I’ve been following a Chicago Tribune series titled “A New Plan of Chicago” since last October when it was launched. Sunday’s article focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans…. I encourage you to read it and other articles in this series and engage people in your own family, business and faith network in this process. Continue reading
Some very frustrated reflections after reading:
- It’s time to worry: Boys are rapidly falling behind girls in school – from takepart.com by Peg Tyre
Reporter Peg Tyre explains why the challenges boys face in school need to be taken much more seriously.
First, what prompted the questions and reflections that are listed below? For that, I turn to some recent items that I ran across involving the use of robotics and whether that may or may not be affecting employment:
The work of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee; for example their book Race Against the Machine
Excerpt of description:
But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed, and here the news is not good for the median worker.…
In a previous article I wrote about MOOCs, or massive on-line organized learning communities. These are part of a series of articles focused on learning….
When we created the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993 our aim was to “collect and organize all we could find related to volunteer-based non-school tutoring/mentoring” and how such programs could contribute to workforce development and social justice. Continue reading
Did you see the article last week in the Chicago Tribune about changing No Child Left Behind (NCLB)… to a standard that would measure student progress each year rather than demand that all students meet the same standards?
The article includes a quote that says “There are things that get in the way of learning that schools have no control over.” To me, this let’s the teacher and the school off the hook! Continue reading