Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-04-30

  • itsnotmythrowaway1 comments on Senior Arizona Lawmaker: Teachers Should Expect To Work Second Jobs And Have Lower Salary Expectations

    Worse yet, many of those charters are deliberately manipulating the enrollment process to ensure they do not have to educate poor and underprivileged students.
    How does a “public” school do this? Let me give you an example. Many charter schools do not offer bus service. This means parents are required to drive their children to school in order to go to these charter schools. I sat in a meeting at one of these charter schools where the powers-that-be within the school were concerned that “bad” students and english language learning students (read: hispanic students) might still come to the school because they could bicycle or walk to school.
    The solution? The school set up a policy where students cannot walk or cycle to school, and they removed all bicycle parking. They did it under the claim that they were interested in student safety, and that riding or walking to school was un-safe. If you can’t drive your child to the school (because you’re working or otherwise occupied), your child can’t go to that school.

  • In the Dark – Futility Closet

    “This paper was undertaken in an attempt to shed light on some very mysterious problems. I fear I have done little more than show which lamps have cords too short to reach the outlets.”

  • Leaving Apple Inc.

    At the end of my senior year, I received an e-mail from a Software QA Manager at Apple (who followed my comments at the bottom of TechCrunch articles) inviting me for an on-site interview. Following an offer, I moved to the Bay Area to start my first post-undergrad job in Cupertino.

    –but not GitHub etc. . . . wonder if that’s bc recruiters are non-technical?

  • Pl@ntNet

    ID plants via app . . .

  • Shipwreck Diary of a Content Marketer – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

    As far as I can tell, there are no other influencers on this island. If I am going to get rescued, I will have to create a truly incredible content marketing campaign.

  • inotify – get your file system supervised