Its founders’ mission back in 1995 — aside from not being evil — was to implement a page ranking system based on the rules of academic citation. In academia, citations are like currency. Your publication will stand in higher esteem the more other publications cite it. As graduate students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin created their search algorithm with the idea of ranking pages based on how often other pages “cite” them — or, in this case, link back to them.
We live in a globally connected, information saturated world. To thrive, our students need to learn in and out of school, in person and online, together and independently. Students need learning experiences that meet them where they are, engage them deeply, let them progress at a pace that meets their individual needs, and helps them master the skills for today and tomorrow.
“There’s a basic agreement in America: When you put in a day’s work, you’ll receive a day’s pay. DPS (Detroit Public Schools) is breaking that deal,” Bailey said. “Teachers want to be in the classroom giving children a chance to learn and reach their potential. Unfortunately, by refusing to guarantee that we will be paid for our work, DPS is effectively locking our members out of the classrooms.”
It’s unclear how many students Monday’s sickout affects, but about 46,000 students are enrolled in Detroit Public Schools, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The sickouts aren’t necessary, said district official Steven Rhodes.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Rhodes, a retired bankruptcy judge, in February to be the transition manager for Detroit Public Schools as state lawmakers work on improving academics and finances in the state’s largest school district, according to Snyder’s office