Charity on March 30th, 2008

Here are my thoughts on some of the Free Press stories of the last few days.
Honors class versus assured good grade
A group of students at MMU High School are circulating a petition to convince the administration to weight the GPA’s, that is, to give honors and AP classes more weight in calculating a GPA.
Their reasoning [...]

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Charity on March 29th, 2008

Every time I watch Power Rangers in Space with my 4-year-old son, I crack up laughing when I hear Zhane say, “Mega Winger online.”
You know, because the lefties use the phrase “mega winger” sometimes to describe right-wingers.
Too bad I didn’t know about Power Rangers in Space when I was starting a political blog. I [...]

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Charity on March 25th, 2008

In recent years, there has been a discussion about extending the terms of state-wide office holders from 2 years to 4.
Vermont is one of only two states with a 2-year term for governor.
I oppose a 4-year term simply because it will give the state government a longer period of time to get things done, a [...]

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Charity on March 24th, 2008

Yesterday, the Burlington Free Press had a follow-up story about the NECAP results.
Here is the line that tells you everything you need to know about Vermont’s schools.
Just how much the NECAP math scores mean is under debate. Teachers and principals are asking: Was the test too difficult, or not?
Okay now, as an educator myself, if [...]

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Charity on March 20th, 2008

Blogging While Female: 5 Conservative Women Bloggers Talk About Gender Issues And The Blogosphere

Blogging While Female Part 2: Five Women Bloggers Talk About Gender Issues And The Blogosphere

iBrattleboro Cleared in Libel Suit

802 Offline – It has been a while since Cathy stopped posting her regular weekly round-ups of Vermont’s blogosphere at 802 Online.  [...]

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Charity on March 19th, 2008

I have been in bed with the flu since – what day is it? – Monday evening. The flu, in case you have not had it lately, really, really bites.
I feel like I was run over several times by a golf cart or other small vehicle that would cause a lot of pain, but [...]

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Charity on March 17th, 2008

Who would consent to the police performing a voluntary search of their home?

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Charity on March 17th, 2008

The Carnival of Principled Government is up over at Principled Discovery.

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Charity on March 16th, 2008

Barack Obama, the presidential candidate whose campaign website is powered by “hope,” seems to have gotten himself into a bit of controversy.
The Huffington Post has a round-up of sorts, with reactions from across the spectrum, including NRO’s Mark Steyn.
“Obama is meant to be the man who transcends the divisions of race, the candidate who doesn’t [...]

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Charity on March 14th, 2008

I almost forgot that it was Friday! My husband was home with the flu today, so I lost track of the day.
I’ll keep this week’s tip short and to the point: Educate yourself about personal finance.
There are a lot of great books out there. The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book every [...]

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