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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

ricardomath ·
Modern calculus texts are dangerous. If you ever drop one on your toe...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

sunnubian ·
American education started to go down hill the very instant they began to run our education systems as a business and education in American was taken out of the control of educators and placed in the hands of politicians and their corporate interests. Not only is it unnecessary and dishonest for textbook publishers to charge so much of educational textbooks, it is just criminal that colleges and universities all over the country will actually change the textbook requirements in order to make...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

EbonyRose ·
I just saw this VIDEO on CNN about how college students can save money on textbooks by renting them from an online bookstore!!
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

Xumbrarchist ·
Netbooks normally come with 160 GigaByte drives. I wonder how many people really understand how big that is? If the software that comes with the system takes up 10 gig then 150 should be free. A 500 page paperback book is about ONE MEGABYTE. So 1000 of those books would be a gigabyte. So 150,000 of those books could be stored on the hard drive. Actually that is wrong because computers use 1024 instead of 1000 but it's close enough. So strictly speaking for less than the price of one...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

NSpirit ·
Xum, I heard something about Google and Verizon pairing up to charge higher fees for different levels of information on the internet. Have you heard anything about it? This effectively kills net neutrality right? Why aren't people protesting that like hell? INstead of nodding as lawmakers discuss this proposition as if it's legitimate for Google and Verizon to have a damn sayso about how we get/pay for our information. Verizon is a moneypit scam if ever there was one. I am a verizon wireless...
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Re: $200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: Xum, I heard something about Google and Verizon pairing up to charge higher fees for different levels of information on the internet. Have you heard anything about it? No, but it would not surprise me. What do you expect from INSTITUTIONS? What kind of people do you think gravitate to the top of and take control of INSTITUTIONS over time? Even if the founder was a wild eyed idealist institutions institutionalize themselves. It is regarded as smart and good business. I try to do...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Cholly ·
Quote by Xumbrarchist: "So, I wonder, why did I even want this position? Sure, I earned it, but what will come of it? ...with an attitude like that, a future of chronic unemployment.
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: ...with an attitude like that, a future of chronic unemployment. Yeah that is the proper attitude produced by our educational brainwashing. Concentrate on getting a JOB! Don't know accounting and focus on wealth. only acquire knowledge to get a JOB. Xum
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Vox ·
It's interesting. I applaud the young lady for the level of self-examination. The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it. Even the simplest hunter-gatherer societies -- people who had no conception of something like a "paycheck" -- did it. It's paradoxical that our society is enlightened enough to produce people who are capable of examining and criticizing this reality, yet...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it. But the question is: "What is productive?" Hunter gatherer societies didn't have kids taking 4 years of English literature. I got straight D's in religion my freshman year. But I also got straight A's in math. But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take but I didn't think of it and no...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

NSpirit ·
Reference: I got straight D's in religion my freshman year. But I also got straight A's in math. But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this?
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this? That the educational system designed by these palefaces does a crappy job of prioritizing information for people TO SERVE THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS. The schools are designed to produce people that can be USED economically. I was in the same class with the White boys that became the valedictoruian and salutatorian all four years. I played chess with them. They were just kids that would do whatever they were told all four years. Nose to...
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Re: *Alexander G. Clark was a Black lawyer, activist and Barber

Kocolicious ·
I do think the problem with this is....black people need to know that they were not the only slaves. They were the LAST slaves. Black folks need to know seriously that the Arab slavers were enslaving people way before they came to Egypt. Arabs were selling "white" slaves to Europe not only as the result of the Black Plague-that killed half of Europe but for the sex market. Many think the initial slave was there for labor...not true. The initial slave was gifts to other rulers or were sex...
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Re: Textbooks Coming to An Android Near You

Xumbrarchist ·
Who needs Google? http://www.ck12.org/about/freetextbooks/ Xum
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Re: Textbooks Coming to An Android Near You

Xumbrarchist ·
MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm Xum
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

Kocolicious ·
Why didn't she go to the police RIGHT AWAY and get him charge with assault? What the hell is she waiting for? Fock the school. Go to the persecutor's office and have his ass charged. Don't wait for folks to demonstrate. Go to the po po NOW!
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Why didn't she go to the police RIGHT AWAY and get him charge with assault? What the hell is she waiting for? Fock the school. Go to the persecutor's office and have his ass charged. Don't wait for folks to demonstrate. Go to the po po NOW! That's what I was thinking as well. If a sixteen year old Black child had did that to a 12 year old[really, any age] White child, that Black student would have been expelled from school and The School would have had...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

sunnubian ·
https://www.facebook.com/ srmanley?directed_target_id=0 THE PEOPLE IN PITTSBURGH NEVER SEEMS TO AMAZE ME I THINK I HAVE REACHED OUT TO EVERY COMMUNITY LEADER ORGANIZER AND STILL NOTHING...SMH THAT'S SAD. I'M ASKING EVERYONE TO PLEASE CHANGE THERE PROFILE PIC FOR A DAY TO MY SON Shannon Grant Jr ... . PICTURE, ON SEPTEMBER 18th, MY 12 YR OLD SON WAS BRUTALLY ATTACKED IN THE CAFETERIA AT SCHOOL BY A 16 YR OLD WHITE MALE STUDENT WHICH LEFT HIM WITH 52 STITCHES IN HIS FACE. ALL THE CHILD GOT FOR...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: That's what I was thinking as well. If a sixteen year old Black child had did that to a 12 year old[really, any age] White child, that Black student would have been expelled from school and The School would have had criminal charges filed against that Black student and been adamant about following every step of the prosecution of that child through. I'm also wondering what school system has 12 year old and 16 year old in the same school or in such proximity to each...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

Piruzzi ·
First of all I want to express my deepest and sincere sympathyto the mother of Shannon Grant, myself as an Ethnic Scilian/Greek background have also been denigrated, hated by the "White Anglo-Saxon and Northern European Immigrants" that are responsible for the Genocide of American Indian and other Indegeneous People of America, and of course the Symbol of Slavery that they are repsonsible will never be eradicated, I am ashamed to call myself a White Person, because of the systemtic and...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

sunnubian ·
You are preaching to the choir, Piruzzi. With racism being so tightly woven into the fabric of American politics, we know that racism is not going away anytime soon. But, voices, even lone voices will NEVER cease crying in the wilderness on this issue in America, a democratic country, who claims belief in "Freedom", "Equality" and "Justice". America has allowed its racists to paint it into a corner, where all other nations now know that America does not have a ground to stand on to tell...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

Piruzzi ·
Hi Sunnubian: The Elite and Wealthy Americans, who give us the "LOOK" when we drive through their neigborhoods, as if saying "your KINDS....should not be traveling in our neighborhoods", they think that, by hiding behind their fences and their security guards, they are safe, and when their kids get into drugs and alcohol, they blame the "Black Men" but they are ones who allow the drugs to come into the country and are also repsonsible for proliferation of the kind of Music that denigrates...
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Re: We Need To Bring Back Grass Roots Movements, Like the[Real] Black Panthers

roarin1 ·
I'm determined to re-visit this subject 'for all I'm worth', and as soon as I possibly can....time has been hard to come by lately...but a heartfelt 'thanks' Sumnubian for bringing this subject up cause----for 'us', there's no issue more important. Meantime however, suffice it to say that 'revolution' is a yung people's domaine (historically, and from our student population,) but the wheels of change in this generation have been 'gummed-up' so thoroughly...the onus for the education of our...
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Re: Texas Board of Education Revises Textbooks: Slaves were ‘Unpaid Interns’

DennisKalita ·
Here is a KEY ISSUE. We must first recognize that the Black Holocaust is not acknowledged in the so-called culture. Here’s what I mean. When people in the mass culture think of the Jewish Holocaust, they’ve seen enough evidence to know that it was a mass scale human murder horror visited upon millions! Yes, it was a horror. When many people in the mass culture think of African Americans, they don’t have the same sense of horror as is evoked by the psychotic German-Jewish Holocaust. Now...
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Re: Texas Board of Education Revises Textbooks: Slaves were ‘Unpaid Interns’

sunnubian ·
The majority of holocaust/genocide denial is purely out of sheer arrogance and propaganda psychology designed to make the Victims look like liars or exaggerators or that they deserved to be done that way if anyone does believe it is true. It is only a fringe benefit that it also serves as coping mechanism for the descendants of the perpetrators of such primal, sub-human, crimes against humanity to keep them from questioning their "leaders".
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Re: Texas Board of Education Revises Textbooks: Slaves were ‘Unpaid Interns’

Kocolicious ·
Years ago in college...I took a history course. It was suppose to be about the entire history of America...but! African American history was excluded. I went to the department and ask why. Didn;t know I was getting someone in trouble. I was very young then. But come to find out the teacher did it deliberately. He was repremanded[sp] can't remember what happened to him but I do know something was done. But this is like deja vu all over again. Interns? Us. Unpaid interns? Wow! Now that's...
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Re: Texas Board of Education Revises Textbooks: Slaves were ‘Unpaid Interns’

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Massa will do EVERYTHING he can to mask his horrific crimes against humankind. He just can't face it. Most cowards can't. But! Yeah, the TRUTH about Slavery exposes just how abnormally high the percentage of psychopaths and sociopaths and mental derangement there has to have existed within the group of perpetrators; since they still exists, and in high places in society, like those of teachers, police officers, judges, politicians, legislators, and even...
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Re: Texas Board of Education Revises Textbooks: Slaves were ‘Unpaid Interns’

Kocolicious ·
Nothing's changed my sista. It is unfortunate but sooo true. But!
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Xumbrarchist ·
In 3rd grade my teacher told us to write 10 book reports over the summer. I put it off and put it off and then wrote them in the last two weeks before summer ended. Then they did not collect them. I was SO MAD! But I didn't find anything I wanted to read until 4th grade. No one ever suggested science fiction and they didn't teach science in grade school. So why don't we create a list for Black kids. One thing we can finally be sure of. Technology is just going to get more complicated. Black...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Kocolicious ·
To me? Home schooling is DANGEROUS. Cuz it doesn't teach socialization to our children. And often parents are not available to assist with class or homework cuz many times they do not KNOW how to do it. You can only get so much from computer tutorials and online teaching. Even though our school system is jacked, I still think public school or a place where a student leaves their home and engage in typical generation contact with groups of people is HEALTHY. When you start pulling kids out of...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Kocolicious ·
I have to add that parents are not available to assist in helping students with hard subjects like math. It all depends on the skill of the parents. However. there are many parents who didn't graduate high school. So how will they be able to home school their children when they themselves didn't finish? That's what I mean about parents not being available to help their children. Although I knew a couple who did home school their children up to middle school but once the children entered...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

sunnubian ·
I don't think that people that did not finish school or that do not understand core subjects, like math, language arts, science, etc., are the ones homeschooling their children. I'm sure that there are a few, but the vast majority of homeschoolers have graduated from high school, or college and it is precisely because they do know core subjects, that they are qualified to homeschool their child. As far as socializing homeschooled children, it's not like just because the child is...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Xumbrarchist ·
I haven't seen any educators or home schoolers comment on this yet. OLPC XO Tablet http://www.engadget.com/2013/0...pc-xo-tablet-review/ Xum
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: I haven't seen any educators or home schoolers comment on this yet. OLPC XO Tablet http://www.engadget.com/2013/0...pc-xo-tablet-review/ Xum I think I posted a article a while back about these tablets and how they were being distributed to African children in remote areas or that have no or very little access to education. What I would like to see is a tablet that that has a complete common-core curriculum software package already on it, as well as apps for...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: I don't think that people that did not finish school or that do not understand core subjects, like math, language arts, science, etc., are the ones homeschooling their children. Many of the return students I dealt with mainly came back to school because their parents in particular were not able to homeschooled them adequately enough to pass certain required tests on to the next level grade. I'm sure that there are a few, but the vast majority of homeschoolers have...
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Re: More Than 100,000 African American Parents are Now Homeschooling Their Children

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I think I posted a article a while back about these tablets and how they were being distributed to African children in remote areas or that have no or very little access to education. Those were Motorola Xoom tablets. http://www.technologyreview.co...en-teach-themselves/ These OLPC tablets are by Vivitar and I do not think it is the same software. I was wondering about comments by educators on the software. I do not think the hardware matters so much. I just...
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Yemaya ·
No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush!
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush! If no children make any progress then none are left behind. Xum
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Re: A New Vision For African Americans

Xumbrarchist ·
So what else was happening during the debate between Booker and Du Boise? Henry Ford began selling the Model-T. What else happened in the 20th century? Technology CHANGED! We got nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Or should I say "THEY" got nuclear power and nuclear weapons. But there are also transistors and computers and who knows what else? But all of that time there was talk, talk, talk about education. What is eduction? Paying White people to dribble out unimportant information as...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

Xumbrarchist ·
Do you want an International Baccalaureate education for your child? http://www.rediff.com/getahead/2005/jan/24ib.htm What is so difficult about a National Recommended Reading List? It is like all suggested programs really involve creating jobs in the educational bureaucracy and none try to make use of many children's inherent desire to learn regardless of what the adults are doing. Is the European concept of education really about CONTROL? If a really good list was created parents and...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my brotha regarding the assessibility of quality books to the public cuz that's the key. And yes to answer your question: there is a NEED to control HOW folks in the West thinks. Just is. And I would surfice to say in many of the things that have evolve our culture beyond even massa's expectations, education in ANY form available to ALL people has given us the advantage over the East. So if we can close this gap of impropriety[sp] and RECOGNIZE the benefits of educating...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

EbonyRose ·
Well ... I say GO FOR IT!!! And see what happens .... It's not like education - forced or not - is harmful to anyone. And the biggest problem we seem to have is people who are not willing to TRY something NEW!! THINKING something will fail doesn't mean that it will. Folks are WRONG all the time when it comes to thinking what we can and cannot do ... will or will not accomplish. Since those who THINK this won't work don't really know for sure (now do they?? ) ... why should their...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

Kocolicious ·
You got that right my sista! Folks are WRONG all the time. So....I concur. A little education new or different shouldn't HURT a bit. But ya see...folks don't like change...even if it's not working. They are comfortable with the familiar-which by the way is very very dangerous. Cuz there's nothing like an ignorant person with a gun...but!
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Re: ON THE EDUCATION FRONT:

Xumbrarchist ·
Ethiopian kids Xoom into new world http://www.bostonherald.com/jo...1172686&srvc=rss Xum
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Re: The False Promises of “School Choice”

Yemaya ·
Don't worry, soon enough only the wealthy children will be the only ones intelligent enough to get an education worth anything. And the only ones who will be able to afford it.
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Re: Minority Schoolkids Aware of Racial Stigmas

EbonyRose ·
Great article!!! I guess in the final analysis ..... the results show that the school system is what's ruining our kids!!! Our kids are not ruining themselves !!!
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

Yemaya ·
They need jobs... that's a no brainer.
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: According to Teach for America, more than 48,000 people applied to the program this year, including 1 in 4 seniors at Spelman, 11 percent of the graduating class at Clark Atlanta University, 10 percent at Hampton University and at Morehouse College, 8 percent at Howard, 6 percent at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and 4 percent at the University of Florida. At the Ivy League schools, 1 in 7 African American seniors applied. WOW!!! I think this is GREAT...
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Re: How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars

Xumbrarchist ·
OK, I have to put in my two cents. The fact of the matter is that a tablet or netbook that costs $300 or less but is more powerful than a mainframe that cost $3,000,000 in 1980. I really don't think people get this. The mainframe was the IBM 3033. I took a maximum of 32 megabytes of memory and that was regarded as A LOT until around 1990. But now a smartphone comes with more than 512 megabytes. Think about that! Smartphones come with SIXTEEN TIMES as much memory as mainframes from the 80s.
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Re: How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars

Fine ·
'grafted mankind' remains barbaric inside his pseudo-civilized mind.
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