Sunday, May 24, 2009

Unknown Artist: Nyle

I discovered this brilliant piece courtesy of Dy/Dan's blog. The notes on the video say:
This video was filmed in one take, with audio being recorded simultaneously with the film. The video features Nyle ( and is produced by Last Pictures ( and 194 Recordings (

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Moviemakers: Youth Rights Media

I came across a New Haven based student group calling itself that has the audacity to practice movie making.

They've already shedding light on police profiling of students in New Haven and have squarely taken aim at the school system as well.

Good stuff.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All Hail, "Accountability"

Never does a day go by without an article somewhere in America trumpeting "accountability" in education. So we test and test and test some more to come to the very same conclusions and percentages that have shown up for decades. When there are variations, the conclusions are are found to be fraudulently calculated.

So it comes as no surprise that the federal government that is so insistent upon school accountability, uniform standards, and homogenized outcomes is lucky to find its ass with both hands. More specifically, where trillions of dollars have evaporated to. Watch and weep: