Education Crisis: Testing and Firing Teachers... →
For the past week, the national media has launched an attack on American public education that is unprecedented in our history. NBC devoted countless hours to panels stacked with “experts” who believe that public education is horrible because it has so many “bad” teachers and “bad” principals. The same “experts” appeared again and again to call...
One measure of the ideological uses to which inspirational slogans are put is...– Alfie Kohn, “Bad Signs”
The perils of constitution-worship | The Economist... →
From the article: “The constitution is a thing of wonder, all the more miraculous for having been written when the rest of the world’s peoples were still under the boot of kings and emperors (with the magnificent exception of Britain’s constitutional monarchy, of course). But many of the tea-partiers have invented a strangely ahistorical version of it. For example, they say that the framers’...
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Aphex Twin, age 7: http://i.imgur.com/M27kx.jpg
RT @michaelianblack: If God is so great, where the fuck are all the dinosaurs?
Well, how about that. The Daily Show event in D.C. is real http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118856078167623
This Is What Class Warfare Looks Like →
hungryghoast: Do you see a pattern? Increasing income disparity in the US puts us worse than or on par with much of Latin America in that category. A former economic advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain is advocating lowering the minimum wage. Someone making $100 million per year pays a tax rate just two points higher than someone making $175,000 per year. Wall Street bonuses are...
There are no longer any major institutions in American society, including the...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
Exactly as the special interests of cotton and slavery threatened our political...– Theodore Roosevelt (via azspot)
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In a world where labor does exactly what it’s told to do, it will be devalued....– Seth Godin (via azspot)
Tim Wise » Your House is on Ground Zero (and Quite... →
That many New Yorkers in 2010, and especially white ones — since there are few residents of the South Bronx or Washington Heights who are making their way downtown for these protests — cannot feel those other pains hardly acquits their arrogance. That they cannot see how their livelihoods, their homes, their bank accounts, and the clothes on their backs have been paid for with the blood of...
In their recent book, de Souza and Leitão show how the communication approach of...– Don Norman, “Systems Thinking: A Product Is More Than the Product”
Links, you see, do so much more than just whisk us from one Web page to another....– Scott Rosenberg (via azspot)