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New post on #Education. Collected for many years but plenty of answers lay here:

Education Links.

I have an elevated interest in Education, predominately K-12 which is failing our Children miserably. Sub-Standard government school systems with their unions are criminally neglectful of the most important task in our civilization.

Give them all vouchers. Money goes to the students, not to the schools. There is absolutely no excuse for this anymore. It’s a disgrace.

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010) – IMDb

Gapology – John Derbyshire – The Corner on National Review Online
same education twice
Attorney General Eric Holder Tries to Kill a TV ad for School Vouchers. | Chicago Daily Observer
“New” Online SOF Bachelor Degree Program – Norwich University – Professional Soldiers ®
Althouse: Obama’s “Race to the Top” competition over money for schools hasn’t worked out so well.
If We Taught English the Way We Teach Mathematics… … Reference, Facts, News … Free and Family-friendly Resources
JSTOR Duke Law Journal Vol. 1979, No. 6, Symposium on Law and Ethics (Dec., 1979), pp. 1229-1249
JSTOR – The Scholarly Journal Archive
AGI GIS Dictionary – Free Edition
JSTOR Individual Participation
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education
The NEA Foundation
SAGE Journals Online — Business and Management Free Trial
News Inside Higher Ed Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education
FIRE – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
OSU Library Catalog Home
Validation for :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education’s Source for News, and Views and Jobs
A Shrewdness of Apes
Academic Earth – Video lectures from the world’s top scholars
Mike Rowe on Work, Plain and Simple – Professional Soldiers ®
Universities ‘Irrelevant’ By 2020
End the University as We Know It – Professional Soldiers ®
Faith and Theology
History Is Elementary
Education Policy Blog
Education and Inequality – Stephen Spruiell – The Corner on National Review Online
no child left behind
theblogprof: Local MSM calls out higher ed to reduce budget by millions, ignores MEA pension obligations in the tens of Billions!
Online Training, Online Courses, Web-based Learning Management System – Learning Management Express(LMX) – Portico Learning Solutions
Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the past
Roger’s Rules » “In the final analysis, I believe that the university is lost.”
Admission: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis: Academics: Norwich University
Follow the rules, comrades … or else | |
News: Unwelcome ‘Help’ from the Feds – Inside Higher Ed
Obama Administration Report Shows Head Start Ineffective | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.
The President’s Education Speech: Is This Change? – Lindsey Burke – The Corner on National Review Online
The Five Most F***ed Up Things About Public Education | The Rugged
Literature :: Mises Institute
Book review: The Five-Year Party –
YouTube – We Were Soldiers – Lt. General Hal Moore on Leadership
News: Showdown in the Offing – Inside Higher Ed
Congress Should Take Its Time on Education Reform in 2011 – By Douglas Holtz-Eakin – The Corner – National Review Online
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Ohio Mom Kelley Williams-Bolar Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District – ABC News
Donald J. Boudreaux: If Supermarkets Were Like Public Schools –
U.S.A. “The Uninformed States of America”? « Ted Landphair’s America
50 Watts
The Failure of American Schools – Magazine – The Atlantic
American Thinker: Government Schools: Antiques Preserved in Political Amber
News: In for Nasty Weather – Inside Higher Ed
Pat Buchanan: The Dumbing-Down of America |
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education: an article by William Deresiewicz about how universities should exist to make minds, not careers | The American Scholar
Virtual Private Library™
Pro-Growth Regulation and For-Profit Colleges – By Douglas Holtz-Eakin – The Corner – National Review Online
How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education | Magazine
Obama Administration Exempting Schools From Federal Law’s Testing Mandate |
Connexions – Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities
Dr. Helen: How Rich People Think
For-profit higher education: Schools of hard knocks | The Economist
Educational Freedom for Me but Not Thee, Says Obama on Today | Cato @ Liberty
The Ingredients of Education – By Jay Nordlinger – The Corner – National Review Online
American Thinker: We Don’t Need No (Leftist) Education
Capitalism on Campus? | The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Francis W. Porretto – Eternity Road
Narrow the Achievement Gap by Narrowing Washington’s Role – By Lindsey Burke – The Corner – National Review Online
Gay Service Men and Women – Problems and Solutions – Small Wars Council
Boycott MACYS: Just When I Thought I’d Seen It All in [Market-Ticker]
NEA’s Independent Teaching Commission Not So Independent « Hot Air
In Defense of Scrooge – Michael Levin – Mises Daily
Does School Choice “Work”? > Publications > National Affairs
The Agonizing Last Words of Programmer Bill Zeller
Will Charter Schools Cure America’s Blues? | Via Meadia
Intelligence without wisdom – Pachacuti Forum
American Thinker: The Left’s Dirty Little Secret
The PJ Tatler » Liberal Democrat calls for investigation of Obama’s Dept. of Education (Update: Video added)
A Teachable Moment – By Thomas A. Shakely – Phi Beta Cons – National Review Online
Instapundit » Blog Archive » I’VE PRAISED THE SNAP CIRCUITS KITS BEFORE, and here’s another email from reader Susan Harms: I r…
A Bad Case of National Amnesia – Rich Lowry – National Review Online
Homeschool Reference Section – Frugal’s Forums
NEA Convention Reminds Us: It’s About Union Power, Not ChildrenThe Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation
No Child Left Behind: Testing times | The Economist
Career Ruin: Homeschooling | Penelope Trunk Blog
Teacher’s Sense Of Humor Comes Through In Multiple-Choice Tests | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
Next – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Teacher Breaks Up Fight, Schools Some Kids! at Pat Dollard
Elite Campus Investors Can’t Beat S&P Index: The Ticker – Bloomberg
Website of James Williams
The Higher Education Bubble
Don’t Occupy Education? – By Charles C. W. Cooke – The Corner – National Review Online
Obama’s Education Policies Don’t Help the Poor – By Annie Hsiao – The Corner – National Review Online
Could you pass a US citizenship test? – Who signs bills? –
Schools Failing Despite Lots More Spending, Smaller Class Sizes – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine » Blog Archive » In the Future Everything Will Be A Coffee Shop
28 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Are Rapidly Being Turned Into Indoctrination Centers And Prison Camps
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After ‘The Wire’ ended, actress Sonja Sohn couldn’t leave Baltimore’s troubled streets behind – The Washington Post
FuturePundit: Funding Comes Too Late In Biomedical Research Careers
A Culture in Regression by Fred Reed
The New Work of Public Schools – Frugal’s Forums
What’s The Question? |
AWESOME! Shale Boom Leads to New YSU Program – WKBN – 27 First News – Local News – Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana, Ohio – Sharon, Pennsylvania
iPads and the Embarrassment Factor – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education
A fix for Russian science isn’t taking hold – The Washington Post
School Police Have Uncertain Impact On Student Arrests, Crime Prevention
The Continued Assault on For Profit Education | Points and Figures
Race to Nowhere | Changing Lives One Film at a Time
Not all Cumberland County teachers like minimum grade policy for failing students – Professional Soldiers ®
Texas district cancels sports to improve grades – Frugal’s Forums
Universities Abandon Western Civilization | FrontPage Magazine
Who Should Have Access to Student Records? – US News and World Report
The Essential MBA Library | OnlineMBA
What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic
Al Fin: “Free Online Higher Education as a Force for Human Progress”
Syracuse starts new court to divert teenagers from criminal justice system |
Print Article for the National Catholic Register
Alternative Certification and ‘Colorblind Racism’ –
Leveling the field: What I learned from for-profit education—By Christopher R. Beha (Harper’s Magazine)
Al Fin: Open Courseware and Online Learning: A Dynamic Flux
Book Review: –
Should students profit off my classes? And, if so, how I could strike back. –
Ditch the Textbooks – By Jason Fertig – Phi Beta Cons – National Review Online
Alex Lindsay – Google+ – The Future of Education Through an anomaly in the…
The Dumbest Generation: Gen Y’s Political Stupidity In a Single Chart – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
Afraid of Your Child’s Math Textbook? You Should Be. – Annie Keeghan – Open Salon
Right versus pragmatic –
Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah’s Military Guys.. – Are you smarter than a college professor?
Civic Literacy Report – Additional Finding
How Young Is Too Young to Learn to Code? – Technology Review
11 Reasons To Get Your Kids Out Of The Government Schools – Frugal’s Forums
Udacity – Educating the 21st Century
What You’re Paying for Your Child to Learn at College | FrontPage Magazine
Twitter / @borzou: Hackers break into officia …
Teacher Evaluation Fail in New York | Via Meadia
Thomas Sowell Wonders Why the Obama Administration Is Trying to Undermine Educational Opportunities for Black Children « International Liberty
California Sounds Retreat in War on Arithmetic | Via Meadia
Education – Topic
TaxProf Blog: Census Data: Inequality Is Linked to Education, Not Taxes
How should faculty deal with classroom disruptors | Inside Higher Ed
Letters of Note: I am very real
Philosophical Fragments » Want to End Rapid Partisanship? Reform American Academia
To Fix America’s Education Bureaucracy, We Need to Destroy It – National – The Atlantic
Corrupting Higher Education | FrontPage Magazine
With Cap Lifted, State Sees Surge in Charter School Applications
America the Fixable – The Atlantic
Classic maths books reset with LaTeX on Project Gutenberg | The Aperiodical
Al Fin: First MITx Course Has 120,000 Students Worldwide
Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated – Jeffrey Mirel & Simona Goldin – National – The Atlantic
Prior learning assessment catches on, quietly — — Readability
Universities Hold Transcripts Hostage Over Loans – Slashdot » Blog Archive » Navy SEAL hands Obama his arse
Khan Academy (Fantastic)
The Duck of Minerva: Doctoral Pedagogy on the Theory / Policy Divide
The 237th United States Army Birthday
3 Ways to Embrace Weakness for Newfound Results « Mike Arone Fitness
Government Creates the Next Bubble in Higher Education | Mercatus
PJ Media » The Unteachables: A Generation that Cannot Learn
To Bring Out The Best In Millennials, Put On Your Coaching Hat | Fast Company
The Colossus of Rhodey: The times — they are a changin’
Peterson, Howell and West: Teachers Unions Have a Popularity Problem –
Using the Internet as an Investigative Research Tool – Distance Learning E-learning Courses – SRMTi
Learn to code | Codecademy
busuu – Learn languages for free online
Swedish Home-School Family ‘Broken to Pieces’ – World – CBN News – Christian News 24-7 –
The openness revolution will not be trivial – opinion – 21 June 2012 – New Scientist
The complete list of problems with high-stakes standardized tests – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post
Is Meritocracy A Sham? | Via Meadia
Post-Credentialism | Transparency Revolution
Center for American Progress: Kids say school is too easy
The Roots of State Education Part 1: The Spartan Model | George H. Smith |
The End of Teachers Unions | Hoover Institution
Expiring Bush-Era Tax Cuts for the Rich Doesn’t Get Rid of a Spending Problem | Mercatus
This and That…: Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills
O’Keefe Rises: Union Bosses Okay Digging Up–Then Filling Back In–Ditches on Taxpayers’ Dime
100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

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The erosion of Institutional structure and it’s only getting worse from here.

There are probably few souls out there who dis-agree that military spending must be cut. Few also know that it is the only spending that is getting cut, and it is getting cut hard. A cut is not a thousand paper cuts, that’s just cruel:

“Why should I keep on bleeding myself and my family dry on MQT, CMR, FMC, UTE, RAP, FLUG, DTS, TDYs, OPRs, ATSO, SARC, CBTs, AT/FP, IA/IP, UCIs, SORTS,OREs, ORIs, AEFs, IPUG, BMC, when in the end nothing that I do seems to matter? To put it another way, why should I put service before self when my Chief is systematically dismantling my service? To use a perhaps appropriately joint analogy, I’m a strong swimmer – so why stay aboard a ship whose captain is running it aground?”

“O’Captain, My Captain, there are four icebergs and one in each direction”
“Full speed ahead!”
“Which heading my Captain?”


POTUS, do you have any idea how difficult it is to build a Professional Military and keep it? What happens when you try to rebuild it during a war? Do you know the half assed nature of your witless Flag Officers and how pathetic they have become?

Do you understand the ramifications of this – the biggest purge of all of our Federal services since Roosevelt? Do ANY of you understand what this leads too?

You are going to get very many people killed around here (And Elsewhere). It will take years to rectify this that you have done. Naval Officers talking bio-fuel pipedreams for Naval engagements of the future where no bio-fuel is.

Flag Officers speaking of war-gaming as “Anti-this or that”. War gaming is what Officers do. What do I need a Flag Officer for if he refuses to do it because it is “Abhorrent”? Talk to Lee in your inner Soul if you have one. Talk to Patton. Talk to George Washington or Lincoln for fucks sakes. Talk to GOD. What is correct is the Oath you took and if you look hard enough, you will it’s purpose.

A Military is only an evil tool if you have idiots running it, and it is evil more to it’s own Soldiers by the lack of virtue you show in the respect for their positions on the battlefield.

This is not a leak the WhiteHouse made that will get people killed. This is an Airforce Tradition that gets people saved. You had better not go after them.

I Am losing a perfectly good Nation right here, and I do not know if the Gideon is worth following.

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For those of you whom may have thought you lost with your support #GOP – Embrace the Suck #TCOT

Few official campaigns remain in the Republican Presidential nomination race. But some are Suspended. Those campaigns are not over yet. That support structure, donars, Money, all of it is a toolbox for you to still influence things. If you liked the Candidate, it’s OK to still donate to them.

I think A bastion of sanity from the Senate would be a breath of fresh air. I feel like This Country has been in a Las Vegas casino for a decade. And they are unionized. Better yet, Keep a Congress. That would be swell. Those two are a must right now. President? I know of Senators who can bang up a President pretty bad.

The point is, We need a legal system in This Country that will be respected by it’s own members because 88,000 federal pound me in the ass prison laws a year is just plain FUGLY. And if the people no longer have the ability to control the behavior of their government, they are not governed, they are SLAVES. 30% will worship that golden calf right off the bat. And they must be stoned because no one would worship a golden calf unless they had too many drugs in their system.

You may see why Israel fasts soon enough. And with WWIII around the bend here, you need to choose very wisely whom you support as A Nation. Let’s face it, no matter what happens it’s just going to be a suck fest no matter whom you are. So can we all admit something is so damnit deeply wrong to just think that the holes we are drilling in this boat may not help US much when we hit the main deck. And damnit, ya left the brie cheese below deck. Should you go back damn down there to get it or will you be comfortable during the storm just taking a hand?

Back to the suspended campaigns:

Their Interest most closely align with yours and if that support was there before, they all still influence this election. All of that money, infrastructure, body politic does not disappear just because your candidate walks off the stage. They will still be there.

So you shall hear them again, and I know this has been a very difficult mess to sort. These Candidates, these all nine in the race are all fine enough in their restraint of power. Responsibility for budgets maybe not. They all have excellent attributes and all shall have flaws. But those that stood up for This Nation, I am proud of that. At least they try, and most all with good intentions.

Please don’t ignore this grand learning experience we did have in a true Republic Democracy before some guy wearing leotards decided to land Air Force One on all of our Foot Ball Fields, and tear them up so bad we did not know our own range of play. Well, that was before he was ensuring States had no way to enforce voting laws and he stopped deporting felons. (And someone said he outsourced our election to some company in Spain to manage but who knows). Mittens? Romney will work just fine. As I say, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Santorum punched way above his weight – The GOP way below theirs. Needed him in 08 but okay. Santorum must tend to his Child. He is one of the most Honest candidates since the 1800’s. But face it, conservatives do not sell in PENN. But good ball coaches do. I would not for one minute have issue with a Man of his Character behind levers of power. But Rick, you do feed into the social issues too deep. Veins matter not when there is an artery open. That’s GAME.

Time: This is Pesach, Comes After Purim. Sometime near when the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic (And yes, it is an actual ship and the Atlantic is an ocean – with fishes and sharks and shit) It should be around midnight EST too. (Eastern.. nevermind)

Location: Greater Israel (the great satan or whatever you call it) I guess it is Leviathan now, POTUS? Are you a King now? Nevermind.

Mission: To prevent the promises made from being broken for our Elders. To take care of ourselves first, and others when we can – or may. To respect others property, privacy, and to maintain plural relationships. And push Idle talk and crap that gets US nowhere – AWAY.

Task: Get people to stop meddling so much and tell them JEWBACCA is not going to stop the walls from closing in forever. The entire Wookie Defence Ploy is in play. Things look different when it feels like you friends are having a lovers quarrel right before everyone gets squished.

Conditions: Given a very volitile, financially strapped world, a bankrupt social welfare system, false economies, plunging housing investments, a bust banking system, inflation, rising energy prices, jumping jihadis and haji, losing Africa to … we dunno,  ensure the US elections are fair, with inflation, and many bankrupt states, with a greater population than the population of all of Germany that is un-employed,  to prevent the currency from being debased to the deferment to black market, to de-regulate wherever possible, to burn this godless tax code in the burn barrel behind the latrine, To burn this obamacare law back out in the desert where the ashes may never- ever be found, to focus on water before THAT becomes a world issue, to drill for everything, refine everything, and use everything you get from this earth wisely., Bury the blood after you kill it tho, all while in HOC to the Chinese. and blah blah blah – Keep This Country in tact and it’s allies. I do not give a damn your tribe nor your race whatever that means, I just don’t give a damn so STFU. Get that installed in you Romney, and by the way – I would really like to have a Mormon in charge when SHTF. Got that part right. Be prepared that during the campaign they will attack the Religion more than you. And that will plum piss me off. Anyway… as you were.

Thank GOD Moses was not a President. I feel for you man, I really do. I suggest whomever you may be to focus on the above.

God Bless and keep the government, the Hell away from me.

” I told you, that WE could FLY

Because we all have wings

but some of us don’t know why”

– Track 18 on my Itunes – bought that disk 30 years ago and burned it but whatever. Maybe I was using Rhapsody then. (DRM monsters)

My defense posture is Israel. A Greater Israel is a better Defense posture. If it may not be done with the US, GOD hires other guns. I do not think that would be wise. Have I become everything you hate yet? Why yes, yes I AM 🙂

Paging Michael

Paging Uriel (for more music please)

P.S. Always expect a Post script.

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Danger Close


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