Friday Fish Porn – It’s Always Summer Somewhere Edition

Fishing may be slow in the east but it’s not down south. Here’s Erin Dillon – formerly of Ed Sector and the Strategic Data Project – with a spectacular king salmon she caught on the Petrohué river in Chile this month. Ben Riley is also tearing it up in New Zealand, pics to come soon.

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Eight years of past education fish porn via this link.

One Response to “Friday Fish Porn – It’s Always Summer Somewhere Edition”

  1. Bill Jones Says:

    Straight talk. Indicator nymphing with a guide is shooting fish in a barrel. Might as well have a golf pro swing your clubs at Pebble.

    Now some simple straight talk:

    These trips cost tens of thousands of dollars. I have done a few in Patagonia on dry flies. These are trips to brag about, not prove bonafides.

    Now some more straight talk on edu-reform. What exactly is

    The money is in reforming and talking. There is no money in teaching CRITICAL CORE SUBJECTS. The edu-reform movement has flipped the reward/risk ratio. This nation now has a critical shortage of math and physics folks at the high school level. Which schools have the human capital horsepower. Look at Gunn. Then look at their pay levels.

    In Fresno, the superintendent named Hanson, has assured parents that BIG FREE DATA sent of to Stanford by student name and demographic data is SECURE.

    He then said that it is only being sent because parents said so. That decision was made at a meeting with only a few folks in the audience. They were reporters.

    With all of the reform massive amounts of COMPLEXITY have been introduced to education which make it entirely INDECIPHERABLE for parents. TED talks has a great piece on how Lego demands SIMPLICITY.
    Parents are DISENGAGED. It is not a stretch to say that edu-reform, the feds, and massive amounts of policy wars have caused this.

    Ohio said NO to elected state school board. So much for taxpayer and parents input to the education of their children.

    I want to send a shout out to Deasy in LA. His ground breaking decision to use long term FIXED DEBT to fund an expendable purchase puts tax free coupon on the barrel head every day for me that I fish. My financial advisor said I should cheer up about edu-reform. He said I got paid to fish.

    He then chuckled about how school districts are run. He said that if LA were to run out of money they could LAYOFF TEACHERS. But long term debt. Sorry. That coupon is owed right up until that district sinks into the sea. I feel like a hypocrite right up until I get that coupon. It is hard to exercise any morals when the money flows in.

    And lastly, exactly what does a strategic development in education. More needless complexity.

    You know, in the Navy, we got rid of the jerks that used big words. If someone could not communicate precisely and succinctly we got rid of them. It was a TRUST issue.

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