Teacher Tenure and State Scores Link

Should we give merit pay (or tenure) to teachers based on the state scores? I think it's a bad idea, but with my scores, I wouldn't mind!

Here is a former teacher's take on the whole idea.


War!!?? What Is It Good For!!??

These are some rather disturbing photographs, and are probably NSFW.

10 New Photos of Hiroshima from the Robert L. Capp Collection

The Robert L. Capp collection at the Hoover Institution Archives contains ten never-before-published photographs illustrating the immediate aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. These photographs, taken by an unknown Japanese photographer, were found in 1945 among rolls of undeveloped film in a cave outside Hiroshima by U.S. serviceman Robert L. Capp, who was attached to the occupation forces. Unlike most photos of the Hiroshima bombing, these dramatically convey the human as well as material destruction unleashed by the atomic bomb. Mr. Capp donated them to the Hoover Archives in 1998 with the provision that they not be reproduced until 2008. Three of these photographs are reproduced in Atomic Tragedy
with the permission
of the Capp family. Now that the restriction is no longer in force, the entire set is available below. Please contact Sean L. Malloy (smalloy@ucmerced.edu) if you have any information that might help identify the original photographer.

Update: Some photos are not from the bomb! The site has an explanation.

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