— Daniel Ginsberg (@NemaVeze) June 26, 2013
The idea struck me recently that I should try to do my own, so I can keep track of what I’ve been interested in, and so that my readers can see what I’m interested in that isn’t (or is only tangentially) related to linguistics. So, without further preamble, here we go:
- Many papers discussed openly a negative attitude for [math]. But almost as many expressed quite positive feelings. I was a bit surprised by this, and it made me glad I did this assignment.
- Cats of the Internet: It’s time to check your privilege.
- I said … that the reason she was having trouble taking care of herself was because she was living in extreme poverty. The caseworker paused and asked with incredulity, “She was a professor?”
- money is tight, jobs are scarce and underpaid, and having five to six internships on your résumé is the baseline prerequisite to being considered for any of them
- you can appreciate art without acquiring the ability to paint, or enjoy a symphony without being able to read music. Math also deserves to be enjoyed for its own sake, without being constantly subjected to the question, “When will I use this?”
- Money educating workers beyond the level most will need wastes scarce public funding; and minimally educated workers require minimally educated teachers, whose performance can be monitored through use of standardized testing
- “I didn’t find any literary value,” board member Gary Mason said at the meeting … In 2010, Time magazine named the book one of the top 100 English-language novels of all time
If you like that, I do something similar but more education-focused on my tumblr, Who Is This Academy?