reader97

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | @reader97 | Keep up with reader97 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “reader97”

Supreme Court Rejects Employer-Mandate Challenge

The Su­preme Court de­clined to hear a chal­lenge to Obama­care’s em­ploy­er man­date Monday, ac­cord­ing to <i>SCOTUS­b­log</i>.<p>The com­plaint was made by …

Affordable Care Act

Self-employed workers' earnings slump by nearly a third

Self-employed workers have suffered a severe drop in income since 2008, according to an independent study that shows people working for themselves have fared worse than those in full-time employment.<p>Incomes have been declining for middle and lower earners among the self-employed since the turn of …

Anyone who says minimum wage has no effect on employment is wrong

There’s a misconception going around about the effect of the minimum wage on employment—namely that there isn’t one.<p>This past weekend, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman came right out and said it: “hiking the minimum wage has little or no adverse effect on employment.”<p>The …

Economics

Is Teacher Education the Real Problem?

Last month seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become and remain a teacher. Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on …

Education

Who is really behind Michael Gove's big education ideas?

The furore surrounding the departure of Michael Gove's adviser Dominic Cummings may have died down. But his parting shot – a 250-page tract on everything from genetics to school effectiveness and teacher quality – raised questions in many people's minds about who makes education policy, and how. …

Teaching English abroad is about educating the people who really need it

Victoria Harris has travelled the world teaching English as a foreign language. Now her quest to make a difference through education has led her to start her own school in Tanzania<p><i>Victoria Harris has taught English as a foreign language for almost 13 years and has set up a school in Tanzania for</i> …

Low marks: report shows UK education is lagging behind

Despite the UK spending more than average on education, there has been “no change” in the country’s abilities in the basics, according to the 2012 …

Education

U.S. Teens Lag Behind Asian Students in Education Rankings

American teenagers are continuing to slip in the rankings of high school achievement internationally, according to the results of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Americans were found to be roughly average in science and reading, but below the international average in …

New Rules Continue Shift in What State Requires for Educator Training

Education department updates guidelines for devising professional development plans for teachers and administrators<p><b>by John Mooney, NJSpotlight.com</b><p>New …

State conservative groups plan US-wide assault on education, health and tax

Conservative groups across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers' compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.<p>The strategy for the state-level organisations, …

Higher education: caps off

Student finance in England has got into a horrible mess. Loans are subsidised, costing the taxpayer a lot of money, and – as a result – the Treasury has rationed them. Some students who have the right qualifications can't get a university place. That is profoundly unsatisfactory for them, as well …

Everyday struggle for a decent education is part of the rural reality

Maggie Kate Minogue is one of our local heroes. She represents one example of the reality of education in a small country town and the best reason for a needs-based education funding model.<p>Her 75-year-old grandfather Bernie starts his day at around 4am, carrying stock to various saleyards around …

Apple, Google and Microsoft agree: Take an hour this week to start coding

There’s no doubt that the shortage of engineers is a problem in the U.S., and especially for companies struggling to hire those versed in science and …