Monday, August 22, 2005

The Hottest State

First, my fabulous new home-state of Connecticut became the third state in the country to legalize gay marriage, and the first to do so through the pure initiative of the state legislature (i.e., without responding to any lawsuit or institutional pressure). Today, Connecticut becomes the first state to challenge President Bush's ridiculous No Child Left Behind edicts, which every public-school teacher that I know finds crippling, excessive, and misplaced in its emphases. If you live in Connecticut, but even if you don't, feel free to contact State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and thank him for his proper and active advocacy for teachers who know how to do their jobs.

While Bush languishes away with a 36% job approval rating from the American public (thanks, Brilliant at Breakfast), let him eat Blumenthal's dust. Meanwhile, raise a glass to Connecticut today, or at least eat something with nutmeg in it. (Props, Shirleen!)

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Anonymous goatdog said...

Funny, I'm editing a book on the impact of the No Child Left Behind bidness on teacher training programs.

The second best video store in the nation is in Connecticut: Best Video in Hamden.

9:27 PM, August 22, 2005  
Blogger summer m. said...

nick, why do you always get to live in a cool state?

11:32 PM, August 22, 2005  

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