Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I don't get it...

I don’t get it…

Boys are improving, Girls improving faster = no crisis

Minorities improving, Whites improving faster = crisis

Standardized tests = bad, unreliable if they show racial/ethnic achievement gap

Standardized tests = not bad, unreliable if they show boys and girls relatively equal

Grades = important for college

Grades = unimportant for measuring gender gap

via Joanne Jacobs

Alaska Warm

I have decided there is warm and there is "Alaska warm".

Alaska warm is 55 degrees on a beautiful May afternoon. There is snow on the mountains and the grass is just turning green. Intellectually you know its cold, but you still find yourself wearing a short sleeve shirt and basking in the sun.

The Air Force pays me to live here, can you believe it?