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  • May 7th, 2012 @ 8:38pm

    library evolution

    I think libraries just need to evolve. i know of only a few libraries in my state where you can actually "check-out" ebooks. all libraries need to go to this system and provide training for the older masses who dont understand it.

    also, the library is a place for more than just reading. it is a productive hangout and a place for people to do research, be alone, concentrate, cool off in the summer, etc. it is sort of like a free boys and girls club to an extent.

    a bit of library reorganization and evolution is necessary and can help in bringing in a new age of libraries and their usefulness.

  • May 7th, 2012 @ 8:32pm

    the future of teachers

    i like this little tid bit. the school district i work in pays starting teachers 27,000/year. yet, we require teachers to have a bachelors degree (conservatively $50,000/4 years), have special certificates, and have student teaching experience.

    why? we rag on our teachers, but we aren't exactly making it easy for the most highly capable to enter the profession. I remember when the valedictorian of my class decided to go to school for elementary education. everyone was up in arms. why would this smart person use their intelligence for such a painfully low salary? sad, but true.

  • May 7th, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    Re: true...

    ...not to mention how labor was organized and paid for in other countries. sorry...i had to!

  • May 7th, 2012 @ 8:24pm


    you are right. because, as we know, Steve Jobs showed us just how important it is to "present" an item--not just at his presentation shows, but how he chose to package his items.