Monthly Archives: December 2007

PISA

So Europe has this thing, this big-giant study that compares all the different school systems and then ranks them. Pisa stands for Program for International Student Assessment, and in the last one, a few years ago, Germany ranked considerably lower than it expected to. Now, part of this has to be because all is not well in the former East, not by a long shot. But still, people were upset. Continue reading


Joy, part II

Huh. In response to my Joy post, Amy mentioned this:

I find it really interesting that several people mentioned trying to combine their joy with a paycheck.

And you know, I didn’t even notice, but she’s right, she didn’t say anything about getting money for what makes her joyful. I just assumed. Continue reading