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“The most dangerous 'enemy of the people' is presidential lying--always. Attacks on press by @realDonaldTrump more treacherous than Nixon’s"
-- Carl Bernstein, journalist who broke the Watergate scandal
"These systematic attacks on the media accomplish two things. First, they fire up the base, which believe that traditional media do not represent their interests or concerns. Second, they provoke the media itself, which feeling threatened, adopts a more oppositional posture. This in turn further fuels the polarization on which the leaders depend and paves the way for the government to introduce legal restrictions.
The most dramatic example was in Venezuela, where elements in the media embarked on a campaign of open warfare, engaging in overtly partisan coverage intended to undermine Chávez’s rule. Some media owners were alleged to have conspired in a 2002 coup that briefly ousted the president. Once Chavez returned to power, he rallied his supporters behind a new law imposing ...
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spoiler alert: he didn't mince words ;) | “SXSW’s Astounding Ideals of Cowardice” by @ChrisWarcraft https://t.co/OWJ9W1cSEv— barb dybwad (@doctorparadox) October 27, 2015
This doesn't go far enough. They should also cancel SxSW. https://t.co/qhVs73L5Oj— Paul Ford (@ftrain) October 26, 2015
meanwhile the psychopaths of Gamergate somewhere celebrate "duping delight" deep w/in the bowels of some gross forum https://t.co/1gEmXG8NWl— barb dybwad (@doctorparadox) October 27, 2015
may i suggest better ways to apply your conference budget money: @indiecade or @xoxo (other suggestions?) https://t.co/fwuuwjSMNA— barb dybwad (@doctorparadox) October 27, 2015
sending a clear signal that, if you don't want to be harassed in games, @sxsw is not for you https://t.co/mqESaVF3R7— barb dybwad (@doctorparadox) October 27, 2015
as well as "being advised by legal and financial council to be risk-averse" cuz, money. https://t.co/c99vLH1B...
Tests are evaluating tools that can only act as a diagnostic — they offer no improvement in the actual ability of children to learn. In the so-called "real world" we don’t take tests — we solve problems and tackle challenges that (ideally) resonate with us somehow when we manage to solve them. Unfortunately one of the more important parts of that equation — the passion, and the interest that drives us to ask questions in the first place — is often absent in many a modern life.
In service of stability, in service of family, of practicality, of a grim sort of tradition — for whatever reasons, we find ourselves here. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Moreover, tests are supposedly a heuristic that stands in for “teacher performance." But there are many quite consequential other factors that affect students’ performance on tests, most of which have nothing to do with the teacher and everything to do with the child and his or her life outside of school.
In other words, judging teacher ...