The 511 / February 17, 2020
For information in the 20th century, we called 411. The 511 includes a bit more.
Welcome to the 11 people who started following my blog since February 3.
I previewed ideas in this essay in a recent blog, and now they’ve appeared in Crain’s Cleveland. Click the image below, though, if you can’t bulldoze your way through the paywall.
Happy reading! And let me know what you think!
Key sentences or fragments, with links. Hover over to find the blue link, please.
- … to researchers in Science Advances.
- … noted Melanie M. Cooper, a professor of science education at Michigan State University (MSU), in Chemical & Engineering News.
- (Preliminary data indicate that these students enroll in organic chemistry and other science courses and perform well.)
- Cooper and her collaborators modeled their approach on the National Research Council’s “A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas” (The National Academies Press, 2012).
- By some accounts, medical school training is equally ripe for a renaissance.)
- The typical STEM worker earns 65% more than the typical non-STEM worker, and the racial earnings gap is narrower in STEM fields than in non-STEM fields. Likewise, 2021 is year five in the crisis in the number of Black American men in medicine.
- The differential quality of care offered for Black American women and their newborns remains a national crisis: The mortality rate for black infants is 120% higher than the rate for white infants. (The rate for Hispanic infants is 9% higher than the rate for white infants.)
- The gap in life expectancy between Black and white Americans has narrowed in recent years, but largely due to the toll of the opioid epidemic on rural white communities.
- Zimmer Biomet just dropped $2 million into the arms of Empowerment Programs, Inc., the fix-it fund of the NAACP. If half the claims in a recent expose on the American Medical Association (AMA) are 25% true, the AMA has enough spare change from licensing fees alone to sponsor a full-blown program, on a national scale, for decades.
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