The reform public relations spin machine has struggled recently as more families reject top-down micromanaging of their children's schools. Common Core standards were originally sold as a corrective to the rote instruction encouraged by NCLB. Now Common Core is promising "tests worth teaching to."
I put this issue to my podcast buddies on The Ohio Revolt, and I was surprised by the conversation. For me, it may be an irreversible, inevitable decline. To them, it was an issue of better leadership and better long-term planning.
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In life all of us need to realize that leaders are very important, but leaders alone in any field of endeavor cannot get the job done. It takes a team: all the members of the executive committee.
If I were President of the United States -- the current President or a newly elected one -- I would immediately convene in the White House a meeting of respected and imaginative representatives of both labor and management from a wide segment of the marketplace.
Last week at least two families told me they were moving to Bay Ridge. They can no longer afford Park Slope. They are POOPS. Priced Out Of Park Slope. The very fabric of this neighborhood is changing as I write. I have become Old Brooklyn without even realizing it.
The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?
I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.
The New York Times editorial board chided gently that it is "unfortunate that some diplomatic solution could not have been found to include Iran," but it's more than unfortunate. It's a missed opportunity to help stop pointless bloodshed.
Chen Guangbiao said that if succeeded in his quest to purchase The New York Times, "he would like every Chinese household to subscribe to the paper." In my humble opinion, the statements by Chen are precisely why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plucked down $250 million of his $27 billion personal fortune to purchase The Washington Post.
The top story on Thursday's New York Times mobile edition was titled "U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will be Costly." Why was the newspaper featuring a story on something that's so unpopular?
Has Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner run into nothing more than a bit of turbulence from which he can recover?
In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.
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As writers themselves, you'd think that the Kellers would appreciate the power of writing as a process for understanding life and coming to terms with painful experiences. Writing is a powerful way of connecting with others. Writing helps us reach inward -- and upward -- to find the holy, the numinous, the transcendent.
Who stands to gain by the outcome? Only after Mark-Viverito's victory was a fact did the dailies reveal that developers were among the likely losers, since the Council oversees land use. Bear in mind that two of the city's three papers are owned by individuals or families with real-estate interests.