cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
I have received some details concerning the Germantown Education Association's negotiations with the Germantown School Board that give a better overview of that process.
President Barack Obama has appointed, as you may recall, Carol Browner as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. It was expected that she would continue her past patterns as an activist environmentalist.
The Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent has indicated that he may favor year-round schools as part of the solution for poorly-performing students. There are many things that come to mind, but, initially, I'd simply have to wonder if this is a solution if parents of those poorly-performing students don't buy into the importance of education today. What's going to change in the current equation other than getting more teacher time with each student (who attends) before they simply drop out, thus continuing the roughly 50% rate of graduation in that system?
It is great to see Spring arrive on both the calendar and in reality. Shoots have been poking their greenery up above ground for a couple of weeks. Ducks and geese are pairing and searching for nesting sites. Birds are singing their little hearts out seeking the mate with whom they'll nest to recreate as their inner drives command. The squirrels are busy once again with whatever it is that squirrels do this time of year; it all seems wasted motion to me, but I'm sure there is a plan in there somewhere.