Denver Public Schools testing drinking water for lead

Denver Public Schools is testing the drinking water in all of its buildings for lead. The state’s largest school district is telling families the testing is proactive given that high lead levels have been found in school water elsewhere, including neighboring Jefferson County. science news Continue reading Denver Public Schools testing drinking water for lead

Virtue Signaling: Why Political Debates on the Internet Are So Often Pointless

Virtue Signaling: Why Political Debates on the Internet Are So Often Pointless:

False beliefs about economics and political philosophy may be devastating in aggregate, but for the individual the cost of choosing to embrace fallacy is negligible. So, as Caplan argues, it is perfectly rational for many to stubbornly cling to false but “emotionally appealing” beliefs. There are no individual, internalized costs that could possibly outweigh whatever emotional benefit the false belief might have.

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The Most Schooled Generation in History Is Miserable

The Most Schooled Generation in History Is Miserable:

Adult children wander the hallways of universities and workplaces today, less-equipped to find purpose and meaning than their predecessors. They can’t be entirely blamed for their anxiety and depression – their parents, teachers, and leaders put them through an institution and created a cultural norm that created the world they live in today.

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Teacher Complaint About “Entitled” Students Reveals Her Own Entitlement

Teacher Complaint About “Entitled” Students Reveals Her Own Entitlement:

She feels entitled to students who cheerfully eat whatever is put on their plates with gusto, even though they had zero say in it, and she expects parents and society at large to send her students who are properly enthusiastic, despite the fact that they have been conscripted into attendance and the entire curriculum is designed by people who consider the students to be a raw material to be processed, graded, and sorted for corporate Human Resources departments.

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