The Minnesota House is considering a bill that would make teacher evaluations a factor in determining teacher layoffs. The bill would end the “last in, first out” approach dictated by teacher seniority. Today’s Question: What role should evaluations play in teacher job security?
Archives for January 2012
After he promised to establish a moon base by the end of his second term as president, Newt Gingrich responded to earlier suggestions that he was grandiose. He said that “Americans are instinctively grandiose because we believe in a bigger future.” Today’s Question: Is grandiosity an appealing characteristic in a president? http://www.npr.org/2012/01/26/145882817/-president-gingrich-promises-permanent-moon-base
Google has announced that it will begin tracking the web-surfing habits of users across all of its many services, and not give users the chance to opt out. Technology watchers say the change will allow Google to target ads more precisely to individual consumers. Today’s Question: How have your perceptions of Google changed over the Read more →
The Comedy Central satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are making news in this political season. Stewart has a super PAC, and Colbert is mimicking a run for office. Today’s Question: How do you see the role of satire in our political discourse? The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor Read more →
Wikipedia is going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Google and other big Internet companies also oppose the legislation, which would compel service providers to block access to overseas websites that violate U.S. copyright laws. Today’s Question: Where do you stand on the Stop Online Piracy Act?