This friggin’ rocks.

Check out this website I found at stumbleupon.com

Really like this angle on exercise and modernity. Very cool.

Solitude and Leadership

March 8, 2011

I can assure you from personal experience that there are a lot of highly educated people who don’t know how to think at all. http://www.theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/

Long article, but worth it.

Pretty amazing and convincing that all we need is harder working teachers to overcome poverty and turn failing schools into wildly successful ones. Unfortunately, it’s a lie. This is what happens: Charters exaggerate (lie) about their stats then the stats get used to convince politicians and billionaires to change public policy. The fact that Duncan is using this story shows that this farce goes all the way to the top. Surely Obama believes this story. http://garyrubinstein.teachforus.org/2011/03/06/same-kids-same-building-same-…

…Such anomalies surfaced in Washington, D.C., and each of the states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Ohio — where USA TODAY analyzed test scores. For each state, the newspaper obtained three to seven years’ worth of scores. There were another 317 examples of equally large, year-to-year declines in an entire grade’s scores….

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-03-06-school-testing_N.htm?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d7420d42380d6b0,0

Eventually, DiMaggio got used to not asking questions. He got used to skimming the essays as fast as possible, glancing over the responses for about two minutes apiece before clicking a score.

Every so often, though, his thoughts would drift to the school in Arkansas or Ohio or Pennsylvania. If they only knew what was going on behind the scenes.

http://www.citypages.com/2011-02-23/news/inside-the-multimillion-dollar-essay…