Or I might not. I hope all of you are doing well, and hugs out to you all - you are wonderful folks.
Things are good but all like
are really bugging me. Not because there’s something wrong with e-textbooks, but the advertizing is all “e-textbooks make ALL THE THINGS better” which is garbage. Having kids who aren’t hungry, who are part of a caring community, having classrooms that are well-stocked with basic things like pencils, notebooks, crayons, having teachers who don’t have to work 2nd jobs just to make ends meet, treating teachers like the professionals they are, classrooms that aren’t crowded, those things make all the difference.
e-textbooks help but aren’t that helpful if schools don’t have the rest of things needed to make sure students. They’re great tools, but if you don’t have the other stuff, they’re not going to make up for the other stuff. E-books are great but when you have kids who don’t have lunches and teachers who work 60 hours a week as teachers and 20 hours a week as a greeter at Wal-Mart to pay the bills because your phone bill otherwise gets eaten up by buying schools supplies each month for students, then there’s something really wrong. And that’s how it is for way too many schools.
So yeah, e-textbooks are great, but those ads are really upsetting, I think.
Yikes, that turned in to a rant.
Sorry I’ve been neglectful lately. Drop me a message if you’d like. My askbox is almost always open!
You are all wonderful, BTW. Just in case you forget. Which I hope you never do.
- Sulu: If you test me... You will fail.
- Khan: In another life, we may have been friends.
- *theater explodes*
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Thanks for the info! I haven’t actually seen any of these yet; I’m glad to be one step ahead in avoiding flashy shit.
Because the two are not actually that compatible.
The article goes on to say that there are COMMITTEES and GOALS and maybe a little bit of FUNDING to “aid individuals with disabilities in employment opportunities.”
What if, instead of “aiding individuals,” we aided employers to become more accessible, more accommodating, and overall less ableist? The problem here is with employers, not “individuals with disabilities.”
According to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics the national unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is nearly twice that of those without disabilities and their workforce participation is nearly three times less. Note: This is accounting for only the noninstitutional population of ages 16 or older. Due to lack of employment opportunities and disproportionately high costs of living, over 1 in 4 individuals with disabilities live in poverty.
Individuals with disabilities face barriers to employment that range from misconceptions of their true abilities to fears that accommodations would pose too high of a financial burden to the company. Therefore, many employers simply refuse to hire individuals with disabilities. The fact is however, that many individuals with disabilities are highly capable and the majority of accommodations could be made at minimal to no cost.
and so I’ve ended up liking and unliking some posts by accident from earlier in the day, like morning time.
Also it’s making it hard to catch up on the day.
Hmm, I wish I had some cake right about now.
This has been a post.
You know what drives me nuts? When dads treat their kids poorly in stores. I mean, all the time, I hear people judging moms in stores, no matter what they do. But dads? If they’re yelling at their kid, or saying nasty stuff, no one seems to complain or stare or anything. Like it’s somehow okay.
Like, a dad who, say, complains that the price at till doesn’t reflect the clearance sign he saw, and the item doesn’t have a price tag for whatever reason. So he follows the sales associate creepily closely, bringing his kid, to the area he says he got the item, and instead of showing the sales associate the item, grabs the kid and says something like, “okay Bobby, show the lady where you found this item, remember it was a label with the word ‘clearance’ on it. Do you remember the label that said “clearance” on it, because that’s where we found this. Remember that?” And so the kid finds a label that says “clearance” on it, and it says “clearance XYZ’s now 70% off regular price” and they’re holding, I don’t know, a clearance ABC.
So then when you explain that there’s no other ABC’s like that near that label, so another customer may have put it there by accident and we can’t offer him that price but maybe we can offer him something similar on sale or some other discount, he accuses you of being bait-and-switch artists and screams at the kid that we’re awful people and leaves with the kid nearly in tears.
And no one even looks at the dad or points like they would if he was a mom.
So I just really needed to rant about that because I’ve seen enough nasty dads in stores recently and yeah.
I wanted to go to bed early tonight. Like 11.
Well, I guess I’m going to bed earlier than the sunrise at least.
And they both proclaim, “here’s something deeply disturbing but HERE’S A THING LOOK AT THIS THING LOOK AT IT LOOK AT IT LOOK AT IT”
and when a baby starts at work I’ll usually defend the mom with some kind of “oh the baby hit it’s head, of course it’ll cry” to customers complaining about the mom, but when they’re chastising their, like 6 or 8 year old for wanting plain chips, and saying “we never need that kind of awful bad food in our house, what kind of awful bad junk food that is you should never eat it it is awful and bad” and yet has some “healthy” version of chips that contains MSG and sulphites and all sorts of things people have reactions to…
yeah, I’ll roll my eyes at you. Well, as long as no one can see me because I do
I also don’t usually judge people’s food choices, but if you’re giving a screed to your kid loudly through the pop and chip aisle? Yeah, yeah I will.
what did they do to the look of Tumblr?