In national surveys, when teachers are polled as to the best way to boost their effectiveness, their number one recommendation is to reduce class size – far above any other reform offered, including merit pay. When Finland’s leaders sought to improve their students’ academic performance, they instituted measures that included reducing class size, boosting teachers’ salaries, and eliminating standardized testing . Teaching is now a highly sought after profession in Finland, and Finnish students top the world in academic performance.
Preheat oven to 325°.
In a large bowl combine the cake mix and chocolate pudding.. Stir until combined. Next mix in the eggs, canola oil and water. Stir in the sour cream and then chocolate chips.
Pour cake mix into the cupcake liners (about 3/4 the way full). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they Spring back when touched. Do not over cook. You can also test with a tooth pick to make sure the centers are cooked all the way through.
Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.
Frost with buttercream frosting (recipe below).
If a car is powered by electricity, however, the energy has to be stored in batteries that have a much lower energy density than gasoline does. To carry 300 miles’ worth of energy, an electric car would need a lot of very heavy batteries. Furthermore, it is difficult to deliver the energy needed to power an electric car in an acceptably short time. Modern battery-powered cars charge at a rate roughly a thousand times slower than the rate of refueling with gasoline, meaning overnight charging is required to store enough energy for a day’s worth of driving. For most Americans in the fast-paced 21st century, that’s an unacceptably long time span.