November 27, 2019
Here’s a classic stupid question from Quora: Why do schools not teach us about tax and laws, but teach us about stuff we don’t need? And the answer… Define “don’t need.” Some Americans think that subjects such as history, literature, … Continue reading
May 2, 2019
So Monday I’m over at Costco with my friends whom I enjoy driving to various shopping junkets. We’re checking out and chatting with the cashier, who remarks that it’s his fortieth anniversary on the job at Costco! Wow! Can you … Continue reading
October 14, 2017
Comments Off on Charter Schools: What Could Go Wrong?
Interested in charter schools as an alternative to traditional public education? Well, that makes sense, especially in a backwater like Arizona, where schools are shamefully underfunded and the resulting national and international academic rankings are similarly shameful. Are charter schools … Continue reading
October 7, 2016
Comments Off on Yipe? The Perp?
Possible sighting of the hood’s roving child molester and a rumination on how universities exploit students, especially in online courses. Continue reading
July 8, 2016
Comments Off on Art: A New Venture
So I signed up for a drawing class at the Shemer Art Center, a city-operated museum and artists’ center in a historic home in the ritzy Arcadia district. My friend La Maya, who has considerable talent as a painter, started … Continue reading
March 30, 2016
If your kids attend a college or university — or if you do — you need to read this book. College students or their parents face endless tuition increases. Do you know what their tuition is buying — and not buying? Sixty … Continue reading