Posts Tagged ‘OPPORTUNITY’

November 9th, 2019 - 2:36 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

The Seattle Public Schools … I Charge the Schools with Condescending Racism

HOW CAN THE SPS ADDRESS DISPARITIES WITHOUT SUPPORTING THE HIGHEST GOALS FOR ALL KIDS? I see this decision by the Seattle schools as condescending to the rights of minority kids to compete at top levels. Despite the wealth of Seattle .. our money and the collective talents of our citizens .. the Sea[...]

June 7th, 2019 - 12:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Charter Lesson for The Seattle Schools: Huge Success by Lebron James?

The Promise School (IPS),  a public elementary school aimed at at-risk Akron, Ohio, opened in 2018.  Funds from the Akron Public Schools are augmented by a contribution from Lebron  James.  Both Lebron and other programs in Akron collaborate to guarantee IPS student tuition to att[...]

April 22nd, 2019 - 1:04 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges


This Is The Part Of ‘Medicare For All’ That You Never Hear About Bernie Sanders and allies want to squeeze hospitals, which is very necessary – and very difficult. By Jonathan Cohn Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his allies talk a lot about how “Medicare for All” would take[...]

January 30th, 2019 - 11:02 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Kentucky’s GOP governor: Let kids freeze

He compares closing schools to Chamberlain appeasing Hitler Kentucky GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is decrying his state’s school closures during a polar vortex that is sending temperatures plunging into the minus teens. In a radio interview on Tuesday, he accused America of “getting soft” a[...]

December 15th, 2018 - 10:36 am § in Hypocrisy

Do Women Have Women’s Rights?

Making a judgement that social mores must be discarded to have equality seems to me to be a bad choice. Equality of rights for men and women can not ignore the reality of biological differences in life cycle. Knut, We were talking about the Harvard report. You  and I agee, that the study of union [[...]

October 24th, 2018 - 12:00 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

An Immigration Plan Based on American Opportunity

The Trumpies have demonized immigrants to the point where comparisons to Nazi Germany are all too real.  That fomenting of hatred obscures the real need for a functional immigration policy that addresses America’s tradition as the land of opportunity, Here is my plan:  1. Felonize illegal em[...]

March 5th, 2018 - 8:22 am § in Uncategorized

My Party, The New Democrats

I have never been a member of either American party.  My problem is much longer standing then just opposition to the current failure of the GOP.  My problem  is that I am a strong adherent to the ideals put forward by the two leaders I see as defining what America should be.  Their idea is [&hel[...]

February 28th, 2018 - 10:46 am § in Uncategorized

My Dream Party … The Opportunists

Like many others today, I think we need a third party. My choice?  I want to return to the American roots .. the heroes of 1775 fought not just against the King, they fought for te freedom of opportunity. The founders, the first capital A, Americans, wanted to be  free to exploit the gifts of [&he[...]

December 4th, 2016 - 10:55 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

EJ Dionne is too old, too out of the fray, and too damn white curtain liberal to be taken seriously.

 Even as Clinton’s majority in the popular vote approaches two and a half million, it is time for truth telling.  The Dem Party’s focus on race, gender, immigrant status, etc. etc. is terrible With FOX News spouting its version of reality in every bar across the US, evangelicals voting[...]

October 7th, 2016 - 3:19 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Why would I go overseas?

“Anthony, why are you overseas?” I am overseas because I cannot find a job in the United States within my field. I am overseas because there are no jobs that pay like overseas basketball jobs. I am overseas because I don’t want to cook, or accept part time jobs working with kids. I am overseas[...]