In Our Feeds: Young teachers, the origin of letters, and a kitten/bunny video
By Morgan on September 14th, 2012
Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!
When you travel, how do you stay on top of the news? I’ve been in and out of the office all week, presenting at conferences here in NYC and in Washington, DC, which means I’ve barely had time to read Twitter (which is where I get most of my news). I’m back in the office today, though, and trying to catch up. So what’d I miss?
Well, Megan sent me a couple of links with some interesting news. First up, from USA Today: More young teachers than ever are in the classroom. Do you notice this in your own schools, too?
Megan also sent me some crazy-adorable illustrations of where letters come from, from The Rumpus. She says, “They’re like Roald Dahl meets Edward Gorey” and I gotta say, she’s right!
Book news is always welcome news to me, so I was in luck when Alex sent me this link from Good about how millennials spend more money on books than any other generation. (Sidebar: This article categorizes those of us born in 1979 as “millennials.” But I thought we were Generation X?! Why are generations so confusing?) And then Anne showed me this, from the New York Times, about the architect who made a New York pay phone into a book shelf. Well done, sir.
On the education front, I did see a piece in my feeds that I wanted to share with you all. The Atlantic reports that it’s better to be a poor student in almost any “rich” country except for the US. Apparently, we score “pretty wretchedly” on economic mobility (the idea that kids will be better off than their parents) and that, “In the U.S., if you’re born to parents who didn’t make it far through school, chances are you won’t either.”
I don’t want to end IOF on that sad note. So, here’s a video of a kitten playing with a bunny, from Tastefully Offensive.
Have a great weekend, readers!
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