Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wedges, Splitting Logs, and The U.S. Government

I keep hearing the same old tired platitudes from our congress and executive branch. I wonder when was the last time you heard something that was really new? Can You remember when something truly new was proposed other than a … Continue reading

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A Short Lesson In National Debt – Is There Really Any Difference Between a Million and a Trillion?

Everette Dirksen  a politician from Illinois, about 40 years ago made a comment about the federal budget. His comment about controlling the federal budget  was ,” You know, a million here a million there and  pretty soon it all starts to add up.” We … Continue reading

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Prostroy – A New Educational Folly

“Prostroy”  is a new word I have coined to describe the process of protecting something so well that you destroy its use or value. This morning I read,  in another sign that the educational  apocalypse is upon us,  that several … Continue reading

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The NEA and The Educational Double Standard

In an article in the Des Moines Register on 3/19/13 the NEA ( National Education Association)  is quoted from their website in regards to tracking and ability grouping that . “ For struggling students a steady diet of lower expectations  leads … Continue reading

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Selecting a New Educational Leader

I was an educator of gifted and talented children for more than half of my 40 years of teaching. Due to my experiences I understand that a high percentage of our gifted students are not challenged by our schools, they … Continue reading

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Follow the Bouncing Ball, Forget the Straining Brain

I attended an academic competition yesterday called Academic Decathlon. The subject of Decathlon this year was Russia and students read, discussed and learned about everything Russian before the competition. Students participated in a 2 day contest that included writing an … Continue reading

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