The hits just keep on coming
To quote Casey Kasem: 'the hits just keep on coming.' Only in this case, the hits aren't so good (at least not for American education).
In case you haven't been keeping track, here's a list of some recent reports that bemoan our schools' inability to prepare globally-competitive citizens. Continuing our country's long-standing tradition, committees, commissions, and task forces have been scrambling over each other to issue the latest update on our schools' ineptitude:
- 2005 - Business RoundTable - Tapping America's Potential: The Education for Innovation Initiative
This doesn't include magazine articles, speeches, interviews, and other activities along these lines. We might be in danger of losing our global lead on some measures, but I'm guessing we're still ahead of everyone else when it comes to task force and commission reports!
Did I miss any? Are we seeing similar activity in other countries?
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The navigation tool has placed a school in the sea, among other things.
- Google has apologized for the sudden instability of its maps in Japan.
- Errors may stem from Google's long-time map data provider Zenrin – or from the cancellation of its contract.
- Speculation on the latter option caused Zenrin shares to drop 16% last Friday.
Melting ice is turning up bodies on Mt. Everest. This isn't as shocking as you'd think.
- Mt. Everest is the final resting place of about 200 climbers who never made it down.
- Recent glacial melting, caused by climate change, has made many of the bodies previously hidden by ice and snow visible again.
- While many bodies are quite visible and well known, others are renowned for being lost for decades.
A new computer model solves a pair of Jovian riddles.
- Astronomers have wondered how a gas giant like Jupiter could sit in the middle of our solar system's planets.
- Also unexplained has been the pair of asteroid clusters in front of and behind Jupiter in its orbit.
- Putting the two questions together revealed the answer to both.
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