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via SEIU- March 9, 2011-

Late Wednesday night, Republicans just rigged the rules and stripped working families in Wisconsin of their rights, and they did it without a Democrat present.

The vote was 18-1.

On March 10, 2011 - we're going to rally across the state against this injustice

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This is Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson -- and today, I'm heading home to Wisconsin to join the fight in person.

The last three weeks have shown what progressive strength and worker solidarity look like.
My fellow senators and I know that thousands of PCCC members in Wisconsin and across the nation have been fighting right alongside us -- attending rallies, making phone calls, donating to some great TV ads, and telling your friends about the Republican war on workers.

I want to say thank you. I also want to let you know that the fight's not over.

Republicans need to learn what accountability feels like. It's time for Republican senators to be

Mike Klonsky: After Nearly a Decade of No Child Left Behind We're approaching 100 Percent 'Failure'

Mike Klonsky: After Nearly a Decade of No Child Left Behind We're approaching 100 Percent 'Failure'
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Posted: March 11, 2011 12:58 PM



After Nearly a Decade of No Child Left Behind We're approaching 100 Percent 'Failure'


The stated purpose of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act was to make every student in the U.S. proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. The way to get there was by identifying and punishing "failing schools" -- those that were unable to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), based on their students' standardized test scores.

But after eight years of test-and-punish reform, even NCLB's supporters are shaking their heads in dismay. Far from bringing every child up to proficiency, U.S. schools appear to be headed for a 100 percent failure rate by 2014, and the so-called achievement gapbetween white children and children of color (especially African-American males) is growing wider.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who earlier lauded NCLB for its stated goals, told Congress last Wednesday that 82 percent of all schools could now be labeled as "failing" under NCLB rules. The Department of Education currently estimates the number of schools not meeting targets will skyrocket from 37 to 82 percent in 2011, since states have "raised standards" to meet the requirements of the law. Not exactly racing to the top, are we?

The grim news has forced Duncan to re-triangulate. He supported NCLB while serving as Chicago's school CEO. And while he has grown increasingly critical of the current version of NCLB, Duncan's

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Rally for Wisconsin tomorrow, Sat March 12, 2011, Union Sq, NYC « JD2718 #wearewi #WIunion

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Rally for Wisconsin tomorrow, Sat March 12, 2011, Union Sq, NYC

Rally Saturday to Stand with Wisconsin!!!

by New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:55am
Stand with Wisconsin!!
Rally Saturday 1 p.m.
Union Square
Stand in solidarity with hundreds of thousands protesting in Madison, WI this Saturday
Wisconsin Republicans have rammed through the elimination of collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin’s public sector workers through slick, undemocratic legislative maneuvering. They lacked the required quorum to pass the entire so-called “budget repair bill” so they split off the parts dealing with collective bargaining rights and illegally passed the bill through committee with almost no public notice.
But the fight in Wisconsin is FAR FROM OVER!! As soon as word of the Republicans maneuver leaked, Wisconsin’s state capitol was besieged with protesters–with thousands forcing their way through windows and past police into the capitol building. The bill only passed when police forcibly and illegally dragged protesters out of the Assembly hearing room. Wisconsinites predict the biggest rally yet this Saturday and the bill itself sits on shaky legal ground and faces a likely challenge. Many rank-and-file unionists clamor for a general strikeand some union leaders, including Joe Conway, president of Madison Fire Fighters Local 311. The struggle in Wisconsin is ongoing and needs our support!
Meanwhile, budget cuts and anti-union legislation is spreading like a virus from Wisconsin to Michigan to Puerto Rico. But our side is fighting back. We in NYC have a duty to stand with the workers of Wisconsin and elsewhere as they continue their struggle
Join the rally on the South side of Union Square at 1 p.m.

What: Rally in support of Wisconsin workers

When: Saturday, March 12 1 p.m

Who: Workers, students, teachers, parents of New York

Where: Union Square

Stand with Wisconsin, Tuesday March 15, Union Sq NYC, and all 50 states

MARCH 11, 2011 PM31 9:34 PM
by jd2718
On Tuesday, March 15, join fellow Americans in all 50 states who will be standing with Wisconsin and for the American Dream. New Yorkers will be participating in a rally on that day at Union Square on the north side, near 17th St. starting at 5:30 p.m. Go to our “Stand together with workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere” campaign page on the UFT website to keep up-to-date about upcoming solidarity events plus how you can use Facebook, Twitter, texting and other social media to urge your friends and colleagues to stand up for working people and against extremist attacks on unions.

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