• Science

    Partisan Science in America – WSJ

    Medieval thinkers pretending to infallibility often claimed to have received a direct revelation from God. Since the 19th century, secular thinkers have invoked science. As Anthony Fauci said in June, “a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly are attacks on science.” One can often tell that an appeal to science is unwarranted without knowing anything about the science in question. If science is treated as a solid block, each part of which is as indubitable as all the others, then science has been misunderstood. Science always contains some propositions less firmly grounded than others: on the frontier, newly discovered, based on experiments not readily replicated.…

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  • Home Schooling

    The number of homeschooled kids in America has doubled during the pandemic

    The number of U.S. kids who are homeschooled has nearly doubled during the pandemic. Why it matters: Some parents have lost faith in traditional schools, others fear exposing their kids to the coronavirus — and the broad exodus could further weaken America’s struggling public education system. By the numbers: Nearly 2.6 million kids have switched from traditional school to homeschooling since the pandemic began, according to a new report from the Bellwether Education Partners, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation. Now the total number of homeschooled kids sits at about 5 million. According to census data, more than 11% of U.S. households are now homeschooling. And it’s not just white…

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    Homeschooling Is Surging Across America. Homeschoolers Told Us Why

    The last year and a half hasn’t been easy on American school children. Between COVID-19 restrictions and fierce battles over curriculum, schools have become embroiled in political conflict as the future of education has been thrust into uncertainty. It should come as no surprise that homeschooling has dramatically spiked since the onset of COVID-19 and the lockdowns that followed. Census data reveals that by the fall of the 2020-2021 school year, 11.1 percent of households with school-aged children reported homeschooling, double the amount of the previous year. Then, by May 2021, the percentage was 19.5.  While some reasons for this sudden uptick are self-evident, The Federalist reached out to homeschooling…

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  • Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students look to West Texas to experience America for the first time

    Texas and West Texas have an increased request for foreign exchange students to visit the United States. TEXAS, USA — The International Student Exchange program offers foreign exchange students the opportunity to experience life in the United States. Founded in 1982, this nonprofit organization has provided quality exchange programs for more than 30,000 exchange students. In West Texas, the amount of foreign exchange students has grown more than 500 percent in the last four years. The students are now starting to specifically request Texas and West Texas more because of this trend. Last year San Angelo had six foreign exchange students who spent the summer learning about West Texas but…

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  • Science

    Exclusive poll: America catches up with climate science

    Seven out of 10 Americans are aware of the scientific consensus that climate change is largely caused by people, and that the world isn’t on track to reach the temperature reduction targets of the Paris climate agreement, according to an Ipsos poll shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: It’s the latest in a series of polls that suggest Americans’ understanding of climate change has increased in recent years, and particularly over the last five years. Seven out of 10 Americans are aware of the scientific consensus that climate change is largely caused by people, and that the world isn’t on track to reach the temperature reduction targets of the…

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  • Jobs

    These could be the jobs of the future, according to Bank of America

    WEF data showed that nearly two-thirds of children now starting school will work in jobs that have not even been invented yet. Klaus Vedfelt | DigitalVision | Getty Images More than 100 million workers in 8 countries alone might need to switch jobs by 2030, according to a recent McKinsey report, which highlighted a number of jobs that could exist even further into the future.  The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated technological transformation, so much so that 12{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} more people than anticipated pre-crisis might need to change jobs by the end of the decade. That’s according to data from a report published in February by consultancy McKinsey on the future of…

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    ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job

    The 61 percent match rate for international students may understate the problem, some experts say, because it does not account for medical students who receive no interview offers. With those students included, the match rate for international medical students may drop as low as 50 percent. Residency program directors said that in recent years they had increased their efforts to look at candidates holistically. “Straight A’s in college and perfect test scores does not a perfect applicant make,” said Dr. Susana Morales, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. “We’re interested in diversity of background, geographic diversity.” Standing on the sidelines Some international medical…

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