commented on Watching Americans
Totally agree Charles. Spent much of last week wondering why anyone was surprised. It's as if no one remembers the ruckous over the Patriot Act during the Bush years. It was done, and this is the result. Argue if you'd like about the merits, but don't act surprised, people. What did you expect?
commented on Stupid, Stupid, Tim Eyman
@19, actually, that is brilliant. That
would probably pass. If it can be done to criminals, why not initiative hucksters?
Of course it would probably be declared unconstitutional. Who cares? Call Peter Goldman!
commented on Garfield Faculty Votes to Continue Strike on Student Testing
Sorry gang, but this knee-jerk aversion to the MAP is distressing and one-sided. It's been asked who benefits? My answer is parents and kids.
I've got three kids in SPS. They take the MAP twice a year. The staff shares the results with us. It has given us years of useful trend data in how our kids are doing, and informed how we can work with them and their teachers to make sure they are prioritizing areas in need of improvement. It is a very useful tool for a parent wondering how they can help their kids do well in school.
As to the comment that no one likes this... that's is not my observation. It has been well received broadly with parents we interact with at elementary, middle and high school levels. So just be aware, as with all hot issues, there are two sides to the coin.
Dec 17, 2012
commented on Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), RIP
@7 Totally. Bona Fide hero and member of the so-called Greatest Generation. One of the last remaining Senators would could say he drank cocktails with the late Warren Magnuson at the Olympic Hotel and plotted enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.