Chris Kyle: A Useful Sociopath

And The Militarism That Gives Such Men a Platform I've largely stayed out of the ludicrously impassioned debate raging through social media on the Michael Moore/American Sniper debate. Frankly, I have no money on this horse race.  I am a fan of Michael Moore's documentaries, even if I don't always agree with his conclusions. Likewise, ... Continue Reading →

A Game of Life and Death

With clear winners and losers…played every day! If you answered, "the twelve year old boy, of course!" then you are pre-qualified for a position on the Cleveland Police Department.

On Oak Trees and High Stakes Testing

And selling what everyone knows to be a bad idea Some time ago my school district showed us an interesting video and sent representatives around to explain the new Value Added Model (VAM) that they were using for assessing teachers. The goal, of course, was to sell this woefully inadequate system and to convince us... Continue Reading →

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