Linky Friday #140: Criminal Ed
[E1] RAND writes about the Department of Education taking another look at Zero Tolerance.
[E2] Isolation rooms: Schools like prisons.
[E3] Scott Shackford seeks to set the record straight on Germany’s free college.
[E5] As the university becomes marketized, perhaps we should embrace a model where some students have to go to chapel, and others to workshops.
[E6] Jane the Actuary asks what elite universities are for.
[C1] GNC is accused of spiking their dietary supplements with Russian drugs.
[C2] Seduced by a teacher’s aide, a British school boy says he was scarred for life.
[C3] Police officers are taking advantage of superpowered comrades to fight crime. No masks and capes, alas.
[C4] Women are less likely to be exonerated of their crimes. Why? Sometimes, there was no crime.
[C5] Richard Marshall interviewed Costica Bradatan about murdering philosophers.
[M1] From Sam Wilkinson: Here’s an excellent essay about growing up mixed race and the weight that comes with that. I know it’s Gawker (BOOO GAWKER BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO) but good writing is good writing.
[M2] Keli Goff makes a progressive case against birthright citizenship, as part of a larger bargain. I’m not in favor if the idea, and it’s not going anywhere, but until the issue got all Trumped up I hadn’t realized that most of the movement on the issue has been towards restriction.
[M3] Samuel Liu looks at the self-segregation of Silicon Valley between white and Asian students.
[M4] The testimony of a white man with black names.
[P1] Men are more likely than women to be down with the idea of being time-traveling assassins.
[P2] If you’re immune from contagious yawning, you might just be a psychopath.
[P3] Scientific American looks at how to ethically extract a confession.
[P4] Your brain is actually capable of remembering crazy-random passwords, if you know how.
[P5] “It turns out when you lock constitutionally anxious people in a new environment full of psychotic people, they become really really anxious.” –Scott Alexander
[D1] Well, this is one way to propose. Not that I can say a whole lot, because I used a blog to pop the question (though I was kneeling behind her and said the words verbally).
[D2] Shocker: Dating couples and married couples communicate differently.
[D3] Decoding superior online dating profiles.
[D4] In the online dating world, having an enhanced photo makes you more trustworthy to women, but less trustworthy to men.
[A1] Ole Miss is now (likely) the only state university that will no longer fly its state flag on campus. Here’s hoping that the state changes the flag into something the university will fly proudly.
[A2] What happens when the world’s driest desert gets some rain? This happens. Wow.
[A3] Puerto Rico’s solution to its debt problem may be to just stop paying.
[A4] This is a pretty heartwarming story.
[A5] State lines – or in this case provincial ones – can lead to weird results (see also, Texarkana).
[A6] In Canada, immigration officials have a checklist of what to look for when trying to detect their equivalent of green card marriages. Some are saying it’s problematic.