What about JobCorps?
Job Corps is a no-cost … vocational training program … that helps … people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational … training.
Funded by Congress, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964.
Here are JobCorps’ performance measures (
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Entered Emp/Educ 73% 66% 66% 73% 73% 75% HSD/GED or Career Tech. Training Cert. 53% 55% 61% 64% 65% 71% Literacy or Numeracy Gains 53% 58% 64% 65% 65% 69%
Vo-tech training is not a novel idea. It is not exotic. If vo-tech and community college will solve the United States’ labour-force problems, why aren’t they already solved?
An astounding 26 percent of black males in the United States report seeing someone shot before turning 12.
Conditional on reported exposure to violence, black and white young males are equally likely to engage in violent behavior.
Standard histories saw the nineteenth-century medical treatment of madness … as an enlightened liberation of the mad from the ignorance and brutality of preceding ages.
But, according to Foucault, the new idea that the mad were merely sick (“mentally” ill) and in need of medical treatment was not at all a clear improvement on earlier conceptions (e.g., the Renaissance idea that the mad were in contact with the mysterious forces of cosmic tragedy or the 17th–18th-century view of madness as a renouncing of reason).
We eat energy and poop entropy.
Today’s glossary provoked by Michael Spivak.
Here’s one of the main pictures for flavour:
Also, you can probably just skim the pictures and get the point (especially the Number Field one and the final one). That’s the fastest way to read this post.
Start with an abstract 𝓥ector space.
I’ll do some violence because I’ll need coordinates in a minute.