Dear god in heaven, another Nation At Risk report! As my readers know, I have only used profanity on my blog once. Well, I’m so angry, I’m totally tempted to fill this post with it! However, I will let this one sentence suffice: the Tough Choices Or Tough Times report from the National Center on Education and the Economy isn’t… Continue reading
I wish politicians would quit playing with the future of our children. Instead, I challenge them to put some serious money where their mouth is! Results demand sufficient resources.
The full article linked below contains an interesting graph of test data.
The Bush administration wants to hang a â€˜Mission Accomplished’ banner over N.C.L.B., but a fair assessment is that progress… Continue reading
This is being circulated around the net. I guess if would be funny if it weren’t so close to the truth.
Here’s the football version of what is going on in education right now.
All teams must make the state playoffs and all MUST win the championship. If a team does not win the championship, they will be on probation… Continue reading
In no particular order, a few things I would like to see now that we have neutralized the right wing extremists:
A transition to pay-as-you-go government
A significant reduction in military spending
Meaningful, affordable, and significant healthcare and insurance for the average American
Honesty and decency in office without the emphasis on getting your friends absurdly weathy
A government for… Continue reading
Tonight I enjoyed listening to a conversation between the host, Linda Schacht, and her guests, Geoffrey Nunberg and Deborah Tannen, focused on “Language in Public and Private Life” in the Herbst Theater, an event from the City Arts & Lectures series on NPR. Both of her guests were brilliant and insightful. In this post I just want to focus on… Continue reading
I heard an interesting NPR report this week, an interview with a police officer who has a high tech police car. He talked about a new technology they had piloted in Southern California: two cameras mounted in the police car taking pictures of all of the cars they drive by. The pictures were digitized and the color, make, model and… Continue reading
Reasonable people will think you’re crazy if you’re trying to fix something that isn’t broken. If you haven’t read “The Manufactured Crisis” you need to do so. According to those authors test scores in the USA have consistently been on the rise. But rising test scores doth not political careers or market share make! The “crisis” all started back in… Continue reading
I saw it today. I wanted to laugh, but the power of the message was too overwhelming. I am going to write an article here soon entitled, Am I Conservative Or Am I Liberal. The duplicity of the republican platform actually hurts my heart.
In recent years many have seen the message campaign of the conservative christian movement, What Would… Continue reading
The Bush administration is seeking to obtain the authority to delay the November election because of possible terrorist threats. No specifics are given, well, they never are–just words like bad, massive, etc. His administration loves colors too: red, orange! Reminds me of Pavlov’s dogs and bells. Show the color and the nation is supposed to salivate for the… Continue reading