Cristel De Rouvray

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Cristel De Rouvray

9 days ago

Good framework for not stressing your kids out about specific college majors. Instead help them be skeptical about academic boxes that don’t look into other disciplines

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

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Cristel De Rouvray

20 days ago

You should do what you want - I’m going to try that with my kids

Mother, Writer, Monster, Maid

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Cristel De Rouvray

25 days ago

Having personally witnessed hundreds of low income youth go through the Uc system, graduate and get jobs that put them on upwardly mobile trajectories , I think of this university system as a national treasure . This article helps understand the political magic it will take to conserve it for future generations

. The institutions have shifted disproportionately to part-time faculty to handle the workload, it has become increasingly difficult for students to graduate on time and investments in maintenance and repair have been particularly hard hit.

California colleges are turning away students. It’s time to rethink funding for UC and CSU

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Cristel De Rouvray

25 days ago

This article thesis is a bit misleading because the « futuristic envt » he imagines is actually other people vs. nature and animals that nomads depend on. This article briefly reminded me of a fabulous movie I saw 20 years ago on nomads, the Gobi desert and how to reconcile a camel with the newborn she rejected...

, but we are headed to a future where we may own and carry less while depending on the environment to provide more.

What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future

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Cristel De Rouvray

30 days ago

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

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Cristel De Rouvray

32 days ago

“Education is just not a big part of the story,” she says. “You can see a little role for school quality, but the structure of the labor market seems to be a much bigger driver.”

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

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Cristel De Rouvray

56 days ago

Good tips as i prepare for adolescent children

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

independent.co.uk

Cristel De Rouvray

70 days ago

How to Get a Job at Google

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Cristel De Rouvray

78 days ago

He talked of “bad inequality” but also “good inequality”, an unfashionable idea today. Higher earnings for scientists, doctors and computer programmers help motivate students to tackle these difficult subjects, in the process pushing knowledge forward; from this perspective, inequality contributes to human capital. But when inequality gets too extreme, the schooling and even the health of children from poor families suffer, with their parents unable adequately to provide for them.

Gary Becker’s concept of human capital

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Cristel De Rouvray

83 days ago

Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions

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Cristel De Rouvray

83 days ago

Are Sales Incentives Becoming Obsolete?

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Cristel De Rouvray

97 days ago

I'm still at my job after going to France every year for 1 month.., 12 years consecutive ..,. so I guess that's good news about the value I bring ??? This article has the merit of starting with a stunning anecdote

Elon Musk reportedly gave his assistant a 2-week test when she asked for a big raise — what happened to her is an important career lesson

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Cristel De Rouvray

97 days ago

Once you have read this article you should also go onto the web view and read the lengthy comments and reader responses. What's interesting is that most comments are supportive of the article - as if perhaps the trend on campus might be an unintended consequence ? (Ie most people young and older wish it were different..). The tips on how to train your mind to see the world differently are super useful

The Coddling of the American Mind

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Cristel De Rouvray

133 days ago

I'm an ace at forgetting these days. I wonder if the implication is that kids should forget stuff in the summer, and that teachers and parents should help them remember the core stuff in the 1st weeks back

Forgot Where You Parked? Good

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Cristel De Rouvray

257 days ago

I sure wish I understood this article better - it seems to me that the author is pining for some past era where words mattered more than deeds, where a young person would be encouraged to become a pastor over starting a school. Why is that a better era?
From the article:
I’ve been told again and again that it’s form of “evangelism” is deed-based not word-based. That is a failure of nerve and it is failure to be evangelical.

I’ve been told again and again that it’s form of “evangelism” is deed-based not word-based. That is a failure of nerve and it is failure to be evangelical.

The Soul of Evangelicalism: What Will Become of Us?

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Cristel De Rouvray

257 days ago

Getting ready for the Beatles festival (abbey road on the river)

Duke Ellington plays the Beatles for the 'Ed Sullivan Show'! 1970

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Cristel De Rouvray

257 days ago

I agree with everything here but I'm less optimistic about the conclusion - we génération xers are the little piece of ham squeezed between two large demographic groups and our political voice counts less. We are also, by virtue of being in our 40s, very busy so generally less available to make noise (except my husband)....

The Generation Y folks screwed us - instead of joining our ranks they defected to become millenials....
See this demographic pyramid
https://astrosync.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/age-pyramid.jpg

In the war between millennials and baby boomers we have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X

independent.co.uk

Cristel De Rouvray

262 days ago

White People: I Don’t Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves

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Cristel De Rouvray

264 days ago

My cousin, who runs a 5th generation farm in Central Valley sent me this .

What Central Valley Farmers Wish to Tell City Counterparts

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Cristel De Rouvray

264 days ago

An Ivy League professor who spent 4 months working in a South Bronx check-cashing store says we're getting it all wrong

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Cristel De Rouvray

269 days ago

Blaming economists (the dismal science ) for everything that went wrong in the past 20 years and for giving "rational discourse" a bad name, now replaced by other forms of decision making. If only economists did have that much influence !

Nous voici à l’âge de déraison

lesechos.fr

Cristel De Rouvray

271 days ago

For those who read French -

L'assassinat politique de François Fillon

blogs.mediapart.fr

Cristel De Rouvray

291 days ago

I guess the reason I'm generally optimistic is because I have a phd in economic history and know how bad things were back then. Oh and I'm a woman..,,

Freedom is impossible without faith in free people. And if we are not aware of our history and falsely believe the opposite of what is true we risk losing faith in each other.

The short history of global living conditions and why it matters that we know it

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Cristel De Rouvray

294 days ago

Obamas ed department certainly did not waste is last month in power, highlighting colleges that Are not producing decent return on investment for their attendees. But the root cause of the rise of all these risky colleges (most of them for profit) is the systematic divestiture of state funding for public college.

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, funding for two- and four-year colleges is almost $10 billion lower than it was before the recession.

Dozens of For-Profit Colleges Could Soon Close

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Cristel De Rouvray

294 days ago

Actually learned a few things about the Netherlands watching this funny video

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

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Cristel De Rouvray

314 days ago

technique, though

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

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Cristel De Rouvray

314 days ago

technique, though

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

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Cristel De Rouvray

358 days ago

Lost and Found with “the Most Wondrous Map Ever Produced”

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Cristel De Rouvray

367 days ago

Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

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Cristel De Rouvray

374 days ago

The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton

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Cristel De Rouvray

374 days ago

The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton

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Cristel De Rouvray

377 days ago

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

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Cristel De Rouvray

377 days ago

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Cristel De Rouvray

377 days ago

Germany has returned to free tuition for all students since 2012, after six years of a short lived politically unpopular experiment with universities charging fees. It appears that this mostly benefitted richer students (who could have afforded the fees anyways) and not really helped the poorer students who were already getting tuition discounts. It actually may have harmed them as the German federal and local gvts have no more money to increase the living stipend which has stagnated in recent years. And the university presidents lament that their per pupil revenue has declined and they cannot keep up with international standards in research and teaching excellence . Our higher education institutions are optimizing for too many factors - political feasibility , equality of opportunity, international excellence. I think these leaders have to pick their lanes- what's the priority for your college? The colleges that are still thriving in spite of this mess are those who have chosen

At college track we teach students to look for the colleges that have picked the equality of opportunity lane- colleges that put resources to recruiting students from low income neighborhoods and commit to ensuring they will graduate. In this scenario the student can afford to take out loans (we recommend no more than $30k for the entire degree)- it's not about demonizing or avoiding loans altogether, it's about ensuring you have a degree that opens up job prospects that enable you to pay back.
So Hilary's plan to endowe historically black colleges and Hispanic serving universities is actually the more impactful of her proposals because those institutions are really good at recruiting and graduating low income students.

How free college tuition in one country exposes unexpected pros and cons

hechingerreport.org

Cristel De Rouvray

377 days ago

An elegant framework for navigating the upcoming ballot over-load

Why I vote “no” on (almost) all California ballot propositions, even if I agree with them

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Cristel De Rouvray

377 days ago

This is useful -

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

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Cristel De Rouvray

378 days ago

The importance of listening to children and using sophisticated language to solicit their questions and nudge them along to finding their own answers. Such interactions happen when adults have the time to listen and gradually build the youths trust in them. There is no curricular magic bullet. Having said that, must adults in schools and other ed centers do want quality curriculum - it's just that the curriculum can't stand alone nor should it be the driver. It's just a tool

The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

theatlantic.com

Cristel De Rouvray

495 days ago

Made me laugh though I wish the couple happiness!

This Hipster Marriage Announcement From The New York Times Is The Most Insufferable Yet

postgradproblems.com

Cristel De Rouvray

505 days ago

Seasons approach resonates most with me with one caveat/ it's about "staying on the bus", you should never turn off a burner, at minimum commit to doing a little every week. Like the turtle and the hare, "steady does it". I'm no competitive swimmer or pianist but doing a little every week for the past decade has made me a lot better at both. I don't care about "my full potential", whatever that means. I care about improvement.

Also I think he forgot a burner : how about hobbies and artistic expression?

The Downside of Work-Life Balance

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Cristel De Rouvray

546 days ago

I use one check list in my business life- it's called the balance score card . Basically, you ask yourself how will this decision impact these four factors: customers, financial outcomes, processes and employees.
What check lists do you use? In business or personal life?

Stop Crashing Planes: Charlie Munger’s Six-Element System

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Cristel De Rouvray

569 days ago

Misleading headline - a few things struck me: 1) online courses are better or equal to in person courses ; 2) community colleges are not yet incorporating massive online courses from flagship colleges into their degrees (I think this is going to happen soon, it's such a shame for local, embodied community colleges to pass over the possibility to bring in top quality, well produced courses from brilliant professors across the world. Community colleges need to become experts at helping all of us choose and complete these courses .

Growth in eLearning slows

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Cristel De Rouvray

569 days ago

Straightforward article on the ways you can examine if a teaching initiative (in a company, but honestly anywhere) is generating benefits, whether substantive or economic

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Cristel De Rouvray

592 days ago

Made me laugh on Sunday night

This Is Why Parents Are More Exhausted Than You Think They Should Be

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Cristel De Rouvray

607 days ago

College is the new cable bundle. Do students deserve a ‘Netflix’?

washingtonpost.com

Cristel De Rouvray

607 days ago

I had bad experiences with Instacart from the start precisely due to the "art of shopping", which unlike the art of Driving, is not a given for most Americans (or most young people). If Instacart is now doubling down on training their shoppers and turning theminto employees I wonder how many people will want that job and for how many years? Is it a good job to be a personal shopper and never see your customer?

Inside Instacart’s fraught and misguided quest to become the Uber of groceries

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Cristel De Rouvray

622 days ago

Easy to follow / I was reading i Claudius last month and this rome depiction (though 300 years later) gave Me good context

This video lets you fly around an accurate model of Ancient Rome at its peak

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Cristel De Rouvray

651 days ago

I am having a hard time reconciling this very articulate article with two facts
1. I don't fill my empty time with either Facebook or Twitter. I fill it with text messaging, email (bad habit I am trying to stop) and many deliberate activities I have invested in resurrecting (piano, resting, conversation)
2. Facebook appears to make people less happy?

How Facebook Squashed Twitter

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Cristel De Rouvray

651 days ago

This is an original take on the cost and usefulness of a college education, imagining ways in which Amazon could be the place your kids get their degree.

I used to read sci-fi novels (most from the 50s, but early 20th century ones have followed similar themes) where big corporations came to substitute for nation states. Getting control of education is definitely one step in that direction. Though, it's not all black or white- having alternatives to a residential college education (expensive by definition) would be a good thing for youth and continuing learners alike..

How Amazon could destroy college as we know it

vox.com

Cristel De Rouvray

693 days ago

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

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