Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, "father of linguistics", political commentator. From bio: "Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today": ... Read more
In this video below, dance moves are equated with having "pattern attributes". This connection is very reminiscent of what mathematician Paul Lockhart was referring to in "A Mathematician's Lament" about math being about pattern-making . . . and art.Isn't also... Read more
"His job appears to be to convince a generation of people
who want to do good and do well
to learn, instead, remorselessness.
Forget rules, obligations, your conscience, loyalty, a sense of the commonweal. "
- Jill Lepore Read more
"Algebra 2 Common Core (textbook) is, in other words, a typical, old-fashioned algebra textbook. It's a highly efficient engine for the creation of math rage: a dead scrap heap of repellent terminology, a collection of spiky, decontextualized, multistep mathematical black-box... Read more
The New Normal? Unless . . . Today, another school shooting. This time in Oregon. One student dead. One teacher injured."All told, there has been nearly one shooting per week in the year and a half since Newtown."June 10, 2014... Read more