Links within this post, to the headlines:
Home-schooled = Un-schooled?
Baltimore City Schools’ BELL program
Exclusive: 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work
Sexting: How typical is Anthony Weiner’s behavior?
2 ‘Real Housewives of NJ’ stars charged with fraud
“By the time he was 16, [Josh Powell] had never written an essay. He didn’t know South Africa was a country. He couldn’t solve basic algebra problems.”
He took three years of remedial courses at a community college before obtaining admission to Georgetown at age 21.
“Most of all, he worries about his siblings: There are 11. One, old enough to be well into middle school, can’t read, Josh Powell said.”
This is at the diametric pole from the just-previous item. See also the previous post, D.C. to implement 9th-grade rescue plan.
I don’t need to comment on that.
This quote struck me:
” ‘ In the case of Anthony Weiner, and other partnered people who sext with non-partners, it strikes me as a kind of pornography, where the drive is toward excited, impersonal sex rather than true intimacy.
” ‘ With Weiner, it’s a case of pornography meets narcissism. ‘ ”
Some folk may be incapable of “true intimacy,” but I don’t see how a life of strictly “excited, impersonal sex” can bring real gratification.
As little as I know about Joe and Teresa Giudice, it seems to me this could not have happened to a more deserving couple.
I take some gratification from this news, in that rarely in this life do I really feel I see justice done.
I anticipate having a lot to say about this in the future.