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Sorry, Adorable Child…

… but it looks like you’re stuck with school for the rest of the scheduled year.  CNN: Federal officials now recommend that schools stop closing when a case of swine flu is confirmed at a school, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday. The Chronicle adds some detail: Schools with confirmed or suspected [...]

Flu in the neighborhood (A ticked off update!)

Okay.  I’m getting angry now.  Update here * * * * * From KatyISD, just now: Katy ISD received notification today from the Fort Bend County Department of Health & Human Services (FBCHHS) of a “highly probable” case of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus at Beckendorff Junior High. The FBCHHS, which serves as the lead authority [...]

TAKS, Katy, Flu, and Floods (Updated)

UPDATE 8:04 am:  Katy ISD has closed all campuses for the day. All Katy ISD campuses will be closed today, April 28, due to localized flooding, water intrusion at several campuses and the threat of additional flooding this afternoon. (Adorable Child is thrilled!) * * * * *   Original post: So far, our local school [...]

What?!? A right to healthcare??

Did I really just hear Barack Obama say in this debate that he believes health care should be a right? I am having some really big problems with that statement, folks…   He may have just lost my vote. Added:  I’ve added a few more thoughts on this, post-debate, at TMV.

Vouchers, healthcare, and nationalization

There’s been an excellent debate / discussion going on about school vouchers (here, here, and here), and the reasons they’re being resisted by some (many?) folks. Unions, and their motives / purposes, are interesting topics, but I have a separate question altogether. Megan McArdle wrote (on the subject of school vouchers): 1) A voucher system [...]