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Valerie L'Herrou
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My Ms.JD column for April:
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"Some observers say the United States does not perform well in international competitions because it is a large, diverse country, with the highest child poverty rate among industrialized countries." Uh, that's an excuse? That's our shame, I think. And note that Massachusetts, a Democratically-controlled state that actually puts resources into education, outperformed the other US states and beat the average. Here's what you need to know: Shanghai jumped ahead after "investing in its most challenging classrooms." Here in the US, we invest in the classrooms with the squeakiest wheels. As a squeaky-wheel type myself, I don't think there's anything wrong with that, necessarily. But the emphasis on charter schools and vouchers means the squeaky wheels get moved to the top-performing schools, while the "most challenging" get nada.
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somehow you just can't listen to this too many times... 
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That would actually be "Swedish WOMEN develop invisible bike helmet," but whatever. Anyway, the helmet is pretty amazing. 
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I consider myself extremely fortunate that I don't need to worry about these sorts of conversations during my family's holiday gatherings, but one never knows when one might need to be prepared, so...
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I forgot I have this blog, too... I haven't updated in a few years.
"Egbert" graduated from the fifth grade this evening (actually, it was called a "stepping-up" ceremony). The whole idea of graduating from elementary school seemed rather silly to me, and Egbert had said he didn't want to go,...
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"Healthy economies support diverse entrepreneurial efforts, leading to high economic growth. But concentration of wealth reduces diversity, and with it the most likely growth rate for a country's economy."
Why don't our lawmakers appear to understand this? Republicans get it--they want to make the economy fail so that they have a better chance of winning next year. But there's no excuse for the Democrats to not be educating themselves--and their constituents--as to this basic truth. When people hoard their wealth, well... it's hoarded. It's not out there stimulating the economy. We need to be taxing that wealth and putting it to work.
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Writer in Residence at Ms. JD: No Longer Extraordinary: Making HistoryBy Valerie L'Herrou  March 06, 2014Writers in Residence
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