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What Happened to Words?

Human history is a story of achievement. Sometimes progress comes slowly, sometimes mankind leaps forward. And every once in a while, we slide back. Perhaps the greatest indicator of civilization is the state of literature. 418 more words

Education Schools: Prescriptive Training and Academic Freedom

I’ve been mulling over my thoughts on ed school, when someone retweeted Peter Sipe’s op ed about his ed school training, which he went through at the same time his wife went through med school. 2,029 more words


South Australia: Prison officers threaten lockdown over plans to reintroduce a dedicated dog squad | The Advertiser

PRISON officers will put the state’s jails into lockdown if plans to reintroduce a dedicated dog squad within Correctional Services proceed.

Officers are outraged the department plans to spend $837,000 annually on the “unnecessary’’ project at a time when jobs were being axed to find $5 million in budget savings this financial year. 228 more words


NSW Minister calls for national prison officers medal | AAP

NSW Minister for Justice Brad Hazzard has called for a national medal to recognise distinguished service for corrections officers.

MR Hazzard said the proposed Australian Corrections Medal would be in line with national honours already awarded to police, fire, ambulance and emergency services. 43 more words


What Annoys Jeff this Week?

1. Mobile check deposit. I learned a fun fact about my credit union’s new mobile check deposit process this morning. That little nugget is if you deposit a check by phone and the transaction doesn’t complete, there’s nothing in place outside of their website letting you know that something has gone amiss. 400 more words

What Annoys Jeff This Week?

Regina Finn guest lecture

Note: This post was delayed a few months because of Prof. Dale Whittington and I running our Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries ‘massive open online course’, supported by the University of Manchester, on the Coursera platform. 791 more words


Shit [Facts] or Get off the Pot!! Or on the Pot, if you will ...

From today’s New York Times:

What Science Says About Marijuana

For Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, there is no difference between the health effects of marijuana and those of any other illegal drug. 1,668 more words