Friday, January 21, 2011

What's Wrong With Education In America Vol. 1

In Texas school districts, hundreds of tickets have been given to students, turning schoolyard shenanigans into Class C misdemeanors. Children as young as 6 years old have been ticketed, reported Dallas News.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Back to the grind...beginning SP11

You know, I truly hate the hurry-up-and-wait aspect of the beginning of the semester.  I know, in mere weeks I'll be bitching incessantly about not having enough time and being overrun with reading assignments and papers, however, the first week or so, before all the weaklings and dilettantes are weeded out through drop/add, are frustrating.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Books...

So I racked 'em up for Christmas and book charging for next semester.

  • The Merchant of Venice (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, Julie Crawford (Editor), David Scott Kastan (Introduction) 
  • Macbeth (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, David Scott Kastan (Editor), Jesse M. Lander (Editor), Jesse M. Lander (Introduction)
  • Four Major Plays: A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen 
  • Republic (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (Translator), Elizabeth Watson Scharffenberger (Introduction) 
  • Amazing full 1882 set of "Complete Theater of Emile Augier" (Sorry, this is a rare one of a kind collection, so no one sells it directly, but click for a photo.) includes:
    • Book 1: La Ciguë (Hemlock), Un Homme De Bien (A Good Man), L'aventurière (Adventurer), L'habit Vert (Green Coat), Gabrielle, and Le Jouer De Flute (The Flute Player)
    • Book 2: Diane, Philiberte, Le Gendre de M. Poirier (The Son of M. Poirier),... Ceinture Dorée (Golden Belt)
    • Book 3: La Pierre De Touche (The Touchstone), Le Mariage D'Olympe (The Marriage of Olympia), La Jeunesse (Youth), Sapho
    • Book 4: Les Lionnes Pauvres (The Poor Lionesses), Un Beau Mariage (A Beautiful Marriage), Les Effrontés (The Shameless)
    • Book 5: Le Fils De Giboyer (The Son Of Giboyer), Maitre Guerin (Master Guerin), La Contagion (The Contagion)
    • Book 6:Paul Forestier (Paul Forest),Le Post-scriptum (The Postscript), Lions Et Renards (Lions and Foxes),Jean De Thommeray (Jean Thommeray), Madame Caverlet
    • Book 7 "Oeuvres Diverses" (Other Works): Les Pariétaires(The Wall [?]) - Les Méprises De L'amour(The Misconceptions Of Love) - La Question Électorale (Election Question) - Discours De Réception A L'académie Française (Acceptance speech at the French Academy) - Réponse De M. Lebrun (In response Mr. Lebrun) - Discours De Réception De M. Émile Ollivier (Reception Speech By Mr. Emile Ollivier) - Réponse A De M. Émile Ollivier (Response to Mr. Emile Ollivier)
Acting Class Text
Leadership Class Texts
Philosophy Class Texts