Whistles, Snitches and Leaks…

“Deep Throat” (Deputy Director Felt) , Private Bradley Manning, Daniel Ellsberg, Mehdi Hashemi, Seymour Hersh and now Edward Snowden. Edward has joined the ranks of the famous or infamous…  One man’s belief in his right or duty to expose (or in some cases harm) others or their perceived misdoings can have HUGE implications…  IS blowing the whistle on Data Mining the same as exposing illegal arms trade or detainee abuse and torture?  Was it a bad decision to choose refuge -or asylum- in Hong Kong – a territory with an Extradition Treaty with the United States?  This is quite interesting…

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Teacher Ratings…

There are professional evaluation policies and practices, then there are public evaluation forums like www.ratemyteacher.com.     What I hear little of is Peer Review…  I’d like to know what my TEAM MEMBERS think my strengths and weaknesses are… My best critic is the one who works with me on a DAILY basis not the one who sees me a few times a year… Don’t you think?