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Educating Factory and Technical Workers

There was an article today over at CNN titled “Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs” that stated: There is a “critical shortage of machinists,” a common and crucial position in factories, said Rob Akers, vice president at the National Tooling and Machining Association. “Enrollment in this field in technical schools has been down for a […]

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For Sale—Test Space

Well commercialization has finally impacted something as neutral and seemingly advertisement free as a student’s math test. A calculus teacher in San Diego, California sells ads on his test papers: $10 for a quiz, $20 for a chapter test and $30 for a semester final. Check out the USA Today article Ads on tests add […]

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Free e-Learning Stuff

With all this talk about economic disaster, I thought I’d offer some “free e-learning stuff” to help make your day/week/month a little brighter. If we all posted a few free things then each of us could benefit each other and expand our own knowledge as well as others…a silver lining in this gray economic cloud. […]

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Who is in Charge?

Sorry to do this again but it is really on my mind. Ok, so one of the guys who wants $700 billion dollars as soon as possible to bail out the rich investment banks who greedily took on too much debt was, not too long ago, one of those people we are bailing out. Man […]

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