Curricular Wars Fought Again and Again: How Come? Wars of words have been fought among politicians, parents, and educators over reading, math, science, and social studies in the past century. And those rhetorical battles reappear again and again over which way is best for teaching content and skills in a subject . | From experience to meaning...
Upward mobility in U.S.. The relationship between father-son earnings is tighter in the United States than in most peer OECD countries, meaning U.S. mobility is among the lowest of major industrialized economies.... An elasticity of 0.47 found in the United States offers much less likelihood of moving up than an elasticity of 0.18 or less, as characterizes Finland, Norway, and Denmark. In U.S., people make money the old fashioned way: they inherit it.
"Smart ports are the only ports that will survive,” argues Olaf Merk, Administrator for Ports and Shipping at the ITF of the OECD, “Smart means to me: no waste of space, time, money and natural resources.
OECD inequality report: how do different countries compare?
INEQUALITY between rich & poor - of all countries tracked - have increased most in Germany & the US since 1985 says OECD report, meaning MOST of the wealth & income gains have gone to the top small percentage of people & not shared w/ the poor. The US ranks #17 & Germany #18 of 34 for Life Satisfaction. Spain's inequality decreased more than any country since 1985. http://www.oecd.org/social/inequality.htm http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/topics/life-satisfaction/