Carrot and stick Yet, in spite of all that we know about the quality of school facilities and their impact upon the health and learning of students, schools are threatened with the withholding of federal dollars if they don’t reopen. This carrot-and-stick approach does not appear to be rooted in the best interests of the students, teachers, or their families. Instead, school reopening is seemingly viewed as key to an economic recovery that might determine the political future of this country. … [Read more...] about I’m a former superintendent. Here’s what really worries me about reopening schools
Yad Vashem is the largest and most comprehensive repository of its kind containing 179 million pages of Holocaust documentation. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Museum is a prism-like triangular structure that penetrates the mountain from one side to the other, with both ends dramatically cantilevering into the open air. The entire structure of the museum — floors, wall, interior and exterior — are reinforced concrete. The 180-metre-long linear structure brings in daylight from above through a 200-metre-long glass skylight. Along the long walkway are the 10 galleries that chronologically narrate the story - each section deliberating on one aspect: The World That Was; From Equals to Outcasts; The Awful Beginning; Between Walls and Fences; Mass Murder; The Final Solution; Resistance and Rescue; The Last Jews; Return to Life; Facing the Loss. As the route nears its northern exit, the floor begins to ascend and the triangle opens up into a dramatic view of … [Read more...] about Travel: Jerusalem’s Holocaust History Museum — a peek into a dark past
During this pandemic, the world has never had more problems to solve. It can be mentally and emotionally exhausting and can feel like you are drowning in decisions without a way out. However, these circumstances also mean there has never been a greater need for entrepreneurs with solutions. The audacious challenges of this day are spurring innovation and igniting a desire in many of us to finally act upon the changes we seek. … [Read more...] about Will this time of reflection finally get your side hustle off the ground?
Market forecasts made by credit agencies count for very little. In fact, they are classic contra-indicator. If you look at India's last 20 years, whenever the global credit agencies sound the alarm on India, it is time to get a little greedy and whenever they are euphoric about India, it is time to be conservative. … [Read more...] about Weekly dossier: Ambareesh Baliga, Saurabh Mukherjea and Nilesh Shah on markets and art of investing
"The depth of their thoughts doesn't astound me -- children are way smarter than grown-ups. But not all children get to tell their stories. Not all of them have access to the Internet, to facilities, to online schooling, to socially distanced homes and neighbourhoods. … [Read more...] about ‘A Bend in Time’: Coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of children