Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • Mis-using Charts to Sell Retirement Planning–Is Prudential Unethical?

    Mis-using Charts to Sell Retirement Planning–Is Prudential Unethical?

    Perhaps you have seen the Prudential advertisement that shows people placing dots on a chart showing the oldest person they know.  Prudential uses this, in comparison to the line drawn on the chart with the retirement age, to show a...


  • The Freeh Report, Here

    The Freeh Report, Here

    It’s not suprising that it is difficult to download the Freeh report.  I was able to, and am making it available here.  Consider me a “mirror.”   FREEH REPORT_FINAL_071212 E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | Download


  • Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com to qualify. To vote for our business: 1. Go to...


  • The “Cost” of college, and why Tuition should be replaced by Sponsorship

    The “Cost” of college, and why Tuition should be replaced by Sponsorship

    Once again, Dean Dad poses an interesting question.  He asks what one year of college should cost. Asking what a year of college “should” cost is kind of a bizarre question. It should cost the accumulated costs of all the...


  • Bet You Can’t Search

    Bet You Can’t Search

    Are you surprised by how many people don’t know how to search? Apparently Google is, and they are working to help fix that with an educational program. It’s geared for educators, but that doesn’t mean every day, Real People” can...


  • PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    Another interesting conversation over at Community College Dean’s blog.  He notes that here in Pennsylvania the Governor is considering having state funding for some higher ed follow the students rather than funding the state “affiliated” schools in large blocks. My...


  • Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Not trying to cause TOO much trouble here, but over at Dean Dad’s blog he was commenting (complaining?) on the many requirements for his time both professionally and personally.  One comment he makes is about his boy’s school testing “The...


  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...


  • Environmentally aware, or simply a “show off?”

    Environmentally aware, or simply a “show off?”

    Back in 2007 I bought a Civic Hybrid.  At the time I “ran the numbers” and decided that the purchase made both economic and environmental sense.  I wrote about it on my blog, and explained why I believe the true...


  • 30 Years Since the Falklands War

    30 Years Since the Falklands War

    How many of you remember the Falklands War? Not only do I remember it (hey–I was in college!) but I later had a thesis student at the US Air Force’s graduate school who had as his close friend a real...