Sunday, January 09, 2022

Ten days into 2022 and the Biden administration is in trouble plus Pres. Nixon


Ten days into 2022 and the Biden administration is in trouble plus Pres. Nixon 01/09 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

GOP Senators Thune and Johnson will seek reelection in 2022......Border crisis a total mess and a dereliction of duty......Jobs report was bad........China buying oil from Iran?.......TV ratings for January 6 a bust.........President Nixon (1913-94)..........
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We remember President Richard Nixon (1913-94)


We remember President Richard Nixon (1913-94)

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What happened to reading in Baltimore public schools?


  (My new American Thinker post)

Is Baltimore a failed city?  What do you call a city where kids graduate without minimum reading skills?

This is from Baltimore:

An alarming discovery coming out of a Baltimore City High School caught up in a scandal. Project Baltimore has obtained student assessment data from Augusta Fells Savage in west Baltimore, showing just how far behind some students are in that school.

The discovery is that kids are graduating but can't read.  Remember the student with a 0.13 GPA and ranked 62 of 120 in his class?  What happened to the 61 below that student?  By the way, the student with the 0.13 GPA passed three classes in four years!

It gets worse, if that's possible.  An 8th-grade teacher said: "I would say around half of them couldn't read to the point where they could fully understand what they were supposed to be doing."

This is terrible, and I understand why so many teachers are frustrated.  They get no support from the local leadership.  I guess the mayor and the city council just want to graduate kids to get their federal grant or whatever they get.

Back in the late 1970s, I went to college in Maryland, and I lived and eventually got my first job in the Baltimore area.  I knew people who graduated from the public schools and never heard anything about kids graduating who can't read.

No fathers.  No reading.  Wonder why Baltimore is a failed city?  Sadly, no one cares about these young men and women being thrown into the real world without the ability to read a newspaper ad.

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Happy # 81 Joan Baez


Joan Baez was born on this day in 1941.  She started singing in the late 1950's and recorded many Bob Dylan songs in the 1960's.

Did you know that Joan has a connection to Mexico?  Her father was born in Puebla, Mexico.

It's hard to pick a song but "The night they drove Old Dixie down" and anything from "Any day now" or the album of songs by Bob Dylan.


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