Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Mitt Romney Makes Education Pitch In Final Days Before Election

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 minutes ago
Mitt Romney Makes Education Pitch In Final Days Before Election: Mitt Romney Makes Education Pitch In Final Days Before Election by Joy Resmovits WASHINGTON -- For the last year, education advocates have been trying to get the subject of America's beleaguered public schools onto the agenda of the presidential election. Aside from a few mentions in the debates, the conversation has been pretty one-sided, with President Barack Obama consistently emphasizing the need to invest in education on the campaign trail -- and little mention of the subject from Republican presidential nomine... more »

4LAKids - Race to the Top: A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DEASY

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Race to the Top: A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DEASY: Race to the Top: A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DEASY *From:* Superintendent John Deasy [mailto:Superintendent_John@LAUSD.NET] *Sent:* Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:35 PM *To:* LAUSD_EMPLOYEES@LIST.LAUSD.NET *Subject:* LAUSD's Race to the Top Message from Superintendent Deasy Today the Los Angeles Unified School District sent an application accompanied by a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking that the Department of Education consider the District’s application for $... more »

Chris Rock - Message for White Voters

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Jimmy Kimmel Live - Chris Rock - Message for White Voters Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn -- Chris Rock - Message for White Voters Jimmy Kimmel Live's YouTube channel features clips and recaps of every episode from the late night TV show on ABC. Subscribe for clips from the monologue, the interviews, and musical performances every day of the week. Watch your favorites parts again, or catch-up on any episodes you may have missed. Website: http://www.jimmykimmellive.com Channel: http://www.youtube.com/jimmykimmellive

Daily Kos: I will be on Sky News tomorrow

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
Daily Kos: I will be on Sky News tomorrow: I will be on Sky News tomorrow by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) I was one of the people asked to do videos for their I-pad application on the politics of the 50 states. Then I was invited to participate in a discussion tomorrow, which will be live at 3:30 EST until 4, and then may continue in a Google hangout (although I will not be able to stay for that). I will be in their DC studios, in part because Virginia is still considered a battleground state. If you are interested in watching, http://news.sky.com/... It’ll be broadcast on Sk... more »

Schools Matter: Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD Board of Education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
Schools Matter: Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD Board of Education: Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD Board of Education by Jim Horn Robert D. Skeels has been writing at SM since June 11, 2011, and his astute, acerbic, and sometime acidic commentaries have effectively lifted many rocks where profiteer snakes hide, melted away many corporate leeches from their public hosts, and shamed many professional self-servers for their unwavering commitments to themselves. In doing so, he has shone his own true colors as a relentless advocate for public schools, democracy, and social justice. And so ... more »

Walmart Waltons: The movie | Seattle Education

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Walmart Waltons: The movie | Seattle Education: Walmart Waltons: The movie by seattleducation2011 Why is this woman laughing? Alice Walton has donated $1.7 M to Initiative 1240 which would privatize our schools. If the Waltons are going to determine educational policy in our state, we should at least get to know them better. *WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE is a feature-length documentary that uncovers a retail giant’s assault on families and American values.* *The film dives into the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to fight a g... more »

Don’t Give Up… « Deborah Meier on Education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
Don’t Give Up… « Deborah Meier on Education: Don’t Give Up… by rogermeier ……or at least Vote on Tuesday before you do. Since we can’t opt out of the world as it is–including all its almost unbelievable distortions–we have to stick together and figure out what comes next. I’m nervously expecting Obama to win–although sometimes I expect the worst just so I won’t be surprised—and the fight after that will be just as important as if he loses. Someone showed me an ad attacking a Democratic candidate for the Florida House of Representatives (who happens to be a teacher’s union member), ... more »

"California charter school lobby pouring big cash into Ponder school board bid" by News Ticker | San Diego Reader

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 hours ago
"California charter school lobby pouring big cash into Ponder school board bid" by News Ticker | San Diego Reader: California charter school lobby pouring big cash into Ponder school board bid 10 Matt Potter, November 4, 2012 - Facebook - Twitter - News Ticker alerts - Write a story for us - More Sharing ServicesShare - Email San Diego's Proposition Z, a measure to raise property taxes for school bonds, is billed by its backers as a way of enabling the "San Diego Unified School District to maintain safe and productive learning environments for students during ... more »

Schools Matter: MOOC-ing Toward Epistemological Imperialism

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Schools Matter: MOOC-ing Toward Epistemological Imperialism: MOOC-ing Toward Epistemological Imperialism by Jim Horn The newest fad in digitized thought delivery is the MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses), and as soon as the politically-disinterested MIT engineers can hook up with the economically-rapacious profiteers of UofPhoenix, we are likely to see the "global economy" become underpinned by the new "global college." And just as the the global economy is about ferreting out the most vulnerable societies on Earth for exploitation, from production to consumption, the global c... more »

Given A Choice… | Taking Note

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Given A Choice… | Taking Note: ' Given A Choice… by John Merrow John looks at a conversation that we should be having. Given the choice, would you rather be productive or happy? I remember posing that question to six high school students from independent schools in and around New York City, 15 or so years ago. To a boy and girl, all said they would rather be happy. Being a New Englander to the core, I was surprised, even shocked. In the conversation that followed, I argued that the main road to happiness went through productivity. I don’t think I convinced any of the kids. What’s yo... more »

Mitt Romney’s For-Profit College Connections | toteachornototeach

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Mitt Romney’s For-Profit College Connections | toteachornototeach: Mitt Romney’s For-Profit College Connections by aristotlethewise *Mitt Romney’s For-Profit College Connections * *Highlighted In Video Made By Student Debt Activists* PopoutA new video from group of young activists warns of Mitt Romney’s connections to for-profit colleges, hoping to raise awareness of how the Republican presidential nominee might govern the controversial for-profit education sector. The video shows Romney talking about college affordability and insists the candidate is “sketchy” about for-profits. The... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Is Democracy for Sale?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Is Democracy for Sale?: Is Democracy for Sale? by Melissa Westbrook It would appear that some people - especially wealthy people - believe this is so (and are willing to spend huge sums to prove it). We have our own examples here in Washington State. Consider our initiative process. In this last cycle, we see nearly every single initiative pushed by a handful of wealthy people. The liquor initiative (I love Costco but this was wrong), the gay marriage referundum, the charter school initiative - it's a sad thing. And, they are not only willing to... more »

Diane in the Evening ***Urgent Message*** 11-4-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: An Urgent Message for Voters Who Support Public Education by dianerav There are critical elections taking place on Tuesday throughout the country that parents, education advocates, and others who care about preserving and strengthening our public schools need to take notice of and cast their ballot appropriately. Out-of-state money from billionaires and astroturf groups like Students First are flowing into state races, like this one in Tennessee and local school board elections, like these in New Orleans and New Jersey, to push damaging policies to privati... more »

Teachers For Social Justice: 10 Arrested in City Hall Sit-in Against School Closings

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Teachers For Social Justice: 10 Arrested in City Hall Sit-in Against School Closings: 10 Arrested in City Hall Sit-in Against School Closings by sarah-ji On Friday, November 2, a spirited crowd of 100 parents, teachers, students, and community members held a rally and press conference at City Hall demanding a moratorium-of at least two years-on *all *school closings, turnarounds, consolidations, and phase-outs. After the rally we sat in at the Mayor's office, refusing to leave until we had a meeting scheduled with the Mayor (no surrogates). That never happened, as one of his staff... more »

NYC Public School Parents: Parents throughout the nation: use your vote wisely on Tuesday to protect and support your public schools; do not let the privatizers buy your elections!

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NYC Public School Parents: Parents throughout the nation: use your vote wisely on Tuesday to protect and support your public schools; do not let the privatizers buy your elections!: Parents throughout the nation: use your vote wisely on Tuesday to protect and support your public schools; do not let the privatizers buy your elections! by Leonie Haimson protect and support your public schools; do not let the privatizers buy your elections! There are critical elections taking place on Tuesday throughout the country that parents, education advocates, and others who care about preservin... more »

Your 2012 Education Political Primer - Woodbridge, VA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Your 2012 Education Political Primer - Woodbridge, VA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators: Looking Ahead Your 2012 Education Political Primer As the election plays itself out this coming week, we as educators continue to work on behalf of children and our communities as a whole. Whatever the outcome of the vote, the work goes on and our efforts must continue. So I want to keep this post simple and straightforward. Whatever your political persuasion, there are certain objective, observable realities we can all agree on in looking a... more »

America's Most Disgusting Political Ad

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
America's Most Disgusting Political Ad: America’s Most Disgusting Political Ad: Florida Republican Group Links Elementary School Teacher To Jerry Sandusky By Josh Israel on Nov 4, 2012 at 11:08 am In a stunning smear, a GOP group chaired by a prominent Republican strategist and funded by the state Republican leadership, has sent a mailing to Florida voters accusing an elementary school teacher running for state legislature of enabling child molestation because she is in a teacher’s union. The mailings attack Karen Castor Dentel, an elementary school teacher in Maitland, Florida, a... more »

Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee jumps into state elections to push education PRIVATIZATION Hechinger Report |

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Hechinger Report | Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee jumps into state elections to push education overhaul: Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee jumps into state elections to push education overhaul by Sarah Butrymowicz A dozen states are poised to pass significant education reforms this year depending on the outcome of next week’s election. A slate of state-level candidates want to abolish teacher tenure and tie teacher evaluations to student tests. On the ground trying to make sure they win is a new organization, StudentsFirst, found... more »

The Sunday Mail. « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
The Sunday Mail. « Fred Klonsky: The Sunday Mail. by Fred Klonsky *Thousands of runners in New York took to Central Park and Staten Island on Sunday morning, to both celebrate their sport and help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.* *From the CORE caucus*: Chicago teachers should vote for Jay Rehak and Lois Ashford to sit on the Chicagoteachers pension board. *The Illinois Labor History Society* honors veteran steel union reform leaders Ed Sadlowski, Alice Puerala and Frank Lumpkin. When I came to Chicago in 1973 and got a job as a millwright in the 96 inch plate mill at US Stee... more »

Jersey Jazzman: The Sickest Attack On Teachers And Unions Ever

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: The Sickest Attack On Teachers And Unions Ever: The Sickest Attack On Teachers And Unions Ever by Duke What in the hell is wrong with these people?! In a stunning smear, a GOP group chaired by a prominent Republican strategist and funded by the state Republican leadership, has sent a mailing to Florida voters *accusing an elementary school teacher running for state legislature of enabling child molestation because she is in a teacher’s union*. The mailings attack Karen Castor Dentel, an elementary school teacher in Maitland, Florida, and the Democratic challenger... more »

Outside Cash Flooding into New Orleans School Board Race « Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Outside Cash Flooding into New Orleans School Board Race « Diane Ravitch's blog: Outside Cash Flooding into New Orleans School Board Race by dianerav [image: DFER Fake Democrats for Education Privatization (click on Picture)] IT IS A RULE: YOU CAN'T BE AGAINST PEOPLE AND FOR CORPORATIONS AND CALL YOURSELF A DEMOCRAT...EVER! This is becoming a familiar story: billionaires and millionaires are choosing a school board member in New Orleans. One of the city’s leading charter advocates, Sarah Newell Usdin, is the recipient of more than $110,000, way more than her opponents. Usdin was... more »

Final stretch: Is charter school amendment about “money versus public schools” or “giving every child an option”? | Get Schooled

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Final stretch: Is charter school amendment about “money versus public schools” or “giving every child an option”? | Get Schooled: Final stretch: Is charter school amendment about “money versus public schools” or “giving every child an option”? by Maureen Downey As election day looms, the AJC examines the emotions and money around the charter school amendment in a Sunday piece. The amendment remains an explosive issue with great interest from both inside and outside the state. Pro-amendment groups, including national school-choice advocates and for-profit charter school operators, ... more »

Bombs in Florida. Ken Previti reports. « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Bombs in Florida. Ken Previti reports. « Fred Klonsky: Bombs in Florida. Ken Previti reports. by Fred Klonsky *Ken Previti is a retired Illinois teacher now living in Florida. A pension activist and now the Illinois-Florida Liaison for the Skokie chapter of IEA-Retired, of which I am President. All retired teacher activists are welcome to join the Skokie chapter, by the way.* *ALL,* *Today as I was sign waving for a progressive candidate 20 south of where I live at a public library early voting site, two possible bombs were discovered 20 miles northwest and then detonated by polic... more »

Bridgeport’s critical care hospitals are among biggest funders to Bridgeport’s anti-democracy effort - Wait, What?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Bridgeport’s critical care hospitals are among biggest funders to Bridgeport’s anti-democracy effort - Wait, What?: Bridgeport’s critical care hospitals are among biggest funders to Bridgeport’s anti-democracy effort by jonpelto On Tuesday, thanks to Mayor Bill Finch and his team of advisers and associates, the voters of Bridgeport will be asked to give up their democratic rights to choose the members of Bridgeport’s Board of Education. Instead, the Mayor will take over that task. A coalition of “education reformers” and corporate executives in Fairfield Country are spending a re... more »

Minneapolis Rephormer Says ‘Elect me Maybe’ | EduShyster

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Minneapolis Rephormer Says ‘Elect me Maybe’ | EduShyster: Minneapolis Rephormer Says ‘Elect me Maybe’ by edushyster2012 Minneapolis School Board candidate Josh Reimnitz has raised seven times as much as his opponent as out-of-state contributors and rephorm advocates have high-fived him with their checkbooks. EduShyster has already written excitedly about Minneapolis School Board candidate and young rephormer Josh Riemnitz. Now at the urging of some of my Premium members in the Twin-Cities I’m revisiting what insiders are calling the “erase for the phuture of the Minneapolis Public S... more »

Jersey Jazzman: How To Buy a School Board 3000 Miles Away

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: How To Buy a School Board 3000 Miles Away: How To Buy a School Board 3000 Miles Away by Duke Why would California multi-millionaires be interested in a school board race in the small city of Perth Amboy, NJ? It seems absurd, and yet it's true: *four wealthy Californians and one wealthy Coloradan - heavy hitters in the tech, financial, and health care sectors - have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to a slate of candidates running for the school board in Perth Amboy*, a city of 50,000 with a majority Hispanic population. According to New Jersey election re... more »

Education During the Great Depression - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Education During the Great Depression - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com: Education During the Great Depression Some say the Great Depression started on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. This is the day approximately 28 million shares of stock were sold and the stock market collapsed. However, the worst years of the Great Depression were yet to come; those years being 1932 and 1933. During the Great Depression years not only did people suffer from lack of jobs, money, homes, and food, but the education of children suffered also. Children dropped out of school to sell ne... more »

Engaging Parents In School… » Is Spending $20 Million On Parent Centers In L.A. The Best Way To Increase Parent Engagement?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Engaging Parents In School… » Is Spending $20 Million On Parent Centers In L.A. The Best Way To Increase Parent Engagement?: Is Spending $20 Million On Parent Centers In L.A. The Best Way To Increase Parent Engagement? by Larry Ferlazzo Today, The Los Angeles Times published an article headlined LAUSD parent centers aim to boost involvement at schools. It reports on plans to spend $20 million to “upgrade” parent centers in the District. The article discusses a positive report on parent centers from the LAUSD “Inspector General.” I’d like to share my thoughts in two part — one, on... more »

Occupy Sandy Comes to the Rockaways : The New Yorker

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Occupy Sandy Comes to the Rockaways : The New Yorker: OCCUPY SANDY POSTED BY LARISSA MACFARQUHAR [image: belle-harbor-sandy.jpg] Belle Harbor, Queens, about half way along the Rockaway peninsula, is four blocks across at its widest point—a splinter of East-West streets on a spit of land between the bay and the sea. Now that land is beach again. The roads are so densely packed under sand hardened into foot-high ruts and deep puddles that they seem like dirt paths, never paved. A car is suspended diagonally across the sidewalk of one of the main roads, its rear impaled on a low wa... more »

Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee spends freely in Tennessee | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Pro-school choice PACs spend freely in Tennessee | The Tennessean | tennessean.com: Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee spends freely in TennesseeGroups fund pro-school choice candidates With education issues high on the agenda for the upcoming legislative session, two new groups that favor charter schools and vouchers have spent lavishly on Tennessee House and Senate races. - Continuing coverage of Election2012 The Tennessee PAC affiliated with StudentsFirst, a Sacramento, Calif.-based organization led by former Washington, D.C., Chancellor of ... more »

Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee gives $100,000 to Christiana in October - Timesonline.com: Local News

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee gives $100,000 to Christiana in October - Timesonline.com: Local News: Right Wing Pro-voucher Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee gives $100,000 to Christiana in October Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 11:00 pm | *Updated: 9:42 pm, Sat Nov 3, 2012.* By J.D. Prose jprose@timesonline.com | 2 comments A political-action committee that has spent millions promoting school vouchers and charter schools in Pennsylvania gave state Rep. Jim Christiana, a leading proponent of their cause, $100,000 just in October, according to rec... more »

MORNING UPDATE: LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-4-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Boldest Candidacy of the Season by dianerav TFA alum moves to Minneapolis in May. Decides to run for school board to share his youth and spirit of innovation. Raises seven times as much as experienced teacher from out-of-state friends. Money can’t buy you love but can it buy a school board seat? Are the voters fooled? We will see soon enough. Big $$$ Swamps Oakland School Board Race by dianerav School board elections in Oakland, California, are usually low-budget races, as they are in most places. But this yea... more »

Daily Kos: mother of bi-racial boy writes letter to Obama

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Daily Kos: mother of bi-racial boy writes letter to Obama: mother of bi-racial boy writes letter to Obama by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) Her name is Elizabeth Messina, she is an award-winning photographer, and she wrote An Open Letter To President Obama at Huffington Post. On this, the 4th anniversary of Obama's election (yes, this is the actual date), it is worth reading this letter to remember how much that election meant in so many ways. As she notes, Neither my husband nor myself would ever be able to entirely comprehend what it felt like to grow up bi-racial child in a wo... more »

NYC Educator: Bring a Book

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
NYC Educator: Bring a Book: Bring a Book by NYC Educator Sitting on a gas line, and the word is they are actually pumping gas in front. Was here last night but they stopped before I hit the front of the line. Line was too short somehow, and seemed too good to be true. Today's line is not nearly too good to be true, and stretches blocks and blocks. Wouldn't be doing this except I have to go to work tomorrow, I had to go to work last Friday, and I had to go to a funeral last. Have been reading all about how Governor Cuomo has released millions of gallons of gas in a relief effort. ... more »

Schools Matter: What To Make of a Diminished Thing

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Schools Matter: What To Make of a Diminished Thing: What To Make of a Diminished Thing by Storm Please forgive this presentation of something akin to an "*ars blogetica*." Paul's recent post, "Slaying the Two-Headed Dragon...,"points up a kind of fallacy as regards the reformation of the social management of large systems: when one moves towards a "critical" pedagogy one discovers that these systems are manifestations of the the very "evil" we have attempted to move against--the authoritarian state. It is only an evil from a particular orientation of course. The authoritarian s... more »

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire Lucas -- the new power philanthropist in education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire Lucas -- the new power philanthropist in education: Billionaire Lucas -- the new power philanthropist in education by Mike Klonsky Not sure about this. But does this mean that George Lucas pays no taxes on the sale of his film company to Disney? The "Star Wars" director willreportedly "donate" the $4.05 billion he will receive from the sale of Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney to his own Edutopia foundation. Like Bill Gates, who left his post atop Microsoft to run his $30 billion foundation, Lucas will now make the world of education reform hi... more »

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: The Problem of the Week(POTW):It's Not Just Math!

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: The Problem of the Week(POTW):It's Not Just Math!: The Problem of the Week(POTW):It's Not Just Math! by Lisa M He ran across the room and yelled, "I got it! Poking at his head, he said, "I used my brain and I got it!" What did he get? He had just solved the Problem of the Week. :) I decided to use the *Problem of the Week* (POTW) more diligently this year, and it's a decision I do not regret. At least once or twice a week, my students form groups, (it changes between assigned and random), and they attempt to solve the POTW. Sometimes they get it,... more »

Teachers, You Must Do This - MyEdNext

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Teachers, You Must Do This - MyEdNext: Teachers, You Must Do This - Posted by Rita M. Solnet on November 3, 2012 at 7:55pm - View Blog I fought many battles with you over the years. I've organized rallies, spoken out, written articles, lobbied against harmful bills, brought speakers to enlighten others, and testified against a movement to privatize public education. For this reason, I feel comfortable saying this: *YOU MUST VOTE.* You feel betrayed by this administration. I get that. I really do. I am in awe of all you do and all you have endured the past three years ... more »

Daily Kos: An Honest Proposal: End Scholastic Sport in the U.S.

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 23 hours ago
Daily Kos: An Honest Proposal: End Scholastic Sport in the U.S.: An Honest Proposal: End Scholastic Sport in the U.S. byplthomasEdDFollow While teaching the introductory education course at my university, I have taught many of our athletes, and they often immediately make an extra effort to engage with me once I explain to them that I was a high school English teacher for 18 years, including many years as the head soccer coach for the boys and girls teams. I also tell them that my wife is a P.E. teacher as well as a varsity/junior varsity volleyball coach and varsity assistant/jun... more »

Diane in the Evening 11-3-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: Vote For Robert Skeels for LAUSD Board by dianerav I am happy to endorse the candidacy of Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD school board. He attended UCLA, is a veteran of the US Navy, and a staunch supporter of public education. He passionately defends the right of every child to a high-quality education. His knowledge, experience and perspective would add a greatly needed new voice to the deliberations of the school board. He would stand up for children, parents and teachers. The future of public education hangs in the balance, as the forces of privatization cir... more »









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