Category Archives: explanations

How Do We Judge Quality?

Fox News posted an article recently that said many more people are using online ratings in order to choose a doctor.  Apparently 59% now say these ratings are either somewhat important or important when choosing a new doctor.  Similarly, The … Continue reading

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Seeing Unions Through The Eyes of Teachers

This past weekend at Educon 2.6, Kevin Jarrett and I hosted a session entitled “How Unions Can help Foster Education Reform”.  This was prompted by a question I have had for a long time, which is whether the public view … Continue reading

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Make it Viral?

One of the great discussions over the weekend at BarCamp News Innovation/Creation Camp, Started by Greg Linch from the Washington Post was about how ideas spread, and discussing what elements might exist to make something go “viral”.  There was another interesting … Continue reading

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Understanding the Possible Internet Sales Tax

There’s been noise in the news lately about how the State and Federal government is looking towards imposing sales tax on internet or e-commerce businesses for the first time.  This will mean a lot of changes in the way business … Continue reading

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School Finance from a Parent’s Perspective

I went to a public meeting of the Finance Committee for our local school district this week.  The news, as anyone could have imagined, is not good.  Here’s the problem in a nutshell: -Property values have dropped, and as a … Continue reading

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