SL 731

Two good videos – a movie trailer (Thanks, Amy P) and a music clip….

In about twenty years, half the population will live in eight states.

Baby zucchini are beautiful right now. Go to your local farmer’s market and get them. Slice up. Throw in a pan with some butter. Add some parmesan cheese while they’re cooking, so they get a little brown. Pull out of pan before they get soggy. No need for soggy zucchini. Add more parmesan cheese. Here’s a recipe if you need that sort of thing.

Where are the educational deserts?

 

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4 thoughts on “SL 731

  1. Interesting article about educational deserts, but I don’t understand their methodological decision to leave out schools with acceptance rates lower than 30% – here’s what they say:

    “For our analysis, we excluded institutions with an acceptance rate lower than 30 percent: These colleges wouldn’t be considered viable options by many local students.”

    In my experience (working at a directional state university and serving on our local school board), this is simply not true. I see many REALLY good students going to community colleges and nearly open access schools that are nearby, for financial and other reasons.

    I suspect it wouldn’t fundamentally alter their findings about where people are less likely to have access to options in higher education, but I do think that it would mean that fewer people have access to NO institutions. I’d leave this comment on that article too, but there’s no where to comment.

    1. I think you have it backward. They’re excluding extremely selective institutions that don’t accept the vast majority of students who apply, not community colleges.

  2. I would be more interested in the article on “education deserts” if they included private and religious colleges. Leaving out about half of the colleges makes no sense, unless they just wanted to get clicks.

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