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SOUTHEASTERN HIGH CHOIR WINS VICTORY | VOICE OF DETROIT: The city's independent newspaper, unbossed and unbought

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(L to R) JROTC cadet Ryan Field, Southeastern choir members Nicole Smith, Demitri Murphy, Porsha Jackson, Chiyo Williams, Leroy Lewis
After three walk-outs, sit-in, they compete in state festival

By Diane Bukowski
DETROIT – As the music, arts and drama programs of Detroit Public Schools are eliminated, some students are not taking it lying down. Members of Southeastern High School’s choir won authorization to compete in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association Choral Festival, held Mar. 11, but only after students walked out three times and held a press conference Mar. 9.,
“We’ve been practicing for this whole year, but then they took our music teacher away a month ago, and we were disqualified,” said Porsha Jackson, a soprano vocalist and president of the choir. “Robert Bobb doesn’t care about us, about the young people. W

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Part 2. 100,000 Welcome the Dem14 Home: The Press Conference | blue cheddar. #wiunion

Part 2. 100,000 Welcome the Dem14 Home: The Press Conference | blue cheddar.

Part 2. 100,000 Welcome the Dem14 Home: The Press Conference

BY BLUECHEDDAR

I could say without exaggeration that I was riveted to the appearance and the words of the Dem14 at Saturday’s press conference.

Dave Hansen of Green Bay conveyed the most emotion of all of the Senators who spoke to us.

Sen. Dave Hansen

Here is a 2.5 minute selection. This is a recording I don’t get tired of.

Sen. Dave Hansen, 03/12/11 by bluecheddar

I realize I am incredibly biased. In my eyes, what the Dem14 did was necessary and heroic. The press in this room didn’t share my admiration for the Senators in front of them. It was difficult for me to hear them ask some of the questions that they asked. Maybe just 1 or 2 more softball questions would’ve been in order (I threw in 1) , like “How long did you discuss the decision to leave before you all resolved to do this.” and “Was there a moment when 1 of you almost had to come back for any reason at all – medical, family, other.” and “Did you actually fear that authorities might turn you back from leaving?”

Discussion with Walker’s staff. No negotiation with Walker.

Sen. Risser said that the Governor never once negotiated with the Dem14. Sen.

Just say no to voucher expansion « Larry Miller's Blog #wiunion

Just say no to voucher expansion « Larry Miller's Blog

Just say no to voucher expansion

By Barbara Miner March 12, 2011 MJS Crossroads

Memo to all Wisconsin legislators. There is an easy way to prove you care about public education in Wisconsin. And it won’t cost a penny.

Just say no to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed expansion of the Milwaukee voucher program providing tax dollars to private schools.

This may seem merely like a Milwaukee issue. It’s not. Voucher advocates have made clear for more than 20 years that their goal is to replace public education with a system of universal vouchers that includes private and religious schools.

The heartbreaking drama currently playing in Milwaukee – millions of dollars cut from the public schools while vouchers are expanded so wealthy families can attend private schools in the suburbs – may be coming soon to a

Randy Turner: The Failure of American Teachers #wiunion

Randy Turner: The Failure of American Teachers

The Failure of American Teachers

For a long time, I tried to fight it.

Whenever someone had the temerity to criticize public schools and schoolteachers, I stood staunchly in the corner of those who practice my profession. I noted that in my 12 years as a teacher, I have had the privilege of serving with hard-working, skilled professionals.

Prior to becoming a teacher, I spent the previous 22 years as a newspaper reporter and had the opportunity to observe dozens of schools doing outstanding jobs of serving their communities.

Sadly, I have finally had my blinders removed and I no longer have the same glowing view of public education.

It has nothing to do with test scores, considering most of the schools are taking poorly-worded tests from companies that are making a mint off selling tests and practice tests. After all, if the tests

SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Rally to Support the American Dream

SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Rally to Support the American Dream

Rally to Support the American Dream

Labor & Civil Rights groups to protest Republican/Corporate attack on workers rights at every level of government

Participants to stand in solidarity with Wisconsin workers!

On Tuesday, March 15, local MoveOn members will gather on the South Steps of the State Capitol to defend the American Dream. The event will urge ALL Labor Unions, Community Organizations and concerned individuals to stand strong against attacks on the American Dream and workers’ rights by Republicans, at both the state and national level, and will highlight the potentially disastrous effects of the Republican budget.

The Republicans recently proposed more than $100 billion in cuts to the federal budget. At the event, participants will also stand in solidarity with Wisconsin workers, who had many of their rights stripped from them last week in a Republican power grab.

On top of cutting dozens of government programs that hundreds of millions of Americans rely on, the proposed Republican budget cuts

Big Education Ape: 3-13-11, SPECIAL PM #wiunion EDITION #recall8 #union #wearewi #p2 #1u

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