Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  •  Digital Classrooms, Stagnant Scores: from the New York Times.  “The digital push here aims to go far beyond gadgets to transform the very nature of the classroom, turning the teacher into a guide instead of a lecturer, wandering among students who learn at their own pace on Internet-connected devices…Hope and enthusiasm are soaring here. But not test scores.”
  • Make things: by Caterina Fake. “…To hell with all that noise. It’s just a big mass of envy, chatter and FOMO. Let’s get excited and make things.”
  • Politico’s way: from Monday Note (via Rahul). “Politico owns the news cycle, from 4:30am to midnight, on all vectors: web, mobile, television and… print. And it does so in rapid-fire mode.”
  • Understanding and tackling Corruption: by Jagdish Bhagwati. “Corruption in India, whose absence was among the hallmarks of Indian political virtue in the 1950s, has broken out like the devastating bubonic plague of the mid-14th century. But if it is to be attacked effectively, we need to distinguish between two forms of corruption.” Also see: Shashi Shekhar’s article in Pioneer.
  • The Roots of India’s Antigraft Churn: by Pratap Bhanu Mehta. “The country has changed in the last 20 years. But neither the government nor civil society gets it.”

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