On the dairy side: According to Ziemba, it costs him and farmers like him $20 to produce 100 pounds of milk, but the market price for that 100 pounds is just over $10. By milking 175 cows, seven days per week, Ziemba produces 10,000 pounds … [Read more...]
Death of a newspaper
A link to the mlive/AANews website, customized to search on Ann Arbor: http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor/ I don't think the reporter's speculation about the student paper, the Michigan Daily, undermining the city's paper is on target. … [Read more...]
Shady Sunscreen Practices Eclipse Consumer Protection
When I saw the CNN report, I sat down with the collection I have of sunscreens and logged onto the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website. EWG gives a green light to products earning 0, 1 or 2, based on an evaluation considering broad … [Read more...]
Readiness proposals: Good luck with the regionalism thaing
More on the NYC reforms: Klein's management approach has been a bit herky-jerky. While his first years were marked by a tightly controlled, top-down management style, more recently he did an about-face toward decentralization that he … [Read more...]
So the candidate has a few negatives . . .
Domaingue . . . yesterday was asked to leave Town Hall property after he was seen brandishing signs accusing Kie of being a drug-dealer, a rapist and a former member of a motorcycle gang called the Warlocks. Domaingue, who called himself a … [Read more...]
Calm down. Not “D’ oh! Deval” at all.
With a few rare exceptions, you know exactly how many votes you have days before the House or Senate is in session. The Gov did what he could to promote the casino idea. He held a rally with hundreds of union guys, made speeches and … [Read more...]
Globe Pet Peeve du Jour (with poll)
This morning I finally sent a message to the Globe pointing out that there is no way that this article is popular enough to stay in the top five most e-mailed articles for this period of time. Leaving it in the list undermines the … [Read more...]
Advice for DSC candidates for the March 8 meeting – Bring food!
- Contact DSC members before the meeting. I made phone calls, especially to people who had been identified as "key" members or likely to attend meetings. Now that I have been the recipient of these calls, I would say they are … [Read more...]
All we are saying is give paste a chance.
Yesterday, on the last weekday of the February break, I was in my classroom reading a 25-page standardized, multiple-choice test on poetry. All 8th graders at my school will spend two hours taking this test on Tuesday. Its … [Read more...]
Teachers Good; Teachers’ Unions Bad!
Three years later, I started taking education courses and began a career as a teacher. I don't understand all the ins and outs of education policy, but I have a lot more insight into the things the community expects teachers to do and … [Read more...]