The Week That Was: GOOD Education

The Week That Was.

Last night, hundreds attended our Education Kickoff Event to hear Randi Weingarten, Jordan Henry, Steve Barr, John Deasy, and Allison Graff-Weisner talk about the future of education and the reforms being undertaken to ensure that all kids get to where they need to go. The room was filled with education movers and shakers, not to mention teachers and concerned citizens.

Maybe never before have the winds of education reform felt so strong. Might we harness this energy and undertake what it was that we set out to tackle in the first place. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming workshops and details for our final event on October 7th. We hope you'll join in the conversation and help us in shaping a vision of the future.

Continuing on, in Los Angeles, this was the week of teacher rankings. We asked: How effective is your child's teacher?

Why are hand sanitizer and cleaning sprays on school supply lists?

Where's the best (free) education on the web?

The new school food bill is anything but junk.

America's greenest colleges and universities.

What is a Ph.D.? This illustration tells you.

Nikhil Swaminathan asked whether an elite education is necessarily a well-rounded one.

Josh Barkey, a teacher in North Carolina, wrote about balancing work with preferred work.

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via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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via David Leavitt / Twitter

Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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via Haldean Brown / Flickr

In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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