Saturday, March 10, 2012

CTC Whistle Blower Attorney Kathleen Carroll's Disturbing View of the Future of Public Education (VIDEO) - Perdaily.com

CTC Whistle Blower Attorney Kathleen Carroll's Disturbing View of the Future of Public Education (VIDEO) - Perdaily.com:


CTC Whistle Blower Attorney Kathleen Carroll's Disturbing View of the Future of Public Education (VIDEO)

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What follows is a 17 minute overview given by California Teacher Credentialing whistle blower Attorney Kathleen Carroll that lays out the master plan for the privatization of public education at LAUSD, California, and throughout the United States. It is my belief that a functioning democracy that vests power in its presumptively educated people through the constitution is totally inconsistent with a privatized public education system, where the electorate is purposefully dumbed down for profit. For a comparable scam? Think credit default swaps and the sub prime meltdown.
What do you think? Or do you?


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Why I Decided to Become a Private School Teacher - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher

Why I Decided to Become a Private School Teacher - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher:


Why I Decided to Become a Private School Teacher

This is a guest post from Nadia Zananiri, who teaches AP World History at Miami Beach Senior High School, and serves as AP World History mentor teacher for Miami Dade county. She is founder of the Facebook groupFlorida Parents Nadia twitter.bmpand Educators for Legislative Change.

I am not a private school teacher yet; but I am planning on becoming one. I have taught at a wonderful public school with a college prep program that allows all students access to a world class education for my entire teaching career.
I teach in an urban area with a mix of students. In the Advanced Placement classes I teach, I have students from some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, to some of the poorest. Families that have been here for generations, 

Schools Matter: Cañon City improves access to books, I make a suggestion

Schools Matter: Cañon City improves access to books, I make a suggestion:


Cañon City improves access to books, I make a suggestion

Written in response to a very nice article in the local newspaper.

A suggestion for the Book Swap: Don’t include incentives
Sent to the Cañon City Daily Record, March 10, 2012

I was very pleased to read that as a result of my presentation at the Colorado Reading Association conference, there are plans to add a book swap along with the summer free lunch program in Cañon City (“Cañon City School District collecting books for summer reading,” March 10). I’m very happy that McKinley teacher Jamie Davis came to my presentation and passed my message about the importance of access to books to others.

The organizers of the summer program, according to the Daily Record, are considering providing incentives 

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Andrew Rotherham: Can Parents Take Over Schools? | Dropout Nation: Why Andy Rotherham is Off-Target by RiShawn Biddle »

Andrew Rotherham: Can Parents Take Over Schools? | TIME Ideas | TIME.com: Can Parents Take Over Schools?New "parent trigger" laws are triggering debate, but not enough attention is being paid to what happens afterwardsByANDREW J. ROTHERHAM|@arotherham|March 8, 2012|9inShare15ALEX GALLARDO / REUTERSChrissy Guzman speaks in frustration during a Adelanto School District board meeting regarding the parent trigger law, in Adelanto, California, March 6, 2012.If your child’s school is lousy, would you want the option to band together with other parents and ... more »

Grumpy Educators: Florida Parent Trigger: Too many holes

Grumpy Educators: Florida Parent Trigger: Too many holes: Florida Parent Trigger: Too many holesbySandraFlorida Parent Trigger: Too many holesParents, community members, and taxpayers pushed back on the Florida "Parent Empowerment" bill and those efforts were successful. The bill died on the last day of the legislative session in a tie vote, 20 to 20. TheMiami Heraldreported last minute arm twisting by former Governor Jeb Bush to influence a change of position by one Senator to ensure its passage in case ... more »

Daily Kos: why as a teacher I am not "objective"

Daily Kos: why as a teacher I am not "objective": why as a teacher I am not "objective"byrss@dailykos.com (teacherken)and before you have a cow and assume I am biased in my teaching, that is not the point of my statement.I write only about how I approach my students.I do not treat them"objectively." I do not compare them to some arbitrary and thus artificial standard which is not relevant to them.Insofar as i can, I attempt to treat each as subject ... more »

hctiB G: Wisdom | The G Bitch Spot

hctiB G: Wisdom | The G Bitch Spot: hctiB G: WisdombyG Bitchoriginally postedMarch 10, 2008____Wisdom is experience with long-term memory for and ability to often predict the stupid and wrong behavior of your age cohorts and others.Just one of the tidbits Mister and I try pass on to The Girl.“Fuck those people!”byG BitchPeggy Lipton [ofThe Mod Squad] tried to interest her boyfriend, Elvis Presley, in Scientology, according to one of Presley’s associates, Lamar Fike. “One day, in L.A., we got ... more »

Posted: Oakland’s new high school teaching positions - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools

Posted: Oakland’s new high school teaching positions - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools: Posted: Oakland’s new high school teaching positionsFriday, March 9th, 2012 at 6:18 pm inhigh schoolsinitiatives4 Comments »OUSD is hiring an unspecified number of teachers (a.k.a. “teacher leaders” or “Acceleration High School: Teachers On Special Assignment”) to work an 11-month year at Castlemont, Fremont and McClymonds high school campuses. The jobs, which wereposted on EdJoin.orglate this afternoon, are open to candidates at other ... more »

Why Can’t We Hold Parents Accountable Any More? « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

Why Can’t We Hold Parents Accountable Any More? « Diary of a Public School Teacher!: Why Can’t We Hold Parents Accountable Any More?byOldschoolteachI’ve noticed that whenever someone starts talking about ”the parents”, people want to shut them down. The immediate reaction is a harsh backlash, usually accusing the author of parent bashing. “The parents” are off-limits. But, I’m going to go there.:)I believe society started a trend from which there is no escape, and no turning back. Parents were allowed ... more »

Teachers Need Trust and Security - NYTimes.com

Teachers Need Trust and Security - NYTimes.com: Each Teacher Wonders, Is This the One?By ALEXANDREA J. RAVENELLEPublished: March 9, 2012RECOMMENDTWITTERLINKEDINE-MAILPRINTREPRINTSSHAREA WEEK and a half ago, the day after theschool shootingnear Cleveland, a student stood in the doorway of my Bronx college classroom. He was eating half a bagel with cream cheese. It was a month into the semester, 45 minutes into the class period. I didn’t remember ever having seen him before.Enlarge This ImageJing WeiRelatedTimes Topic:School ShootingsHe had been staring ... more »

Today's Big Education Ape - PostRank Top Late Nite Posts 3-9 #soschat #EDReform

Modern School: VAM, Blam, Thank You Ma’amBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-21 minutes agoModern School: VAM, Blam, Thank You Ma’am: VAM, Blam, Thank You Ma’am0diggHuck/Konopacki Labor CartoonsIn a rare moment of lucidity,the New York Timespublished a piece this week pointing out how even the best teachers (or those with the “best” students) can end up with terrible Value Added (VAM) scores and potentially face reprisals or get fired as a result.How is this possible?If 85% of a teacher’s students ... more »

Is Jeb Bush Pressuring One Senator to Change His Vote on Parent Trigger? | Scathing Purple Musings

Is Jeb Bush Pressuring One Senator to Change His Vote on Parent Trigger? | Scathing Purple Musings: Is Jeb Bush Pressuring One Senator to Change His Vote on Parent Trigger?byBob SikesTheTampa Bay Tribunesays so:Apparently, the parent trigger bill means a lot to former Gov.Jeb Bush.Bush, who now oversees two foundations dedicated to education reform, reached out to Senators before the controversial vote Friday afternoon.One particular target:Alan Hays, the Umatilla Republican.Hays voted against the proposal, which failed 20-20. But after the ... more »

Ready for the Clown Car Jeb Bush phones Senators to pass parent trigger | Naked Politics

Jeb Bush phones Senators to pass parent trigger | Naked Politics: Jeb Bush phones Senators to pass parent triggerApparently, the parent trigger bill means a lot to former Gov.Jeb Bush.Bush, who now oversees two foundations dedicated to education reform, reached out to Senators before the controversial vote Friday afternoon.One particular target:Alan Hays, the Umatilla Republican.Hays voted against the proposal, which failed 20-20. But after the vote, the pressure continued. Bush hadGary Lester, vice president of the Villages retirement community in ... more »

Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive | Politics Blog | an SFGate.com blog

Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive | Politics Blog | an SFGate.com blog: Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thriveThe United States may be a republic, but it’s democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that’s why we got into Iraq, right? To take out a dictator and spread democracy.“Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” “One person, one vote.” We are an egalitarian society that treasures the mandate of its ... more »

Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive | Politics Blog | an SFGate.com blog

Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive | Politics Blog | an SFGate.com blog: Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thriveThe United States may be a republic, but it’s democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that’s why we got into Iraq, right? To take out a dictator and spread democracy.“Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” “One person, one vote.” We are an egalitarian society that treasures the mandate of its ... more »

Dunkerton high school assembly stirs protest

Dunkerton high school assembly stirs protest: Dunkerton high school assembly stirs protestStoryDiscussionBy DENNIS MAGEE, dennis.magee@wcfcourier.com|Posted:Friday, March 9, 2012 1:00 pm|(3) CommentsFont Size:Default font sizeLarger font sizeDUNKERTON --- Administrators, teachers and students did not get what they expected Thursday during an extended school program.Everyone anticipated the message from Junkyard Prophet, a traveling band based in Minnesota, to be about bullying and making good choices. Instead, junior and senior high students at Dunkerton High School and faculty memb... more »

She’s Sticking to the Union! – Women Who Changed America | California Progress Report

She’s Sticking to the Union! – Women Who Changed America | California Progress Report: She’s Sticking to the Union! – Women Who Changed AmericaPosted on09 March 2012Printer-friendly versionSend to friendBy Kati LoyUCW-CWAYesterday wasInternational Women’s Day, so we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing a few of the great historical victories that union women have achieved. Here’s a list of empowered American women who have made a difference by fighting for their rights on the job.#1 The Lowell Mill Girls ... more »

Bad days. « Fred Klonsky

Bad days. « Fred Klonsky: Bad days.byFred KlonskyFor some reason yesterday saw a flood ofbad bossandcrap at workstories.There was theMet Life Survey of the American Teacher.Damn. We are an unhappy bunch. And who can blame us?Well. In fact, it seems everybody blames us.More than half of teachers expressed at least some reservation about their jobs, their highest level of dissatisfaction since 1989, the survey found. Also, roughly one in three said they were likely to leave the profession in the ... more »

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves « InterACT

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves « InterACT: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale ImprovesbyDavid B. CohenAs I sit down to compose my thoughts at the end of this week, I’m sitting in an office on the ground floor of a building on the Stanford University campus. (I teach three days a week and work for ACT two days a week). I’m ruminating about the Met Life survey that came out this week, showing teacher morale around the country ... more »

Modern School: VAM, Blam, Thank You Ma’am

Modern School: VAM, Blam, Thank You Ma’am: VAM, Blam, Thank You Ma’am0diggHuck/Konopacki Labor CartoonsIn a rare moment of lucidity,the New York Timespublished a piece this week pointing out how even the best teachers (or those with the “best” students) can end up with terrible Value Added (VAM) scores and potentially face reprisals or get fired as a result.How is this possible?If 85% of a teacher’s students are proficient in reading but 95% were proficient the prior year, she would earn ... more »

Remarks by the First Lady at Let's Move! Event | The White House

Remarks by the First Lady at Let's Move! Event | The White House: Remarks by the First Lady at Let's Move! EventbyThe White HouseRelease Time:For Immediate ReleasePenacook Community CollegePenacook, New Hampshire3:45 P.M. ESTMRS. OBAMA: Thank you, everyone. (Applause.) Thanks so much. Rest yourselves, because you’ve been working hard to make this community healthy. You deserve a little sitting down. Even as we talk about Let’s Move you can rest. (Laughter.)It is so wonderful to be here. And I want to ... more »

Geaux Teacher!: STAND UP FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION!!!

Geaux Teacher!: STAND UP FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION!!!: STAND UP FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION!!!bynoreply@blogger.com (Lee Barrios, M.Ed., NBCT)The House Education Committee has called a meeting this coming Wednesday at 8:30. The Senate Education Committee has called a meeting the following day upon adjournment (that could mean early in the morning or at any time during the day). Both committees will hit the ground running in an effort to push Governor Jindal's Blueprint for Education through. This article explains the implications and directs ... more »

Open Letter of Thank You to Florida Senator Hays and others – Stand Strong against “Parent Trigger” – Florida parents Thank YOU !! « Continuing Change

Open Letter of Thank You to Florida Senator Hays and others – Stand Strong against “Parent Trigger” – Florida parents Thank YOU !! « Continuing Change: Open Letter of Thank You to Florida Senator Hays and others – Stand Strong against “Parent Trigger” – Florida parents Thank YOU !!bygatorbonbcDear Senator Hays and all other Senators in Florida who voted NO today on SB1718, the so called “parent trigger” bill.Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.You made the right choice to vote ... more »

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