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Friday, August 12, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to "Sandy Castle" who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

Alice came across a lion and a unicorn in a forest of forgetfulness. Those two are strange beings. The lion lies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other days he speaks the truth. The unicorn lies on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however the other days of the week he speaks the truth.

Lion: Yesterday I was lying.

Unicorn: So was I.

Which day did they say that?

Answer: Thursday. Lion: Yesterday I was lying. This is truth because he lies on Wednesdays and tells the truth on Thursdays. Unicorn: So was I. This is a lie because he tells the truth on Wednesdays and lies on Thursdays.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

HINT: An American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform, and one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and functional psychology.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

This month over 50 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. An additional 5 million students are expected to attend private schools. And public school systems will employ over 3.1 million full-time-equivalent teachers to teach them.

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In colonial times and into the early decades of the 19th century, most teachers were men. From the 1820s to 1830s, as more public schools (called Common Schools) were built and more men were siphoned off by more prestigious professions, women began to take over the schoolroom. The feminization of teaching not only change how society perceived women, but how women perceived themselves.

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A University of Pennsylvania study found that 33 percent of teachers leave within the first three years of beginning their careers and 46 percent leave within the first five. The numbers have been increasing since the late 1980s.

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The most common reason a person leaves teaching is the low salary.

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Researchers suggest a teacher should be compared to those of other high stress jobs, such as air-traffic controllers, firefighters, or pilots.

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Teachers have an equal turnover rate to police officers and less than child care workers, secretaries, and paralegals. Teaching has a higher turnover rate than nursing and a far higher turnover than "traditionally respected professions" such as law, engineering, architecture, and academia.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

ANSWER: John Dewey

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