Ordinarily, I try to keep the focus here directly on mathematics education issues, but it's impossible to view what's going on in this country right now without seeing how a host of threads come together through almost any lens one chooses to look.
The situation in Wisconsin and the rhetoric being deployed by the anti-worker governor and his supporters would be funny if the stakes weren't so high and the incredible hypocrisy and cynicism so deep and real. However, there are times when it seems that the only source that completely captures just how unprincipled and transparently dishonest such influential sources as Faux Snooze are is THE DAILY SHOW. After viewing one of Jon Stewart's most recent broadcasts, I feel that there's really nothing more that I need say than to urge you to watch. If you have any doubts as to which side is lying through its teeth every time it says anything, just watch this Thursday, March 3, 2011 excerpt: