“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”
The Gray Panthers is a group of people advocating for the rights of oldsters (among other things). Aging is the brunt of many jokes. At least in the US. Unfortunately.
Another long time friend relayed the NPR story about aging, which says anchovies, rosemary, vino, and leisure are the answers. Now I’m not saying that anchovies, rosemary, vino, and leisure are the reason evaluation as a discipline has come as far as it has in the last 50+ years; I’m just saying that perhaps we need to look a little deeper than just the surface. I think Maggie Kuhn says it clearly: “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”
Stand up for what you believe! (even if your voice shakes).
I believe that evaluation makes a difference.
I believe that there is a need for evaluation.
So how will you stand up today? What choice will you make? Speak your mind unambiguously!
New Topic: I learned today that Will Shadish died on March 27, 2016.
Will was very active as a quantitative psychologist and an evaluator. We served AEA together. I will miss him.