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  1. How would you like to be in the hands of a...

    How would you like to be in the hands of a surgeon who only passed his classes by knowing 21% of the material?
  2. Denzel washington ar penn in 2011 about falling...

    Denzel washington ar penn in 2011 about falling forward.
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    AN awesome piece in the WSJ

    I think this is an awesome piece by Peggy Noonan in today's WSJ.

    I always though college was a place to have your thinking challenged. Great literature is great because it challenges us and even...
  4. If you are going to go to this system, why put...

    If you are going to go to this system, why put the effort into grading anything. Just give everyone an "A" or do pass/fail and as long as the kid attends one class they get to pass.
  5. See, I was thinking in the middle of a moonless...

    See, I was thinking in the middle of a moonless night in a really unpopulated part of Montanna or North Dakota, just stroll across the boarder.
  6. This has been driving me nuts all day. The...

    This has been driving me nuts all day. The grading scale presented in this thread is a 20 pt scale not a five point scale.
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    Exactly, but his freedom of speech and freedom of...

    Exactly, but his freedom of speech and freedom of religion is mentioned in the constitution. But some of the lunatic left who hate religion have caused him problems because he spoke about religion...
  8. Depends on the bug. nats or mosquitos. NBD. ...

    Depends on the bug. nats or mosquitos. NBD. Stink Bug. The glass of wine gets tossed.
  9. One of the ways I got rid of retakes within the...

    One of the ways I got rid of retakes within the school policy was that the retake was on Friday's after school. It was amazing how few retakes I had to give. My last semester there were zero.
  10. If you want to teach full time do it. It would...

    If you want to teach full time do it. It would be better than teaching what you are doing now.
  11. That seems like a collection of all the worst...

    That seems like a collection of all the worst ideas in education and unfortunately I've experienced most of the them first hand.

    1) retakes. Students learn that they don't have to study because...
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    He has first amendment rights just like anyone...

    He has first amendment rights just like anyone else. We had two Army officers fox hunt with us a few yesrs ago and thry hunted in uniform. Should they be sanctioned because anti hunting people are...
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    It depends on what you are wiring for. Conduit...

    It depends on what you are wiring for. Conduit is not necessary for most applications unless you are really concerned about rodent infestations.

    Here is a brief guide from Home Depot.
    ...
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    But, besides pointing out a problem, what is it...

    But, besides pointing out a problem, what is it you are proposing?

    I think safety should be an ongoing issue. I am a supporter of the frangible pin technology but look at the outcry on this board...
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    And the RRFA was passed in 1993 as a way to get...

    And the RRFA was passed in 1993 as a way to get laws through without violating the First amendment by exempting religious organizations and closely held corporations. The RRFA has been found to be...
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    Herein lies the problem, the Constitution says...

    Herein lies the problem, the Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". This means that any law that infringes...
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    As I have said on these types of threads before,...

    As I have said on these types of threads before, while I think it is a very bad business decision, the business owner has a right that is specified in the constitution to not have his religious...
  18. But you did have a severe lag in employment and...

    But you did have a severe lag in employment and earnings in that period as well. Several well documented studies have shown that and we re cited by the Economist last year.

    Also, when employment...
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    I personally think life begins with the first...

    I personally think life begins with the first heartbeat but I also believe that abortion is up to an individual. I'd really like to say the government should have no say but with people like Gosnell...
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    Drop ceilings, accessible bulkheads, etc. There...

    Drop ceilings, accessible bulkheads, etc. There are quite a few ways to do it but it starts to eat up space fast. Smart design can localize utilities. For example when we built the current house we...
  21. I think the President made a good decision not to...

    I think the President made a good decision not to attend. As noted above he has been there less than a year. BY not attending he kept the focus on the young women who are graduating.

    I do have...
  22. Or you can thank Obama for this because the jobs...

    Or you can thank Obama for this because the jobs are part time and paying less. Or you can thank W for this because he oversaw the housing bubble. Or you can thank Clinton for this because he...
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    Yes it does hurt the children but I always want...

    Yes it does hurt the children but I always want to ask the question "But where are the parents?". How do parents not know that their kid can't read? OR do math?

    MY experience in teaching in the...
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    For me the death penalty is not about deterrence...

    For me the death penalty is not about deterrence but rather fitting the penalty to the crime. There are things that, in my opinion, that people do that are so abhorrent that they have forfeited...
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    Your authority is a Jewish professor at a...

    Your authority is a Jewish professor at a university in Israel? That's a rational balanced view of the world.

    I'll support this Pope. He is the only real world leader in existence today.
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