JEFFREY BROWN: A floor above, an eighth grade social studies class uses the musical “Hamilton” to make history come alive.Teacher Areonne Howard: AREONNE HOWARD, Re NEW Cultural Arts Academy: I’m obsessed with “Hamilton,” and so the rap battles were just a perfect way to bring them into what a debate actually is and how to do it.So let's hear some deserved applause for number one on our list of the most hated people on the internet, the man who makes millions off cheating.(Source 1 | Source 2) In August 2013, Chinese comedic actor Jackie Chan received 6,400 hateful comments on Weibo (one of the most popular Chinese micro blogging websites) just for praising Beijing's blue skies.It’s a school now showing measurable signs of educational advancement. STUDENT: Because, at my old school, when we didn’t have any songs for multiplication, we — like, half my class used to get, like, unsatisfactories, because they didn’t remember it for multiplication.But now that I’m at this school, and I’m singing songs, I can memorize it more.
JEFFREY BROWN: Making music and using the arts to build math and other skills, that’s the theory here at the Re NEW Cultural Arts Academy, a public charter school in New Orleans, not long ago, one of the lowest performing schools in Louisiana, a state ranking near the bottom in the nation.On Chinese social media, where exposing official hypocrisy is a national sport, nothing makes you lose street cred as quickly as supporting the government, and people on Weibo know that Chan has a history of parroting the Communist Party's stances on many things (for example, by claiming that Beijing's air pollution doesn't exist).However, Chan's praise for the air quality – in a city infamous for its pollution – isn't his most outrageous moment in the face of Chinese public opinion.Third-grade teacher David Curran said the possibilities are endless when it comes to technology and the tools that can be used to educate. The self-proclaimed "most hated man on the internet," Noel Biderman is the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, an online dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses. Biderman has a net worth of 0 million, which has largely been amassed through his infamous and controversial online dating service. Have an affair," his website, which was launched in 2001 and is based in Canada, has over 22 million members from 30 countries.