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Once Betsy gets ahold of the Education Department scores will likely crash!


In Detroit, parents of school-age children have plenty of choices, thanks to the nation’s largest urban network of charter schools.

What remains in short supply is quality.

In Brightmoor, the only high school left is Detroit Community Schools, a charter boasting more than a decade of abysmal test scores and, until recently, a superintendent who earned $130,000 a year despite a dearth of educational experience or credentials.

On the west side, another charter school, Hope Academy, has been serving the community around Grand River and Livernois for 20 years. Its test scores have been among the lowest in the state throughout those two decades; in 2013 the school ranked in the first percentile, the absolute bottom for academic performance. Two years later, its charter was renewed.


Paul Stamets explains how mushrooms can save the planet..lets see if I can get the youtube video to embed:



well that didn’t work..let’s try this one

A Solution to Pollution – Mycoremediation – using fungi to clean up oil spills in the Equatorial Amazon

thanks for another Science Sunday @bebimbob! I’m not surprised about our lower scores in the New TIMSS.


What we will probably need over the course of the next 4 years is a healthy dose of “Magic Mushrooms”.


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, magic mushrooms can lead to feelings of relaxation that are similar to the effects of low doses of marijuana.

Like other hallucinogenic drugs, such as LSD or peyote, shrooms are thought to produce most of their effects by acting on neural highways in the brain that use the neurotransmitter serotonin, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. More specifically, magic mushrooms affect the brain’s prefrontal cortex, part of the brain that regulates abstract thinking, thought analysis, and plays a key role in mood and perception.


Does the Donald video ever end? Some are certainly worth a chuckle. I have given up!

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