Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thanks Jeb-Florida Fails Again-Not One City in Smartest Top 25

Florida has had 8 Years of Jeb Bush and fails to make this list.

If you equate education with intelligence, then the smartest city in the United States is Seattle - 52.7 percent of its residents age 25 or older have completed a Bachelor's degree or higher.

The education rankings were released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Not one city in Florida

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Florida's SATS at Bottom-Thanks to Jeb Bush's Education Policies

The percentage of high-school sophomores with proficient reading scores has dropped during the Bush administration -- 33 percent when he was elected, as high as 37 percent in 2001 and now just 32 percent.

Florida's composite SAT score remained among the nation's lowest after dropping three points from 2005, even though the national average sharply declined seven points, according to results released Tuesday.
With average scores of 496 in reading and 497 in math, Florida remained among the nation's poorest SAT performers. Florida is in a 48th place, tied with Pennsylvania among the 50 states and District of Columbia. Only South Carolina at 985 and Georgia at 990 had lower scores.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Polygamist Fears Books

The leader of a notorious polygamist cult and one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives was behind bars last night after being pulled over in a routine stop by a patrol officer in Nevada....His followers are not permitted to have books, newspapers or television and they are told that much of the outside world is evil.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Librarian has an ISSN.

Librarian has an ISSN.
ISSN 1932-8559

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Postcolonial Studies & Jean Rhys

Postcolonial Studies is a term that helps to organize reading that illuminates much of the world's political conflict.

What a mess the English made.

I've been reading Jean Rhys.

New Book:
The Light: A History of the Movement for Progressive Literature in the Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent
Sajjad Zaheer and Amina Azfar.
BN13: 9780195471557ISBN10: 0195471555 Hardback, 350 pages
Jun 2006

Here is an introduction to post-colonial literature with a map.

Friday, August 11, 2006

"Books That Change Your Life" Meme. Busman's Holiday for a Readers' Advisor

The Red Mantis list has an interesting set of books and you can then go back and read others who have been tagged which is sort of a busman's holiday for a readers' advisor.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Book-lovin' hobo sues bum-hatin' library

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Bush Administration Attacks Democracy and the Press

Library Juice reports:
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication passed a resolution against the Bush Administration’s anti-press policies at its annual conference.

the current administration has engaged in a number of practices and has enacted a series of severe and extraordinary policies that attack the press specifically and by extension, democracy itself.