Tuesday Links (05/01/12)

How Shakespeare Changed Everything: My grade 12 English teacher was right. You don’t have to like Shakespeare, but being culturally literate means being familiar with his major works.

Songs from District 12: Did the Hunger Games produce a movie soundtrack worth buying?

Class dismissed: “Half of new bachelor’s degree grads are either unemployed or underemployed, according to the Associated Press. . . .  In my darker moments, I sometimes wonder if the root of the problem with public higher education in America is that it was designed to create and support a massive middle class. . . . When the goal of a prosperous middle class was tacitly dismissed, dominos started to fall.  “

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