Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We Should How Much On WHAT?

Gretchen was also kind enough to send us these videos...  Ever wonder why how and why schools decide to what to fund, what programs are important and what percentage of avaliable funds a program should be enitled to?  These videos will answer your questions, and it manages to do it in a way that won't make you want to bust something.

I hope

In The Know: Are Our Children Learning Enough About Whales?

This report shows we need to spend billions additional funds because

In The Know: Are Tests Biased Against Students Who Don't Give A Shit?


  1. haha.. they should get rid of word problems.. I never could understand the lingo either.

  2. http://washingtonexaminer.com/node/469991

    The public is slowly getting the picture that local control is all but slipped away. Follow the link to view an article presents additional evidence that the political establishment pushes this along in the name of reform.

  3. Whale is fabulous!
    Don't Give a Shit is very very funny.

    Facts presented, but funny. It's good to have a laugh.

  4. A conservative billionaire who opposes government meddling in business has bought a rare commodity: the right to interfere in faculty hiring at a publicly funded university.

    A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University's economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting "political economy and free enterprise."

    Traditionally, university donors have little official input into choosing the person who fills a chair they've funded. The power of university faculty and officials to choose professors without outside interference is considered a hallmark of academic freedom.

    Under the agreement with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, however, faculty only retain the illusion of control. The contract specifies that an advisory committee appointed by Koch decides which candidates should be considered. The foundation can also withdraw its funding if it's not happy with the faculty's choice or if the hires don't meet "objectives" set by Koch during annual evaluations.


  5. Sound like the deal Bill Gates has with Obama on everything related to education in the Country.

  6. I hope FSU declines the offer. Maybe need to send them the lyrics to Addicted to Money. The new wave of venture philanthropists have moved into education and the public domain in a way that requires no public discussion and no public disclosure. How many more of these will people tolerate? Never heard of this foundation, but then I do not wander in billionaire circles. One more thing to get familiar with..geez.

  7. My husband and I were having the Don't give a chit conversation last night. Not every child should be in the system.

    BTW I'm home from the big Iowa trip. All went off without a hitch and the folks enjoyed their 65th anniversary.

  8. anon - As is also the case with Govt. meddling. If you pay the band, you get to request the music. FSU has the option to decline the funding just as Groves City College in PA did when they told the Feds to take their bribery money elsewhere. They did not want to be beholden to federal idiocy, bureacracy, and incompetence.


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