Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lowest Common Denominators, Politicians, and Common Core

I wonder if “lowest common denominator” shows up in the Common Core State Standards? Well, it probably shows up in the math standards since that’s how you add fractions. But it ought to be highlighted in the language standards too, … Continue reading

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How Much Should Manufacturing Matter to Mississippi?

The ten states where “manufacturing still matters,” according to a Wall Street Journal story, include Alabama and Louisiana, but not Mississippi. The WSJ determined this by dividing each state’s manufacturing output (2012 numbers) by its gross domestic product. For example, … Continue reading

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Bounds May Be Good Fit for Nebraska

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds is finalist for president of the University of Nebraska, a five campus system not unlike the multi-campus Mississippi system Bounds oversees as commissioner. In an interview with the Daily Nebraskan, Bounds expounded on his expectations should … Continue reading

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Bryant’s Tax Cut Won’t Stop Spending Growth

Did you catch the drift of the news stories about the extra money the Legislature expects to have for next year? Andrea Williams, WTOK-TV, “Next year Mississippi lawmakers will have more money to spend.” Bobby Harrison, the Daily Journal, “The … Continue reading

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Good Politicians Care for All Constituents

The good politician cares for all his constituents. He knows them and they know him (or her). He understands their needs. They understand he is willing to put his political life on the line for their benefit. The hired hand … Continue reading

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