Recent Links 03/25/2009

  • “Only 8 percent of U.S. college graduates now receive degrees in the humanities, about 110,000 students. Between 1970 and 2001, bachelor’s degrees in English declined from 7.6 percent to 4 percent, as did degrees in foreign languages (2.4 percent to 1 percent), mathematics (3 percent to 1 percent), social science and history (18.4 percent to 10 percent). Bachelor’s degrees in business, which promise the accumulation of wealth, have skyrocketed. Business majors since 1970-1971 have risen from 13.6 percent of the graduation population to 21.7 percent. Business has now replaced education, which has fallen from 21 percent to 8.2 percent, as the most popular major.

    The values that sustain an open society have been crushed …”

    tags: higher.ed, academia

  • fizy
  • An easy way to find songs and music videos.

    tags: search, music, videos

  • An interesting little tool. Type something in the box, click “vowel” and watch what happens.

    tags: literacy, word study, words, writing

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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