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- What if Holden Caufield grew up and turned into Howard Zinn? Hilobrow gives us the hillarious results. This is the smartest and funniest thing I’ve read all week on the deaths of both historian Zinn and creepy recluse J.D.Salinger on Wednesday. Via Old is the New New.
- Dopey Educrat Arne Duncan says about New Orleans: “we had to destroy the village to save the village.” Now, all we need are 9,999 more hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes to take out the rest of school districts across the U.S.! Never mind the loss of life–what about the children? Hey, “progressives”: how many of you would be jumping up and down and screaming if Margaret Spellings said “I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina. That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that ‘we have to do better,’” hmmm? (How long do you think it will be before we start reading the “after a promising fresh start, New Orleans schools have underperformed since being rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina” stories? Three years? Five?)
- Here’s an idea: how’sabout we find a U.S. Secretary of Education who has spent at least 10 years teaching in an elementary or high school classroom? Continue Reading »