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dorthy manser April 7, 2014 at 09:55 am
Unfortunately, Susan, there are far too many otherwise intelligent people who believe nonsense aboutRead More vaccinations and find loopholes. It would seem that it will take many deaths from preventable diseases before people wake up to the danger posed by pseudoscientific clap-trap peddled by celebrity know-nothings like Jenny "University of Google" McCarthy.
Susan April 7, 2014 at 01:17 pm
you are SO right.
dorthy manser April 7, 2014 at 01:23 pm
And of course the real tragedy is that they are putting those who are most venerable, theRead More immunocompromised and the very young at the greatest risk. Sometimes ignorance and superstition is relatively harmless, but in this case it is downright dangerous.
Ted Agu Photo Credit: Cal Athletics
Ann W. February 13, 2014 at 08:10 am
JSanders... why don't you explain what you think "Destined for Greatness" means to you? IfRead More you have watched the news and seen the interviews with many of his fellow students and coaches, it seems as though this young man had an upbeat and inspiring personality that affected those around him in a positive way. In my book that is greatness. To be a person who brings out the best in others is truly rare. I imagine my definition of greatness is likely different than yours, simply because there is not much that I have ever agreed with you when I see your postings on this site. The negative comments that I read sadden me, and even more so the number of recommendations following those comments. It says a lot about the negativity either of this community or the followers on this website. Pearson Lyverse gave a personal perspective which I certainly appreciated, why do you need to refer to it as a "rant." It is simply disrespectful. The REAL topic here is a life lost too soon.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 13, 2014 at 09:10 am
"He was destined for greatness" is a quote from one of the people posting online about hisRead More death. scroll through the Storify curation and you will see what I am referring to.
Ann W. February 13, 2014 at 09:20 am
I would still like to hear JSanders definition of "Greatness." He seems to have the needRead More to diminish the perspective of those who actually knew him.
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Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 8, 2014 at 08:14 am
Cal Athletics Officials Say Football Player Ted Agu Collapsed After Training RunRead More http://berkeley.patch.com/groups/schools/p/cal-athletics-officials-say-football-player-ted-agu-collapsed-after-training-run
UC Berkeley students flock to Caltopia the annual college lifestyle event held at the beginning of the school year. Photo credit: Charles Burress, Aug. 26, 2013
Lou Judson January 21, 2014 at 09:08 am
"Leap" and "shot up" are pretty livid words for a small increase. It would beRead More cool if you could check out the average annual increase in applications over the past 100 and the past 10 years, and then tell us if it is a leap or a nomal progression. THAT could even be called Journalism! I look forward to the response...
Charles Burress (Editor) January 24, 2014 at 12:13 am
Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to offer a response. You raise a fair question. I agree thatRead More a “leap” can be defined by comparison to past distances that the subject has moved, but I also think there are other valid uses of the word. A daredevil who regularly leaps off a 50-foot high dive into a tub of water is moving the same distance every time, but each time is still a leap. Nevertheless, let’s use your standard for whether the word leap is justified in the case of a 7.9 percent increase in applicants compared to past increases in applicants. You ask what the growth rate in applications was for the past 10 years or 100 years at Cal. I don’t have those figures, but it so happens we recently published an article noting that the undergraduate enrollment at Cal was 2,516 in the 1906-07 school year, which is close to a century ago. If we make the reasonable assumption that at least a fourth of the students were freshmen, we get at least 629 students admitted in 1906. So we can reasonably assume that there were at least 629 applicants that year. If that number were to increase 7.9 percent a year for 108 years, the number of applicants for the 2014-15 school year would be 2,317,217, if my math is correct. And since the actual number of applicants for the 2014-15 school year is 73,711, then we can see that a 7.9 percent increase represents a substantial increase over the yearly average for the past century (which I think would be around 4.5 percent). I also did a quick scan of Los Angeles Times headlines to see when they used the word "Leap" and found it applied in many instances where the percentage increase was considerably smaller. The first hit in my search, for example, was "Dow Leaps 157," referring to a rise of 1.7 percent in the Dow Jones average.
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Coco Monet January 14, 2014 at 10:52 am
Schools systems are being standardized through Common Core, Mastery Learning, Outcome BasedRead More Education, Direct Instruction--many names for the same thing: Skinnerian (B.F. Skinner) International Curriculum. See Charlotte Iserbyt's book 'Back to Basics Reform Or...Skinnerian International Curriculum. Education is the basis for every change we've seen in our culture and government. Without indoctrination and destruction of the ability to think independently this plan could not succeed. - See more at: http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/1/post/2012/11/globalization-is-standardization-of-systems.html#sthash.2mjkk0r0.dpuf
Coco Monet January 14, 2014 at 11:09 am
You won't see it called Agenda 21. It won't come with flashing lights announcing that it's part ofRead More a global standardization program to inventory, monitor, and control every aspect of your life. Example?Common Core is the 'new' inventory and control system adopted by nearly every state in the US to fully implement Skinnerian training. This system creates people who will go along to get along, who will be 'good obedient citizens'. RESIST. TELL YOUR SCHOOL BOARD THAT YOU WANT OUT OF COMMON CORE. This is a top down federal/global system for pseudo-education and is a tremendous threat to our independence as individuals and as a nation. - See more at: http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/1/post/2013/01/common-core-is-agenda-21.html#sthash.UdEGsh5t.dpuf
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
sgfreedom1 November 14, 2013 at 11:22 am
Cursive was nearly dead as a subject being taught in our public schools long before Common Core.Read More Teachers have not had time to devote to teaching it because of all the other demands. My 6th grader had good public schooling and cannot read cursive. Folks may want to advocate bringing cursive back into the curriculum but don't blame its loss on Common Core.
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