Two good government stories

by Craig Newmark | July 22, 2012 6:39 am

I am–with I believe ample justification–critical of many of the actions and activities of governments. But here are two small rays of sunshine.

“LA schools superintendent shakes up district[1]“.

Doing what he thinks is right has put him in some unusual positions, such as siding with plaintiffs who successfully sued the district over closely protected teachers’ union tenets – seniority-based layoff policies and leaving out student test scores in teacher performance: evaluations.

I do hope Superintendent Deasy remembers an important rule: “Don’t let the b***ards get you down.”

“Newer cars [in North Carolina] won’t need emissions inspections[2]“.

Now get rid of the freakin’ “safety” inspections.

Endnotes:
  1. LA schools superintendent shakes up district: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/LA-schools-superintendent-shakes-up-district-3690224.php#page-1
  2. Newer cars [in North Carolina] won’t need emissions inspections: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/04/2179340/newer-cars-wont-need-emissions.html

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