this may be of some local interest
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|8 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder...||
What the perception of the USA job is right now, globally. What kind of coaches would it attract?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I wish Brian would write more||
I wish Brian would write more often about USMNT. I know he's done it a few times in the past and gotten a bit of flack for it though. Thanks for the OT, OP.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Another teachers perspective||
I've taught AP and IB, currently in an International school with an IB curriculum. If you want your daughter to be prepared for standardized tests, take AP. If you want your daughter to have a world view, talk IB. IMO, AP vs IB is how the world is vs how the world should be in terms of college prep. Either way you'll be happy, because you won't know what you're missing.
I'd be interested to know how they get an IB diploma by grade 11, since you take MYP from grade 6-10 and DP from 11-12.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||This is awesome. Did Jehu||
This is awesome. Did Jehu make it, or the program?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Suggestions||
I agree with accountability. I see two immediate solutions and a third immediate but impossible one.
1.) make it easier to fire bad teachers
All three are rife with their own problems, but I think it's a start. If you pushed me for more, I'd say we simultaneously start offering better support for poor teachers, start offering better support for poor students and, like you said, come to grips with our own faults and weaknesses. Once those things start happening, 1 paragraph papers will have their place in second grade, where they belong.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||So... What now?||
You finally have proof that our education system is failing. What will you do with it? How will you fix it? What solutions or suggestions can you offer? As a teacher I see arguments like yours all the time (which are not altogether untrue) but I rarely hear helpful answers. It's easy to say "that's broken," but it's an entirely different thing to fix that which does not work. I mean... Where do we even start?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||/grimace||
Your story makes me cringe a bit :(
I'm more likely to judge you for missing your friend's wedding reception than a mattress salesman's suspect knowledge.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Good luck!||
My wife and I will fill this out when are home from our holiday. Happy to help out another teacher :)
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Correction||
The guy is canadian, after all.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Hmm.||
I didn't realize the Swedish chef was an announcer at the '98 cup. Awesome.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Tip||
Tell the flight attendants, in a polite way, that you have a 1 hour layover and you're afraid of missing your flight. Ask them if there's anything they can do to get you off the plane a bit quicker or if they could call ahead to your next gate. Worst thing they can say is "no" and all it has cost you is a minute or two of your time.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Second member of the||
Second member of the All-America Class team, following the Florida football dude that sang the school song alone.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I want to know what song was||
I want to know what song was playing and whether it was in the stadium or in his head.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Solid move up for him... With||
Solid move up for him... With USC talent, Narduzzi could be pretty scary. I don't have the same disdain for him as I do for dantonio, so I say grats and good luck.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||That deserves some major||
That deserves some major props.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I think I'd like Lawson for a||
I think I'd like Lawson for a DE. To the untrained eye, he seems quite good. These are fun to watch but for someone who knows everything they know about football from MGoBlog, I'm not sure what I'm really looking at the entire time.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||obligatory Game of Thrones reference.||
You know nothing, Lou Holtz.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Dark Horse is legit.||
Highly recommended. My in-laws have mugs there so we find ourselves there quite a bit. I recommend the Oil of the Sun w/chicken and feta. Pair it with their Amber and have yourself a good summer evening. Also, sit outside.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Good press is good press||
I'll take the positive mention. You never know who's listening! Plus it's fun to hear a somewhat nonpartisan entity talk about how silly OSU is.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Classy always wins||
Your duty as a Michigan fan does not supercede your responsibility to NOT be a jerk at work.
Personally I'd go buy her some maize and blue silverware or napkins for next time she has a party.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Suggested Re-titles:||
"Potential Destinations for Semi-Cataclysmic Meteor Strikes"
"Even if they win, OSU are still a bunch of losers"
"Who to root for this weekend"
I'm sure ya'll will come up with more.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||SEC Network problems||
I have SEC on ABC too. I ended up finding the game on regular channel (non-hd) called "WKTC" My Network TV. Happens to be just below ABC non-hd.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Off-season post idea||
Brian, can you write a post ( or series of posts) of what you would do if you were AD? It would be fun to read when we're grasping for straws in the slow parts of the offseason.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Do all the good teams do||
Do all the good teams do this, or is there a counter to it?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Great work!||
Best one yet, imo.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I grew up in Michigan and||
I grew up in Michigan and migrated to SC for a job. I've been living in Columbia for the last few years. Here are some observations I've made:
*The state of South Carolina has got a LOT of talent.
* USC has a rabid fanbase, on account of there not being a professional sports team in SC. You either grow up loving USC or Clemson; not the Hurricanes, Panthers or Braves. There are only two choices.
* USC and Clemson epitomize the "big city livin'" that poor kids from the country want, and it's not that far from their family.
You add all of these things up, sprinkle in a few other miscellaneous factors and you have a winning combo.