There is much hullabaloo about Common-Core, PARCC assessments and the Conglomerate called Pearson. I would like to share my thoughts on this, not to side with one side or the other, but just as a reminder to keep the most important thing the most important thing.
“Tyranny is always better organized than freedom”. Charles Peguy- (noted French poet, essayist, and editor born in Orléans. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism.)
I started checking on what it means to band together and found it almost always started with one person who looked as though he or she had a particularly firm grasp on what was perceived as being “right”, “logical” and “proper” in their assessment of threats and the portents of the deity they followed.
This article originally ran in the October 13, 2011 edition of the Journal.
We are all familiar with doors. A door is a movable part that allows access into an otherwise blocked area. Doors are most commonly associated with buildings, rooms, or vehicles. Therefore, it may surprise you to learn that every human being has a door as well. The human door is the part of us that, when opened, allows entrance into our most vulnerable area. It is called the heart.
My function is to sit in this over-stuffed chair, on my generously overstuffed butt and drain the vitriol from my overflowing brain. It’s a job I’ve normally enjoyed over the years. Knowing and understanding politicians are the exemplars of duplicity and self-aggrandizement is one thing I describe as damnable. Disclosing their idiotic and petulant efforts to drive good things into the ground through their never-ending drive to fix what ain’t broke is commendable.