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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cynical feelings on U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling’s School Crime and Safety.

I was going to completely ignore anther U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings speech because her “speeches” talk about the issues without actually indicating how or what she or her department plan to do about solving the problem. Margaret Spellings and her ilk annoy me. I don’t know how many speeches I have read where it starts out with useless information that is more geared towards time wasting than actually resolution.

In one of her speeches I actually counted 8 Thanks You’s to various people. In her latest speech on School Crime and Safety she starts the speech yet again with a what I fondly categorize as “well dua!”.

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings:

For our children to learn, our schools must be safe. All American parents want to know they are sending their children to a safe learning environment. And our children deserve schools in which they don't have to be afraid of violence and can focus on their studies.

Yea, that’s why people showed up to listen to you speak and now they want to know what is going to be done about it. How violence will be reduced and how education will be enhanced. Than she moves into the statistics for school violent crime and how it’s better now than it was in the 1990s and than makes a 1 sentence reflection regarding “recent series of tragic shootings”.

Before you know it, the speech is over. The rest of the so called speech on the reduction of School Crime and Safety is nothing but how much money we have made and will make available through funding measures…

“We will”

“We have

Better than it was…

Parents, teachers and administrators need help in reducing the crime, not speeches. Maybe U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has made accomplishments in reducing school crime and safety, but you wouldn’t know it by her speeches.

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
- James Baldwin

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Bad business for those who are on diets

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4 (Reuters Life!) - Hoping to stir up thirst for milk, officials installed advertisements in several San Francisco bus shelters on Monday that give off the scent of freshly baked cookies.

The technology that creates the scent is very similar to that used in magazine ads. Scented adhesives are placed throughout the interior of the bus shelters, including under the benches.

"As long as they are not harmful chemicals, it's OK," one somewhat confused elderly woman said as she pondered the cookie smell in one of the shelters. "They are trying to sell milk? Is that it?"

The effort at five bus shelters is part of a campaign cooked up by the California Milk Processor Board, whose iconic "Got Milk?" campaign has adorned famous figures from around the world with milk mustaches for 13 years.

While olfactory marketing has long been a staple of perfume companies in magazines, Jeff Goodby, chairman of the San Francisco-based ad firm Goodby, Silverstein & Partners that created the campaign, said he knew of no other completely outdoor campaign.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Is There A Positive Side For Kids Who Are High School Drop Outs? Yes!

The other side of dropping out of high school.

So far, everything I have researched online for High School Drop Outs has produced negative results that are completely against kids dropping out. However, prominent news reports have said that High School does not prepare teenagers for college and that the first year of college for the average freshman is spent learning what High School should have taught.