Lots of links to love this week!
Super Nova Condensate talks about how science is awesome for everyone, even girls.
Kitchen Table Math discusses how wealthy school districts are less likely to be flexible and lean more on parents to solve school problems than other districts. We’ve certainly found that to be the case to our surprise in our area. The lower SES district is MUCH more flexible and has a lot more programs to help kids who are different on both sides of the scale. She’s got some interesting follow-up articles this week so check those out as well.
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.
Graduate living talks about keeping the cost of graduate school down.
Making Sense of Cents has a nice primer with 401K vs. Roth IRA.
See debt run asks if your friends are smart with money. Ours are (mostly… now…)! Relatives, otoh…
We are respectable negroes talks about North Carolina voting down compensation for forced sterilization victims. If something makes IRB training, the victims should be compensated.
Where’s my trust fund talks about what life might be like with a trust fund (and can you build your own?)
Min Hus is back with the next installment of YMoYL! Read it! (Also eagerly awaiting oil and garlic’s return!)
Check out the comments for a compelling discussion of advantage vs. privilege in this ferule and fescue post.
Trickle down feminism from racialicious. Feminisms for all!
Frontline with a compelling documentary on dentists and poverty and dollars. I will be showing this one in class next year. If you’ve read Scalzi’s “Being Poor” column, you know that teeth are a big issue for people of lower socioeconomic status, and we see this with family members.
And you can’t chillax without cat pics, thank you academic cog! If only our felines would write for us…