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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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If you are a regular to Blog Education & Tech, you shall remember that I am a blogger and I'd written a post about education almost everyday since 2003. Education & Tech provides you with education news, expert tech advice, classroom management ideas, and social media tools for educators, administrators, parents and k-12 students.

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Undocumented Students Might Hold the Key to Impending Economic Crisis in Next Decade

Marisa Treviño from Latina Lista writes about the results of a research conducted by the Boston College where they conclude that  undocumented students will save the aging workforce from a  very rude awakening by 2012.

There are literally thousands, if not millions, of undocumented students who have the excitment and the grades to go to college.

"What is unfortunate is that too many states have only short-term vision and can't see what the future holds for their particular state workforce. Otherwise, they wouldn't be doing their best to penalize these students, who more than likely grew up in this country, by making college overly expensive for these kids and not giving them any hope that they can put their degrees to work once they receive them.

Kids who want to go into education, medicine, engineering and other service sectors are being forced to waste their intellects rather than put them to use to help this country in the future".

Spending on Professional Development

I really loved this post about a The Senator Call. W. Richardson again shows his good style and prompts to a interview that should happen nowadays among politicians in America. Here the most interesting points:
First, in a world where we can learn anything, anywhere, anytime, we need every kid connected to the Internet. Second, we’re going to be throwing good money after bad on all this if we don’t start having a conversation about learning, not more content and skills

Here in America same as Latinamerica we still have way to go in terms of education and good spending of money in this area.

Vagina Is Still a Taboo Word

I am not in the list of the 100 Most Prolific Bloggers but I have the right to speak in name of our costumes and our society. Rose DesRochers has ponted it out in a situation where three high shool girls from Lewisboro, New York were suspended for using the word vagina at a public reading of the Vagina Monologue. We are pushing and asking the same as Saskboy. The challenge is every blogger to use the word 'vagina' in a blog post title! Please for those visitor coming for porno, this is not a Telus place!

At what level the Open Source had influenced on education? The answer is in this post which mentions what's going on in the MIT fields: Open source and open access resources have changed how colleges, organizations, instructors, and prospective students use software, operating systems and online documents for educational purposes. And, in most cases, each success story also has served as a springboard to create more open source projects.

Please, pass this post and help our society understand that the problem are not the words but the meaning of such words as in vagina. Open Source for this matters? No need but we still have a long way to go in education and particularly in sexual education.

Ecuador: Congress Gets a Clean Up!

You should heard a lot about Ecuador politics this weekend. It's not the very first time but now comes along with the visit to Latinamerica of President Bush. It seems pure coincidence that just now President Correa has to be judged for the CIDH(Interamerican Comitte for the Human Rights) as manager of a 'broken institutional country'. I guess, ecuadoreans deserve better not for the congressmen but their hard working people in and out Ecuador. The following are the heads up for the big mess in ecuadorean politics:

"Ecuador’s top electoral court set a date for a national referendum and on Wednesday voted to ax nearly 60 legislators that were deemed to have interfered with the referendum measure." -The Latin Americanist.

"I am angry about this situation but not surprised. Most of the Ecuadorian political leaders think of the country as a personal enterprise." -Watching Quito.

I(President Correa) would make it clear: "The political mafias defenestrated by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal that there is no going back, that we will not allow any more abuse." -News.com.au.

"Under the election law, the court has the powers to expel those lawmakers,...But we are going to see a fierce battle over its legality. -Simon Pachano.

"The April 15 Referendum constitutes a fundamental milestone in the process of institutional recovery. The General Secretariat has decided to accept an invitation extended to the OAS by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) to observe this vote." -OAS.

"The Ecuadoran Congress is a unicameral body with 100 members. As such, the firing of the 57 means that the Congress has been effectively dissolved." -Poliblog.

"Mr. Correa has a lot of reform to perform with regards to the military and the police force, a task that befalls the replacement of Guadalupe Larriva and Lorena Escudero." -Colonos.

"He (Correa) would be acting illegally if he ignores a potential unfavorable ruling by the Tribunal on a controversial exercise of authority by the country's seven-member Supreme Electoral." -Jurist.

"...Los diputados lloriquean con el escudo de 'fuimos elegidos por votación popular, somos la representación del pueblo'. ¡Vamos, el pueblo no es cojudo!" -Cero Cuatro.

"EN TODO CASO SEÑORES, SOLO ME QUEDA ALGO POR DECIR, LA CONSTITUYENTE VA PORQUE VA CARAJO!!!!!!" -Auténtico Ecuatoriano.

Blogger 'Next Blog' Help and Social Networks

I now there are plenty of tweaks to play with in the new Blogger. W. Richardson got stuck with it and he's asking for input. Many visitors and reader of this blog would be able to help him. Why you don't give him a try?

Two Spanish blogs had published interesting notes about what it means to menear, frisquear and diggear to express similar ideas about what is expected from Digg and the rest of socialnetworking applications such as Twitter and Virb. Do you know what's going on at Spanish Bloggers Union? (Spanish version).

I spent quite of time reading online but I can't let The Economist just past in front of mine. That's why today this post caught my eye. What does Web 2.0 mean? Paul Glazowski put it in a very simple way: Web 2.0 is just a simple progression of the Internet.

I kind of enjoy the field trips not only to geographical locations but for online weblogs as well, check out this field trip to Teacher's Blogs. Meet one of special correspondents in NPR, Larry Abramson and if you still want to keep digging in the education arena, please go and say hi from us to Alexander Russo and his best of the week educational blogs round up.
 
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