The Alabama Legislature is in the middle of an effort to repeal federal Common Core standards. Six other states have already rescinded the standards and five others never fully adopted Common Core. Honestly, it’s hard for me to see why it’s a big deal. The idea that there is one size that fits every school across the country strikes me as odd. I’m far more interested in families deciding for themselves what children ought to learn. My personal standards would be far tougher than any legislature or school board would pass anyway.
Welcome to my entirely redesigned site. I had struggled for months to do a redesign, but I was stuck with a site that just wasn’t working the way I wanted it to. Fortunately, one of my long-time readers is Dave Zemens of 1955 Design. He got involved and rebuilt from scratch what I had done a halfway job of starting. I’ll be sharing more with you about the redesign process later, but for now, just test the doors and windows to see what’s not yet working. Thanks for your patience.
Donald Trump’s trade wars cost Americans $19 billion last year, according to a new analysis by economists from Princeton, Columbia and the New York Fed. If you’re a conservative who always favored free trade but now you’re cheering someone who hates free trade, remember you’re costing yourself (and everyone else) a lot of money.