Sen. Al Franken discovers Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos doesn’t know the difference between proficiency and growth. direct link: https://youtu.be/oF8wEH2ixak?t=1m38s “I was just asking to clarify, then….” means, “um, what?” I know what the difference is. I knew what he meant by his question, immediately. I don’t assume most folks do, but I … More I am more qualified to be Secretary of Education than Betsy Devos.
I got email from KQED this morning: “KQED News is planning additional coverage to highlight civil dialogue about the direction of our country, the Trump administration and the future of American democracy.” Don’t even need to ask how they feel about the election. We’ll need good public radio, and KQED is a great source for … More Politics Not-as-Usual: Moving forward
Today as I was dropping my kindergartener off for school, another woman was dropping her child off in kindergarten for the first time. He was crying. Neither of her kids spoke English. She was in hijab. After she finished talking to the teacher, who kindly led her sobbing child away, I called out “welcome!” to … More Today as I was dropping my kindergartene
John Cho’s Sulu Is Gay in Star Trek Beyond http://owl.li/KhlT3022hbw (so pleased)
Remember when I was looking for a beloved childhood book last week? I found it! Or at least, fabulous friends and relations found it for me. In fact, within a handful of hours of my post, a librarian friend, Pussreboots, had found out with magic librarian skills that I was likely looking for the fourth … More I found the Big Red Book!
I grew up camping with my family. In hot weather, we slept outdoors in the yard, and a handful of weekends every year, we camped somewhere near where I lived, in the oaks or pines, and swam or hiked. My kid and I love sharing nature, I want to camp and hike with him, I … More scouting for all – including me?
Tonight’s bedtime stories included Bruce McMillan‘s Going On a Whale Watch, which led to opening the laptop to find pictures of blue whales in comparison to other living things, which led to searches on what they ate (I was pretty sure the largest animal ever on Earth ate tiny krill, and was right) but because … More a life of discovery is sometimes coproriffic