Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cruisin' the Net

Wanna be a freelance writer on the net? April May reveals the secrets of her success.

Watch double pensioned UFT patronage employees sputter obscenities and hide like criminals when Norm Scott catches them eating wine and cheese instead of attending a rally they ostensibly supported.

A Forest Hills restaurant lets you eat and pay what you think the meal is worth.

DC Schools Chancellor and teacher-basher extraordinaire Michelle Rhee, having accomplished nothing whatsoever, declined her bonus so as to preclude public scrutiny. Still, Core Knowledge Blog has a question about her bonus plan:

Given the single-minded focus on student achievement associated with her tenure, and her oft-stated desire to tie teacher pay to test scores, why is Rhee’s bonus triggered by so many different factors other than academic achievement and improvement?

Death to the apostrophe decrees Birmingham City in England.

1943 thoughts on how to keep female employees happy.

Gotham Schools identifies a rare individual who speaks common sense to power.

What if Shakespeare were writing soliloquies on a Blackberry?

Have a Gneiss Day has a few interesting proposals on how Mayor Bloomberg can save money on the next UFT contract.

I'm not a libertarian, but nonetheless they've collected some very good quotes. I don't agree with all of them, but here's one I like:

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Accountable Talk reflects on the happy talk ATRs get from the UFT, which created their predicament in the first place.

Don't forget to visit Super Obama World.

And Augustus "Gussie" Smith-Smythe holds court over at Billionaires for Educational Reform.
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