School closures are sometimes an unfortunate last resort. Sometimes they are necessary.
But this? This is derailing education to the lowest bidder.
CPS classrooms already often have over 40 students, when research tells us that class sizes much smaller than that are best for already under-served students. I can tell you that at a class size of 40 kids, even the most saintly of teachers is no longer differentiating and meeting every student where they need them - you’re performing glorified crowd control. Some charter schools have noble intentions and will do their due diligence in filling this void; however, charter schools are also notorious for turning away and under-serving SPED and English Language Learner populations. As with everything, there are no easy answers.
This is a sad day for Chicago. Rahm Emanuel, shame on you. We should all be concerned with the systemic dismantling of public education taking place in your city.
Meanwhile, Rahm has no problem committing $100 million in taxpayer funds so DePaul university can get a new basketball stadium.
It worked great Monday, and not that bad Tuesday.
Today? Not so much.
The next two work days are going to take forfuckingever.
got tired of mixing on the new songs and wanted to do something quick and fun so i remixed this one that i did last summer.
Power Pop Punk Prince? Okay.
This is phenomenal
Graphics. Hard G. Not Jraphics. Not JIF.
I’ll keep saying it, this is a terrible argument
In SCUBA The U is for “underwater
nobody says “Scuhba”
Soft G 4 lyfe
I’m ride or die hard G.
It’s kind of pointless to argue this, everyone has made up their mind. And it really doesn’t matter, but every time I see someone say the soft G doesn’t make sense, I start to wonder. Say the word “gin” out loud.
I’ve decided in conversation to randomly switch between saying it both ways, just to piss off the maximum number of people.
If falling asleep comes slowly to you, or bedtime rolls around and you can’t get tired, try my patent-pending solution of at least 6 mg of melatonin and listening to this track (particularly the final five minutes, where it slowly crossfades from Fender Rhodes to sounds of a distant thunderstorm).
There may be other doomjazz/ambient quartets out there, but these guys are my favorite (and one day I hope to see them soundtracking a David Lynch movie, because they’d be perfect for it.)
“Hard to Find” by The National
What I feel now about you then
I’m just glad I can explain
You’re beautiful and close and young
In those ways we were the same
There’s a lot I’ve not forgotten
I let go of other things
If I tried they’d probably be
Hard to find
We all love Bruce Springsteen, you guys!
sometimes putting lots of extra guitars on a song works.
by the end of this thing, there are seven of them going all at once. and i didn’t try to separate them or make them really distinct, i just turned up the faders and let it go.
This kicks ass and you should listen to it.