Category Archives: Education

We Don’t Need No Education

When Pink Floyd made that part of their album “The Wall”, it rang out as an anthem. Many people thought it was simply a rebellious streak against conformity, but it seems at least to me (and yes, I’m willing to … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Before you think I’ve drunk a bit too much of the political kool-aid, this isn’t about politics. It’s something a bit simpler than that. We all have an image courtesy of Russell Crowe and tons of imagination about ancient Rome … Continue reading

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Shooting Yourself in the Foot, Texas Style

The upcoming Texas legislative session is going to be interesting, to put it mildly. Even though our governor assured us during his campaign that Texas was in great shape and there’s lots of money coming in, it turns out that … Continue reading

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On the Controversy of Obama Addressing Schoolchildren

First off, I primarily want to respect other people’s opinions while giving them the chance to respect mine. That may be impossible, but at least I can try. If you’ve been in a cave the past week or so, there’s … Continue reading

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Jacob, School, and Reversing the Field

This note comes courtesy of Laureen: Ok-looks like homeschooling is officially on hold. Seems like Mrs. FullerĀ  is dearly beloved by all the staff, and judging by the number of older kids who stopped by to say hello to her … Continue reading

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Taylor Mali, one of my heroes

Just check this video out, then go visit his site.

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On teaching

Another diary entry.

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Okay, this confuses me

Check out that sign As the entry tag on fark.com states: “After your kid fails the minimum skills assessment, a sign reading “Let are kids walk” is probably not going to convince the school he/she should walk for graduation.” Now … Continue reading

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