Old people, like your humble blogger, will often speak of “the pendulum.” We speak of it to the point where young people have another very good reason never to put up with listening to old people. But we oldsters can’t help it, for we’ve seen “the pendulum” swing back and forth too many times. The… Read More Everything Right Is Wrong Again, Sings Arne Duncan (out of one side of his mouth)
Warning: Some fans of Michael J. Fox’s early work might be offended by this blogpost. But have you seen the movie? About one billion years ago in Internet time, there was a so-so novel turned into an utterly awful movie starring Michael J. Fox. Bright Lights, Big City is/was young, unafraid and only slight terrible… Read More Bright Lights, Big City, Huge Educational Profits: LA and iPads
Remember that “job fair” Albuquerque Public Schools held last month, and how the general feeling was that it was a success and everything was just about normal? Remember when APS Public Information Officer Monica Armenta was quoted in the following paragraph by KOB? Armenta said there’s more jobs to fill this upcoming school year than… Read More APS Job Opening Update 8.24.14: Does the Term “Boatload” Mean Anything to You?
Damn. Guess I didn’t make the cut with my application for the APS Interim Superintendent job. Me and apparently five others who unsuccessfully threw our hats, so to speak. I knew putting “not Winston Brooks” and “will not force employees to clear snow off my driveway” as “Biggest Strengths” was taking a risk. Answering “Where… Read More Your New APS Interim Superintendent: Not Me
My favorite part of the job requirements for Interim APS Superintendent is that they are still requiring the following: “PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation: The employee must occasionally… Read More It’s a *Manly Man’s Life as APS Interim Superintendent
To be or to opt-out (via this poorly written form): that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the soul-crushing boredom of outrageous testing or to sign forms against a sea of Pearsons and by opposing end up probably sitting in a room by myself doing word searches. To opt-out, to… Read More Hamlet Wavers on His Opt-Out Waiver
Heck, let’s just cross-post this thing. Apologies, but maybe some of you folks haven’t run across the latest ill-informed editorial from the libertarian-meets-Gene Autry Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board. Below is a little response from your humble blogger about it. Somebody has gotta get these folks a tiny bit closer to living in the 21st Century… Read More The Pleasantville World of the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board