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April 17th, 2011
12:40 pm

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Q: How do you prove that public schools are failing and that charter schools will save our children?
A: Lie.

http://niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=ask_this.view&askthisid=00503

"Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch tells reporters to dig deep when states or school districts or even individual schools claim big educational gains; chances are someone is gaming the system."

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12:39 pm

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BRICS in search of a foundation
http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2011/04/emerging_economic_powers?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/briceinsearchoffoundation

This is worth reading. It's also worth knowing who the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and, now, South Africa) are and how they will end up shaping the world over the next few decades.

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April 13th, 2011
05:11 pm

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R.I.P. Lewis Binford
http://www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/component/content/article/1-latest/527-professor-lewis-binford-1931-2011

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April 12th, 2011
06:00 pm

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Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/10/bolivia-enshrines-natural-worlds-rights

"The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry."

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04:59 pm

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This is funny (scary too).

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April 5th, 2011
04:08 pm

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/05/us-newmexico-chile-idUSTRE73478R20110405

The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act -- signed by Governor Susana Martinez on Tuesday -- makes it illegal to advertise any product as a New Mexico chile unless the chile is grown in the state.

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March 29th, 2011
10:14 am

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This is not good
Dry growing season might hurt chile crop
Tough straits for farmers this season in the Hatch area could result in higher retail prices for green chile lovers later this year.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_17722497

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March 16th, 2011
10:48 pm

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U.S. Is Urged to Raise Teachers’ Status
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/education/16teachers.html?hpw

http://www.mcgraw-hillresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/pisa-intl-competitiveness.pdf

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March 13th, 2011
10:01 pm

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Goodnight Dune
http://goodnightdune.com/index.html

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March 5th, 2011
02:40 pm

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I'm starting the resume and the mead this weekend. The resume will be done much sooner than the mead. I also hope to see results much sooner with the resume than I do with the mead.

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