programmingisterrible:

In “Meanwhile, at code.org”, Bret juxtaposes the ideals of Seymour Papert and the dreams of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Papert wanted to use programming as a way to let children explore powerful ideas and let their imagination run wild. The agenda of the political, wealthy, and…

"Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not of research into how children learn. The blueprint still used for today’s schools was developed during the Protestant Reformation, when schools were created to teach children to read the Bible, to believe scripture without questioning it, and to obey authority figures without questioning them."

School is a prison — and damaging our kids - Salon.com. Total, absolute garbage. Made-up nonsense on stilts. When a writer makes with such absolute confidence a statement this comprehensively ignorant, just stop reading. You can’t trust anything else they say. (via ayjay)

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It is painful to say this: Trayvon Martin is not a miscarriage of American justice, but American justice itself. This is not our system malfunctioning. It is our system working as intended. To expect our juries, our schools, our police to single-handedly correct for this, is to look at the final play in the final minute of the final quarter and wonder why we couldn’t come back from twenty-four down.

To paraphrase a great man — We are what our record says we are. How can we sensibly expect different?

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Trayvon Martin and the Irony of American Justice by Ta-nehisi Coates

This is what you draw on your kid’s hand to keep them busy for 30 minutes

kidszone1:

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This is what you draw on your kid’s hand to keep them busy for 30 minutes

laughingsquid:

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muskrat-john:

Mr. Rogers flipping the bird is pretty much what the Internet was invented for.

muskrat-john:

Mr. Rogers flipping the bird is pretty much what the Internet was invented for.

ayjay:


The MOOCman cometh

ayjay:

The MOOCman cometh

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buzzfeedmusic:

Pretty sure this is how this image is supposed to look.

Seems right.

digg:

buzzfeedmusic:

Pretty sure this is how this image is supposed to look.

Seems right.

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