You're inside my head now... keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.
Bruce motherfucking Lee.
“I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once. But I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.”
In the six-inch punch, did his damn shoe fly off?! That is one hell of a punch… that’s gonna leave a mark.
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.