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  • The “Cost” of college, and why Tuition should be replaced by Sponsorship

    The “Cost” of college, and why Tuition should be replaced by Sponsorship

    Once again, Dean Dad poses an interesting question.  He asks what one year of college should cost. Asking what a year of college “should” cost is kind of a bizarre question. It should cost the accumulated costs of all the...


  • Bet You Can’t Search

    Bet You Can’t Search

    Are you surprised by how many people don’t know how to search? Apparently Google is, and they are working to help fix that with an educational program. It’s geared for educators, but that doesn’t mean every day, Real People” can...


  • So what do you consider “private”?

    So what do you consider “private”?

    About 15 years ago I was part of an ongoing public discussion concerning privacy.  The discussion at the time was about street cameras placed by the police around the neighborhoods.  Was this somehow a violation of privacy?  Should they be...


  • PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    Another interesting conversation over at Community College Dean’s blog.  He notes that here in Pennsylvania the Governor is considering having state funding for some higher ed follow the students rather than funding the state “affiliated” schools in large blocks. My...


  • Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times! !@centredailycom)

    Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times!  !@centredailycom)

    Once again I am befuddled at the complete lack of ability of the local media. In this case, the Centre Daily Times in State College, PA.  In reporting crime for the past week they have two stories that just serve...


  • Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Not trying to cause TOO much trouble here, but over at Dean Dad’s blog he was commenting (complaining?) on the many requirements for his time both professionally and personally.  One comment he makes is about his boy’s school testing “The...


  • Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    An interesting thought comes out as a result of someone on another post writing “I’m so clueless as to why this is even an issue.” He was talking about the issue of Same Sex Marriage. Now, I could assume that...


  • Real Tech for Real People– joined by @Spreadhdgfx Episode 110

    Real Tech for Real People– joined by @Spreadhdgfx Episode 110

    Real Tech for Real People 110 .  This was a fun episode.   My son, Matthew (known as @Spreadhdgfx on Twitter for his graphics work) joined us to share his first thoughts on his new Samsung Note. The comments might...


  • An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    Last night over on Facebook  we had a rather good and amicable discussion about Obama, and the trend in government to rule the people rather than be ruled by the people. I made a claim that Obama is seeking to...


  • Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive! Episode 109

    Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive!  Episode 109

    I realize I haven’t cross-posted many of our shows lately, but I wanted to let my readers know that we are up to Episode 111 at Real Tech, and I will be cross posting the past few episodes to help...