang into being near the end of the turbulent decade of the 1960s - in 1967, to be specific, a year that saw the publication of two seminal novels for young readers: S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders and Robert Lipsyte's The Contender. ... Before these two novels, literature for 12- to 18-year-olds was about as realistic as a Norman Rockwell painting."

High School Dance Team Suspended After Controversial Dance

“As soon as the show was over on May 1st, we were hearing complaints that the administrative team did not like our dance at all,” said junior student Ibrahim Sesay. “Calling our whole performance nasty, calling us a disgrace to African culture, picking fights with one of our students and they were just attacking us and our whole performance.”

Parts Of The New (Old) War About German Identity Revolve Around Symbolism

First, there was a 47-second video that dramatically changed Germany's concept of its ability to deal with contemporary anti-Semitism. And then there's the Christian cross: "The situation in Germany has become complicated. Previous certainties are being lost and old battles are being launched anew. In Bavaria, for example, the cabinet of Governor Markus Söder recently moved to require that the cross be displayed at the entrance of every state government building."

Charlotte Bronte Definitely Wrote More Than One Good Book, But You Probably Didn’t Know That

Here's why, according to writer and teacher Joanna Russ: "The myth of the isolated achievement so often promotes women writers’ less good work as their best work. For example, Jane Eyre exists, as of this writing, on the graduate reading list of the Department of English at the University of Washington. ... Villette does not appear on the list. How could it? Jane Eyre is a love story and women ought to write love stories; Villette, 'a book too subversive to be popular,' is described by Kate Millett as 'one long meditation on a prison break.'"