Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – The New York Times

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – The New York Times: “The group, the Climate Leadership Council, unveiled a ‘conservative climate solution’ in February that would fight global warming by taxing greenhouse gas emissions and returning the money to taxpayers as a ‘climate dividend.’ The underlying idea is that, by making energy derived from fossil fuels more expensive, the free market will move more quickly and effectively toward renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions.”

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Can a Few Years' Data Reveal Bad Teachers? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

With years of data, it seems possible to distinguish good teachers from poor ones. Does that indicate that, after collecting two or three years’ data on each new hire, districts should be using test scores for decisions about firings, tenure and pay?

via Can a Few Years’ Data Reveal Bad Teachers? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com.

The debate (a loose use of the word) certainly points to two sides of an argument. I’m not sure that it has enlightened me, or pointed me toward and acceptable solution to the problem.