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Roland Gesthuizen

Apple and the Education-Information Chasm - Forbes - 1 views

  • The price of information plummets. Yet the price of education soars. These two trends cannot both continue. Guess which will crack first.
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    Apple's digital textbook venture, launched yesterday in New York, is just the latest attempt to bridge a yawning gulf between technology and learning. It's still the beginning. The gulf is so large, it will take decades and thousands of experiments to cross. But we've begun, and things will move fast.

Steve Ransom

Budget Idea: Divert Money From Prisons to Schools | Miller-McCune | Miller-McCune - 16 views

  • Over the last 40 years, America’s inmate population has quadrupled, from 500,000 to 2.3 million, giving the U.S. 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. The country now spends $70 billion a year — $50 billion of it at the state level — locking up all of these people, many of whom are nonviolent offenders snagged in the war on drugs.
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    "Over the last 40 years, America's inmate population has quadrupled, from 500,000 to 2.3 million, giving the U.S. 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of its prisoners."
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