it’s really just simple math

Thanks to Buck Holler for this fabulous video on simple math that explains the bailout:

This serves to illustrate how a theory can direct us away from reality, doesn’t it!

Gatto on How We Don’t Educate Children

This will disturb you. I’m anxious to hear what people think about Gatto’s actions and opinions. An interview might have worked better, but he has a lot of provocative insights. “School is a major actor in this tragedy.”

A comment over at YouTube: “As a sophomore in high school and victim to this cruel system, I only wish that the rest of society would open their eyes to this.”

A software program I like!

The first thing you need to know about me to grasp the significance of this blog entry is that I believe Bill Gates is the Anti-Christ and that Microsoft is the Whore of Babylon.

Nevertheless, yesterday our IT guy installed Office 2007 professional on my computer and I have discovered Onenote. If you do research, think in anything like a non-linear way, write, or otherwise need to organize thoughts and information, you need this software. I have no idea how much it costs, but just today I have been able to sort out a number of projects and events in a way that Excel, Word, and other programs simply can’t do for me.

If you are highly analytical, you might be satisfied with standard software like Word and Excel. But if you are a global thinker with multiple questions going through your mind all at once, this is the tool for you. I would say that almost every head of school or teacher could make great use of it if they don’t already have something else.

It hurts to say it, but “Way to go, Microsoft.”

I wonder who they copied this from.

Sorry. I couldn’t help it.