PARCC and Baseball: How Do We Know Who’s Winning?

So yesterday we in the general public were “informed” about 2017 New Mexico PARCC scores. As “explained” in graphics such as the following compiled by the Albuquerque Journal, we have been “informed” that a certain percentage of students in each district have been found to be “proficient” in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math. And… Read More PARCC and Baseball: How Do We Know Who’s Winning?

Tour, Days 25-27: Getting Lost is Half the Fun, Eventually

Emily and I wrapped up our joint portion of approximately 250 km of cycling in lovely Chalon-sur-Saone, after 40 km of clean-as-a-whistle Voie Verte rail-to-trail up from Malay. The easy riding made it something of a Tour Le France final day in Paris ride, only missing the traditional drinking from flutes of champagne. It’s been… Read More Tour, Days 25-27: Getting Lost is Half the Fun, Eventually

The Albuquerque Journal’s Intentional Failure to Cover K-12 Education

A rest day on the bike tour offers a chance for the legs to recover, but also allows the mind to get something off its chest, so to speak. I’ll start with an insipid observation: The Albuquerque Journal does a supremely awful job of covering K-12 education in New Mexico. If Pulitzer had a Razzie,… Read More The Albuquerque Journal’s Intentional Failure to Cover K-12 Education