Dusty Trice has some brilliant reporting. Here’s his film:
There is something funny about this video. Can you spot it?
A fireside talk debunking the more outrageous myths. Pass it on.
I was shocked to learn only a few minutes ago that the administration of the largest independent school district in the state of Minnesota had no idea until today about the President’s intention to speak to the school children of this country next week.
As one teacher said to me, “It is very hard to just add in an activity with no prior warning or knowledge that this is happening. I don’t expect a lot of teachers to just buy into this regardless of the politics.”
That is interesting, disappointing, and shocking.
It is also remarkable that the event is scheduled for 12:00 EDT. That’s lunch time. Given the way lunch schedules work in many schools, that cuts out a lot of students.
Well, here are two web addresses you can look at for information about this event:
Dear Dr. Thein,
I am a parent of a child in the Roseville, MN School District. I am very concerned about news reports I’ve been hearing from elsewhere in Minnesota indicating that there are parents upset about The President of the United States addressing the students in some classrooms next week.
I am primarily concerned with the responses by the school districts to the parents. The responses I’ve heard have been rather appeasing to these parents. I do not think this is appropriate.
The parents in question are insane.
A poll of facebook … link is here … asks “Should President Obama be allowed to do a nationwide address to school children without parental consent?”
I find the wording of that statement to be astounding. But anyway, if you are on facebook, you may want to go and vote. CUrrently, 65% say NO, 29% say YES.
OH, and people are posting this on their facebook status today:
“_______ believes that no one should die because they cannot afford health care, and nobody should go broke because they get sick.”
(you put your name int he blank, or whatever)
Drug monkey points out the latest over the tip insanity… The President of the United States plans to distribute an address to the nation’s school children on September 8th, and some of the wingnuts are saying they want their kids out of school, or out of the classroom, for that event. They are pretty sure this is part of Obama’s attempt to spread socialism. There is a poll asking this question:
What are your feelings about the President addressing school children in a speech on September 8th?
HERE. So, you have the opportunity to express your opinion on this vitally important topic.
At issue here is the idea that “biology” is slow and ponderous, glacial, even geological, in its rate of change, while culture is quick and snappy and makes rapid adjustment. Connected to this is a subtly different but very important idea: Culture actually makes sensible adjustments to compensate for changes in the biological realm.
Continue reading Culture Overrides Biology (Another falsehood)