Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Forex Education

What is forex?
Forex is simply an online currency exchange trade that involves a simultaneous buying and selling of currencies. It is presently the largest financial market worldwide with an average daily turnover of about $2trillion. Forex is traded globally for 24-hours daily and five days in a week with a break on Saturdays and Sundays. Individuals, cooperatives and banks trade forex from various parts of the world.
Nigeria in focus is growing fast in this trade ever since it was reduced to a start up capital of a minimum $100 due to the rise in internet access and usage. This took effect from late 1990's against the minimum $10m it previously used to be. In forex trade, traders with small trading capital like $100 are called retail traders and most traders from Nigeria fall into this category.
What Is Needed To Start Trading Forex?
All one needs to start trading forex are;
(1) A good forex education from this site
(2) A good and fast computer
(3) A good, fast and reliable internet connection
(4) A mininum trading capital of $100 dollars
Who Is A Broker?
A broker is an individual or a company that buys and sells orders according to trader's decision. Brokers earn money by charging a fee called the Bid-Ask spread for their services. The main function of brokers are to connect buyers or sellers directly to the forex market for exchange of currencies.
What Are The Risks Involved?
Forex trading is highly profitable if only you can learn and practice well before investing in it. You can also loose when you lack sufficient knowledge and skills in this trade.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quality Education

With the way the economy has been, there have been a lot of cutbacks in almost every aspect of life. From jobs to spending, people have been forced to make sacrifices in order to get by. Several organizations and businesses have made reductions to stay afloat. With all of these cutbacks, educational institutions have been a topic of debate. On one hand, some colleges have made reductions in course offerings and faculty employed to cover the lack of money. While on the other hand, some have simply increased their tuition in order to preserve the quality of their education.
According to a study written in the New York Time's article, "Study Finds Public Discontent With Colleges," many Americans are losing faith in college education. In fact, 60% of citizens surveyed are saying, "colleges today operate like businesses, concerned more with their bottom line than with the educational experience of students." A vast amount of the United State population feel that colleges and universities are more focused with their financial reward rather than the education they are providing.
In his speech, Martin Luther King Jr. talks about the true function of education, saying it is "to teach one to think intensively and to think critically." He goes on to say, "But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society."
So with the recent cutbacks in higher education, are schools becoming a menace to society, or are they continuing to teach students to think intensively and critically?
In order for schools to run with "efficiency" they need the necessary resources: highly educated professors, up-to-date technology, clean campuses and an inviting place to learn. However, these things cannot be achieved without money. So how can Americans continue to get the standard of education they are expecting if schools lowered tuition?
In the same study, more than two-thirds felt that colleges should "use federal stimulus money to hold down tuition, even if it means less money for operations and programs." But it's important to point out that these two-thirds are also some of the same 60% saying, "colleges operate like businesses." So by saying that they would rather have lower tuition by giving less money to "operations and programs" these two-thirds are turning colleges into the "businesses" they are frowning upon.
The senior vice president of government and public affairs for the American Council on Education, Terry Hartle, said, in reference to lowering tuition, "The public is not always right." She goes on to explain that running a first-class college costs money and if schools cut tuition, then they "would require cuts in areas that most people see as fundamental to quality."
Education is one of the most important aspects of life and those like, Terry Hartle, are wise to protect and preserve the quality of education. Yes the costs may seem steep, but the price students' pay is incomparable to the knowledge they obtain.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Education News

Among other understandings, teachers of America's elementary and high school students were always expected to set examples for their students.
Aside from the obvious of not seducing their students, public school teachers were expected to establish a certain sense of decorum, which mandate in my school district incorporated into the union contract the allowance: "Male teachers are permitted to remove their jackets in the classroom."
Times have changed. Radically.
Teacher-student assignations have become almost commonplace, student behavior has gone far beyond tossing spitballs and chewing gum, and teacher dress codes have gone the way of high-buttoned shoes. Aside from teachers hitting on students, other behavioral modifications on the part of teachers are much less forgivable, especially when the example they are setting is one of extreme misbehavior and lawlessness.
Teachers and other public servants in Wisconsin have the same rights accorded to every American under the First Amendment to the Constitution's prohibition against infringement on freedom of speech, interference with the right to peaceably assemble, and the right of petitioning governmental redress of grievances.
What teachers do not have the right or privilege to do is to disgrace themselves and their profession, to break laws, to interfere with government functions, or to shamelessly trash both their profession and themselves by allowing teacher and outside thugs to direct and dictate their criminal activities.
In Wisconsin, teachers protesting new Republican Governor Scott Walker's attempts to clean up the fiscal mess he inherited have reached new lows in their efforts to resist limitations on collective bargaining rights.
Despite Walker's offers of compromise, Wisconsin "educators" have abandoned their classroom responsibilities by calling in sick in droves, falsifying medical "sick notes," committing outright slander against their duly-elected representatives, and resorting to the same bullying tactics they decry in their schools, all of which are condoned by the nation's Bully-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama
Acting more like semi-civilized Third Worlders instead of American student role models, their protests are costing millions. Their illegal seizure, occupation, and trashing of the Capitol building in Madison have, to date, resulted in some $7.5 million in damages and clean-up costs for their cash-strapped state, costs to be borne by already overburdened taxpayers: "Estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage."
The teacher and other unions reached rock bottom with death threats designed to intimidate not only Republican legislators who are struggling to achieve some fiscal sanity in the Badger State but their families as well.
One unedited, 2 paragraph email included the following polite threat which was more akin to a promise, replete with specific details on how the murders would occur:
"Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then itwill save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die... So we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won't tell you all of them because that's just no fun."
The email concluded with, "Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!!."
(In late Wisconsin news, the disruptive unionists were forcibly removed from the Capitol by police in order for the legislators-sans Democrat senators who were still in hiding-to conduct the state's business.)
It's not mere coincidence that, as pandemonium reigns in Madison, chaotic failure reigns in America's public schools. Obama's Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, who had previously officiated at Chicago's record education failures, tore into George W. Bush's 2002 "No Child Left Behind" education reform law.
In effect, Duncan doesn't like NCLB's reasonable standards because they have worked too well. However, over the course of nine years America's teachers, school administrators, and state education departments were not capable of raising student and math skills. He "stressed the law is fundamentally broken and needs to be fixed this year, otherwise he forecast 82 percent of the schools [some 80,000 of 100,000] could miss testing targets. That would be up from 37 percent in 2010."
NCLB left too many kids behind and therefore should be revamped to make it appear as if those left behind really should be considered as doing just fine since the NCLB requisites were, well, too exacting and unreasonable.
Lower standards sufficiently and orangutans could graduate, and teachers and administrators and states would be off the hook. It's much easier to lower standards than to raise edcational levels.
Duncan's scheme-which is widely opposed-is the rough equivalent of the Wisconsin teachers' schemes in that they both are exercises in deception. Duncan wants to give up on improving education so more students can feel good about being nimrods. In Wisconsin, they're pretending to be protesting on principles and preserving rights whereas they are really attempting to perpetrate a venal fraud.
Imagine if the teachers were to devote as much energy to teaching as they are to rampaging. They could actually meet NCLB standards and educate their kids!