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Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Improving low income neighborhoods in Baltimore Maryland

Would reparations for descendants of African Slaves improve Black Baltimore?  

Would a universal basic income of $1,000 a month improve low income Baltimore neighborhoods?

Would free classes like literacy, interpersonal skill training and meditation improve low income neighborhoods in Baltimore? 

What would be successful in Baltimore City may work well across the United States of America.

Marc Sims

WYPR  Baltimore: Reparations: Can America Atone for the Sin of Slavery?  

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Meet the Baltimore Yogi Helping Black Men 'Heal' Through Yoga


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The CTU Needs To Innovate or Go Sit Down

Have you ever heard the Chicago Teachers Union talk about teaching and learning?   Is the CTU preparing all students for the jobs of the future?  Have you seen any education innovation from the CTU?  Is the CTU teaching students how to run a small business, sale a product or service, and how to succeed in life without a Bachelor’s degree?

If the Chicago Teachers Union cares about average students they would transform the way they are taught and what they should be learning.

Marc Sims

Want a Job in the Future? Be a Student for Life
New digital technologies will destroy many jobs and also create new ones. To survive, everyone will need to keep learning.

It's expected that half of American workers will either be freelancers or contractors within a decade.

Success at School vs Success in Life

WBEZ News:  Significantly fewer black boys — 2,600 fewer — are starting as freshmen now than five years ago. And an increasing number of graduates are getting their degrees from alternative second-chance schools, which are less demanding than traditional schools, but count toward the graduation rate.

NPR: Fewer than 10 percent of books feature characters of color or are written by non-white authors. And there's not a lot of variety in those books, she says. There are often historical narratives about slavery or civil rights.