Already started, Rational Animal Tales: All last week, we examined a set of claims about Mississippi's rising scores on the Naep.
How does our press corps cover public schools? The question leads directly to the set of reports we started this morning—to this week's Rational Animal Tales.
As of this morning, we've started down the road toward a great anthropological exegesis.
Before long, our rational animal tales will reach Lord Russell and the later Wittgenstein—fellows once found at the very top of the rational food chain.
Frankly, it's all anthropology now! With that basic point asserted again, last week's reports went like this:
Tuesday, January 7: Universally praised, almost never discussed! Plus, the allure of the gloom.We'll also recommend last Saturday's piece concerning one young person's remarkable life. It points to some factors which underlie those scores on the Naep and the Pisa.
Wednesday, January 8: How hapless is our upper-end press? Mississippi (said to be) rising!
Thursday, January 9: Is Mississippi actually rising? The ninth letter told the tale.
Friday, January 10: The problem, dear Brutus, lies in the gaps! The ways these stories get told.
As of this morning, we've started the lengthy discussion we'll headline as Rational Animal Tales.
We're starting with Aaron Sorkin this week. Can Russell's Paradox really be far behind?