The thorny legalities of all those cute cat videos…
This is a strike I can easily support since I rarely eat fast food anyway!
Interesting… free labor rises up.
Looks yummy — and gluten free!
Originally posted on Cooking Up the Cure:
We have three weeks left before out move to the Farm… and the work on the farm house has been in full swing for a month.
All the windows in the main house and barn have been upgraded, the two kid’s bedrooms have been modified and painted, the Master Bath is built and shower installed, kitchen cabinets are sanded and painted, and the outside trim is done. (We won’t paint the exterior until next Spring).
My daughter said I’m going for a candy store look in the kitchen since the walls are going to be a pale mint green. And you know, after waiting so many years to have a large kitchen I am going to make it as cheery and fun as I can.
Oh, by the way, that pipe on the floor is not venting a moonshine still in the basement. (No idea what it’s doing there!)
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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anthony Cody explains
here the sustained assault on the commons, the effort to
privatize institutions that were long considered public.
He considers what happens when prisons
are privatized, creating profits by reducing the quality of service
and care. He shows why the post office is being privatized and who stands to gain.
And he summarizes the ongoing effort to privatize public schools and turn them over to corporate control.
been decided in the halls of power, governmental and corporate,
that the way to improve schools is to unleash the power of the
marketplace. We are undergoing a transformation of huge proportions
in order to allow this to occur. Through the Common Core State
(sic) Standards, we are creating a single national marketplace for
tests, technology and curriculum – all three of which are
increasingly intertwined and removed from the control of teachers
and local communities….
“Meanwhile, our leaders
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Originally posted on The Academe Blog:
In an attempt to rein in rising tuition and skyrocketing debt President Obama has announced a plan for performance based funding for higher education. Under his plan colleges would be rated on affordability, graduation rates and earnings of graduates. While we applaud the President for raising concerns over rising tuition and student debt, concerns that we share, we also believe that the President’s proposal will do little to solve the problem and will likely result in a decline in the quality of education offered to working class and middle class students, particularly students of color. Unfortunately, the President’s plan is little more than a version of the failed policy of “No Child Left Behind” brought to higher education.
In rolling out this plan the administration says they plan to consult with colleges and universities. The problem, however, is they mean they will consult with college and university Presidents and not…
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Higher deductibles and copays — my favorite! We just got hit with the bills for an ER visit, with ambulance included. Total was almost $10 K!