There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
so kids who can't spell or add fractions at the state level are suddenly gonna perform when the fractions and spelling are nationalized?And if we ever got our ridiculous standardized tests to dovetail with a national curriculum like these other nations you are envious of, you would be surprised to see the results narrow considerably.
in what imagi-nation are these policies being pursued?Raise taxes on those who ahve the most to pay and pop the cap while freezing benefit levels.
Obama Calls Tax Cuts the 'Right Thing to Do'
Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address : NPR
moonbeam is having enough trouble simply getting a special electionRepeal Prop 13 and you will be on the road to a better state.
Brown uses Egypt to urge deep cuts - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
Detroit Begins Demolishing Hundreds Of Vacant HomesI was just there hours ago. And so was the Motor City.
Detroit's budget woes lead to school closings and not paying utility bills - National Finance Examiner | Examiner.com
Detroit Schools budget deficit grows 66% | detnews.com | The Detroit News
where else would the foreign born post grads at berkeley go?Lets treat them well and hope they remain here to make a contribution to America.
what was that, again?Like those previously mentioned Chinese engineering students? You contradict yourself from one line to the next.
how's that hopey changey workin?Meet the new boss - same as the old boss.
Last edited by The Prof; 02-07-11 at 05:49 PM.