Bradbury, teachers unions, and Obama pulling a Palin: oh my! Tuesday Various and Sundry

Something wicked this way comes: Ray Bradbury detests big government (and gadgets).  From the LA Times:

“I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We’ve  got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.”

K-Lo calls him the new Tea Party Celeb.

Via Mark Hemingway at the Beltway Confidential, teachers union leaders get their collective panties in a twist over (shocking, I know) real journalism from the LA Times.  The Times analyzed teacher performance.  Like all liberals, judge us not by what we do, but what we want to do.   Again, from the LA Times:

The Los Angeles teachers union president said Sunday he was organizing a “massive boycott” of The Times after the newspaper began publishing a series of articles that uses student test scores to estimate the effectiveness of district teachers.

You’re leading people in a dangerous direction, making it seem like you can judge the quality of a teacher by … a test,” said A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, which has more than 40,000 members.

Duffy said he would urge other labor groups to ask their members to cancel their subscriptions.

Based on test score data covering seven years, The Times analyzed the effects of more than 6,000 elementary school teachers on their students’ learning. Among other things, it found huge disparities among teachers, some of whom work just down the hall from one another.

So it’s ok to judge the quality of a student’s performance by a test but not a teacher’s?  I shouldn’t say this: Alfie Kohns of the world exist.
Moving right along, here’s a winning answer to “Will Obama be a one-termer” Roger Simon:
He might last that long.
Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it. He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over. He could go off and write his memoirs and build his presidential library. (Both would be half-size, of course.)

Heh.  Read the rest. 





2 Responses

  1. Thanks for that on Bradbury. I will have to post that LA Times article myself.

  2. Politicians Need to be Teaching the truth about the Past so we don’t see it repeated !!!!

    Why is this Not TOLD to we the PEOPLE ???? We need to Know the HISTORY SO WE DON”T REPEAT IT !!!!!

    harsh realities of whats threatening the USA .

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