Gulping information in big bytes

Quick question … what’s a quintillion? I, for one, had to look it up. A quintillion is 1,000 trillion, or 1 followed by 18 zeroes. According to San Diego researchers, Americans in 2008 collectively consumed 10.8 quintillion words of information, more than doubling the 4.5 quintillion we consumed in 1980. This works out to 100,500 words per day per American — the equivalent of 4 Shakespeare

Are teachers really serving their students well?

This week, Deloitte LLP released a report based on its national educational survey asking 401 teachers what they thought was their primary mission. Deloitte then asked 601 lower-income students what they thought was the most important purpose of high school. The report suggests that there is a major disconnect between what students want out of