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?
It’s more fun living, regardless of any rainy season doldrums, in Washington State right now, no doubt about it. Recently legalized same-sex marriage and marijuana fill the Seattle Times. Perusal of that fun-fest combined with reading yet another story about how much education in NM sucks from cradle to grave certainly increases the Evergreen Envy of your humble expat Olympian… Read More Washington State Has All the Fun, While…
Asking people what they think can be important. Despite attempts by every single American to hang up every single time they were called about their political preferences, Nate Silver and the polling intelligentsia were dead-on regarding the recent presidential election. Surveys can be useful. So can beer, but I hear tell it’s sometimes used excessively,… Read More 89 Percent Say Surveys Are Stupid
Things used to be more fun around here before the educational folks took all those public relation spin classes and learned how to turn real crappy events into seemingly positive experiences. Take, for example, the quoted responses from NMPED (2010) and APS (2012, i.e., yesterday) when told they weren’t finalist for federal “Race to the… Read More Taking a Spin with New, Improved APS Spinners
Playing hooky from school post-Harvest Festival and hiding out near the lovely, yet snowless Collegiate Peaks. Sure there’s been years without snow up here this late, but a story in the Denver Post on “catastrophic” insurance claims jumping in the last ten years does make one wonder about man’s ability to screw up the weather.… Read More All Climate Change and No Snow Makes Salida….
When you start spending significant time “reassessing your blog,” you know you have too much time on your hands. Or, you might simply be avoiding something. After having not thought about “Burque Babble” almost as long as everyone else on Planet Earth has not thought about “Burque Babble,” I’ve pondered what, if anything, to do… Read More Now With 100% Less Educational Content