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Rex Morgan Woody Wilson and Graham Nolan
Created in 1948 by Nicholas P. Dallis 5.5.2005
The Deadlocked Debate
Over Education Reform
April 9, 2011
The New York Times
By JONATHAN MAHLER
Few would argue that she was a good choice.
But as you watched the almost giddy reception
that greeted the departure
of the New York City schools chancellor,
Cathleen P. Black, last week
— “She wasn’t in the class for the full semester
so it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to give her a grade,”
aid Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers
— it was hard not to wonder whether the debate over school reform
has reached a point where debate is no longer possible.
The concerts pay homage
to some of the composers and works I most value,
and each event will juxtapose these choices
with one of my own pieces.
My heroes and I, GE2, p. V.
Malik's comments were soon picked up by other bloggers
and Rittweger started getting a wave of emails and calls,
including some from venture capitalists,
a breed thought to be in hibernation after the dotcom excesses.
eyes on Blinkx: Victor Keegan spoke to the woman taking on Google,
Most people know about the millions of Jews
murdered in Hitler's death camps;
less is known about the 500,000 Gypsies who also died.
Walter Winter is determined that this must change
had the same pain', G, 29.11.2004,
For many, it is a region set apart from the rest of the north,
let alone the rest of England; fiercely proud, often parodied,
sometimes insular and over-romanticised -
and suspicious of a capital 300 miles away
where many still trek for work.
Northern exposure :
Not much has changed in the US
Nicholas Lezard finds Alexis de Tocqueville's
Democracy in America is as relevant and accurate today
as it was 150 years ago
Nevertheless, no amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing and word of mouth could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here. You just can't imagine it unless you see it - and even then you are always well aware that your experience of it is not at all the reality: what with the difficulties the Israeli army would face if they shot an unarmed US citizen, and with the fact that I have money to buy water when the army destroys wells, and the fact, of course, that I have the option of leaving. Nobody in my family has been shot, driving in their car, by a rocket launcher from a tower at the end of a major street in my hometown. I have a home. I am allowed to go see the ocean. When I leave for school or work I can be relatively certain that there will not be a heavily armed soldier waiting halfway between Mud Bay and downtown Olympia at a checkpoint with the power to decide whether I can go about my business, and whether I can get home again when I'm done. As an afterthought to all this rambling, I am in Rafah: a city of about 140,000 people, approximately 60% of whom are refugees - many of whom are twice or three times refugees. Today, as I walked on top of the rubble where homes once stood, Egyptian soldiers called to me from the other side of the border, "Go! Go!" because a tank was coming. And then waving and "What's your name?". Something disturbing about this friendly curiosity. It reminded me of how much, to some degree, we are all kids curious about other kids. Egyptian kids shouting at strange women wandering into the path of tanks. Palestinian kids shot from the tanks when they peak out from behind walls to see what's going on. International kids standing in front of tanks with banners. Israeli kids in the tanks anonymously - occasionally shouting and also occasionally waving - many forced to be here, many just agressive - shooting into the houses as we wander away.
I thought a lot about what you said on the phone about Palestinian violence not helping the situation. Sixty thousand workers from Rafah worked in Israel two years ago. Now only 600 can go to Israel for jobs. Of these 600, many have moved, because the three checkpoints between here and Ashkelon (the closest city in Israel) make what used to be a 40-minute drive, now a 12-hour or impassible journey. In addition, what Rafah identified in 1999 as sources of economic growth are all completely destroyed - the Gaza international airport (runways demolished, totally closed); the border for trade with Egypt (now with a giant Israeli sniper tower in the middle of the crossing); access to the ocean (completely cut off in the last two years by a checkpoint and the Gush Katif settlement). The count of homes destroyed in Rafah since the beginning of this intifada is up around 600, by and large people with no connection to the resistance but who happen to live along the border. I think it is maybe official now that Rafah is the poorest place in the world. There used to be a middle class here - recently. We also get reports that in the past, Gazan flower shipments to Europe were delayed for two weeks at the Erez crossing for security inspections. You can imagine the value of two-week-old cut flowers in the European market, so that market dried up. And then the bulldozers come and take out people's vegetable farms and gardens. What is left for people? Tell me if you can think of anything. I can't.
This weekend 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie
was crushed to death by a bulldozer
as she tried to prevent the Israeli army destroying homes in the Gaza Strip.
In a remarkable series of emails to her family,
she explained why she was risking her life, G, 7.2.2003,
Workplace pension funds have had to reveal
how green they have been since July 1990.
But increasing evidence shows most have done little or nothing
- despite surveys revealing that the majority of pension buyers
want fund managers to take ethical and environmental stances
with money they pay in.The green light's stuck on red for so many anxious workers,
MUCH of + NIndénombrable
Much of England is expected to swelter today
and the AA is expecting traffic congestion
caused by a combination of beachgoers, rock concerts
and the start of the Premiership football season.
Traffic jams forecast over hot weekend, GE, p. 7, 17-8-2002.
noms quantificateurs > dozens + of + N
Record floods continued their onslaught
on central and eastern Europe yesterday,
threatening the Hungarian capital, Budapest,
and dozens of towns in eastern Germany.
European leaders hold flood crisis talks, GE, p. 9, 19-8-2002.
noms quantificateurs > none + of + N
Pakistan has demanded
the release of 58 of its citizens from Guantanamo Bay,
officials said yesterday, amid a growing number of reports
that none of the 598 inmates being held without charge
at the US Caribbean base are al-Qaida leaders.
Call for release of ‘low-level’ Guantanamo inmates, GE, p. 2, 20.8.2002.
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