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#EDUSolidarity – Why I’m Standing Up « Outside the Cave #p2 #wiunion

#EDUSolidarity – Why I’m Standing Up « Outside the Cave

#EDUSolidarity – Why I’m Standing Up

Saturday, I found myself explaining for the umpteenth time why I, as a good teacher, would support teachers’ unions, let alone be a chapter leader. I was jotting down some notes for a blog entry, but then thought this might be worth getting bigger.

I got in touch with Ken Bernstein and Jose Vilson, both of whom I met at the recent EWA Seminar I attended, and Jonathan Halabi, who I know through my local UFT, to discuss the idea, and we decided to move forward with it. We reached out to educators we knew and respected as excellent teachers, and the idea of #EDUSolidarity was born. Our formal letter of invitation follows.

I hope you’ll join us in writing on March 22. If you don’t have a blog of your own, I am happy to publish guest posts on mine.

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Fellow Educators,

As we all know, teachers and our unions, along with those of other public sector employees, face unprecedented attacks in the national media and from local and state governments. It is easy for politicians and the media to

School Tech Connect: BYOC Saturday

School Tech Connect: BYOC Saturday

BYOC Saturday

Bring Your Own Clipboard!

Jan Schakowsky is organizing a friendly flotilla of carpooling canvassers this Saturday to head north past the Cheddar Curtain for signatures. You can either be a passenger or a driver. It's fun, believe me. If you have not canvassed a neighborhood before, you can hang with me. Hilarity will ensue and irony will abound.

Rides are leaving at 9:00 AM from:
Democratic Party of Evanston
821 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

It isn't clear to me which district we'll be targeting, but I

Schools Matter: Guess Who Said It...

Schools Matter: Guess Who Said It...

Guess Who Said It...

From an e-mail list...

This is almost worthy of a STOP THE PRESSES: I actually AGREE with Diane Ravitch about something! In her appearance on The Daily Show recently, she said, “I don’t think America is overrun by bad teachers. I think America is overrun by too much poverty, too much poverty among children.” We can quibble over the meaning of “overrun” – there are WAY too many bad teachers, which Ravitch refuses to acknowledge – but she’s right that childhood poverty is a crisis in this country, which is, in general, a moral outrage, but it also has a profound impact on the ability of children to learn. What got me thinking about this was watching a 60 Minutes segment that aired on March 6th (www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/06/60minutes/main20038927.shtml) entitled “Homeless children: the hard times generation,” which profiled numerous families and kids in Florida who’d lost their homes and were living in cars or motels. It broke my heart.

Here’s a summary of the statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty

Big Education Ape: 3-15-11, SPECIAL PM #wiunion Edition #p2 #wiunion #solidaritywi

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jsonline.com - March 14, 2011 2:38 p.m. | Madison — Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining changes will require some 30,000 state workers to hold a do-or-die vote on their unions' futures by the end of April. The p...

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kochwatch.org - You are hereThom Hartmann: Joe Madison - Hold on to your seat...when Madison speaks!

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defendwisconsin.org - We, the undersigned faculty and staff of Edgewood College, strongly denounce the draconian and unethical actions undertaken by Governor Walker’s administration and the State Senate Republicans on W...

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examiner.com - The Wisconsin Democratic state senators have now returned to the state, but they are still not having their votes counted in committee. Today Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald sent a letter ...

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