Like most New England Patriots fans, Tommy has a problem: his balls. They are deflated. What is he to do with his deflated balls, and how can his hero, Tom Brady, help?
WARNING: EXPLICIT MATERIAL not intended for children under the age of eighteen, persons who take themselves too seriously, and New England Patriots fans.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Arrow Rivendell was an early adopter of ecstasy, according to Arrow's kindergarten class. Don't do drugs kids, or you'll end up writing New England Football Comedic Erotica too (and possibly Dino Porn).
For the Grown-Ups:
Kids will have fun learning their colors with the board book Everything Goes: Blue Bus, Red Balloon: A Book of Colors by Brian Biggs.
We are purposely doing it wrong. We are focusing on the wrong things in education! School Choice, Charters, Magnet Schools, Vouchers, Private Schools, Cyber Schoolsthey won't work! Programs are not the answer; people are! Our country makes excuses as the adults in charge, and we hear ourselves take this cowardly stance when we openly blame "these children." These are OUR children - birthed, raised and reared in this country under an educational system initially designed to "inferiorize" them. Now we want "them" back on track, but the adults - the politicians, the parents, the educators and all the stakeholders - are the blame because we still refuse to boss up in our own homes and in our places of work to do what's right for Black kids and minorities. We'd rather implement a hands-off program instead of looking into our own hearts and our own beliefs and tell the truth about our own work ethic! After all, the minority kids are not the majority kids, and honestly, who really cares because they're stupid anyway. Our country purposely created an inferior education for Black kids and attempts to use superficial "programs" to fix it. Meanwhile, segregation statistics point to the fact that Whites increasingly do not stay in Black neighborhoods; they only come to Black neighborhoods to teach Black kids because Whites make up more than 80% of the teaching force in the United States, while Blacks and other minorities make up the majority of students in public schools. The intersection of race is inevitable in the schoolhouse no matter how far one moves. The problem will be fixed when African Americans and Whites have a mutual agreement to work together, at home and at school, for the betterment of OUR children. That goes for Black parents, White teachers, the other 20% of teachers, and all the politicians that call for reformation programs. Fix the heart and the collective work ethic - Problem Solved!!! In this short book, an experienced school district leader fesses up about what's really going on.
Interest in voting systems and voting system reform is growing in the United States. Voting systems--the procedures by which we cast votes and elect our public officials--are a crucial part of the democratic election process. The decision to use one kind of voting system rather than another has far-reaching political consequences. Among other things, voting systems help to determine which officials are elected to run our governments, the variety of parties that voters have to choose from at the polls, whether political minorities can win any representation, and whether the majority will rule. Amy gives readers all the information and analytical tools needed to make intelligent choices among voting systems. He provides a set of political criteria that can be used to judge voting systems and gives detailed descriptions of all the common voting systems used in the United States and other Western democracies, including winner-take-all systems as well as proportional representation systems. He also provides an analysis of the various political advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of system. This is an important guide for citizens, government officials, political activists, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about voting systems and their political implications.