1. A free school under a bridge in India.  This may be old news for some of you, but I had to share.  At least 30 children living in the slums nearby have been receiving a free education for the past 3 years.  

  2. Wikimedia’s Female with organs

  3. barackobama:

    What could we pay for if we asked millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share in taxes?

    Fair is fair.


  4. "Dutch parents, by contrast, downplay the dangerous and difficult sides of teenage sexuality, tending to normalize it. They speak of readiness (er aan toe zijn), a process of becoming physically and emotionally ready for sex that they believe young people can self-regulate, provided they’ve been encouraged to pace themselves and prepare adequately. Rather than emphasizing gender battles, Dutch parents talk about sexuality as emerging from relationships and are strikingly silent about gender conflicts. And unlike Americans who are often skeptical about teenagers’ capacities to fall in love, they assume that even those in their early teens fall in love. They permit sleepovers, even if that requires an “adjustment” period to overcome their feelings of discomfort, because they feel obliged to stay connected and accepting as sex becomes part of their children’s lives."

    What the US Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex (via accumulatio-artemis)

    —-The Dutch are so fucking reasonable.

    (via brutereason)


  5. "I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
    — John Steinbeck

  6. To my future children

    I’m sorry.  Life is going to be hard, but it will be a lot harder if you’re stupid.  So, unless this tyrant is overthrown, you’ll be educated somewhere far away from the state that made me intelligent.

    Edit - The only five states that don’t have collective bargaining for educators have the following ACT/SAT rankings: South Carolina - 50th, North Carolina - 49th, Georgia - 48th, Texas - 47th, Virginia - 44th.