The moon and Venus as seen by the Clementine probe in 1994.
"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."
The Common Core has started to take political flak from the right and the left. Conservatives worry about the overreach of federal incentives, while unions don’t want the standards connected to teacher evaluations. What is being lost? The standards’ significant emphasis on reinvigorating the democratic purpose of public education. Making good on this promise presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine and reprioritize the special role that schools play in preparing students for active civic participation.
These new educational goals emphasize higher-level abilities: analysis and critical thinking; marshaling evidence and making arguments; collaboration and problem-solving; and communicating clearly. The stated focus of the Common Core—to prepare students who are “college and career ready”—advances one fundamental purpose of public education: preparing students for productive employment and economic self-sufficiency.
But Common Core is not just about college and career readiness. It is also deeply and explicitly focused on preparing students for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. And while many skills are transferable across the domains of college, career, and citizenship, the commitment in the Common Core to the democratic mission of public schools goes much deeper.
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“Well, 98% of all living organisms within a 7 mile radius would die horribly in a torrent of fire.”
Challenging for best line of the series. Fitz is the man.
"Let me ask you something: which Plantagenet do I most remind you of?"
Best line of the series.
I like sexy Mac accessories
I’m supposed to believe you get all the way to being White House Press Secretary without knowing NaCl?
Between Ainsley Hayes and Amy Gardner this show makes me crush way too hard.
Valentines Day 2014 was spent touring the French countryside from the comfort of my own kitchen thanks to Julia Child and “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Oysters with mignonette sauce, coq au vin, tartiflette, and mousse au chocolat. My apartment will smell like a blend of bacon, pearl onions, cognac, and cooking-wine for days to come. I will also now answer to the title of Le Comte de la Cuisine!
Happy Valentine’s Day indeed!