I tend to take Boody’s advice whenever I watch an impenetrable anime. Try not to think about it too much. Just enjoy.
Post actually codified and rewrote the “rules” of etiquette. She tended to blow holes in the then-current etiquette, updating it for the times, while keeping some of the hold-over rules. I recommend listening to Awesome Etiquette podcast by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning (cousins, co-presidents of the Emily Post Institute and great-great-grandchildren of Emily Post). They provide looks back at Emily Post’s writing and times while covering etiquette for today’s folks.
Wherever did you get the idea that Emily Post disapproved of popular entertainments? It’s not in any of her books.
Before y’all get all hot and bothered by NCLB (No Child Left Behind), here’s a few facts:Jan. 8, 2002 – President George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind ActApril 2005 – Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, announces plans to offer states limited flexibility from parts of the law if they could prove they were moving the needle on student achievement.Sept. 2007 – U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., unveils the first major, comprehensive NCLB reauthorization draft bill. It ultimately fails to gain traction, thanks in part to opposition from teachers’ unions.March 2010 – The Obama administration releases its own blueprint for revising the law, which would give states much more control over how to intervene in most schools, in exchange for setting high standards and putting in place teacher evaluations based in part on student outcomes. The blueprint fails to catch fire on Capitol Hill.Fall 2011 – President Barack Obama offers states flexibility from key mandates of the NCLB law. The Senate and House education committees get moving on reauthorization measures, but neither bill ultimately makes it over the legislative finish line.June 2012 – More than half of states have been granted waivers, so the majority of the country is no longer operating under the NCLB law as written.July 2013 – The U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill to renew the NCLB law, with only Republican support. The legislation, which is never taken up by the Senate, would significantly water down the federal role in K-12 accountability.March 2015 – Most states begin applying to renew their NCLB waivers, even as Congress wrestles with a reauthorization of the law.December 10, 2015 – President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act into Law to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.
With NCLB replaced, it’s been the ESSA since.
Had a boss like that. He had an open door policy… but only if you could get it open. He came into his office and locked his his door every… bloody… day.
May it be so.
I really and truly wish I could laugh at this one, but with the school- and other mass-murders happening almost every day, its far, far to difficult to even smile at it. Still, today’s strip is a good one. I’m with Lio on this one.
Just noodling around.
The GOP’ers who are supporting a revolution clearly do not remember who winds up “against the wall” first. Hint: The rich and the “powerful”. Ref: The French Revolution.
Dr. Earlibird, I presume.