ROTW: Equity and NCLB

It's time for the second installment of a new feature here at Dangerously Irrelevant, one that I've oh-so-creatively titled Report of the Week (ROTW).


This week's report is from the Campaign for High School Equity:

  • A Plan for Success: Communities of Color Define Policy Priorities for High School Reform
  • Here's a quote from the report:

    Often, schools serving high-poverty or predominantly minority communities do not receive the resources that their more affluent counterparts receive. Such disparities must be eliminated in order to guarantee that all students are equally well-prepared for success in life.

    Like most other Reports of the Week, this is listed under the Reading and Research and Evaluation categories. Happy reading!

    Why the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner won’t feature a comedian in 2019

    It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.

    (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)
    Culture & Religion
    • The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
    • The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
    • Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
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    How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

    Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

    Image: Dicken Schrader
    Strange Maps
    • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
    • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
    • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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    A new study says alcohol changes how the brain creates memories

    A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.

    Scott Barbour/Getty Images
    Mind & Brain
    • A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
    • This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
    • The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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