Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D.

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Distance education pot of gold – a follow-up

Yesterday’s post elicited a couple of comments and an inquiry from a reporter. Rather than respond to comments individually and just email the reporter, I figured I’d put my answers into a follow-up post. Michael Berman’s comment is worth addressing… Continue Reading →

Distance education – pot of gold?

Most public institutions of higher education that I know of are chasing a pot of gold at the end of the distance education rainbow. In other words, in an effort to increase revenue grow enrollment “make higher education more accessible,” these… Continue Reading →

Let’s not harden our schools

The more you whine, the more I assign. This past weekend, we were in the Science Museum of Virginia, in a lab, attending a demonstration of a dissection of a cow’s eye. My son and my daughter sat in the… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 12/21/17 #365project

This dragged on a bit too long, but please watch and listen to Senator Franken’s speech. Al Franken Rips Trump, GOP In Final Floor Speech: ‘We’re Losing The War For Truth’ https://t.co/miyjdsOqfi pic.twitter.com/HgAmRWRnyS — Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 22, 2017

Tweet of the day – 12/10/17 #365project

There are a lot of things I don’t understand about Trumpism and Trumpism. Chief among them is the parroting of things he says that are demonstrably false. When he says something like “NAFTA is a bad deal…” I can understand… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 12/09/17 #365project

https://twitter.com/mattthomas/status/939655445014343680

Tweet of the day – 12/05/17 #365project

Twitter is free, y’all. RIP Joey pic.twitter.com/UdDBFTyylu — Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 5, 2017 and I can't believe this app is still free pic.twitter.com/8expS6AWoq — T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) December 5, 2017

Tweet of the day – 12/03/17 #365project

Once again, Trump attacked the FBI. Once again, Jeff Sessions sat idly by and did not defend the men and women of the FBI. James Comey, though… “I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest…. Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 12/1/17 #365project

Irregular order. I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote. One page literally has hand scribbled policy changes on it that can’t be read. This is Washington, D.C. at its worst. Montanans deserve so… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 11/29/17 #365project

pic.twitter.com/vYZ97mkyWX — Tom Evans (@taevans) November 29, 2017

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