Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Five Most Popular Posts of 2013

I do most of my writing elsewhere, where the statistics are more elusive. Here, however, are my five most popular posts on this site in 2013. 1. The Problem with Ted Talks, Including Ken Robinson’s. This one struck a chord with people, and many responded with something along the lines of, “I thought I was […]

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Musical Interlude – Big Star – I’m In Love With A Girl

Recently watched a pretty good Big Star documentary and was reminded that they have a whole ton of great songs.

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Musical Interlude – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects

Happy Holidays, y’all.

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Teacher Salaries and Earnings for College Graduates

On Monday I posted this chart comparing average (mean) teacher salaries with median household income in each state. I think that’s an interesting chart because it provides some sense for how a teacher’s salary looks in the context of a state’s overall level of wealth. But that comparison doesn’t tell us everything we might want […]

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Teacher Salaries and Household Income By State

Via Valerie Strauss, here’s an interactive map of average teacher salaries by state. It’s sort of fun to play with, but the problem is that “average teacher salary by state” is actually not all that meaningful when states can be very different from each other. Virginia and Arizona, for example, have almost identical (average) teacher […]

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Musical Interlude – Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again (Live)

This is from a Nelson Mandela tribute concert and is one of the most 80’s things you will ever see.

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