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How much are teachers paid in every US state?

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How much money are teachers in the US paid? The correct answer, of course, is "not enough." As nationwide teacher strikes continue, HowMuch created infographics showing the average annual teacher salary by state. Above is the elementary school infographic.

The coasts offer the highest salaries, led by liberal states like New York and California, where teachers can make tens of thousands of dollars more than the national average wage of about $49k. There are also a couple of states in the Upper Midwest where teachers can make between $60-70,000, including Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan. The combination of above-average incomes with great benefits like a pension make these places ideal for teachers.

See the middle school and high school data here: "The Best (and Worst) States for Teacher Compensation"

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mxm23
23 days ago
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Shouldn’t this be normalized by cost of living?
$80k in NYC isn’t much more than $60k in Michigan, right?
San Rafael, CA
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Is Facebook a Platform or a Publisher?

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From a profile of Irish attorney Paul Tweed for The New York Times, by David Kirkpatrick:

In a February debate over revenge porn televised on the Irish national broadcaster, Mr. Tweed squared off against Niamh Sweeney, Facebook’s policy chief for Ireland. Ms. Sweeney said that one way Facebook was trying to address the issue was by inviting individuals to preemptively submit naked or other embarrassing pictures of themselves so the company’s software could block efforts to post the images. (A pilot program is underway in Australia.)

What could possibly go wrong with this scheme?

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mxm23
30 days ago
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Send noods
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Two Americans Were Detained by a Border Patrol Agent After He Heard Them Speaking Spanish

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Amy B. Wang, reporting for The Washington Post:

“We were just talking, and then I was going to pay,” Suda told The Washington Post. “I looked up [and saw the agent], and then after that, he just requested my ID. I looked at him like, ‘Are you serious?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, very serious.’ ”

Suda said she felt uncomfortable and began recording the encounter with her cellphone after they had moved into the parking lot. In the video Suda recorded, she asks the agent why he is detaining them, and he says it is specifically because he heard them speaking Spanish.

“Ma’am, the reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here, and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here,” the agent can be heard saying in the video.

They were detained for nearly an hour for speaking Spanish. This guy should lose his job over this; I worry he’ll get a promotion.

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mxm23
30 days ago
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Soy milk.
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500,000 home routers have been infected with VPNFilter, malware that steals data and bricks devices

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VPNFilter is a sophisticated, multi-stage malware package, part of the new breed of boot-persistent malware (software that can survive a reboot); it targets home routers and network-attached storage devices, then steals passwords and logins that traverse the network and exfiltrates it to the creators' servers. (more…)

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mxm23
30 days ago
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Okay Boing Boing. You fuckers need to lead with the routers affected so we can do something about this. Don’t bury the lede.
San Rafael, CA
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StopTheMadness

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From developer Jeff Johnson:

StopTheMadness is a Safari extension for Mac that stops web sites from making Safari harder to use. Some web sites disable Mac user interface features in Safari that you normally expect to work. For example:

  • password autocomplete
  • ⌘-click to open a link in a new tab
  • ⌘-key keyboard shortcuts
  • selecting, copying, cutting, and pasting of text
  • drag and drop
  • opening contextual menus

StopTheMadness ensures that those features continue to work in Safari. With StopTheMadness enabled, the annoying web sites that deliberately make your life harder suddenly become easy to use again!

This extension works great and fixes so many little things that annoy me about websites. I just ran into a site today that somehow ate my keyboard shortcut for switching between tabs. I realized I hadn’t yet installed StopTheMadness on this Mac (I’ve been running it on my MacBook Pro for a few weeks). I installed it, restarted Safari, and boom — that website no longer eats my keyboard shortcut. This is also a great way to work around those banking sites that try to keep you from autocompleting passwords.

$5 and worth every penny.

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mxm23
36 days ago
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I honestly don't understand the sites that make you type, not paste, your password. Isn't that encouraging shorter, easier-to-remember, and thus less-secure, passwords?
San Rafael, CA
MotherHydra
36 days ago
It fosters wrong behavior because it likely ticks a compliance checkbox (at least with the banks).
sirshannon
36 days ago
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Finally.
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In Stunning Reversal, Trump Vows to Help China’s ZTE Stay in Business After U.S. Sanctions

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Even in an administration that has gotten us used to reversals and back-and-forths, President Donald Trump performed an impressive U-Turn on policy Sunday, when he wrote a tweet vowing to help Chinese telecom giant ZTE get back in business following devastating U.S. sanctions. Days earlier, ZTE had said it would cease “major operating activities” because of trade sanctions imposed by the United States. The Commerce Department had last month banned American companies from supplying to ZTE for seven years as a result of findings that it had illegally sold goods to Iran and North Korea.

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump suggested he told the Commerce Department to get ZTE back in business. “Too many jobs in China lost,” Trump wrote. “Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!” Trump also said he was working with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to give ZTE “a way to get back into business, fast.”

ZTE had already agreed to a $1.2 billion fine due to the violations of sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Yet the ban was the result of the Commerce Department finding that the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer had failed to comply with terms of the agreement. Although American wireless companies don’t use ZTE products out of security concerns, the company relies on a lot of components from American companies for its products.

Analysts were immediately confused about the president’s tweet particularly because it seemed to be such a clear reversal fromhis usual tough stance on China. Plus in his tweets, Trump seemed to show concern over Chinese jobs rather than American ones, which has long been his rallying cry. Many were also confused as to why the president gave away what many saw as the main leverage the United states had over China in the tense trade discussions between the two countries. “If Mr. Trump was announcing a huge concession with his tweet, it was without any indication of what he might have gotten in return,” notes the New York Times.

Experts said the move by Trump was unprecedented because “it’s highly unusual for a president to personally intervene in a regulatory matter and could undercut the leverage of Treasury and Commerce officials seeking to enforce sanctions and trade rules,” notes the Washington Post. The move could send a sign to foreign leaders that the way to get their way with the United States is to convince Trump personally.

“I am speechless,” Kevin Wolf, who oversaw the launch of the ZTE case as assistant secretary of commerce in the Obama administration, told the Financial Times. “I’m highly confident that a [US] president has never intervened in a law-enforcement matter like this before . . . It’s so outside the way the rules were set up.”



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mxm23
39 days ago
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Strange that Trump didn't mention all the jobs in the USA that will be saved by ZTE buying American supplies and software. e.g. Qualcomm, Intel, etc.
San Rafael, CA
wreichard
40 days ago
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Emperor Trump flexes his muscles and proves he is beholden to no one, including the US electorate.
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mareino
39 days ago
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It's not fair to punish ZTE for selling to Iran! But it's really important to impose sanctions on all those American companies that sell to Iran.
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