I spent a lot of time twiddling Blood Red Skies so that all three copies (thumb drive, laptop and workbox) are synched up with each other, since I got the point the sub was making pretty early on. Speaking of Blood Red Skies, I think I'm going to have to build a page at my website so that the two or three people who are actually interested in the project have something to look at that explains WTF is going on.
I'm thinking that this satiric essay from Iowahawk speaks to this business of assets and values education, as does "The Treason of the Clerks", Jerry Pournelle's essay on how the public school system has really failed us. It doesn't have much to do with the Three Rs. [Hat tip to joel_rosenberg for the Iowahawk piece.]
I need to go get some new laundry bags and baskets, charge up the laundry card, and get the washers and dryers going. I'm all out of clean black t-shirts, and the sun is starting to shine in my eyes while I'm trying to type. :(