Saturday, April 28, 2018

United States Senate and Congress - So SAD!!

I’m really disappointed and tired of your antics. All you do is supply fodder for the media outlets to report juvenile behavior. Any television channel I turn to and see a panel of so called experts giving their one-sided opinions make me sick.

You just don’t get it. What you remind me of when I was growing up and there was a dispute or people did not get their way the little sissies and milquetoasts would refuse to play and go sit in a corner or go home and pout to Mommy. The “REAL” stand-up folks would play the game even if they did not like their teammates in order to win the game. You still did what was right and settled your disputes in a number of ways until you figured out the best solution for the whole. We left our differences aside for the game and went back to not liking each other after the game was over. 

The situation here is the United States. You spineless punks are the players and should be on the same side. In order to win as a whole you must first have cooperation before competition. I understand the different philosophies about how to do the best job but you are doing nothing but tearing the country apart for your own personal vendetta.

Everyone thinks the target is President Trump. Yes, in a way, but the real target is the voter.  Many in the Congress and Senate want to punish the American people for what they think is letting Trump in to the White House. The real targets are you government officials who are not qualified for your jobs. You would not last a month in the real world because most of you are still sitting in the corner plotting your next vile attack against anyone who does not agree with your selfish ways.

The latest example: Ronny Jackson 
He’s been a White House physician since President Bush.
Here is an idea - let the veterans vote and appoint our next director. We understand that all people have flaws but we know an honorable person when we see one who has served his country and understands the plight of veterans.
You all find a false sense of comfort in the congressional and senate halls of Washington D.C. Outside of those halls we are getting on with our lives, trying to do the best for our families and doing the best we can to be proud citizens.

You people are an embarrassment!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Earth Day 4/22/18

I always liked this poem by Walt Whitman -
 Appropriate for Earth Day

Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with the mothers or families, re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem.... ~ Walt Whitman ~ (from the Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855)

Earth Day Video and plant a tree! qg

Here are some cool songs related to Earth Day -


Six years ago I planted a Washington Hawthorn Sampling I ordered from the Arbor Day Foundation. It looked something (smaller) like this when I pulled it out of a regular size mailing envelop:

Last year I took a picture and I'm proud to show it has grown wonderfully!!

Happy Birthday Dano!

Sunday, April 01, 2018

April is "Autism Awareness Month"

I was sent (Valerie) this link for a new web site. The magazine provides expert advice from respected professionals about autism and offers solutions for families.

Check it out it is really good!

Click here

 or on the ASD Label (Left Sidebar) for more of my posts on Autism.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

54% of Michigan third-graders failed proficiency reading test. Whose at Fault? The system of course!

Michigan's education system continues to fail our students based on recent and past state proficiency tests.
These results are based on public school test scores. Parents of children in private schools fool themselves and think there child is receiving a better education but private schools do not have to share tests results. Working in a private school for 8 years I can tell you there is a high percentage of students who are not reading at grade level. Math is also a problem.

So where is the failure?
 There is a danger here (All of the agencies and so-called educational watchers) that continues in our educational systems and that is we continue to monitor/grade/evaluate our educational systems with outdated means (Using only result/after the fact measures). We grade our educational systems based on after the fact detection and inspection with a "fix and then replace mentality."  Ask any teacher how many standards and policies they must adhere to that have come down the pike from the Federal government to their own school systems.

While the student is the product that continues to be graded and evaluated and then the school there is no means for evaluating the systems and processes that produced the grade.

Case in point. Why do so many children dislike school after third grade? Why do so many teachers wish to leave the profession and no longer want to be in the classroom?

How many students that are failing the proficiency tests (RESULT MEASURE) are on a plan of action to improve (PROCESS MEASURE)? Not just as a part of the whole class but specifically for their needs. We can't continue to wait until the tests to identify and inspect quality in our students (This is the methods that the auto companies used to detect defects that costs them their industry) after the fact.
"In order for each student to be successful there must be an understanding and balance between the partners."

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I have been using the "Quality Educational Partnership Triangle" since 2004. It comes in handy when I talk to teachers and most importantly when I talk to parents about education and what is need to help their child succeed in school. All groups must be working together for the student to be successful. If one corner of the triangle fails the percentage of the student to be successful falls at an alarming rate based on my years of meeting with thousands of students and parents.

It is a very simple concept that relies on each corner (Administrators,  Parents, and Teachers) of the triangle to be working together interdependently. The main three groups of the triangle are revolving around the student rather than teachers, parents or administrators.

Teachers and Parents know if their student/child can't read and they each blame each other for the problem and expect the other to fix it. Parents you better get involved from day one of school and  read to you child at home 5-7 days a week even if it is a short story.  The love of reading must take place as much as you need to feed and cloth your child.

Teachers you best put a child on an improvement plan that goes with that child from second grade on once it is determined they have a reading deficiency. Administrators it is your job to lead and make sure this is being done. 

Parents - if this is not done pull your child from that school and find one that is willing to work with you and your child.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

"The Most Fragile Loss of All is that of a Child."

"The Most Fragile Loss of All is that of a Child." - qualityg

Especially when done in a senselessness act of murder!

When will something be done?

When?  When it happens to a Politicians Child/Family Member. For example; Just like Autism for years could not get government's attention until many of the senators and congresspeople were affected in their own families.

Most politicians represent themselves first, then, the special interest groups that got them elected and then "maybe" the people who got them elected.

Use your common sense and start passing preventive measures - NOW!

I am so sick of seeing your Bi-Partisan antics and useless mumble jumble. My God you should be embarrassed and ashamed - All of You! Your Indifference to what is RIGHT is beyond comprehension in so many matters.  You look to divide when we need unity and your look to tear apart when we need the Systemic Whole of a Nation.

 "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." -- John Adams