For the first time in over a year, no DaTechGuy on DaRadio today Back Next week

by Datechguy | December 24th, 2011

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For the first time in over a year, no DaTechGuy on DaRadio today Back Next week

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.”

You can find the Under the Fedora Archive here and here.

Blog­ging will be prac­ti­cally non-​existent for the next 48 hours unless I get a sud­den inspiration.

Update: Wrong link above, fixed

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.”

You can find the Under the Fedora Archive here and here.

Blogging will be practically non-existent for the next 48 hours unless I get a sudden inspiration.

Update: Wrong link above, fixed

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