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.
Today and every day of the year I am grateful for folks in academia who have great personal courage. I am grateful for Joel Klein (outgoing chancellor of New York City Schools) and for Michelle Rhee. Both have put their lives on the line to try to clean up what has become this nation's greatest debacle/tragedy--the education system. Thank you Joel and Michelle!