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If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person.

If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person. | Human Geography | Scoop.it
You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad.

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Lou Salza's comment, August 30, 2013 9:47 AM
In conclusion, I respectfully suggest that the author of the Slate article do some research. She might find out that the problem is more complex than her solution suggests.
Mark McMahon's comment, September 5, 2013 1:03 PM
In Australia the very top schools are government ones, but in order to get into one of these the moving of house, extra tutoring to get do well in entrance exams and be able to display broad aptitudes, could go real close to paying private school fees in the first place. In addition, because many independent schools cater to narrow sectional interests, surviving your time in one of these can be much harder than getting in or even paying the fees!!
Mark McMahon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:06 PM

.... but sending you kid to a governemnt school does not make you a good person.  Conclusion: today's schooling doesn't have much to do with personhood.

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Geography in the News: Mormons - National Geographic

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Geography in the News: Mormons
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The Mormon faith is in the news, as a new atlas, Mapping Mormonism: An Atlas of Latter-day Saint History, (by Brandon S. Plewe and S.
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These two maps are incredibly important to Obamacare

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If you want to understand where Obamacare stands to have the most significant impact, check out these new maps from the Census. They show uninsured levels for every county in the United States, broken down by income level. The top map shows the population that is likely to qualify for Medicaid coverage, if they live in a state that is expanding that program. The bottom map captures the Medicaid-eligible population and those who may qualify for subsidies to purchase health insurance in the new marketplaces.There are two things that these maps tell me. First, they underscore the significant impact that state policy will have on the Affordable Care Act. Texas and Florida have both decided not to participate in the Medicaid expansion, concerned about the financial implications of expanding an entitlement program. Those are states that tend to have a higher uninsured rate that will see them dip less than was initially expected under the health law.Second, these maps explain why you see a group like Enroll America focusing its work on 10 states, rather than sweeping out across the country. There are some areas of the United States, like the upper Midwest and the Northeast, that already have a relatively low uninsured rate. That likely explains why you see national groups focusing on a smaller area where they can likely have a larger impact, the places where uninsured rates for the poor hover as high as 40 percent."


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Superimposed Borders

Sir Archibald Mapsalot III solves regional tensions in the Middle East.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:31 AM

What we think of as permanent countries were often created as part of the colonial past.  Boundaries were done for the benefit of the former colonizer not for the new country and this legacy still causes problems today.

Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:40 AM

Mapsalot. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:07 PM

unit 4