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This Is How Much More States Spend On Prisoners Than On Students

Perhaps if states spent more money on educating students, they would not have to spend so much money keeping prisoners incarcerated.<p>New maps compiled by research engine FindTheBest show how much states spend on funding their average K-12 pupil, compared to what the average prisoner costs for state …

'OITNB' Star Uzo Aduba's 'Leaked' Audition Tape Proves She Could Play Every Inmate On The Show

Attention dandelions: your chocolate and vanilla swirl duo might have looked a lot different if Uzo Aduba had her way.<p>The "Orange Is the New Black" star, who's given us plenty of crazy over the past two seasons, apparently didn't plan on auditioning for the part of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on …

Hillary Clinton: Why She Should Be the First Woman President

Hillary Clinton: Has there ever been a potential presidential candidate who has already taken incredible heat and yet proven triumphant? Here's why the author of <i>Hard Choices</i>, should be our next president.<p>1. Hillary Rodham Clinton Would Be a Fabulous President BECAUSE She's a Woman<p>You know that …

Government

The No. 1 Fear and 3 Mistakes Every Educator Must Avoid

<i>"You are messy.</i>" <i>"You are wrong."</i> <i>"You are bad."</i> These are common statements made by teachers and parents. What is wrong with these words? The answer may shock you.<p>As a TED speaker of the talk "Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear," I was taken aback when watching fellow TED speaker Dr. Brene …

Gutted: A Story of a Good Old Dog

I just put my dog down.<p>When I returned home, alone, from the veterinarian, I found a small present waiting for me on the front porch. It was a dead white mouse with big round ears lying in small pool of blood. It had been killed but not mauled.<p>So far that morning I'd been playing it reasonably …

Pets

10 Awards for Great Teachers

<i>This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog</i>.<p>At TNTP, we’re obsessed with great teaching. That’s why we founded the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, one of the largest monetary awards for practicing teachers in the nation, and the only one that exclusively honors teachers of …

Gratitude for the Lingo of Love

The romance languages are confusing and that's why my husband and I often stammer around like Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on opening night at the Tropicana.<p>But "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman makes sense of our conundrum. The theory of this international bestseller is that everyone has a …