Smart Links 14 March 2012
Commentary on how women are changing the world, the economic box China is in, leaving Goldman, protecing democracy in the 21st century, the great reforms underway in public education, and fixing aboriginal education.
Roar. (ed’s note -- Ottawa Citizen -- House of Commons to hold abortion-related debate in April)
New York Times -- Don’t Tread on Us
Hillary Clinton has fought for women’s rights around the world. But who would have dreamed that she would have to fight for them at home?
Women World Summit -- Hillary Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the 2012 Women in the World Summit in New York City.
Financial Times -- China needs a new growth model, not a stimulus
China is slowing down.
Blowing the whistle.
New York Times -- Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs
TODAY is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity.
Protecting democracy in the 21st century.
New York Review of Books -- On Intellectuals and Democracy
Intellectual activity is a little bit like seduction. If you go straight for your goal, you almost certainly won’t succeed.
Getting education right.
RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
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Getting first world education outcomes to aboriginal children by fixing their world.
Globe and Mail -- It still comes down to fixing the reserves
It’s reflexive in certain quarters, especially when teachers unions are up in arms, to chastise Canada’s school systems for all manner of weaknesses.
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