Other Side Quote of the Day: “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost. By increasing the number of U.S. dollars in circulation, or even by credibly threatening to do so, the U.S. government can also reduce the value of a dollar in terms of goods and services, which is equivalent to raising the prices in dollars of those goods and services.” – Ben Bernanke
Quote of the Day: “We’ve created a kind of endless, perpetual adolescence.There has never been a civilization that’s had perpetual adolescence before. Adolescence itself is only about a 2,500 year old concept, and it’s a pretty special gift. We’ve created this new idea that you can have a greenhouse-sheltered environment for two, three, or four years. And it’s great. It’s glorious. And yet, it’s always been a transitional state. It’s not supposed to be Peter Pan. You don’t want to be stranded in Neverland. It’s a hell if you don’t get to become an adult.” – Senator Ben Sasse
Five high schools and one middle school in Baltimore failed to have a single student score proficient on the statewide tests for English and math. Not one student in any of the six schools. Not a single student. By the way Baltimore has the fourth highest per student spending in the nation. How does something like this happen, how can failure on this scale occur? One student explained exactly how failure on this level occurs when he said, “The tests are harder than what we’re learning in class.”
Reminder – there is no correlation between the money spent on education and the quality of education received. None.
Other Side Quote of the Day: “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, Six Time Socialist Party Presidential Candidate