Good morning sports fans.
Today is Election Day in Ohio. Polls opened at 6:30 am and will remain open until 7:30. Democrats and Republicans will be selecting their statewide, legislative, judicial and Congressional candidates today. There is a state issue for infrastructure bonds on the ballot and numerous local issues, including school levies.
Common Core: Oklahoma’s alternatives raising concerns (Tulsa World) South Carolina Senate votes to drop the Core (WLTX) Related: Dear Conservatives: Abhor the Core at your own peril (Washington Examiner)
Toledo: new high school will split students by gender in different wings (Blade)
Competency-based learning: the $10,000 bachelor’s degree launched (AP) my father always said that when a company calls itself something, that’s the one thing it’s not. “Reliable” Delivery Corp, for instance, won’t be reliable. I imagine that the $10,000 bachelor’s degree won’t actually cost $10,000 (it will cost more). I will add as a corollary to the old man’s rule that items branded on the basis of costing less time and money don’t usually succeed. The $10,000 Bachelors Degree sounds as gimmicky to me as 10-minute Abs or Five-Dollar Footlong. Nonetheless, bachelor’s degree completion that allows students to earn credit for experience and to move along more quickly at a lower cost will prove immensely popular and lend themselves to meeting employer needs better.
BONUS LINK: back when I had time for this, I would make mix discs with Election Day related music. Some of my favorites are included below.
Apparently, 1985 was a very political year across the pond.