James Harvey: How We Cooked the Books to Produce a Deeply Flawed “A Nation at Risk”
James Harvey, a member of the staff that wrote what ended up being called “A Nation at Risk”, reveals why/how our government in 1983, declared war on OUR public schools, our teachers, our family values, and our children. A war that has made some wealthy while letting our schools rot, and turned our public schools…
People who are often bored are at a greater risk of developing anxiety, depression, and drug or alcohol addiction.
Is there a Silent Majority in the United States and, if so, do they have a seat at the table of power?
The silent majority of regular voters in the United States are highly educated and like to read
International PISA test misconceptions (lies, lies and more lies) when comparing the US public schools to the world
The U.S. administration of the most recent international (PISA) test resulted in students from the most disadvantaged schools being over-represented in the overall U.S. test-taker sample.
Who’s better off compared to what?
As labor union membership decreased, middle class income did too.
Did I hear Abraham Lincoln groan as he rolled over in his grave? Part 3 of 3
In the 2008 Presidential election, the top 15 most educated states voted for Obama while 82% of the least educated states voted for McCain.
Did I hear Abraham Lincoln groan as he rolled over in his grave? Part 1 of 3
Short attention spans and poor reading skills often don’t make for educated people and ignorant people are easy to fool.
Phillip Jose Farmer’s “Riverworld”
I discovered that the Sci-Fi channel had produced a television series of Riverworld in 2001, loosely based on the Farmer’s books.
Global Readers of English
India is the only country in which books are published in some 18 languages, with English representing the most significant share.