Monthly Archives: April 2014

Some Short thoughts on Today’s News in the U.S.

    On Racism in the NBA “Stupid is as Stupid Does”            Forest Gump Only in the professional sports are racist morons punished more severely than murderers.   Oklahoma Execution Problems “They Shoot Horses Don’t They”            Horace McCoy Any large … Continue reading

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10 More Questions:

  Do people who are starving or in the midst of war notice the arrival of spring and the hope it always awakens in me? Do people living in the heart of big cities feel the arrival of spring or … Continue reading

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Are Politicians Blind in the Shakespearean Sense?

If we assume that politicians are not evil then we must find some other reason for their often self serving actions.  If we accept that politicians often seem to be in love with their ideas if not themselves then perhaps we … Continue reading

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Are Early Retirement Packages Good for Education?

  I note that the one common factor when budget cutting becomes necessary  is that teachers are being offered incentives for early retirement.  Only in a bureaucracy do we provide incentives designed to steal away our most experienced and possibly … Continue reading

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35  Reasons Why I am Tired

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Standardized Testing and Achievment – An Inverse Relationship?

Standardized Tests can be a valuable tool if used judiciously and consistently as an educational aid and a review of where we have been and where we need to go in general areas of the curriculum. At the current time … Continue reading

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Did Tinker, Tinker With Our Educational System?

There are lots of stories in the media right now about the anniversary of the  Tinker vs The Des Moines Board of Education verdict (Students do not shed their rights at the school house door).  Most articles gush delightedly about … Continue reading

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