Now, for the second year in a row, the most objected to book in libraries is...Captain Underpants. Do these boys "defy" authority and do silly things? Yes. Do I think it needs a warning label, "Kids, don't try this at school?" Not really. (I even have a tiny Captain Underpants toy in my car who serves as my parking diviner. Works 95% of the time.)
You've probably all heard but Senator Rodney Tom is NOT running for re-election, citing health concerns for himself and his elderly father. Whatever the reason, he has been more of an obstructionist than a leadership (not to mention betraying his party). As I mentioned elsewhere, Superintendent Dorn told me I would never get a student data privacy bill passed with the current Senate leadership. Well, that now becomes less of an issue.
Here's an interesting feature by National Geographic on what the U.S. population will look like in 2050.
The U.S. Census Bureau let respondents check more than one race for the
first time in 2000, and 6.8 million people did so. By 2010 that figure
had increased to nearly 9 million, a spike of about 32%.
What's on your mind?