The Friday Distraction on Thursday: Bob, Scarlet and “Oh, Sister”

I’ve been a Dylanologist since even before the day me and my fellow 12 year-old friend asked his mom:  “What does ‘juiced in it’ mean?”  The Mom waited, appropriately, before not exactly answering that question.  I applaud her now, forty years removed, for that pause. Anyway, as one ages and Dylan ages and we go… Read More The Friday Distraction on Thursday: Bob, Scarlet and “Oh, Sister”

A Very Short Primer: How to Find Out What PED is Doing

We live in very interesting news-gathering times.  The Internet has made us a deal:  each of us gets to be a reporter/publisher, but the established sources of information (newspaper, TV/Radio) don’t do nearly as much reporting as they used to.  For instance, there just aren’t as many newspaper as there used to be.  Most folks… Read More A Very Short Primer: How to Find Out What PED is Doing

Part II: Always Look at the Bright Side of PARCC

Blogger’s Note:  The New Mexico Public Education Department has added a new rule to the annual nondisclosure agreement signed by public school teachers in the state.  This rule demands those signing not “disparage or diminish the significance, importance or use of standardized tests.” When last we “paraged” the upcoming standardized testing cycles known as “PARCC,” … Read More Part II: Always Look at the Bright Side of PARCC

Always Look at the Bright Side of PARCC (Whistle, Whistle)

Blogger’s Note:  The New Mexico Public Education Department has added a new rule to the annual nondisclosure agreement signed by public school teachers in the state.  This rule demands those signing not “disparage or diminish the significance, importance or use of standardized tests.” New Mexico Middle School Teachers, this morning I’m really talking to you. … Read More Always Look at the Bright Side of PARCC (Whistle, Whistle)

All Hail Su-San-PARCC and Glorious Testing Revolution!

Blogger’s Notes:  The New Mexico Public Education Department has added a new rule to the annual nondisclosure agreement signed by public school teachers in the state.  This rule demands those signing not “disparage or diminish the significance, importance or use of standardized tests.”  Also, use of a “Korean style” name here in no way is… Read More All Hail Su-San-PARCC and Glorious Testing Revolution!