Monthly Archives: January 2013

Aaron Swartz wrote about US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay in 2008

Aaron Swartz wrote about US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay at his blog. http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/… “So that’s Lawrence Summers for you: letting his friends use US government money to loot Russia, then using Harvard money to make sure they aren’t punished … Continue reading

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Aaron Swartz died for JSTOR to be free but what can we learn from JSTOR?

The following is speculation and hypotheses about a public story.  It is not intended to accuse anyone.  Please restate all sentences as questions.    Even if not correct in this case, this type of situation can repeat with variations of course. … Continue reading

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Kaspersky Red October virus and MIT continued

This is a continuation of the prior post.  Again this is speculation and hypothesis on an issue of public importance.  As always, when we talk about individual cases or persons, there is no accusation of wrong doing.  We are simply … Continue reading

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Kaspersky Red October virus and Aaron Swartz Denial of Service Attack MIT

This blog post is hypothesis or speculation about issues of public interest.  Please restate all content as questions. After the death of Aaron Swartz on Friday January 11, 2013, there was a denial of service attack on MIT on Sunday … Continue reading

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High stakes testing may reinforce inflated self esteem

If the tests are about drills and skills not the rigorous concepts, then good test results will make the students and teachers think they know the concepts, when they don’t. Being able to recite the addition table is not the … Continue reading

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“Why schools used to be better”

Why schools used to be better Posted by Valerie Strauss on January 3, 2013 at 4:00 am http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/03/why-schools-used-to-be-better/ ==from column Here’s a look at why from Marion Brady, who was a classroom teacher for years, has written history and world … Continue reading

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“Myths of hemispheric-centered creativity do more harm than good. “

Myths of Right-Brained Creativity Myths of hemispheric-centered creativity do more harm than good. Published on March 23, 2012 by Jeffrey Davis, M.A. in Tracking Wonder http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tracking-wonder/201203/myths-right-brained-creativity

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