The wife’s at the CDF Conference, and my daughter’s off at her middle school helping with the lighting design for their next musical… so I’m home alone to clean the house and skim the papers. A few items for your enjoyment:
- From the “School Days, School Days, Good Old Golden Rule Days” Department: A few school related stories. First, there is yet another reason to be careful about what you write (publically) on Facebook or MySpace. It appears universities (especially small ones) are checking out social networking sites as part of the application process. Another factor key to college applications are AP tests. They have really grown in number since I was in high school. Well, according to the NY Times, teachers are concern with the AP growth as well. Their concern is not the number of tests, but how many students are taking them… and how many aren’t prepared for the work. Lastly, there was an interesting article in the LA Times today about how hard it is to get rid of bad teachers — and how it is almost impossible to get rid of the badduns because of poor teaching ability.
- From the “RFID Is Your Friend” Department: Another interesting article in the LA Times today is about the use of RFID in disposable wristbands, especially at amusement water parks. Fascinating application of the technology. Will Disney adopt it? I could see some advantages of it… and some disadvantages.
- From the “Never Trust the Mice” Department: Finally, speaking of mice… A lawsuit has been filed against Chuck E. Cheese in the St. Louis area, claiming he got a little too friendly, sneaking in a grope or two with the pizza. I’ve always been suspicious of the guy….