Monday, December 04, 2006

Links of the Week

Mississippi. 1950. In the dark of night a knock at the door. Three white men. With guns. The Clarion-Ledger article here.

ACLU picks Mississippi for investment. I've found that a lot of Mississippians, even those leaning to the left, have a skewed view of the ACLU as an "evil organization." This "evil organization" plans to address such topics as: racial profiling; felony disenfranchisement; and unfair treatment of hurricane victims living in government mobile units. Full disclosure, growing up in Baltimore my mother worked for the ACLU and my father served on the Board.

Deregulation of the trucking industry leads to: a decrease in training; an increase in accidents; an increase in profits; and an increase in political donations to the Bush admin.

According to this survey, Bush is the worst President ever.

Those of you who keep up with the Mississippi Teacher Corps know that I am a big believer in open source Web 2.0 ideas like wikis and blogs. Basically, I'm a big believer in having the organization (in this case the Teacher Corps) be as transparent as possible. If it was up to me we'd post the budget on the website. Anyway, great article about: the possibilities of wikis and blogs for the various U.S. spy agencies; the outstanding results from the trial runs; and the opposition of middle management and the old guard.

Speaking of wikis, the MTC Wiki is growing...

Do schools need Superintendents?

In Mississippi, 18.4% of the teachers are male. MTC is about 50/50 each year.

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