A much ballyhooed California-based charter chain school called Citizens of the World opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in New York City despite community opposition. It hoped to attract white and middle-clsss families in the gentrified neighborhood.
It was supposed to open with 107 kindergarten and first grade students.
The Wall Street Journal reported that only 56 appeared.
The school may be closed due to low enrollment.
I wanted to share some not very good news about my health.
This week, my hyperactivity and age caught up with me. It turns out I am not Wonder Woman but mortal me.
I have been in a hospital for two days in Brooklyn, where they determined I have blood clots in one leg and walking pneumonia. Doctors' orders: rest.
The Providence Journal ran an article by journalist John Hill about my book and my appearance at the University of Rhode Island that was intended to discredit me. It declared that my arguments were "mostly false," based on the writer's skewed interpretation of the facts presented in my book,
As best I can tell, the writer is defending No Child Left Behind, and was deeply affronted that I criticized NCLB.
It’s been a while since we talked about the inequality hypothesis on this blog. It’s also been a while since I’ve seen any coverage of it elsewhere. For certain politicians and commentators on the left it seems to have settled into the status of fact (“we know that inequality causes all sorts of social problems”), while everyone else seems to have just forgotten about it.
We have heard numerous calls for NY's Commissioner of Education John King to resign. He disrespects parents. He brooks no dissent. He accuses them of refusing to engage in dialogue after they sit patiently through his hour-plus monologue. And when they boo and hiss him, he storms away and cancels all future scheduled meetings with parents, fearing, no doubt, the same humiliating response.
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We've heard the refrain many times in the last couple of years-- young adults are launching their careers later since the Great Recession of 2007-2008.
In a bizarre justification for the Connecticut's denial of the release of Lanza's medical records and toxicology report, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, Patrick Kwanashie claims that even conclusive "causal" linkage between psychiatric drugs and the shooter's murderous behavior would be irrelevant and constitute an "illegitimate use of information." http://www.naturalnews.com/042207_Adam_Lanza_medication_history_mind_control.html
His dazed demeanor, thick accent and incoherent, stuttered speech make this outrageous and illogical official rationale all the more difficult to comprehend.
When asked how he pitched Breaking Bad to the networks, Vince Gilligan said that he wanted to take the audience on one man’s journey from “Mr. Chips (a fictional beloved school teacher) to Scarface.” And it is this idea that makes the show compelling. It asks the audience a question that we wish there was a clean-cut, straightforward answer to: how does a good person go bad?
I don't think I'm bragging when I say that I was once an excellent Freshman Composition instructor. I did my best in Comp 2, where I taught my students how to conduct research that did not involve citing Wikipedia. I taught them skills that would serve them throughout their college careers, even into graduate school and beyond. I got great student evaluations, and my supervisors always lauded me for the quality of research essays that my students produced at the end of my rigorous but fun* research portion in Comp 2.
South African students are trained at public hospitals – which provides for a lot of frustration, but is also the only reason we get as much experience as we do.