Monthly Archives: January 2007

A question of (micro) management?

The Georgia Constitution has this to say about who governs the University System:

(b) The board of regents shall have the exclusive authority to create new public colleges, junior colleges, and universities in the State of Georgia, subject to approval by majority vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Such vote shall not be required to change the status of a college, institution or university existing on the effective date of this Constitution. The government, control, and management of the University System of Georgia and all of the institutions in said system shall be vested in the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. (Article VIII , Section IV(b))

Now, Look at the bills offered thus far regarding admissions, management of students, etc:

So, how does all this legislation fit within a conservative philosophy of government?

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Intellectual Diversity

A bill has just been introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives that revives discussion from 4 years ago, led by Mr. Horowitz, alleging that Georgia’s public colleges were led by communists and liberals and thus our students were being forced to learn things that they did not agree with.

Oh, Mr. Horowitz also testified to the Georgia Senate in 2003 stating that K12 administrators were even worse — calling them “Stalinists.” I guess he would know, being a Berkley educated communist himself.

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A thought for today

We are what we repeatedly do.
     Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit
                                                                                  Aristotle

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Kids do the darndest things!

I was interviewed by a fifth grader who has collected interviews with a number of state legislators…

Funny, a fifth grader has figured out the most effective way to show people what legislators are doing and thinking — and companies like Cox, Gannett and others still can’t figure it out…

My money is on Jhonny

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