Category Archives: politics

What Can Steve Jobs Teach Us About Improving Pinellas County Schools?

“The [Pinellas County Schools(PCS)] District Strategic Plan 2014-2015 is composed of the vision, mission, values, strategic direction and goals of Pinellas County Schools… “The goals and action plans of the District Strategic Plan are the focus and driving force of … Continue reading

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Pinellas County Schools Can Learn A Lot From Starbucks

I love coffee. I drink it all day long. From the time I get up in the morning almost until I go to bed at night, I’ve got my coffee. Almost all the people I know drink coffee, too. Maybe … Continue reading

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How Silicon Valley Can Help Pinellas Schools

  The contest for Pinellas County School Board Member in District 6, incumbent Linda Lerner, 71, against challenger Maureen Ahern, 54, focuses on their differing viewpoints on various education related issues.  (The issues are highlighted in two articles, one in … Continue reading

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“Right to Work” vs “Competition”

After the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature passed two measures earlier in the day to ban unions from requiring workers to pay membership dues, that evening Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed them into law, defending his move as one that would lead … Continue reading

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“An Enemy of the People”*

Journalists Matt Taibbi and Chrystia Freeland join Bill  Moyers to discuss how the super-rich have willfully confused their self-interest with America’s interest. In her recent article appearing in The New Yorker, “Super-Rich Irony,” Chrystia Freeland relates the growing antagonism of … Continue reading

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