by Datechguy | December 24th, 2011
WCRN is doing a continuous play of Christmas Music on the station that started yesterday (with our on WCRN players version of a Christmas Carol tossed in.
We will be back next week with Sunshine State Sarah and our ore-Christmas open house edition.
Meanwhile if you can’t do without your DaTechGuy on DaRadio fix remember you have the full archive available free of charge and you can always play the latest show by simply clicking on the fedora to your right.
And if I haven’t mentioned them before I have a bi-weekly column available at The Conservatory and at the Minority Report called under the fedora. I don’t cross post it here so they will both get the benefit of some original writing. The latest version is here and here.
Have a sneak peek on me:
Here is a story that won’t get much press either:
Over the last two calendar years, NEA has lost almost 139,000 total members, and more than 169,000 total members over the last three years. Since its ranks of retired members have been growing during that span, it understates the union’s losses among working education employees.
While NEA has instituted extraordinary measures to bring its budget in line with reduced revenues, the membership losses will require an additional $9.5 million in cuts at the national office.
Don’t worry, NEA members: That extra $10 in dues that could be going to your pension will instead make its way to democratic pols all across the nation, though perhaps it would be better spent helping the top third of California public-school students with remedial English and math:
The remedial numbers are staggering, given that the Cal State system admits only freshmen who graduated in the top one-third of their high-school class. About 27,300 freshmen in the 2010 entering class of about 42,700 needed remedial work in math, English or both.”
As Glenn Reynolds points out: “And yet California spends a fortune on schools and pays its (unionized) teachers very well.”
Blogging will be practically non-existent for the next 48 hours unless I get a sudden inspiration.
Update: Wrong link above, fixed