By Shelby Webb Updated 10:33 pm CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 A Crosby resident not wanting to be identified, dries her tears as the Crosby Independent School District board of trustees terminate the contract termination of some staff members, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Crosby. less A Crosby resident not wanting to be identified, dries her tears as the Crosby Independent School District board of trustees terminate the contract termination of some staff members, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in ... more Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, Staff Photographer Crosby Independent School District board of trustees attendees listen to the names of staff members who's contracts will be terminated by the end of the meeting, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Crosby. Crosby Independent School District board of trustees attendees listen to the names of staff members who's contracts will be terminated by the end of the meeting, Monday, Oct. … [Read more...] about Crosby ISD to lay off dozens of teachers amid financial crisis
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By Fahd Ahmed Published: October 11, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Students share a textbook during an English class at a school in Islamabad, Pakistan, September 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS In a utopian setting, the quintessential scenario for Pakistan would be to educate every child, thus leading to countless benefits, not least in relation to important indicators such as employment, health, equality and so on. Receiving “free and compulsory” education is also a legal constitutional right for every Pakistani child aged five to 16 under Article 25A. However, let’s face the harsh reality: Pakistan is unable to educate every single child. According to budget estimates, the government will only spend around a meagre 2.03% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on education in 2018. This is way below international requirements.Resources are an obvious constraint and it seems obvious that the government’s stubbornness to not spend a much bigger piece of its … [Read more...] about Sending your child to school doesn’t guarantee that he will actually learn
Timothy Bella, The Washington Post Published 8:20 am PDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 As protests in Washington unfolded on Thursday in response to the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his upcoming procedural vote in the Senate, actress Bette Midler took to Twitter to make her feelings known. The end result was the "Hocus Pocus" actress tweeting an offensive phrase from a John Lennon and Yoko Ono song and being on the wrong end of a lot of criticism. "'Women, are the n-word of the world,'" the actress tweeted on Thursday. "Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years(.)" She concluded: "They are the most disrespected creatures on earth." Midler, 72, was paraphrasing the title of a 1972 song written by Lennon and Ono. Much like the response Lennon and Ono received at the time of the song's … [Read more...] about Bette Midler apologizes after tweeting women ‘are the n-word of the world’
(CNN)A study that examines the education and health of a country's citizens has ranked the United States 27th in the world. The study, conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, attempts to measure "human capital" -- a metric that describes "the attributes of a population that, along with physical capital such as buildings, equipment, and other tangible assets, contribute to economic productivity." It is defined, in context of this study, as "expected years lived between the ages of 20 and 64," adjusted for functional health status and education, or "learning." Essentially, it pinpoints the number of years an adult can be working at their peak -- before learning gaps or health issues slow them down. The results don't just tell us who is working at their peak, they can also give us some reflections about how governments can help their citizens reach their individual potential, which in turn helps a country's economic output. … [Read more...] about In 1990, the US was ranked 6th in education and healthcare. Today, it’s 27th, a study says.
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jonathan Sher, John W Frank, Lawrence Doi, Linda de Caestecker; Failures in reproductive health policy: overcoming the consequences and causes of inaction, Journal of Public Health, , fdy131, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy131 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract It is assumed that long-established research findings and internationally accepted evidence should, and will, be translated into policy and … [Read more...] about Failures in reproductive health policy: overcoming the consequences and causes of inaction