The documents note that nearly 25% students with disabilities have been suspended, despite making up only 12% of school attendees.
What do those 2 statistics have to do with each other? Let's see: 25% of 12% means that 3% of the attendees are disabled and were suspended. It says nothing about what percentage of attendees without disabilities were suspended.
In addition, the DOE's research found that black students were being suspended three times as often as white students.
Is that three times as high a percentage, or three times as many students? If there are three times as many black students as white students then they were suspended at the same percentage.
Nonetheless I fully support the rollback of reactionary policies that have accumulated due to multiple iterations of "What about the children?!"
Many works are not available for purchase and some are lost forever because the only copies were locked away to rot. This even includes films that won Academy Awards; for example: Kentucky (1938) for which Walter Brennan won Best Actor In A Supporting Role.
Personally, I find it infuriating to go looking for content that I enjoyed years ago only to discover it is no longer available, or not available in convenient format. For example, once content is available via streaming (e.g. Netflix Instant) it should forever be available for streaming.
This idea has been around a while, but maybe this time it will stick. In 1993 when "multimedia computers" (i.e. CD-ROM, audio cards and graphics that could almost play low-resolution video) were bleeding edge, Todd Rundgren released an interactive album titled "No World Order". Refer to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_World_Order
I dropped cable TV in 1999. These days Netflix (discs and streaming) have completely replaced cable TV for my household, and mostly replaced broadcast TV. (I really like the 2 Roku set-top boxes I own.) News is mostly online. TechDirt, /. and Google are standard fare.
I have cable internet, but it's business-class so it's truly unlimited (static address, no ports blocked, no monthly caps, etc). For folks in my area with consumer-class internet from the local cable company, it's actually cheaper (about $5 a month) to get internet service with basic cable TV than without cable TV.
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