In the wake of the George Floyd protests, Walmart pledged to contribute $100 million over 5 years to fight systemic racism. Today, the company reported on its progress. Questions: How much will Walmart and its foundation distribute to 16 nonprofit organizations in its current contribution? Who did Walmart ask to lead the company’s Center for… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Education
Teaching: A Noble Profession for the Poor
According to the Guardian, American teachers are getting paid less – even though they are better qualified than ever! Questions: 1. What are the states that saw even sharper declines in salaries than the average? 2. What kind of structural change is happening within the teacher workforce? 3. How much less do teachers make than… Read more »
What’s Degree Inflation?
According to Axios and a new report out by Harvard, a growing number of U.S. employers are requiring bachelor’s degrees for jobs that have long been performed by workers without them. This is contributing to a rise in income inequality through “degree inflation.” Questions: 1. Why does this matter? 2. What are the costs of… Read more »
If you don’t play, you can’t win!
It seems as if young Americans are showing less interest in buying lotto tickets than their parents. As a result, lottery officials worry about the odds for future growth. Questions: 1. What is the current trend seen in lottery buying? Include percentages and demographic information quoted in the article. 2. What are the key reasons… Read more »
Facebook announced on Thursday that it wants to transform education, similar to the way it transformed communication with its social networking service. Questions: 1. What does Facebook see as the benefit to the new software? 2. Why are critics skeptical of Facebook’s adherence to privacy issues? Give examples. 3. How much have Mr. Zuckerberg and… Read more »