Elements of this piece I find reminiscent of “Place, Not Race”, which advocates for place-based affirmative action policies for college admissions and of SFUSD's policy efforts to desegregate their district's schools (the unintended consequence which benefited gentrifiers). I’m a mom of a 3 year old Asian boy and understand that this is a complex and deeply personal debate. The board should be prepared to iterate based on stakeholder feedback if they hope to undue the test's biases.
Knowing the team behind Figure, I am confident that they will succeed. Figure is a platform that will serve as the first customer of Provenance, a blockchain protocol. This is just the beginning of their grand plan to change the world of institutional capital markets transactions.
I remember filling in a survey for Doordash when it was in its early stage, and being impressed by the depth of thought the team had put into the questions. I’m a fan of the company’s intelligent marketing and solid operation. I also have great respect for the founders and the team for achieving such growth with discipline. The company’s contribution margin is positive -although a big chunk of the acquisition cost probably comes from the fixed cost. Joining forces with Walmart is a big move too. Excited to see dashers take over the cities!
Interesting. This goes well with my friend Dr. Yusuke Tsugawa’s research findings. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/hospitalized-patients-female-physicians-lower-mortality-readmission/
Math is one of the best predictors of a child’s long-term success, and I agree that the drills/practices are required to build a strong foundation of the subject. What stood out to me even more was how the mindset, not the abilities, is causing the gap between the girls and boys. It’s an important reminder to help nurture a child’s growth mindset (vs fixed mindset) and build her/his confidence through exposure -especially during the early years.
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