Beware the Simplistic Solution

Newsweek recently ran a cover story on “fixing” education.  The cover showed a mock blackboard (do they even use those anymore?) with the words “We must fire bad teachers” written on it multiple times.

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Boiling Frogs, Saber-Tooth Tigers, and Climate Change

Around the world this week, more than 7,000 bloggers are focusing on climate change. In case you haven’t heard, our grandchildren will face unimaginable devastation due to our virtually non-existent response to this cataclysmic threat. So this concerted blogging effort makes sense. Hell, any effort makes sense. So little is being done…. (more…)