Monthly Archives: October 2014

on Radicals

Radical  [rad-i-kuh l]: adjective  1) of or going to the root or origin; fundamental 2) thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms 3) favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms 4) forming a basis or foundation 5) existing inherently in a thing or person ~ from Dictionary.com What makes a radical? When you hear that word, what kinds of things are conjured up in your mind? Are they positive, or … Continue reading

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on Ads

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.” (1743-1826) ~ … Continue reading

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on Data Mining, part 3

Around this time last fall, I shared information on how the state of Iowa collects data on our children. One of the ways is via the personal information parents share with the districts, and the second is through assessments. A … Continue reading

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