“Students tell us that Smarthistory does a better job than the textbook because it uses multimedia, and because it’s both experiential and conversational. They also appreciate that it’s on the web, and that it’s free. Teachers appreciate that Smarthistory uses a creative commons license so that they are free to use this content without asking permission. We also make nearly 2,000 high resolution photographs of key works of art available on Flickr with a creative commons license“
“The elaborate and serious joke—an HR performance piece, if you will, that would also happen to have spectacular results if it actually worked—is the brainchild of Dalhousie University professor Kathleen Cawsey and three friends, a Gang of Four whose pointed (and hilarious) cover letter has become aCanadian media cause célèbre.”
‘Victoria Blodgett, director of Graduate Career Services at Yale University, told me, “People who take their Ph.D.s into other realms are not necessarily being hired for their content expertise, but for their process skills: the ability to do excellent research, to write, to make cogent arguments.” These skills, it turns out, are in high demand.’
Next time you think that feminism is no longer necessary, remember that there is a group of people out there who believe that women should not be educated. As Obama says, it is not an isolated issue, violent measures are being taken around the world to stop girls from learning. 65 million girls around the world are not in school.
“Give every girl on this planet the education that’s her birthright”. Michelle Obama.