<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Education Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//education <![CDATA[The Best School Jokes Ever Told]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/school-jokes/jack-napier
A list of the funniest jokes about going to school that you’ve ever heard. Outside of these school jokes, there’s nothing funny about the classroom. Seriously, we tried to think about something else that was funny about taking tests and dealing with windbag teachers. We speak for everyone when we say that school is no fun at all and it’s a big waste of time. Just kidding, stay in school kids! While you’re stuck in school, at least you can have some fun with your miserable life by reading these super funny student jokes. Enjoy!

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or even an administrator, you can appreciate every single one of these funny school jokes. If you want to be the class clown or the talk of the school yard, then learn a few of these jokes and try them out with classmates - you’ll be the king of the schoolyard in no time! If you get sent to detention, don't worry. Just keep some of this school humor in your sock and you’ll be you’ll be writing "RANKER HAS THE BEST LISTS OF JOKES ABOUT SCHOOL EVER" on the chalkboard until your arm falls off.

Vote up you favorite jokes about school, and tell us all about that teacher that you hate in the comment section!
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Why Couldn't the Mobius Strip Enroll in School?
The school required an orientation. 
How Did the Geography Student Drown?
His grades were below C-level.
Why Is 6 Afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9, of course.

Why Did the Student Throw His Watch Out the Window?
He wanted to see time fly. 

What's a Chalkboard's Favorite Drink?
Hot chalk-olate! 

Why Don't They Serve Beer at Math Parties?
Because you can't drink and derive... 
Why Did the Student Take a Ladder to School?
Because they were going to high school!
What Three Candies Can You Find at Every School?
Nerds, DumDums, and smarties. 
What's a Teacher's Favorite Nation?
What Happened to the Plant in Math Class?
It grew square roots.

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<![CDATA[28 Rappers with Degrees]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rappers-with-degrees/ranker-hip-hop
From the East Coast to the West Coast, and from the Dirty South to the city of Paris, famous rappers all over the world have received college degrees. Some of these hip-hop stars earned their degrees after attending four years of college, while others were presented with honorary degrees for their contributions to the arts.

Who is the most famous rapper with a degree? Lil Wayne tops our list. In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston. LL Cool J received an honorary degree from Northeastern University in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to recognize my body of work and my contributions to the world of art is an amazing feeling." Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.

M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Lil Jon spent two years studying at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia before going on to finish college at Ohio State University in 1993.

Are you surprised that so many rappers have degrees? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.
Donald Glover
Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006.
Lil Wayne
In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston.
Ice Cube
Ice Cube earned a two-year degree from the Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1988.
Kanye West
Kanye West received an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 
LL Cool J
LL Cool J received an honorary degree from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to rec­og­nize my body of work and my con­tri­bu­tions to the world of art is an amazing feeling."
Mos Def
Mos Def reportedly graduated from NYU.
M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli studied experimental theater at New York University.
"Timber" rapper, Pitbull, received an honorary degree from Doral College in 2014.

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<![CDATA[The Best Songs About Education]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/songs-about-education/ranker-music
We all enjoy learning new things, so why not rank the best songs about education for this list? Education songs come in many forms. Some of the best songs about education criticize the current school system, but other good education songs are about the good times had with friends in school. Many of these songs mention the word education in their titles and others reference school in their lyrics.

Pink Floyd's “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” is by far one of the best songs about education. They liken traditional teaching to “thought control” in this iconic song.

The Jackson 5 teach listeners about the ABCs and 123s of love on their hit, “ABC,” and Alice Cooper celebrates the end of the curriculum with his single, “School's Out.”Nada Surf gives a lesson on being cool with their 1996 tune, “Popular.” Pearl Jam also has several songs about education. Their tracks “Jeremy” and “Education” appear on this list of the top education songs.

Which song about education do you think is the best? Vote it up to No. 1 and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2

Hot for Teacher

School's Out


The Headmaster Ritual


Sex Education Ghetto Style


Adult Education

Charlie Brown

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<![CDATA[Top Cities of the Muslim World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-cities-of-the-muslim-world/mkglobetrotter
The Muslim World spreads from  Algiers to Afghanistan, from Karachi to Kuala Lampur and comprises of a large part in Asia and much of Middle East. Which city is your favorite? Vote up your favorite! 

Is it Kuala Lampur? Dubai or the serene Istanbul?? Let the race begin!










Kuala Lampur


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<![CDATA[Universities With The Best College Sports Programs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/universities-with-the-best-college-sports-programs
College sports programs are a large source of pride among American universities. What are the colleges with the best sports programs& It's time for the fans to decide!

Whether it's basketball, football, or even baseball season, universities and alumni want to be the best athletic program, period. What university has the best sports program& Here are the colleges with the greatest all around sports programs in the country. If you don't vote for your top athletic college, you are letting down your favorite athletes and your classmates. Don't be a cause of shame for your alma mater!

Notice your favorite school missing from the ranks& Add a contributing list to give a vote with some heft. You can also use the voting buttons to say whether you think a college should have been included or not.

Ohio State University

Stanford University

University of Alabama

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of Texas at Austin

University of Florida

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<![CDATA[Best University in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-university-in-the-world/bennicholson
What do you think is the best university in the world ever? I have tried to get as many different universities from as many different places as possible from top university lists and personal knowledge but please add any I have forgot.

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Imperial College London

Kyoto University

Stanford University

University College London

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

University of St Andrews

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<![CDATA[The Best Countries for Study Abroad]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-for-study-abroad/ranker-travel
List of the Best Countries to Study Abroad ranked from best to worst. Almost every college and university has programs that allow their students to study abroad. How do these young scholars decide which nation will provide them with quality education and a great adventure? Vote on this list of the best countries to study abroad and share your wisdom with all adventurous undergrads.
There are many factors to consider when deciding which country to spend a semester in while you study abroad. If your a foodie, Italy is your best bet to immerse yourself in decadent cuisine. France offers beautiful scenery, vast culture and rigorous curriculums, providing students studying abroad with an unforgettable experience.

For a semester abroad that is inexpensive, check out what the various African countries have to offer. Kenya and Tanzania both offer students a quality education mixed with rich cultural diversity and amazing opportunities to observe wildlife, while remaining easy on the pocket book. Mexico also provides studious travelers with wonderful educational opportunities for a fair price. Another bonus to heading south of the border is that for many students home is only a few hours away.

Which country will land in the top spot on this list of the best countries to study abroad? Time will tell, but be sure to vote to make sure that your favorite spot is featured high on the list.


Czech Republic





Republic of Ireland




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<![CDATA[The Best YouTube Education Channels Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-education-channels-youtube/youtuber
Whether you are 9 or 99, YouTube is a great place to further your education and learn new things about science, technology, math, and languages. These YouTube education channels are smart, interesting, and entertaining, so it won't feel like you're stuck in a classroom. Good education videos are so unique because each uploader really takes the time to put passion and knowledge into each one, so that their viewers will have fun while learning. 

For kids, "Super Simple Songs" and "KidsTV123" offer great educational videos. Adults, however, will probably enjoy the "TEDx Talks" channel, which allows viewers to hear experts discuss different, interesting topics. 
Add your favorite YouTuber to the list if they're missing, and make sure to vote for your favorites below! 

Busy Beavers

Khan Academy


Mother Goose Club


Mother Goose Club Playhouse


Muffin Songs

Super Simple Songs


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<![CDATA[10 Things You Should Know About Charter Schools]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/charter-school-facts/jessica-lawshe
When it comes down to it, a charter school may not actually be any better than a traditional classroom. It depends on who's running it, it depends on the other parents who send their kids to it, and it depends on what you want from your kid's school.

As education funding drops, stressed public schools are closing in favor of this social experiment. But are charter schools really the answer to our failing public education system? Before you sign on to the shiny, new beacon of hope opening in your district... there are a couple things you should know.  

Charters schools have existed in the United States since 1991, and there are now more than 6,000 nationwide. These schools usually operate under private management, and boast small class sizes and innovative teaching styles that attract families and educators. But in cities throughout the U.S., charters and traditional public schools seem to be locked in competition for just about everything: students, funding, and survival, which often hinges on students' test scores. 

As with anything involving your children, you want to know the facts. Read on to learn important charter schools facts and secrets. Vote up the most helpful tip! 


"Co-location" is when a charter school and a traditional school share the same campus. This happens when a school district assigns "unused rooms" (meaning not always staffed) to a charter program. Examples include storage spaces and computer labs. 

According to Robin Potash, an elementary school teacher and chair of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), “One of the difficult things about having a charter school co-located on a district public school campus is that . . . the two schools end up competing for those things that are necessary to provide a quality education for the students.”

Source: The Huffington Post

No Spending Oversight

According to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), over the past two decades, the federal government has spent more than $3.3 billion to support the charter school industry. Yet there is no comprehensive list of schools that have received these funds. As a result, tax payers have no way of knowing how much federal money each charter school has received, and thus what has been wasted.  

Source: PR Watch
Uncertified Teachers
According to All Education Schools, state certification requirements for charter school teachers vary. That means some states require charter school teachers be certified, and others don't. To learn more about your specific state, look at this list from the Education Commission of the States
Lack of Experience at All Levels
From teachers to administrators, there is a huge lack of experience. According to teacher Britt Mickley, many of her co-workers at the charter elementary school she worked at in Columbus, Ohio were not professionally-trained educators. The school (which was run by a husband and wife team) advertised positions on Craigslist and accepted people “desperate for any sort of work."

Source: neaToday

Special Needs? Don't Bother Applying
It's been shown that despite the fact that federal laws require all publicly funded schools to serve disabled students, charter schools do not enroll students with disabilities at the same rate as traditional public schools. This is due to the fact that charter schools often feel the pressure to keep test scores high in comparison to traditional schools. 

Source: The Huffington Post

Massive Tax Breaks for Investors
In 2001 the Consolidated Appropriations Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The law granted tax incentives to businesses that locate and hire residents in economically depressed urban and rural areas. That means banks and equity funds that invest in charter schools in underserved areas can take advantage of a very generous tax credit.

Source: The Huffington Post

Not Open to All
According to Reuters, "charters aggressively screen student applicants, assessing their academic records, parental support, disciplinary history, motivation, special needs and even their citizenship, sometimes in violation of state and federal law." This means that if you don't meet the standards, your kid is not getting in. 
Misleadingly High Test Scores
Charter schools have long claimed higher scoring test results than traditional schools. An analysis of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reported on by The Washington Post concludes:  "The clear answer that appears repeatedly is that after controlling for student demographics, charter schools show test-score results at levels that are not meaningfully better or worse than district schools."
No Funding for Poor or Less Populous States
Funding for charter schools is based on a formula for each child enrolled in the school. This formula varies from school to school and state to state. That means in states where populations are low like Alaska, Colorado, and Minnesota, charters receive less money than regular schools. 

Source: Great! Kids

Lack of Funding
Because charter schools do not receive funding from school districts to purchase, lease, or improve facilities, securing financing can be problematic. Some schools lack tangible assets and an operating history that lenders use for approving mortgage loan applications.

Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources

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<![CDATA[U.S. News Top Global Universities United States]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/u-s-news-global-universities-united-states-top-10/josephyhu


California Institute of Technology

Columbia University

Harvard University

Johns Hopkins University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Princeton University

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Chicago

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