Access to broadband at school gives teachers and students access to a wealth of online educational resources. With a quality broadband connection, students from rural areas, inner cities and the suburbs have equal access to the same educational tools.
To see which areas of the country have high quality broadband access, view the interactive Education Broadband Map.
ONA on Tumblr, awesome.
It is now possible to produce more goods and services with fewer and fewer people, to shift work almost anywhere in the world and to do all this at warp speed. That is the world the U.S. now faces. Yet the country seems unready for the kind of radical adaptation it needs. The changes we are currently debating amount to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Instead, Washington is likely to make across-the-board cuts in discretionary spending, where there is much less money and considerably less waste. President Obama’s efforts to preserve and even increase resources for core programs appear to be failing in a Congress determined to demonstrate its clout. But reducing funds for things like education, scientific research, air-traffic control, NASA, infrastructure and alternative energy will not produce much in savings, and it will hurt the economy’s long-term growth. It would happen at the very moment that countries from Germany to South Korea to China are making large investments in education, science, technology and infrastructure. We are cutting investments and subsidizing consumption — exactly the opposite of what are the main drivers of economic growth.
Did this guy even read the article? Because I don’t think he read the article.
The tests began on October 15th, at least a month before the massive outage. They were also performed once every minute. That’s 1440 times per day consistently, not just whenever the hell they felt like it.
Yes, the massive outage was an anomaly, even by Tumblr’s standards, but you don’t scrap an experiment, or fudge the results just because they don’t go your way.
I am not a scientist, and even I understand the scientific method and ethical boundaries and I don’t think selectively excluding data is a thing that people let slide.
Going from an airport in Japan to JFK is like going from the Jetsons to the Flintstones.
Tax Rebates generate 2 cents on the dollar of economic activity.
Spending on infrastructure generates 59 cents on the dollar of economic activity.
Food stamps generate 79 cents on the dollar of economic activity.