Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Another interesting Captain's Quarters Post

This story was just a little further down the main page at Captain's Quarters than his Grewal Tapes posting. While it has nothing to do with Canadian politics, it is such a strange little story I just had to add a link.

The California Assembly, made up predominately of Democrats (just had to add that), voted last Thursday, and I kid you not, to "ban school districts from purchasing textbooks longer than 200 pages". This law is believed to be the first of it's kind in the US, and possibly anywhere.

This will either result in one of two things:
  1. Specially printed, smaller textbooks for California schools that read more like a course outline. In many cases any additional/background information would have to be left out entirely.
  2. Publishers breaking down textbooks into several smaller parts so as to fit below the 200 page limit without having to sacrifice quality.
Either result will most likely cost Californians more in the long run, both financially and in terms of a quality education system.


Anonymous William DaGina said...

When will the MADNESS STOP?

Browsing through eBay today I stumbled upon something I just HAD to have. Being an avid collector of neo-gothic furniture - especially Italian, this bedroom set is something of a "must-have".

But come-on! $48,500.00 USD for a 1902 Castelli set! Heck, the mirror frame doesn't even look original and the marble top on one of the night tables looks badly cracked. I wouldn't pay more than $25.00 USD for this set.

When will these damned ignorant left-leaning sons of bitches stop trying to cheat us out of our hard earned $48,475.00. I'm not stupid... I know how much that's worth! It makes my knickers wrinkle.

YOOP YOOP YOOP, and a puddle of POOP! I'm out, BEEYOTCH

June 02, 2005 11:23 a.m.  

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