Math and the Patriarchy

Photo by Wanda Dechant via Flickr
Photo by Wanda Dechant via Flickr

The subject came about when she had uttered the words, “boys are just better at math.” My eyes metaphorically rolled so far back into my head that they could have fallen back into my throat.

I tried to reason with her in the most polite way possible. “I think a lot of it has to do with the different ways in we teach boys and girls, how society treats boys and girls differently, and how this notion of ‘boys are just better at math, and girls are just better at literature and language,’ has been subtly indoctrinated into the minds of the masses throughout all of time and has affected the way that girls see themselves in the classroom.”  Continue reading “Math and the Patriarchy”

High-tech Education in Obama’s State of the Union Address

Education

As published by Examiner.com

Propositions for pushing better strategies for climate control, the discussion of gun laws and immigration reform were just some of the topics President Obama spoke about during the State of the Union Address Tuesday night in Washington. The speech given by Obama showed a sterner president pushing for Congress to come together for the nation. One of the other major topics covered by Obama included education and its relation to technology and the competitive job market and how the nation’s students stand with the rest of the world. Continue reading “High-tech Education in Obama’s State of the Union Address”

Cal Poly Pomona Student’s Alleged Threats against LA Schools

Kyle Bangayan voa Facebook
Kyle Bangayan voa Facebook

Re-posted from Uloop news.

In the wake of one of the most violent and heinous crimes in our nation, Cal Poly Pomona student, Kyle Bangayan, 24, was brought to the attention of news organizations for allegedly posting violent threats on social media sites against schools in the Los Angeles area.

Following the aftermath of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, Bangayan, was found with nine firearms including rifles, handguns and a shotgun and was arrested at his parents’ home in Hollywood and taken to the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.

Prosecutors announced late Monday that Bangayan would not have any file charged against him reporting that, although he had referenced the massacre in Connecticut on his Facebook page on Sunday, he made no specific threat against a school or person and he told the police that he was just joking.

Bangayan wrote that thousands of children die in other countries and that Americans needed to get over the shootings which took the lives of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn and six adults who tried protecting the lives of other children still in the building. Continue reading “Cal Poly Pomona Student’s Alleged Threats against LA Schools”