It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
Gates Structure back pedals on education reform

Tucked away in a letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last week was an area on education. Its tone was clearly chastened.

" We're facing that it is a real battle making system wide change," composed the structure's CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellman. And a few lines later: "It is really hard to create more great public schools."

The Gates Foundation's first substantial venture into education reform, in 1999, revolved around Bill Gates' conviction that the huge issue with high schools was their size. Students would be better off in smaller sized schools of no greater than 500, he thought. The structure moneyed the development of smaller schools, till its own study discovered that the size of the school didn't make much difference in student efficiency. When the foundation moved on, school districts were entrusted costlier-to-run small schools.


You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
UGG and Law Enforcement Unearth Bonanza of Fakes

In its continued push to protect its consumers from the dangers of counterfeit products, UGG (a division of Deckers Brands, NYSE: DECK) has when again dominated today on Long Island, NY. Partnering with regional and federal police, the brand name assisted to determine over 3,660 pairs of phony UGG products indicated to trick its consumers Tianeptine.

National Counterfeit Operation Disrupted

While serving an expulsion notification on Long Island for failure to pay lease, law enforcement found a recognized counterfeit operation which uncovered more than 3,660 sets of counterfeit UGG boots worth more than an estimated $700,000.

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
Expelling bullies doesn't work, however education may

Zero-tolerance policies that kick bullies from school are not the response to the consistent bullying issue pestering the country's classrooms, playgrounds and social media websites, according to a report released Tuesday.

Specialists from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said prevention efforts must rather target entire schools and offer additional attention to students at danger or already associated with bullying, consisting of both victims and the wrongdoers themselves.