Today’s Word: interloper (noun) – An interloper (IN-ter-loh-per) is a person who interferes or meddles. As used by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet. Let him not peep or steal, or skulk up and down with the air of a charity-boy, a bastard, or an interloper.”

Did You Know?: Some facts about women in education*

  • Since 1976, girls enrolled in gifted and talented education programs have outnumbered boys.
  • Girls are evenly represented in biology and outnumber boys in chemistry, but are underrepresented in physics.
  • Girls outnumber boys in AP science, AP foreign languages, and several other AP subjects. In AP math (calculus and statistics), however, boys have consistently outnumbered girls.
  • 57% of students in higher education are women.
  • In 2009-10, females represented 57.4% of students receiving a bachelor’s degree and 62.6% of students receiving a master’s degree.

*Source: the US Department of Education

Worth Quoting: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King

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