A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
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Back when the ACHE Conference was in Nashville, I spent some time posting instructions on how to speak Southern so as to enhance the conference experience for all involved. Also, I was fairly conversant in the lingo, thanks to my friends in low places. I didn't do the same for Philadelphia because, well, it was the North. Since we're in Albuquerque this Fall for ACHE, I thought I'd provide the same service I did for Nashville.
Death On - Very fond of or very talented at. He made a "death on" speech at last night’s meeting.
Doggery - A cheap saloon
Exfluncticate - To utterly destroy.
Feeze - To be in a feeze is to be in a state of excitement.
Growlers - Buckets, cans, or pitchers carried by apprentices or children to the saloon to be filled with beer and returned to the workplace during the day. They were called "growlers" because of the grating noise when slid across the bar. Fetching the beer from the saloon in a growler was called rushing the growler, working the growler, or chasing the can
Jingled - Drunk
Judus Steer - Part of the cowboy's job during the drive was to identify the Judas steer. Once at the end of the trail, the Judas could simply lead the other cattle to slaughter with no hassle. If a particularly good Judas was found, he was spared the meat hook and used again.
Loaded for Bears - Lightly intoxicated.
Loaded to the Gunwhales - Full out drunk
Mucks, Mux - to make a muddle or failure of anything. "He made a regular mux of the whole business."
Is a term no longer politically correct, evidently. As the cost of higher education goes up, direct parental involvment does as well. From The Atlantic. The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent
Is it possible for parents to be too involved in their children’s lives when they go to college? Parents have to help their kids without overpowering them, Cohen said. Kids need to become “comfortable with the uncomfortable” and learn to navigate tricky academic and social challenges on their own. He travels to schools around the country, including my neighborhood’s high school, giving talks to parents about when and how to get engaged in their children’s college lives. Excessive parental involvement in the lives of their college-aged children, Hamilton said, extends the timeframe for parenting past the 0-18 years. It delays adulthood in children. And, most importantly for Hamilton, it exacerbates socioeconomic inequality. Students without helicopter parents, she’s found, are less likely than those …
The Best Cheap Eats in Every State Tennessee
Ribs are a dish you want to be sure to try in Memphis, but getting them on the cheap can be tough.
That's why Khan recommends going for the rib sandwich at Payne's BBQ, where you'll get slow-cooked ribs sliced and topped with barbeque sauce and stuffed into a bun at $7.
Lose late. The grain of salt taken with this study is that it looks at outcomes in Europe, not the U.S. Still, this is what we liberal arts graduates always preach. From The Atlantic. The Downside to Career and Technical Education
Yet new international research points to a significant downside of such programs: Students may benefit early in their careers, but are harmed later in life as the economy changes and they lack the general skills necessary to adapt.
The study raises concerns about the trade-offs that could come with significantly expanding career and technical training in the United States—at least any version that substitutes for broad knowledge and skills transferable across jobs.
“Individuals with general education initially face worse employment outcomes but experience improved employment probability as they become older relative to individuals with vocational education,” write four researchers in the study, which appeared in the winter 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed Jo…