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Children, Comfortable, and Parents: AHSIEH Should Climate Change Be Taught In School? Schools should teach about Schools should teach that Schools should not teach Don't know climate change and its impacts on our environment, economy and society anything about climate change climate change exists, but not the potential impacts 100% 6% 7% 9% 13% 17% 8% 6% 10% 10% 80% 12% 16% 17% 12% 60% 17% 81% 40% 74% 68% 66% 49% 20% 0% Overall Teachers Parents Democrats Republicans Source: NPR/lpsos polls of 1,007 U.S. adults conducted March 21-22 and 505 teachers conducted March 21-29. The credibility interval for the overall sample is 3.5 percentage points; parents, 7.3 percentage points; and teachers, 5.0 percentage points. Totals may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding. npr Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR Teachers Who Cover Climate Change Differ From Those Who Don't Teach climate change All teachers Don't teach climate change Overall: 71% I feel comfortable answering students' questions about climate change 91% 56% Overall: 52% There should be state laws in place that require teaching climate change 38% 70% Thave the resources I need to answer students' questions about climate change Overall: 51% 77% 32% Overall: 41% My students have brought up climate change in the classroom this year 14% 78% My school or school district encourages us to discuss climate change in the Overall: 37% classroom 64% 18% Overall: 29% I worry about parent complaints when it comes to teaching climate change 29% 30% Overall: 21% I would be personally uncomfortable if I had to teach about climate change 15% 27% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Source: NPR/Ipsos polls of 505 teachers conducted March 21-29. The credibility interval for the overall sample is 5 percentage points. npr Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR npr: More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according to the results of an exclusive new NPR/Ipsos poll: Whether they have children or not, two-thirds of Republicans and 9 in 10 Democrats agree that the subject needs to be taught in school. A separate poll of teachers found that they are even more supportive, in theory — 86% agree that climate change should be taught. These polls are among the first to gauge public and teacher opinion on how climate change should be taught to the generation that in the coming years will face its intensifying consequences: children. And yet, as millions of students around the globe participate in Earth Day events on Monday, our poll also found a disconnect. Although most states have classroom standards that at least mention human-caused climate change, most teachers aren’t actually talking about climate change in their classrooms. And fewer than half of parents have discussed the issue with their children. Most Teachers Don’t Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did Illustration: Angela Hsieh/NPRCharts: Alyson Hurt/NPR

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Children, Drinking, and Drugs: ugly-sugar-fruit siniristiriita Shit my chemistry teacher has said in class, vol, 2 1. "Could you use heart medicine as explosives? Technically, yes." 2. "In theory, the concept that all of you exist is possible. 3. "56 children were born with no arms in France. That is a bit excessive" 4. "Here's an intestine, here's pancreas, over there is a liver and here is a danish pastry" 5. [A lecture on different methods in which bridges were constructed to be blown up during WW1 and wW2] 6. "It's unfortunate if you get an entire ham in your lung." 7. "The good thing about aether is that you don't die." 8. "Let's pick something else that's tasty. Like amphetamine here." 9. "If I tell you that carbon has three bonds, that doesn't mean carbon has three bonds." 10. "There's a french way, german way, american way and russian way. What do we use in Finland then? Depends on who's invading." 11. "The nitrogen makes this one straight." 12. [Walks to the students' side of the classroom] "Hm. Yes. The time does 13. [Lectures on why getting scurvy has made European invaders genocidal 14. "That would be a fun prank: Murder someone by sneaking 20 kilos of 15. [A long explanation of how the introduction of alcohol was an 16. [The story of how the density shifts of water and alcohol led to many 17. "Back then they didn't have any good drugs, so they had to settle for flow slower on this side." on several occasions.] coffee grounds into someone's breakfast porridge. improvement in comparison to drinking psychedelic reindeer urine] murders in the prohibition era moonshine business] aether. A few exploding serfs here and there." teaching them they're second in power from gods. Trust me, they tried." 18. "Nothing good will will come from giving vour children lead poisoning and 19. "My father was born in 1918, so he was 18 in 1936, which was inconvenient at the time." [Our teacher, inexplicably, looks roughly 40-45 and has at least one daughter in her 30s. Nobody fucking knows how old he is, exactly.] Vol. 1 here Source: siniristiriita 50 notes Repost
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Children, Drinking, and Drugs: ugly-sugar-fruit siniristiriita Shit my chemistry teacher has said in class, vol. 2 1 "Could you use heart medicine as explosives? Technically, yes." 2. "In theory, the concept that all of you exist is possible 3. "56 children were born with no arms in France. That is a bit excessive." 4. "Here's an intestine, here's pancreas, over there is a liver and here is a danish pastry" 5. [A lecture on different methods in which bridges were constructed to be blown up during WW1 and WW2 6. "It's unfortunate if you get an entire ham in your lung." 7. "The good thing about aether is that you don't die. 8. "Let's pick something else that's tasty. Like amphetamine here." 9. "If i tell you that carbon has three bonds, that doesn't mean carbon has three bonds." 10. There's a french way, german way, american way and russian way. What do we use in Finland then? Depends on who's invading." 11. "The nitrogen makes this one straight." 12. [Walks to the students' side of the classroom] "Hm. Yes. The time does 13. [Lectures on why getting scurvy has made European invaders genocidal 14. That would be a fun prank: Murder someone by sneaking 20 kilos of 15. [A long explanation of how the introduction of alcohol was an 16. [The story of how the density shifts of water and alcohol led to many 17. "Back then they didn't have any good drugs, so they had to settle for 18. "Nothing good will will come from giving your children lead poisoning and 19. "My father was born in 1918, so he was 18 in 1936, which was flow slower on this side." on several occasions.] coffee grounds into someone's breakfast porridge." improvement in comparison to drinking psychedelic reindeer urine] murders in the prohibition era moonshine business] aether. A few exploding serfs here and there teaching them they re second in power from gods. Trust me, they tried." inconvenient at the time." [Our teacher, inexplicably, looks roughly 40-45 and has at least one daughter in her 30s. Nobody fucking knows how old he is, exactly.] Vol. 1 here Source: siniristiriita 50 notes Chemistry Class
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Advice, Anaconda, and Being Rich: Ed Latimore @EdLatimore Fuck these lazy kids complaining about the cost of their sociology degrees while working as baristas. Trades are in such high demand that they pay you to learn. The military will pay you to learn as well. Get a skil 12/15/17, 9:49 AM 224 Retweets 942 Likes The problem with these free market types that claim “all you need are useful skills” is: You can’t predict with 100% accuracy what skill the market will need in the future (it’s a fucking chaotic free market so . that’s basically what it means). So even if you can calculate that nursing degrees for example have a higher ROI than sociology degrees today, in theory- If too many people get into nursing it’ll actually decrease the ROI of a nursing degree since there is now an oversupply of nursing graduates entering the job market. Also if the millions and millions of students in the humanities did a trade instead, I am more than confident trade jobs will end up paying less, once again, because there will be an oversupply of trade specialists. Same if everyone went into engineering. You get the picture. Using their own logic, (supply and demand dictating wages and the need to be useful via skills) the system can only allow certain people to make high wages. Only a finite amount can make high wages and if too many people flood any one profession, their wages go down. Notice how he says “trades are in such high demand” this means that there is a (temporary) shortage of tradespeople, which means if you enter X trade your wage will be high. But once again, when the demand goes down (if supply gets too high via too many people pursuing that field) than wages will go down as well. So …. what do we do then when their wages are down? You blame those same kids you told to join trades. The poor ALWAYS get the blame because you can easily blame a poor person after the fact by analyzing their choices of the past and comparing it to the current market and other standards of the present, hindsight bias really is a gem. I even see poor people do it to themselves as an explanatory theory as to their current economic condition. Another thing to note is that S.T.E.M. isn’t some magic ticket into being rich or making money even now. I know many biology majors working at Starbucks. I know some chemistry majors who can only do lab grunt work that doesn’t allow them to pay all their bills. So not only can you not blame them for not going into S.T.E.M, you must now blame them for going into the WRONG S.T.E.M. field.  Also, and this is funny, if eventually no one goes into the humanities- eventually there will be a shortage of English professors (as an example) and English teachers and then it would be the humanities students saying “wow stupid S.T.E.M. kids get a real job” because the humanities people will be paid more since there would be a desperate need for them.  Also imagine if everyone who couldn’t afford college joined the military ….. great fucking advice lol
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America, Children, and Facebook: ELIMINATE THE TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE Did you know that waiters have to earn $5.12 an hour in tips just to make the minimum wage of $7.25? Why? Tipped workers have a separate minimum wage that has been stuck at $2.13 for over two decades. IN SUPPORT OF AN $11 MINIMUM WAGE oODY's D SHARE IF YOU AGREE THAT'S NOT FAIR! "Like" us on Facebook by searching for Raise the Minimum Wage." zanthe-queer: typewriterchan: penbrydd: askawelfarecaseworker: bariumsulfateacetone: nocturnevulgaire: wellingswoman: greencarnations: kingunderthemountain: teratomarty: cleoselene: the tipped minimum wage is one of the most vile things in American labor tbh Yooo this is a feminist issue: service industry workers are overwhelmingly minorities, women, and in fact, minority women (who I am sure are already aware of this dynamic).  Holy shit that sort of minimum wage is vile and disgusting. That is also why NOT tipping your servers 15-20% in America is considered not just cheap, but incredibly unkind. And 15-20% is the BARE MINIMUM. Tipping less is justified if the server’s, like, super incompetent and totally unapologetic about it, or incredibly, impossibly, unarguably rude or something. That should happen to you, like, maybe twice in your life, unless you’ve got shit luck. Tip your FUCKING SERVERS. Yup…been going through this shit for two years I literally did not know this until just now. Too be fair, if tipped employees don’t make minimum wage after tips, their employer is legally required to make up the difference. This means that servers can make more than kitchen after tips. Still, tip your server. Don’t be a jerk. In theory, yes. In practice…“Well, you’re just not performing up to expectations. We’re terminating you. This is an at-will employment state so we don’t actually need a cause.”Most servers I’ve spoken to absolutely will not report being short on tips for that reason. 2.13 an hour is less than 1/3 the minimum, which itself is not a living wage, at this point in US history. The minimum wage for any form of employment, in the US, was originally meant to be sufficient to support a couple and their two children, with a house and a car. Tipped minimum is barely enough to buy food for one person. And too many people don’t know about tipped min wage. I deliver pizza and only make $5.10/hr so like the tips that people give me literally are what I have to use to live on like we don’t get paid enough
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