As I've stated before here, you all are welcome to come, but pay for your own darn schools and roads.
This doesn't seem to have been smart marketing:
The film, however, did not benefit from the official support of the Porsche brand.
Obviously we'd prefer Star Trek. But I make the odds at no better than 50-50.
Somewhere there's probably a reasonable explanation, but I can't think of what it would be.
On my truth meter this scores 100%:
The people who believe that there can be no art, literature, culture, or life apart from politics are people who do not understand art, literature, culture, or politics, and whose lives are sad and sadly deficient.
Cut way back on the accreditation follies. I second the motion.
When faculty ask administrators why they put up with the burgeoning accreditation nonsense, their excuse is always that it’s better than direct regulation by the federal government. The government, after all, has designated accreditation by one of the monopolistic regional accrediting associations as what’s required to qualify for federally subsidized loans for students and other federal aid.
As nice a summary of the recent research on charter schools as you'll likely see.
Scott Sumner posts an excellent exposition of a point from simple economics:
The questions . . .
Would it be a good thing if interest rates rose?
Would it be a good thing if copper prices rose?
Would it be a good thing if the dollar appreciated?
. . . are all basically meaningless. In all three cases, the prices never change for no reason at all. In each case the real question is whether the thing that causes the price to change makes us better off or worse off.
We are three weeks into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, the most unusual and unconventional man to inhabit the White House in a century, possibly ever, and the New York Times is already naming the frontrunner to replace him? The same media and consultant class that assumed Hillary Clinton would win the presidency in 2008 and again in 2016 presumes to declare how a Senate kerfuffle in February 2017 will affect Iowa caucus-goers in 2020? Who are these people? Where did they come from? What makes them so obtuse, so beholden to gossip, so given to wish-casting, so certain that their momentary impressions of trivial matters carry cosmic weight? Was it college that inflated their sense of self-worth? Is that what $50k a year buys you—a degree in smug? We may never know.
Were Lord Keynes alive I think he'd have to modify his famous aphorism about the long run. The long run sometimes does arrive while we're alive. It's happening right now in California.
My older daughter and her colleagues, as well as I, vote for "bad idea".
An answer to another of life's most pressing questions.
I'm no lawyer, but it sounds like he may have a lawsuit.
I didn't know the inspiration was a Fellini movie.
With pictures, of course.
One man's long, lonely search for a lost 16th century Spanish (earlier Viking?) ship in the California desert.
Hey, stranger things have happened.
I didn't really need to know that exactly why Doritos are tasty, but I still found it interesting.
I had never heard of a few.
As a former Phillies fan--take Gene Mauch and the '64 Phils; please!--I can empathise with the man.
UPDATE: Link fixed now. Thanks, Michael.
This sounds like a whole truckload of stupid.
Equity advocates’ central premise is that teachers, not students, are to blame for the racial-equity discipline gap. They claim that teachers’ biases, cultural ignorance, or insensitivity are the gap’s primary causes. The key to eliminating disparities, they maintain, is to change not students’ but adults’ behavior.
It's difficult for me to believe that this can go on for too much longer.
By a self-proclaimed Liberal:
School choice is not a fantasy of right-wing ideologues. For parents of means, it is a reality. They are able to either pay for private schools or move to districts with high-quality public schools. What school choice advocates like DeVos want is simply for poor children to have the same opportunities afforded to those parents who are better off. Opportunities that, by the way, many liberal parents happily exercise for themselves.
Link via Instapundit.
One of the fundamental laws of life. Ignore it at your peril.
"Cockroaches fly in the South," "You should never schedule a wedding in the fall," "Remember Waffle House," "There's more butter on the veggies than on the bread," "People actually listen to Garth Brooks," and more.
Kinda related: "23 Kinda Important Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving From Texas To NYC".
Technology just keeps changing. I was going to write "advancing" but changed my mind.
"It would never happen a few years ago, but lately I've been noticing a trend of computer illiterate undergrads in my computing class. Guess a highschool kid these days doesn't have need for a computer at all?"
And see "Smartphones Have an Unexpected New Rival".
Both Wolfpack and Duke fans had a lot of fun with this statement by Lawrence "Bubba" Cunningham: "Is this academic fraud? Yes, it is by a normal person's standards. But by the NCAA definition [it is not]."
(Translation: Sure, we're guilty as charged and guilty as hell, but you can't punish us! Nyah, nyah!)
Among the things the Wolfpack fans linked to was "Spirit, not the letter of the law".
And, related, do see this: "Fake Classes".