3430 Crappy old books and counting here on Farther Along Farm. Better pick up the pace before it’s too late.
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures And there’re more!
Singer paid off an alleged crooked test proctor to inflate the girl’s scores to a perfect 800 on the SAT math exam and 710 on the literature test. On the ACTs, her score of 23 out of 36 was upped to a near-perfect 35, according to court filings. The New York Post, March 13, 2019
Furthermore, the [program] founders understood that if wonder deserts the student at any step in the educational process, that education loses its proper form. It becomes a mechanical art, a burden to the student rather than a joy. Wonder is thus not only the beginning but also the sustaining principle of the best education, because
And yes, I am cleaning off my desk. Why do you ask? Perusing the Biennial Survey of Education 1924-1926: Bulletin, 1928, No. 25 (Department of Interior, Bureau of Education. United States Government Printing Office, Washington. 1928) I discovered that there were more Baccalaureate degrees conferred to woman than to men in Mississippi, 1925-1926. In total,
Teacher’s Manual for We Look Around Us, C.W. Hunnicutt and Jean D. Grambs (The L.W. Singer Company, Syracuse, 1963.) I would be TJ. And I would find a way to get that Bastard Son of a Jamaican Whore out of the picture. But that’s just me. Also– how is Pocahontas a Great American? Glad to
“What we need are more schools where children are taught to think for themselves.” Couldn’t have said it any better myself. From Chapter XXXVII: The School Problem in An Introduction to Country Life (1936)
… and brought her such a pretty pair of wings.” Get this: Charles Kingsley, a clergyman and a scientist, wrote a book for his own little boy which enjoyed great popularity for many years. It told the story of Tom, a poor little chimney sweep who was carried off by fairies to the world under
but I’m going to editorialize a bit on something I came across via Instapundit.com And I certainly don’t copy-paste long quotes from recent things, but I’m making an exception because as a history hobby-ist I found this interesting. No, modern academia, we are not going keep subsidizing the progressive fantasylands that are the colleges of
I was taken to task the other day. I stated that a sentence such as, “I talked to a committee member and they said ___ ,” was grammatically incorrect. As evidence of *my* mistake, I was offered the dictionary definition of “they” from Dictionary dot com. I have– as all citizens should– several skeptical bones
Via Instapundit: I WAS GOING TO FLY MY LEARJET TO NOVA SCOTIA: Europe braces for ‘unprecedented’ power issues from solar eclipse. Europe’s power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an “unprecedented” test for the network. “The risk of an incident
Therefore, since custom is the principle magistrate of man’s life, let men by all means endeavor to obtain good customs. Certainly, custom is most perfect when it beginneth in young years. This we call education; which is, in effect, but an early custom. Francis Bacon, “Of Custom and Education” (1625) As is my custom, I
Mississippi is a decently sized state, space-wise, but not many folks live here. In terms of both area and population density Mississippi ranks 32nd. Only two cities in the state have greater than 50,000 residents (Jackson, 143,000; Gulfport, 68,000) and only 19 have more than 20,000. Folks are spread out. A consequence of this is