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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Great post on why No Child is such a crock

http://www.good.is/post/teaching-notes-from-the-front-lines-3

The idea behind NCLB is that teachers are interchangeable production units and that students are just widgets that need to be have so much time on the bench from each production unit before passing the widget over to the testing bench where we determine whether the production unit needs realignment or even total replacement (because the widgets are totally indifferent to which production unit they are manipulated by).

This story is a poignant explanation of the reality -- which is of course 180 out from the doctrine exemplified by No Child Left Behind and the idiots who imposed it and who continue to back it.

Best bet: AC Gilbert Soiree


Discover the Wonder

Friday, February 19, 5:30 pm

Join us for an elegant evening at the Grand Ballroom in downtown Salem with our second annual dinner and auction. Meet Martin Morris, founder of A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, who will be the event's guest speaker. Catering is provided by Willaby's. Enjoy a silent auction of interesting and unique items, fabulous food, an assorted wine bar, entertainment and fantastic company! Top that all off with the chance to support the wonderful work of A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, and you definitely have a winning combination. Please call 503-371-3631 for reservations. Tickets: $50 per person. Presenting sponsors: Foresters and Drs. Sornson, Stevens, Berzins, Tibolt and East.

Bravo! The best flip-art animation EVER

Hmm, not displaying right -- double click to go to actual YouTube page for best results.