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Latino, Black enrollment in advanced math shot up after states made this change. Should it be a model?
What you can achieve with standardized testing: "Latino and Black students in advanced math courses grew when Texas districts stopped relying on recommendations and automatically enrolled qualifying students."
A boy saw 17 doctors over 3 years for chronic pain. ChatGPT found the diagnosis
Overall generative AI seems to pretty good at finding obscure connections. I wonder whether AI would be better or worse at the normal cases or the odd ones when compared against human physicians tackling each type of situation.
The Enemies of Literature Are Winning
"Banned Books Week is, or should be, eminently mockable. Its proponents trade on the moral currency of defiance (“See how brave we are, inviting people to read these daring books!”) but in practice they are doing the opposite — attempting to reify a consensus. Take a look at the “most banned and challenged” books from 2010 to 2019, according to the American Library Association. Many are war horses of junior-high English, with millions of copies in print"
Norway an EV role model? Their pathway is expensive and paid for with oil & gas exports
"In short, Norway – a major oil and gas exporter – needs to sell over 100 barrels of oil (which emits 40 tonnes of CO2) to pay for the tax breaks it gives EVs to avoid one tonne of CO2."