Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Great Job Dave!  WCCO-TV had a story on education funding and spending last night with Anoka-Hennepin superintendent David Law was the featured guest in Heather Brown's "Good Question" segment.  David did a great job providing a Cliff's Notes version of how Minnesota's education funding system and the statistics presented by Brown were helpful.

Here's a link to the story:

Another Thing I Did on Summer Vacation.  I saw movies galore over the summer, but one I wanted to mention is Best of Enemies, a documentary about the William F. Buckley/Gore Vidal face-offs on ABC television during coverage of the 1968 Democratic and Republican conventions.  The producers of the film contend that these debates mark the birth of contentious and hyper-partisan political environment and the resulting media coverage, which I think is a bit of a stretch, but the archive footage is fantastic and the interviews with a balanced set of experts are very insightful.  If you loved Buckley and hated Vidal (or vice versa), there's nothing here that will change your mind, but it's still a solid piece of work.

Here's the trailer from the movie that is on You Tube:

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