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The state of Nebraska has devilishly broken into the Sodom and Gomorrah that is the “protected bike lane” with 17 blocks of the gloriously decadent stuff in college town, Lincoln. As you might expect, there are complaints. Teeth are being gnashed. Ver is being klempted. And as is always the case, the news story outlining… Read More Elsewhere in Bike Lane Controversy: Lincoln, Nebraska
In defense of the news-gathering organizations involved, the Winston Brooks “story” at present is more about release of public records than insight into why Winston Brooks got canned with a $350,000 cherry on top. Maddening in the lack of detail as the inadequate list o’ aggrieved ones “stories” at KOB and the Journal are, we might be… Read More Winston Brooks or Analee Maestas: Who’s the Story Now?
First, the only “news” contained in this blog post: Your humble blogger is retiring from teaching, effective January 1, 2016. By this point, there are nearly countless excellent, eloquent communications from public school teachers so fed up with the state of the profession that they feel no other option than to quit/retire. The sheer mass of these statements certainly… Read More Just Another Teacher Retirement/Resignation Blog Post – Mine
Over the years, Burque Babble has had a little Friday tradition called the “Friday Diversion.” It has never caught on like “Throwback Thursday” and I guess “Follow Friday (FF)” on Twitter probably gets more usage than any single “Diversion” has times approximately the grains of sand at Ipanema Beach. So let’s try something new. Given the… Read More Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15
Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions And for September 2015, the split widens further: New Mexico now up to *6.8%, while the country remains 5.1%. How’s that Second Martinez Administration treatin’ ya, New Mexico? *Only West Virginia keeps up from being absolute worst/highest.
Remember the good ‘ol days of education, when public school truly prepared you for life and college? Remember when everyone was literate and a high school diploma really meant something? You know, back in the 1970s when we went to school to Texas. You remember. Right? So does Richard Linklater in his 1993 film “Dazed… Read More NMPSPE Film Festival, Day XXXIII: The Good ‘ol School Daze, Before Things Went Downhill Leaving Only PARCC To Save Us