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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LEARN THIS

Education is a lifelong process of learning
the attitudes, knowlege, skills and behaviors
essential to earn a living, be an informed
citizen and to find joy in life.

To Learn, one must want to learn, put forth
the effort and apply that which is learned.

As Mayor Jennings often observes, we need
a new template for education, particularly
urban education.

Race To The Top and No Child Left Behind
are examples of well intended, but misguided
government programs that focus on grades
as measures of learning.

Ask not what your students "got". Ask what
did they learn? Observe their behavior.

The true measure of an educated person is
their behavior.

Alan Chartock (WAMC) had an interesting
guest on this subject today. Unfortunately
Prof Simon had no answer for caller Brian
who asked how can  property taxpayers be
sure they get educational value for the support
they provide for public schools?

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain/article/657/0/1818846/Vox.Pop/Vox.Pop.Hour.1..Student.Evaluation.Methods.in.Education..062211....


The answer lies with property taxpayers
becoming informed and participating in
the educational process at the local level
particularly in school budget and board
elections.

The further answer is to be found in scaling
back the power and control over education
of the NYS and Federal Education Depts.

Lastly, let learners and teachers learn!

The Late, Great Tip O'Neill said that "all
politics are local." 

So, it is with education. All education begins
with parents and the home, cultivating a love
and respect for learning in themselves and
their children.

                                        Joe Sullivan

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

A THOUGHT FOR
MOTHER'S DAY


A song my Majella

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDtBFikqgBA

                        Joe Sullivan

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Foster and Allen

The Black Sheep

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgRRQERW7vE

                  Joe Sullivan

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

REDNECK FOR
PRESIDENT 2016?

Huck straight talk:

 http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/05/in-arkansas-huckabee-launches-second-white-house-bid/211799

                           Joe Sullivan

Sunday, May 3, 2015

DR BEN CARSON MD
WORTHY CANDIDATE
FOR PRESIDENT 2016

 http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/03/ben-carson-famed-neurosurgeon-running-for-president/2117931

 http://www.aol.com/article/2015/05/04/famed-neurosurgeon-ben-carson-announces-white-house-camp                        
                      Joe Sullivan

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FINE WALKS
Beara Peninsula

Ancestral homelands:

 http://www.discoverbeara.com/bearaway.html

                Joe Sullivan



 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

MANDATORY VOTING?

President Obama wants to have
mandatory voting?

Says it would be transformative.
Transformative to what?

 http://www.aol.com/article/2015/03/18/mandatory-voting-obama-says-it-would-be-transformative/2115

Informed voters voting because
they realize that the future of
our Nation, and their futures
depend on casting informed
votes- ,

a media that would objectively
provide the facts that voters
require in order to cast informed
votes-

and honorable, informed candidates
who will uphold the Constitution
and be true to their oaths of office-

would assure the futures of America
and all Americans.

                              Joe Sullivan