Monthly Archives: April 2016

Meanings: “Gist”

April 14, 2016 On River View Friend I recently posted something I titled The Gist of Quakerism. ¬†The word “gist” came quickly to mind as the word I wanted to comment on Chuck Fager’s two paragraph summary of Quakerism, but … Continue reading

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Ice Cream and Education

April 8, 2016 The good folks at the Economist have come up with a suggestion about how to boost scores of American students on standardized tests: eat more ice cream. ¬†They notice this pattern in scores on the international PISA … Continue reading

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Where Is Academic Freedom Most Secure

April 7, 2016 I was stunned recently when I read that Sara Goldrick-Rab, a “prominent researcher on low-income students and public policy,” would be leaving one university to accept an appointment at another university out of concerns for academic freedom. … Continue reading

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