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A Year of Miseducation

A Year of MiseducationThat word, “miseducation,” has been in the air. All year long, essayists, musicians, podcasters, and others have been revisiting Lauryn Hill’s masterpiece, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. A sudden burst of cinema about conversion therapy began in early August with the premiere of Desiree Akhavan’s film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. ProPublica published an interactive database in mid-October of racial disparities in U.S. schools, titling it “Miseducation.” It’s a strange word, with unusual resonances, so its sudden prevalence is striking. The culture is giving us a timely reminder that a school can be a curse.Hunt for the origins of that enduring formulation, ”the miseducation of,” and you will find your way eventually to an 85-year-old book, Carter G. Woodson’s opus, The Mis-Education of the Negro. You may already know it as a mainstay in some African American studies classes, thought…

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Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot

Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong footJason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018 SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down as we settle into 2019. There’s already almost $100 million in new VC funding announced, so let’s take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln (with a specific focus on Chicago). In the chart below, we’ve plotted venture capital deal and dollar volume for Illinois as a whole. Reported funding data in Crunchbase shows a general upward trend in dollar volume, culminating in nearly $2 billion worth of VC deals in 2018; however, deal volume has declined since peaking…

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Make 2019 A Great Year For Motorcycling

Make 2019 A Great Year For Motorcycling Ienatsch Tuesday A New Year’s message from Nick Ienatsch Nick Ienatsch leaves us with three thoughts as 2019 begins: 1) Live for today, but save for tomorrow. 2) Ride with joy. 3) Ride often—it’s therapeutic! ….. Read More.CYCLE WORLD – Motorcycles | Sports & RecreationTue, January 1, 20193 weeks ago

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Constitutional amendment for crime victims put off, likely for a year

Constitutional amendment for crime victims put off, likely for a yearLawmakers are putting off a referendum — likely for a year — aimed at strengthening crime victims’ rights.         ….. Read More.Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentThu, January 17, 20194 days ago

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