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July 19, 2007

Most Widely Read Blog in the World Is Not in English


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That's right naysayers,

Al Gore may have invented the internet in English but, apparently, the most widely read blog in the world, according to a Reuter's news story today, (see link below) belongs to Xu Jinglei available on the www.sina.com.cn service. And, it's in Chinese.

I feel so left out of the loop. Has anyone found out if the page can be translated with a click? . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 02:12 PM and is filed under English @ Random.
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July 18, 2007

Do Teachers Have it Easy?


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Dear Colleagues,

As I sit here, waiting for the negotiations between teachers and the state to avoid striking, and pondering recent articles about how teachers are "overpaid," I wonder if this article from 2003 is still, or ever was, applicable . . .

Excerpt from "Do teachers have it easy?" by Gordon T. Anderson of CNN Money.com:

It's summertime, and the living is easy, especially if you're a schoolteacher.

Most people will find that statement either obvious or obnoxious. Those in the "well, duh" camp might note that teachers get the longest vacations of any workers in America.

Others may be offended, or at least provoked, by the suggestion that an educator's life is carefree.

Teachers . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 03:47 PM and is filed under English @ Random.

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