“I f it’s cheap, they’ll eat it,” says Giancarlo Esposito as the double-dealing liaison between Lucy and Nancy in Okja . That line also defines the mixed-up cynicism and sentimentality of Pop Aye (at Film Forum), by Thai director Kirsten Tan. She uses the cornball image of a little man (architect Thana, played by Thaneth Warakulnukroh) walking alongside the pet elephant from his childhood in search of lost ideals. We’re way past the gorgeous emotionalism of the Walt Disney masterpiece Dumbo (1942) but not yet beyond the self-pity of feeling outcast and marginal. With its brief allusion to that iconic, indefatigable cartoon sailor, Pop Aye is a children’s movie for childish adults. No amount of outsider cuteness makes up for Tan’s dry storytelling. Is she discreet or just Sofia Coppola–inept? Thana and his big beast are on a long slog, encountering other marginal types, en route toward a narcissistic Aesop’s Fable.
A 16 page thesis paper discussing the rationale for investigating portfolios for assessing achievement and determining placement in special education. The best known aspect of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) is the individualized education program (IEP) as a base from which to ensure that each student receives the kind of educational approach he needs. Because every disability is as different as the children possessing them, it is critical that the child receive education appropriate to his condition. As more school districts lean toward full inclusion and the least restrictive environment, proper placement becomes a greater issue. Many disabled children perform poorly on standardized tests, and the existence of a portfolio gives solid evidence for the true level of achievement the student has reached. Bibliography lists 52 sources.
Accompanied by an armed band and an old comrade named Damadian, he traversed the villages of the district in order, ostensibly to practice medicine, and persuaded the Armenians to free themselves from the evil custom of hafir and hala, which kept them in subjugation to the Muslims. They had guns and ammunition, and roamed in the mountains. [….] They had been accused of many crimes: thefts, barbarous murders, rape, and others. These facts […] could not fail [….] to arouse among the Muslims some agitation which caused them to attack the Armenians (170).