Here are a few things that caught my eye this week. Lots of brain candy this week, with a few gems.
A 'value-added' travesty for an award-winning teacher, Washington Post Answer Sheet (Dec.3, 2012)
This value-added baloney just drives me stark-raving mad. If you ever thought for a moment that this was a good idea, please read this article.
When Relatives Criticize, The Attached Family (Oct. 2, 2012 and reprinted Dec. 4, 2012 in their newsletter)
Wow, is this a great article for difficult families. Highly recommend.
Books do furnish a mind, Roger Ebert's Journal (Nov. 14, 2012)
ID required to buy microwave pudding at Tesco Express, Daily Mail Online (Nov. 30, 2012)
Because a child might burn himself with the molten chocolate. Seriously.
Treasure Maps, The Story (Dec. 5, 2012)
A really wonderful audio story about a stunning cache of historic maps, and how the LA Library acquired them.
Story of a guy who found $175k worth of pot in his backyard, via LA Observed (Dec. 6, 2012)
Take Five on ukulele, LA Observed, (Dec. 6, 2012)