travellerintime:

"Close Call"

travellerintime:

"Close Call"

[P]ublic schools appeared to be attaining higher levels of mathematics performance than demographically comparable private and charter schools—and math is thought to be a better indicator of what is taught by schools than, say, reading, which is often more influenced directly and indirectly by experiences in the home. These patterns flew in the face of both the common wisdom and the research consensus on the effectiveness of public and private schools. Immediately, we checked to see what had happened in the analysis, whether “public” and “private” had been “reverse-coded” or some other such error was involved. But after further investigation and more targeted analyses, the results held up. And they held up (or were “robust” in the technical jargon) even when we used different models and variables in the analyses. We eventually posted a technical paper on a respected website and published a short article, which received some attention. And then, like any good researchers, we applied for funding to study this issue in more depth using the most recent, comprehensive databases. The results across datasets are consistent and robust—indicating that these patterns are substantial and stable, regardless of changes in the details of the analyses.

These results indicate that, despite reformers’ adulation of the autonomy enjoyed by private and charter schools, this factor may in fact be the reason these schools are underperforming. That is, contrary to the dominant thinking on this issue, the data show that the more regulated public school sector embraces more innovative and effective professional practices, while independent schools often use their greater autonomy to avoid such reforms, leading to curricular stagnation.

vanillish:

panique! à la discothèque

#me at every temple in india (via kehinki)

#me at every temple in india (via kehinki)

samteenchester:

Dean is getting stronger, and we all know what that means

He will be able to pick Sam up and fuck him against the walls

kyssthis16:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

strangeasanjles:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

priceofliberty:

thefreelioness:

The NYPD tried to start a hashtag outpouring of positive memories with their police force. 

If this were ever a bad idea, it was probably the worst idea for arguably the most corrupt police force in America. 

via Vice:

And just how did they think this was going to play out/

my thoughts EXACTLY

They played themselves. I can’t stop laughing!

beginner993:

221cbakerstreet:

fightfromtheinside17:

Freddie Mercury’s vocal range, ladies and gentlemen.

We are not worthy

fuckin how

beginner993:

221cbakerstreet:

fightfromtheinside17:

Freddie Mercury’s vocal range, ladies and gentlemen.

We are not worthy

fuckin how

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

madebymellowyel:

dynamicafrica:

"Bloom": VLISCO’s Spring 2014 Lookbook.

In their latest Spring 2014 lookbook, Vlisco, the Dutch Wax clothing and textile brand with a strong presence in West and Central Africa, reinterprets florals with their appropriately titled ‘Bloom’ collection.

These prints are to DIE for.

every single one is beautiful.

Scott/catboy!Stiles for daunt

queerly-it-is:

just some fluffy, PG-13ish Scott/Stiles with catboy!Stiles for [daunt]. Hope it brightens your rough day a little bit bb <333

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