The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Kindergarten Teachers, Wall Street Diversity, and How To Argue Better

-New research finds that you really do learn everything you need to know in kindergarten. So how much should a good teacher be paid ? [ New York Times ]

-Reform law aims to promote diversity on Wall Street . [ Politico ]

-A month after Abby Sunderland was rescued in the Indian Ocean, 14-year-old Laura Dekker is rigging up to sail solo around the world . [ The Daily Beast ]

-“Couples meetings” help partners argue more effectively . [ Wall Street Journal ]

-California voters don’t agree with Carly Fiorina about Barbara Boxer ‘s hair. [ Gawker ]

Photograph of kindergarten classroom by Chris Hondros/Getty Images.