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CopsOnBridge Who Are The Occupiers?

Police closed down the bridge so the protesters couldn't.

Portland, Oregon, is occupied. In the blink of an eye, Portland became a police state. Good cop became bad cop in the space of a day — specifically Nov. 13, when Portland’s formal downtown Occupation was rousted and the parks were fenced off. Since then they have been guarded 24/7 by gruff police in riot gear.

The Occupy movement called for a nationwide “Occupy the Banks” action on Nov. 17, and Portland demonstrators planned to assemble at the Steel

LA Times backs California's NCLB Defiance - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

LA Times backs California's NCLB Defiance - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher:

LA Times backs California's NCLB Defiance

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Today the Los Angeles Times, the largest circulation newspaper in the largest metropolis in the most populous state in the nation, came out in support of the decision by Governor Jerry Brown and Superintendent Tom Torlakson to ignore the Department of Education's invitation to file for a waiver of No Child Left Behind.


The newspaper's editorial board wrote:

The U.S. Department of Education is wrongly attempting to impose its view of how states should improve education instead of just requiring them to show evidence of higher achievement. Test scores probably have some value in the rating of teachers, but that has yet to be proved. It's important for schools to do this thoughtfully -- in ways that are valid, backed by research and that work for individual districts -- rather than through rushed nationwide mandates.

This is a prudent stance, and it is greatly appreciated. I wrote a few weeks ago about the conditions Secretary Duncan is setting as prerequisites for a waiver. States must put in place teacher and principal evaluation systems that include student test scores. They also must create new standards for college and career

NYC Public School Parents: Bloomberg DOE Mismanagement of Queens High School at November PEP Meeting

NYC Public School Parents: Bloomberg DOE Mismanagement of Queens High School at November PEP Meeting:

Bloomberg DOE Mismanagement of Queens High School at November PEP Meeting

The November Panel for Educational Policy meeting was held in the Frank Sinatra High School in Astoria, Queens.

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Panel members were provided with headphones to allow us to hear each other in case the noise got too loud. The audience was relatively small so we did no

Schools Matter: Christie, Who's Your Mama? Who's Your Daddy?

Schools Matter: Christie, Who's Your Mama? Who's Your Daddy?:

Christie, Who's Your Mama? Who's Your Daddy?

New Jersey is fast becoming the latest front in the war against teacher unions, tenure and quality public education, all with the help of a new front organization called "Better Education for Kids." Not since No Child Left Behind has such a misleading, clever propaganda campaign been hoisted on the public. Even though in terms of performance and community satisfaction, New Jersey's public schools are ranked as one of the highest in the country, some Democrats and nearly all Republicans agree the system needs to be reformed. And, who better to reform the system than hedge fund billionaire David Tepper, the altruistic Michelle Rhee who now gets $50,000 speaking fees as arch enemy number one of teacher unions and the biggest bully in the education reform schoolyard, Governor Chris Christie.

Bridget Harrison, a columnist for The Record in Northern New Jersey, is sounding the alarm on Christie's

NYC Public School Parents: Video: the drummers from Occupy Wall St. and Norman Siegel gather around the corner from Bloomberg's residence #ows

NYC Public School Parents: Video: the drummers from Occupy Wall St. and Norman Siegel gather around the corner from Bloomberg's residence:

Video: the drummers from Occupy Wall St. and Norman Siegel gather around the corner from Bloomberg's residence

This afternoon, I went to see the drummers who, after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park, decided to protest outside Bloomberg's townhouse on E. 79 St. Sadly, the police blocked off the street, but the drummers gathered anyway on 5th avenue next to Central Park instead.

As you will see in the video below, I bumped into my hero, Norman Siegel, who told us that barring the drummers from E. 79 St. was a violation of their first amendment rights. In fact, in January 2010, Norman sued the city on behalf of teachers and parents, and we gained the right to march on the south side of 79 St.., to

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An Explosion in Lobbying Around For-Profit K-12 Programs

thenation.com - My Nation colleague Lee Fang has published a really fascinating investigative piece about the explosion in lobbying around K-12 for-profit virtual education, particularly targeting charter schools....

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jsonline.com - Less than a week after being elected governor, Scott Walker and his wife met privately with one of the most powerful philanthropic forces behind America's conservative movement. It wasn't the Koch ...

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Massive Drum Circle for Bloomberg

yeslab.org - Massive 24-hour DRUM CIRCLE and JAM SESSION party starting tomorrow, Sunday at 2pm, outside Mayor Bloomberg's personal townhouse: 17 East 79th Street.Tie-dye, didgeridoo, hackeysack welcome! No shi...

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Shanker Blog » More On What "Superman" Left Out

shankerblog.org - Our guest author today is Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University and an historian of education. In addition, she is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Insti...

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How About Better Parents?

nytimes.com - IN recent years, we’ve been treated to reams of op-ed articles about how we need better teachers in our public schools and, if only the teachers’ unions would go away, our kids would score like Sin...

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From Gingrich, an Unconventional View of Education

thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com - November 19, 2011, 1:37 pm By TRIP GABRIELNewt Gingrich has some unconventional ideas about education reform. He wants every state to open a work-study college where students work 20 hours a week d...

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Ought We Crown Bloomberg King?

nyceducator.com - by special guest blogger Nicholas Azcona The suggestion merits consideration. "A military style raid on peaceful protesters camped out in the shadow of Wall Street, ordered by a cold ruthless billi...

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Democrats see minefield in Occupy protests

businessweek.com - By BETH FOUHY NEW YORK The Republican Party and the tea party seemed to be a natural political pairing. But what may have seemed like another politically beneficial alliance -- Democrats and Occupy...

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Annual march for transgender victims follows another death

latimesblogs.latimes.com - As police investigate the shooting death of one transgender person Thursday night and shots fired at another soon afterward, West Hollywood is preparing to observe the annual Transgender Day of Rem...

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Whitehouse to discuss Pell Grants in RI

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NY Police Using LRAD Sound Cannons Against Protesters

commondreams.org - Demonstrators are reporting the NYPD's use of Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) against protesters during today's Occupy Wall Street "Day of Action." The machines are meant to send out "high inte...

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Protesters Should 'Get A Job' And 'Take A Bath' (VIDEO)

huffingtonpost.com - Speaking to small crowd at a retirement community in Florida on Oct. 4, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney expressed an unsympathetic view of the Occupy Wall Street movement. "I think it...

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Poet-Bashing Police

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