One More Jiggle of The School Handle Before We Go

We began 9,000,000 years ago, in August 2008. A time before the “Great Recession”, Barack Obama as President and Twitter. A time of blogposting about our newfangled APS Superintendent Winston Brooks. A time in which the name “Michael Phelps” meant only Olympic idolatry, instead of cheesy commercial endorsements and bong hits. It was the beginning… Read More One More Jiggle of The School Handle Before We Go

Seattle v. Albuquerque: And It’s Not About "Hipness"

Every state/city is suffering from budget problems these days. An interesting contrast exists between how Washington/Seattle is handling things vis-a-vis education differently than New Mexico/Albuquerque. Governor Gregoire signed a new educational funding formula into law today. From the Seattle Times story the bill sounds quite similar to one proposed by NM Rep. Mimi Stewart. The… Read More Seattle v. Albuquerque: And It’s Not About "Hipness"

America’s Choice™: Other Voices, Other Sounds

Last October I wrote a little something about “America’s Choice™”, the Math remediation curriculum-in-a-box pressed upon “failing” schools in APS. As sometimes happens with these old blogposts, I received a fascinating review of America’s Choice™ just this past weekend. I think it’s worth re-posting here, and I hope “Anonymous” doesn’t mind…. Was looking for online… Read More America’s Choice™: Other Voices, Other Sounds

Bike To Work Today Or Feel Horrible About Yourself Forever

The “Day” concept (Mother’s, Father’s, Secretary’s, Take Your Daughter to Work, Talk Like A Pirate, Pork Sausage Processor’s) has certainly gotten out of hand. And yes, I made “Pork Sausage Processor’s” up. But you get my point…there’s a “Day” for just about everything, thus cheapening the meaning of each “Day”, not to mention the grating… Read More Bike To Work Today Or Feel Horrible About Yourself Forever