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Outliers

I missed something significant in my earlier post, an outlier.  There is one school in Wake County with both a high portion of poor kids and high pass rates.  Who is this miracle worker and what are they doing?  Can … Continue reading

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Hiding poor performers is no fix

The News and Observer this morning attempts its own analysis of performance in Wake County schools.  Unfortunately they failed to clarify matters.  In response I sent the following letter to the editor.   Your article on five big questions fails … Continue reading

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Life’s Rich Pageant

Every now and again I come across an article in the newspaper about a real life circumstance that just tickles me beyond that which art or The Onion can do.  This morning I read such an article in the News … Continue reading

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Tiger Moms and the National Interest

Sean has asked me to make an occasional contribution to his blog so he can devote more time to thinking about the Red Sox.   So here goes… My initial assignment is to comment on the “Battle Hymn of the Chinese … Continue reading

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Ride of a Lifetime

Every now and again circumstances conspire to create conditions that allow surfers to ride tidal bore waves for miles.  From Wired, here is an article, with accompanying video, of three surfers catching such a bore and surfing it for 45 … Continue reading

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Get Rich Quick

Tired of the old 9 to 5?  Tired of the commute?  Tired of struggling to have the car you want, the house you want, the school for your kids that you want? Imagine being self-employed.  Working in the sun, by … Continue reading

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Really??!! – The Sequel

Scientists try to bring wooly mammoth back to life using cloning.  Really!!??  And then what?

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