Sunday, October 9, 2011

All Education Matters: Data and Ideology of the We are 99% Tumblr #ows

All Education Matters: Data and Ideology of the We are 99% Tumblr:

Data and Ideology of the We are 99% Tumblr

This collection of data about the We are 99% Tumblr is fascinating.

The image of that 4-year-old boy is tragic. It really hits on the fact that children - the most vulnerable in our society - have been hit the hardest by the policies of our cruel, neoliberal state. The dismantling of the welfare state is destroying opportunities for them, and they aren't even out of diapers yet! Then you have those who are 18-29, and they are drowning in student loan debt and are jobless. But they are fighting back, and doing it in a

I Am My Hair, Too | The Jose Vilson

I Am My Hair, Too | The Jose Vilson:

I Am My Hair, Too

Nivea's Ad, Re-Colonize Yourself

To look as fresh as some of us brothers do takes a certain amount of patience, skill, and discernment that people don’t understand until they’ve seen it in action. A brotha first observes the movements of their barber, looking at the prior customer’s face to measure their own satisfaction. Their space doesn’t need to be perfect, but at least familiar, and the smell has to feel right. Once that happens, an experienced guy like me might ask for a precise blade to use for the length we’d like our relatively small lengths of hair on our heads. In the process of getting our hairs cut, the barber carefully chops at the main parts of my head, chisels the sides with a T-razor,

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Education Officials Travel Paid by a Vendor’s Foundation - NYTimes.com

Education Officials Travel Paid by a Vendor’s Foundation - NYTimes.com:

Free Trips Raise Issues for Officials in Education

Since 2008, the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of one of the nation’s largest educational publishers, has financed free international trips — some have called them junkets — for education commissioners whose states do business with the company. When the state commissioners are asked about these trips — to Rio de Janeiro; London; Singapore; and Helsinki, Finland — they emphasize the time they spend with educators from around the world to get ideas for improving American public schools.

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Rarely do they mention that they also meet with top executives of the Pearson company.

The foundation’s officials say the free trips are solely educational and have no business purpose. On the

NYC Public School Parents: Which New Yorkers have the best interests of working people and children at heart?

NYC Public School Parents: Which New Yorkers have the best interests of working people and children at heart?:

Which New Yorkers have the best interests of working people and children at heart?

See below video made by Darren Marelli of GEM, who interviewed NYC parents and teachers joining the Wall St. protesters on Wednesday.

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As the NY Times points out, children are most hurt by the nation's cutbacks to social services:
"Children will be among those most harmed by the jobs crisis. The Economic Policy Institute,using data from the September report, has calculated that 278,000 teachers and other public school employees have lost their jobs since the recession began in December 2007. Over the same period, 48,000 new teaching jobs were needed to keep up with the increased enrollments but were never created. In all, public schools are now short 326,000 jobs. At a time when more and

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19 arrested in Occupy Sacramento

sacramentopa.blogspot.com - Sacramento participants in a national resistance movement vowed to continue to "occupy" Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramentothrough the weekend, despite the arrests of 20 demonstrators Thursd...

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Oakland Schools Expanding Free-Meal Programs

nytimes.com - On a recent Saturday morning, some 60 teachers and nurses from the Oakland Unified School District gathered at Tilden Education Complex for a daylong seminar on nutrition education. Mar...

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Anti-Federalism in G.O.P. Race Aims at Education

nytimes.com - Representative Michele Bachmann promises to “turn out the lights” at the federal Education Department. Gov. Rick Perry calls it unconstitutional. Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, would allo...

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Inflating the Software Report Card

nytimes.com - The Web site of Carnegie Learning, a company started by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University that sells classroom software, trumpets this promise: “Revolutionary Math Curricula. Revolutionary R...

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nypost.com - A low-performing Manhattan high school that was granted up to $6 million in extra funds to undergo a “transformation” has found the secret formula for success: Dumb down the requirements for studen...

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Anti-Federalism in G.O.P. Race Aims at Education

nytimes.com - (Page 2 of 2) For his part, Mr. Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, which has long had the nation’s top public schools, at first resisted the education law, but he came to embrace it. More recent...

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Hispanic National Bar Strives to Bring Chavez Documentary

hispanicallyspeakingnews.com - Published at 4:17 pm, October 9, 2011 Photo Credits: Cesar Chavez Fast for Life The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a partner of Cesar’s Last Fast, a multi-platform feature documentary ...

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Hundreds come out to 'Occupy GR' (Grand Rapids, MI)

democraticunderground.com - Source: WOODHundreds gathered on Calder Plaza Saturday to show support for a national demonstration about discontent with Wall Street and the current political system.The movement 'Occupy Grand Rap...

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Cain: Wall St. protesters playing victim card

cbsnews.com - GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain on CBS' "Face the Nation," October 9, 2011. (CBS) (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Sunday accused anti-Wall Street protesters of pla...

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G.O.P. Anti-Federalism Aims at Education

nytimes.com - Representative Michele Bachmann promises to “turn out the lights” at the federal Education Department. Gov. Rick Perry calls it unconstitutional. Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, would allo...

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G.O.P. Anti-Federalism Aims at Education

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I took the PSAT’s…again! « Cooperative Catalyst

bigeducationape.blogspot.com - I took the PSAT’s…again! « Cooperative Catalyst:LEARNING AT ITS BESTI took the PSAT’s…again!POSTED BY HOLISTICDANCINGMONKEY ⋅ OCTOBER 9, 2011 ⋅ LEAVE A COMMENTWell, the title of this post isn’t exa...

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The Next #OccupyWallStreet Might Not Be Tweeted

firedoglake.com - (photo: mattwi1s0n) If you’ve been listening to the newscasters and pundits, they’re working that false meme of #OccupyWallStreet lacking focus and clear goals. You may be incredibly frustrated by ...

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Telemundo Launches Two YouTube Channels

hispanicallyspeakingnews.com - Published at 5:28 am, October 9, 2011 Telemundo announced that it will launch two YouTube channels dedicated exclusively to Telemundo and mun2 content. The two YouTube channels, designed to promote...

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Occupy Wall Street: A Liberal’s Quagmire

addictinginfo.org - I don’t particularly care if the Occupy Wall Street protests spark a battle between the left and the right – we’re used to battles between the left and the right . . . except, this time, I’m not ex...

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Hundreds march in KC ‘Occupy’ movement

democraticunderground.com - Source: Kansas City Star / kansascity.comHundreds march in KC ‘Occupy’ movementBy LYNN HORSLEYThe Kansas City StarAbout 300 people gathered today in Penn Valley Park across from the Federal Reserve...

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The Next #OccupyWallStreet Might Not Be Tweeted

firedoglake.com - (photo: mattwi1s0n) If you’ve been listening to the newscasters and pundits, they’re working that false meme of #OccupyWallStreet lacking focus and clear goals. You may be incredibly frustrated by ...

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Occupy Anchorage protesters point to empowerment, jobs

democraticunderground.com - Source: Anchorage News TribuneAbout 200 people rallied downtown Saturday for the continuation of Occupy Anchorage, an event sparked by a three-week-long protest on New York City's Wall Street.The g...

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