Wednesday’s “What’s Up in the World?” [12.5.2012]

Hey everyone,

I know its hard to believe there is a world beyond the walls of the library/Skutt/(insert your favorite study place here) during these couple weeks, but its out there and here’s a couple of the key things happening in it.

One of the keys to providing a quality education is to have exceptional teachers. The American Federation of Teachers is suggesting an entrance exam similar to the bar exam for lawyers. Here’s a short summary (with a link to the full report if you have the time)!

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/04/aft-recommends-an-entry-bar-exam-for-teachers/?hpt=us_c2

Thought the revolution was over in Egypt? After a decree in which President Mohamed Morsi gave himself significant powers, there have been clashes between his supporters and an opposition group.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/12/201212584345620395.html

The American economy was a big point in the presidential election, but our current position is far better than some countries in the European Union. Here is a new plan put forward by Greece in an attempt to stabilize their economy, which is reeling with a current unemployment rate of nearly 24 percent.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/12/201212461925271405.html

Best of luck this week and next,

 

Brandon

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