Adjuncting has grown as #funding for public universities has fallen by more than a quarter between 1990 and 2009. Private institutions also recognize the allure of part-time professors: generally they are cheaper than full-time staff, don’t receive benefits or support for their personal research, and their hours can be carefully limited so they do not teach enough to qualify for health insurance.
The company further emphasizes it killed a majority of the pro-terrorism accounts set up on its platform before they could post anything: “Notably, 75% of these accounts were suspended before posting their first Tweet,” it writes.How can they kill an account before the first tweet?
“I’m not blaming anyone for my current #situation in which I am utterly broke and still crossing my fingers that in the near #future my #career will finally take off,” she told Mongabay. “Indeed I was wrong in thinking that all my hard, unpaid #work would lead to something or that having a #degree from a … highly-respected #university would give me a leg-up.”#education #problem #job #money #debts #economy #society #youth #news
Over time, and across many simulations, the virtual labs inexorably slid towards less effort, poorer methods, and almost entirely unreliable results. And here’s the important thing: Unlike the hypothetical researcher I conjured up earlier, none of these simulated scientists are actively trying to cheat. They used no strategy, and they behaved with integrity. And yet, the community naturally slid towards poorer methods. What the model shows is that a world that rewards scientists for publications above all else - a world not unlike this one - naturally selects for weak science.#society #education #research #news #fail #problem
In countries such as #India, the new #technology is exacerbating an already deep gender gap. The gulf is blocking #women from increasingly crucial ways of communicating and learning, and making it harder for them to find work, upgrade their skills and assert political rights ...source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-vast-majority-of-women-in-india-will-never-own-a-smartphone-1476351001
For the exact same reasons, school choice prompts people to self-segregate. Black families choose schools that are predominantly black; white families choose schools that are predominantly white. They did this long before open data, but with the rise of open data, self-segregation has escalated. NYC schools are now the MOST segregated schools in the country. Open data enabled people to segregate even though we know that this has serious long-term social and individual repercussions. Even privileged children are better off in diverse environments and, yet, most privileged parents will opt otherwise if given the choice.
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