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DETROIT’S TURN TO BE VIOLATED « Teachers Fight Back

DETROIT’S TURN TO BE VIOLATED « Teachers Fight Back

DETROIT’S TURN TO BE VIOLATED

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The Detroit teachers have now been told that despite their contract, their pay will be slashed by 10% and they will have to contribute 25 % of the cost of their health care premiums. It will be interesting to see how the Detroit teachers respond to this. Once again a contract means nothing and teachers are expected to meekly go along with whatever is thrown their way.

I have yet to hear about any large group of teachers going on strike over these contract violations. If anyone has news of such a strike, please let me know. There must be a great number of teachers who believe that they are lucky enough just to have a job in this economy and understand that they must help sacrifice during these times of government deficits. If that’s the case, I think these teachers are undermining the teaching

Darling-Hammond: The mess we are in - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post #SOSMarch

Darling-Hammond: The mess we are in - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Darling-Hammond: The mess we are in

Stanford University Education Professor Linda Darling-Hammond helped Barack Obama draft his educational plan when he was a presidential candidate, and advised him on education issues during the transition between Obama’s 2008 election and 2009 inauguration. Since then, she has opposed the standardized test-based school reform policies of the Obama administration. Her speech at last Saturday’s Save Our Schools March in Washington D.C. explains the extent of the trouble public education is in. Here it is.

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Your Personal Learning Network - Hispanically Speaking News

Your Personal Learning Network - Hispanically Speaking News

Your Personal Learning Network

Your Personal Learning Network

Who is in your personal learning network (PLN)? Or maybe we should first ask, What is a personal learning network? In this knowledge economy with every single thing having a digital footprint learning takes place everywhere and probably more out that in the classroom. So how do we keep up? How do we continue to learn what we need to know in order to get the business of living done to our satisfaction?

I recently gave my sister an MP3 player that I wasn’t using. I had the booklet and the earphones but not the charging cord. My sister lives in a rural area and does lots of driving and she loves music. She wanted the player to hold

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