I spent yesterday reading A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson. It's a fantastic book, the story of one guy's run in with the Appalachian Trail. Chock full of interesting facts, and more than a little criticism of how state governments and the US Forest Service so badly manage natural resources owned by the public.
Submitted by Hampton Dellinger on Mon, 11/19/2007 - 11:37pm
The Joy of Learning and of Thanksgiving
In the spirit of the holiday, let me give thanks to lcloud for sharing a link (http://www.hd08.com/kids) to the children's story I wrote about Thanksgiving. I hope everyone enjoys it and, more importantly, I hope it will help draw attention to the need to redouble our efforts to improve literacy in North Carolina.
There is another story just out that I hope will be widely read as well: the Blue Ribbon Commission on Testing and Accountability’s draft report criticizing the state’s testing regime.
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