While turnout for both parties is at historic lows, it should be noted that for congressional elections, the older, whiter and disproportionately male base of the Republican Party still has a greater participation rate (twice the rate) than Democrats. These are the Second amendment gunservatives and pro-Hobby Lobby (anti-choice) voters who reliably cast their ballot for Republicans
Translating science into plain English at the Exploratorium
As California and the nation race to educate more scientists, mathematicians, and creative thinkers, we can’t afford to leave students behind because they weren’t brought up speaking English, says Lynn Rankin, director of the Exploratorium’s Institute for Inquiry.
That’s why USF’s Sarah Capitelli has helped turn the San Francisco exploratorium’s renowned, hands-on science into language lessons for non-English speaking students. | Full story »
Economists have pointed out that if all the money spent on federal antipoverty programs were given to the poor, a family of four would have an annual income near $70,000. They get less than half the money given in their name; most goes to fund the bureaucracies that run the programs.