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.

  1. LA schools superintendent shakes up district:
  2. Newer cars [in North Carolina] won’t need emissions inspections:

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