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Dedicated to the memory of Zwiebel Katze, 2007-2014
- Zweibel, We Hardly Knew Ye.
- Paul is the best man.
- David loves his Kindle Voyage.
- Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, who is a man!
- The Intellivision Flashback (not just a clever name!).
- There are other web browsers in the world.
- David and Paul both use Overcast for their podcatching needs.
- The new “HrzntlTrnsfr” Twitter Feed.
- Hypercritical discusses Paul at (55:00) by John Siracusa
- Paul’s ALS Challenge Video
- David’s ALS Challenge Video (it’s at the end of this episode).
- David’s Movember 2009 Promotional Video, and the end result.
- The Amazon Affiliate Program
Constructive Criticism Corner:
- Paul is helping to revolutionize education!
- Steven Pinker’s New Style Guide
- David gives too much homework.
This Week's Topic: “Bad Teachers”
- How Many Bad Teachers Are There?
- NY’s Governor feels that the current evaluation system isn’t working because it doesn’t generate enough ineffective teacher ratings.
- The inspiration for this week’s title.
- Reassignment Centers (aka “Rubber Rooms”) in NYC.
- Measuring Teacher Attrition Rates.
- All about teacher tenure
- David estimated the number of NYC teachers as 20,000. It’s actually closer to 75,000. Assuming all of the approximately 600 teachers who are in reassignment centers are “bad teachers”, this means that ~0.8 percent of the NYC teacher corps is “bad,” which is surprisingly close to the percentage of teachers in New York State that are rated “ineffective” under the current (Governor disliked) APPR system (0.7%).