Part of the problem is how schools are funded, which typically includes large contributions from local property taxes. As a result, richer districts can more adequately fund repairs and new buildings. Inadequate facilities in city schools—often seen as a legacy of white flight post school desegregation—are evidence that low-income students of color have been left behind. Many school districts are facing pressure to reopen despite the inadequate state of school facilities to protect the health of students and teachers. Indeed, under a recent Senate proposal for school reopening, two-thirds of the $70 billion funding offer will go only to schools that reopen. … [Read more...] about I’m a former superintendent. Here’s what really worries me about reopening schools
Substantial impact on interstate commerce
The company is also working with Los Angeles to pilot plastic roads and will soon expand elsewhere in California as it works with CalTrans, the state transportation agency. In Oroville, where a 1,000-foot segment of highway was repaved, “we finished the first piece yesterday,” Weaver said on July 31. “And we already have a call slated for Monday to look at project number two and project number three. They are going at hyperspeed on this. California has some ambitious goals for recycling and environmental priorities.” … [Read more...] about This California highway is now paved with plastic
Listen more Emotional intelligence is about building stronger connections with others. We can do this by becoming better listeners. Most people are too busy thinking of a response to really listen. Next time you’re talking with a colleague at work, instead of thinking about how you’ll respond, force yourself to focus on what they are saying. Repeat back in your own words and ask questions. People are so used to not being heard that you will gain respect from them just for listening—even if you don’t agree. … [Read more...] about 5 simple ways to boost your emotional intelligence every day
“Exiting equities completely and sitting on cash would be unwise, instead Indian investors should keep an eye on quality stocks which have corrected significantly and whose business models are expected to remain strong post-COVID as future investment bets. 35 percent exposure to equities in such times would be a safer approach,” she said. … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett sitting on over $100-billion cash pile: Should Indian investors also wait?