opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 8:30 AM EDT Sep 18, 2019 Here's the last decade in Michigan education: Schools are getting worse. Teachers are getting paid less. We've barely increased state education spending. We're not paying what we owe for teacher pensions and retiree health care, and a roads funding plan proposed by Lansing Republicans could make all of it worse. It's a lot. If you have kids in school, it's pretty clear why you should care about all of this stuff. But even if you're childfree, or your kids are grown, if you care about schools, education, kids, the state's ability to attract and keep businesses, all of that should be troubling. Basically, it's better for all of us if our schools don't stink. And we can fix it — but only if we're honest about what's going wrong. Michigan teacher salaries look good on paper Michigan teacher pay is ranked 13th highest in the nation, on average, with a trendline over … [Read more...] about Teacher salaries in Michigan look good on paper. They aren’t.
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 1:42 pm CDT, Thursday, August 15, 2019 Fry Backpack - $39.99 Fry Backpack - $39.99 Photo: Courtesy, Whataburger Photo: Courtesy, Whataburger Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Fry Backpack - $39.99 Fry Backpack - $39.99 Photo: Courtesy, Whataburger Whataburger makes back-to-school look good with these items 1 / 12 Back to Gallery Back-to-school season is in full swing and students are preparing to fill their minds with a wealth of knowledge — and thoughts of filling their bellies with Whataburger after the bell. Whataburger pulled together a collection of items from the company's merchandise line to add some flavor to … [Read more...] about Whataburger makes back-to-school look good with these items
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Bookings for the summer months are looking good, the chief executive of Lufthansa told a newspaper, adding that the airline’s performance would improve in coming quarters after a weak start to the year. In late April, Germany’s biggest airline said its net loss widened nine-fold to 342 million euros (£303.9 million) in the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and excess capacity in Europe. Asked about summer bookings, Carsten Spohr told Neue Zuercher Zeitung: “It is looking good, not just with regard to business travellers. That’s why we’ve said that we’ll be seeing better quarters compared with the first.” European airlines are battling overcapacity and high fuel costs, while uncertainty around Brexit has led some travellers to delay booking flights for their summer holidays. (Reporting by Christoph Steitz, editing by Louise Heavens) … [Read more...] about Lufthansa summer bookings looking good
By Robert Bicknell Comedian Billy Crystal joined the cast of Saturday Night Live the 1984-85 season. His most famous recurring sketch was his parody of Fernando Lamas, a smarmy talk-show host whose catch phrase was “It is better to look better than to feel good and, darling, you look Mahvelous!” became a media sensation So, here’s an interesting question… Is it better to look good, or to play good? (Grammar critics stop screaming, I know “play good” is wrong, but it’s the only way it fits the set up correctly. Call it, artistic licence and shaddap). The reason behind this is that I see far too many people on the driving ranges trying to swing like Tour pros and failing miserably. The painstakingly compare their swings to what they see on YouTube and keep making changes, despite not having the physical characteristics or strengths of the player in the video. So the question is, do you want to look like you can play golf, or do you want to … [Read more...] about Look good, or play good?
The prospects are improving for turning psychedelics into approved medical treatments. Speaking this week at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, a leading neuroscientist said drugs like magic mushrooms and MDMA are moving closer to regulatory approval. If given the green light, the drugs could be used to treat a variety of mental health indications, including depression and PTSD. First, there were the cancer patients. In a handful of people diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease, a single dose of magic mushrooms appeared to quell their anxiety about death. Then there were the veterans, whose intrusive flashbacks of violence seemed to be quieted by therapy sessions that involved ecstasy. And recently, a group of people with depression appeared to find some relief in ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew that indigenous communities in South America have used for thousands of years. All that research reached the world stage this week at the … [Read more...] about A top psychedelic scientist says ‘the climate’s looking good’ for magic mushrooms and MDMA to turn into medicines at a gathering of the world’s billionaires