Noah D. Arney

A student affairs professional's musings on books, education, politics, and cooking.



Tag: politics

  • “Old Stock Canadians”

    *update at the end* So in the debate today Stephen Harper said “Old Stock Canadians” and it’s taking twitter by storm (in that no one outside twitter cares yet, but they might tomorrow). So I decided to find out what it means. I thought it was a minor dog whistle like “real Americans”. I wish […]

  • Who’s Buying Your Candidate?

    This info is from the New York Times’s article here. I just played with it in excel. Have you ever wondered where all the money comes from in the US election? Well, here’s seven of the top raising candidates and how much of their super pac money is coming from donations greater than one million […]

  • Soft Skills and Standardized Tests

    The governor of New York recently proposed that 50% of teachers evaluations be based on the results of standardized tests. I’m not going to go into great detail about how much of fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of standardized tests that is. The short version is that standardized tests give the most useful information when […]

  • Secret witnesses in Canadian courts?

    If you haven’t seen it yet bill C-44 (the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act) is an interesting read (see more here: http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-2/C-44/). It does a number of things, mostly putting in law things that are already happening. One portion of it is highly problematic, though others might take issue with different provisions, and that would […]