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2011′s TOP TEN MEDIA FALLACIES ABOUT TEACHERS « Teachers Fight Back

2011′s TOP TEN MEDIA FALLACIES ABOUT TEACHERS « Teachers Fight Back:

2011′s TOP TEN MEDIA FALLACIES ABOUT TEACHERS

10. Charter schools are the answer to what ails our public school system.

9. Teacher salaries are as high or higher than they should be.

8. Teacher unions are preventing education reforms.

7. Tenure prevents teacher firings and protects incompetent teachers.

6. Test scores should be way more important than

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)


John Lennon -"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"Lyrics
(Happy Xmas Kyoko
Happy Xmas Julian)

So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Xmas

Preach, Jersey Jazzman. Preach. « Fred Klonsky

Preach, Jersey Jazzman. Preach. « Fred Klonsky:

Preach, Jersey Jazzman. Preach.

From Jersey Jazzman blog:

Forgive me, but I’m going to preach a little here. Because this teacher-blogger has walked the walk, and I have some words for those of you who sit on the sidelines and point fingers at my brothers and sisters standing in front of these classrooms: back off. Shallow comparisons between the Branch Brooks and the Camden Streets are useless and more than a little dangerous. Unless and until you’ve really looked at these schools – or any schools – and made the case that something has to change, you have absolutely no right to assume that the people who lead them or work in them are the problem.

Have you ever sat with an autistic child and tried to get her to look you in the

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