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Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Sunday Education Weekly Reader 01.29.2012

Welcome to the Sunday Education Weekly Reader for 01.29.2012.  

Interesting tweets of the week in education:

  • Note to Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate".  It's not "plastics".  It's "education"....
    industry accounted for an estimated $10 billion in mergers & acquisitions last year:  
  • This might be difficult given our $16 Trillion national debt and states facing budget shortfalls....Obama Education Secretary: Teachers Should Be Paid Six-Figure Salaries
  • The Department of Education employees need to take accounting and citizenship courses to become good role models instead of following Timothy Giethner's example...Dept of Education and Housing/Urban Development employees OWE MOST BACK TAXES!  

Educational thought for the week:

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. --John Foster Dulles

1 comment:

  1. The biggest bubble in the American economy is higher education (http://bit.ly/zhcu7i). I see only two ways to tackle it: let it pop or try to keep feeding it borrowed money.

    Obama likes the borrowed money approach.


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