Jack Saturday

Monday, October 28, 2013

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1054-1057

The standard by which the theory must judge the
democratic quality of any society, and by which its claim that any
particular society is democratic must be tested, is how nearly it
attains the presently attainable maximum - i.e. the maximum level
of abilities to use and develop human capacities, given the
presently possible human command over external nature.
C.B. Macpherson,
Democratic Theory
 [emphasis js]
It amazes me when people complain that this NSA monitoring of communications is such a colossal waste of money.

Why is it a waste of money? How else will these people be employed? What other industry there is to employ these highly trained brilliant individuals? Can they be hired to repair our crumbling roads?
Comment Section
Anger Growing Among Allies on U.S. Spying
New York Times
Published: October 23, 2013

The international test scores are poor economic barometers.

What matters most in the decades ahead is the extent to which we cultivate creativity, ingenuity, curiosity, innovation, and thinking differently. These qualities have been the genius of American culture. These traits are not measured by standardized tests.

The students who learn to select the correct box on a multiple-choice question are not the inventors and innovators of the future. They are the clerks of the future.
International Test Scores Predict Nothing
Diane Ravitch, Historian, NYU professor
Posted: 10/24/2013
HuffPost Politics


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