We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The world's 100 top universities, via Normblog, by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai University
College prep, from Atlantic Blog:
According to the NY Times, the ACT people say that fewer than a quarter of the students finishing high school who took their test are prepared for college in the four areas they test: reading comprehension, math, English, and science.
Read his piece. I disagree with his conclusion. I suspect that it means that only 1/4 of the test-takers should be college-bound. The remainder need more high school, which is what they often get in college.