Category Archives: Education

So sad…

When charter schools are nonprofit in name only Many institutions are paying for-profit companies for management services, and regulators are taking notice http://www.salon.com/2014/12/11/when_charter_schools_are_nonprofit_in_name_only_partner/ The rich get richer, the taxpayer takes it in the ass. Ain’t America Grand? Moveon.org has decided … Continue reading

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Organic: better, the same or worse?

Is organic food better for you? http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/05/opinion/carroll-organic-food-nutrition/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 While things _may_ have progressed to the point where we are getting negative returns on our investment, for the most part the last several centuries of steadily increasing technological application toward food has … Continue reading

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“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”

Why the GOP really wants to defund IRS Hint: It’s not about punishing administrative incompetence. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/01/why-the-gop-really-wants-to-defund-irs/ Back from my week long ‘vacation’ (the bulk of which was 10-12 hours a day of back breaking work (in sauna-like temps) to get … Continue reading

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This is what happens when you spoil your children

Student’s lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/04/justice/student-sues-parents-new-jersey/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 Though I think the bimbo (am I revealing my bias with that choice of word?) at the center of this is totally wrong and hopefully the court will … Continue reading

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Retweet

Blind eye to scientific fraud is dangerous http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/06/opinion/wong-scientific-fraud/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 I debated blogging about the above article. When I read it I was motivated, but as I started to think about what I would write that would be different than stuff I … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Journey

On my ride in this morning I had a mental conversation with my boy about encyclopedias in general and Wikipedia in particular. I figured it would be a good thing to add to my blog, so here she be… There … Continue reading

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Systems engineering

Goals vs. Systems http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/goals_vs_systems/ This is another interesting article from Mr. Dilbert. I suggest my reader(s) take a look, but for this post it was more or less a trigger and my post won’t focus too much on it. When … Continue reading

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Equality for few and justice for none

Why Robert Reich Cares so Passionately about Economic Inequality http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2013/10/why-robert-reich-cares-so-passionately-about-economic-inequality.html An interesting interview about our current failure to foster any sort of efforts toward remedying income inequality. According to the interviewee, we have had periods in the past where inequality … Continue reading

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Student Loan Debacle

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education – saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a bubble that could bring down the economy http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/ripping-off-young-america-the-college-loan-scandal-20130815 … Continue reading

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Born lucky

Practice and Genes http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/practice_and_genes/ I used to believe that plenty of perspiration with a dash of inspiration would lead to success achieving goals. Now, in my cynical old age, I believe it boils down to the three factors of real … Continue reading

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