Admin Over Adolescents: 7 Ways Illinois’ Bureaucracy Is Siphoning Money From Classrooms

Friday, June 8, 2018

Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via Wirepoints.com, Listen to education officials’ demands for more money and it’s easy to believe Illinois grossly underspends on K-12 education. A $7.2 billion funding lawsuit to double state contributions to classroom spending, a $40,000 minimum wage demand for teachers, and lawmakers’ rejection of limits to school district borrowing might bolster that impression.

Source: Admin Over Adolescents: 7 Ways Illinois’ Bureaucracy Is Siphoning Money From Classrooms

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It’s always the “administrative” and pensions!

And the unions make it extra bad.

Argh!

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Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs : Code Switch : NPR

Friday, June 8, 2018

A new report says that one reason has to do with white people’s perceptions that they’re losing financial dominance as people of color are making gains.

Source: Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs : Code Switch : NPR

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Interesting.  Even if they’d benefit, they oppose it.  Racism?  I think not; perhaps because the nation is broke?  Perhaps, because welfare kills any ambition and any chance of a better life?  Perhaps, NPR is a leftist media outlet that survives on the Gooferment dole!

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CHROMEBOOK: “Planned Obsolescence” or “End Of Life”

Friday, June 8, 2018

One of my beloved Chromebooks — ET101 Samsung — updated the Chrome OS and popped up an “End Of Life” message.

What?

It’s EOL when it dies.

Is this part of Google’s attempt to follow in Apple’s “planned obsolesce” “architecture”?

Personally, if the Chromebook is supposed to be the “toaster” appliance of the computer age, then it should old go “end of life” when it goes to chromebook heaven.  I have toasters that lasted until the lady of the house decided the exterior could no longer be clean enough.  Not my problem, but an example of “Western Electric” telephone handset engineering.  Capable of operating after a flood or a nuke.

I am very upset.

And as if to rub my nose it (i.e., EOL), google helpfully offers me a selection of upgrades.

ARGH cubed!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5819169/Apple-hits-claims-designs-iPhones-fail-force-consumers-buy-new-one.

‘Planned obsolescence is the craziest thinking in the world’: Apple hits back at claims it designs iPhones to fail so consumers have to buy a new one

  • VP of marketing Greg Joswiak refuted that Apple uses ‘planned obsolescence’
  • In an interview with noted Apple blogger John Gruber, he called those claims ‘about the craziest thinking in the world’ saying the firm wouldn’t do that
  • Joswiak said Apple paid special attention to older devices with iOs 12 update
  • Comments come as Apple gave customers discounts for battery throttling
  • Apple has been charging £25 ($29) for replacements since December

By AARON BROWN and ANNIE PALMER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 19:07 EDT, 7 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:18 EDT, 7 June 2018

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Yeah, right.  I believe that!

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Is Mayor diBlasio

Friday, June 8, 2018

“Though New York City has one of the most segregated schools systems in the country,” writes Elizabeth Harris of The New York Times, until now, Mayor Bill de Blasio “was all but silent on the issue.” He was “reluctant even to use the word ‘segregation.’” Now the notion that the liberal mayor belongs in the same basket as Southern governors in the ’50s and ’60s like Orval Faubus of Arkansas and Ross Barnett of Mississippi seems a bit of a stretch.

Source: Is Mayor diBlasio

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A stunning observation!

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Leaker Crackdown Begins: Top Senate Staffer Arrested In Leak Probe; NYT Journo’s Records Seized

Friday, June 8, 2018

Longtime former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James A. Wolfe, was indicted and arrested Thursday night on charges of giving false statements to FBI agents in 2017 about repeated contacts with three reporters, according to the Washington Examiner .

Source: Leaker Crackdown Begins: Top Senate Staffer Arrested In Leak Probe; NYT Journo’s Records Seized

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While I don’t think “leaking” is the honorable thing to do, that being said reporters and their materials are essential to free press.

Too bad I never get on juries!

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