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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/1/17


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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos





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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos
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Happy New Year’s Eve, Teachers! | deutsch29
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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/31/16
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Faith and Hope as we face these extraordinary times - Wait What?

Faith and Hope as we face these extraordinary times - Wait What?:

Faith and Hope as we face these extraordinary times

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Faith has to do with things that are not seen and
hope with things that are not at hand.- Thomas Aquinas
Now is definitely a time when we need both more hope and greater faith…
As the old year retreats into the past and the New Year lays itself out before us, I know I speak for many when I say good riddance to 2016 and that we share a hope that 2017 brings people of good will, good health, happiness and a share of prosperity.
There is no doubt that we have entered dark and dangerous times, a time in which truth and facts are easily pushed aside by those who rely on fear, hate and lies to get their way.
Furthermore, far too many of our elected officials, and other leaders, frame the debate as simply one between the status quo on the one side and the dangerous upheaval of our society on the other.
But the truth is that a third way must and can be found, one in which a new path is sought and found, a path that treats every person with the respect and support they need and deserve.
Writing about the ugliness of the new political era we have entered, Faith and Hope as we face these extraordinary times - Wait What?:

Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia | Diane Ravitch's blog

Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia | Diane Ravitch's blog:

Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia


trump often says that the President is not covered by conflict of interest law. Try this one on: the New York Times reports that the Trump Organization is closing two new deals on Indonesia for super-luxury hotels. Having the president of the US as CEO should help the deals get through the red tape.
Did he run for President to make more money for himself and his family?
Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia | Diane Ravitch's blog:



More Peter Greene: The 9 Things I Wish for This Year–and After
The prolific Peter Greene wrote two posts for New Year’s Day 2017. This post contains a positive agenda for all those who care about education. We are all familiar with the attacks on public schools and teachers. We spend a lot of time saying NO: no to privatization, no to high-stakes testing, no to rating and ranking students based on test scores, no to evaluating teachers by test scores, no to
Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia
trump often says that the President is not covered by conflict of interest law. Try this one on: the New York Times reports that the Trump Organization is closing two new deals on Indonesia for super-luxury hotels. Having the president of the US as CEO should help the deals get through the red tape. Did he run for President to make more money for himself and his family?
Peter Greene: The 12 Things I Will Do This Year
Peter Greene has made a list of the 12 things he intends to do this year. They are not exactly resolutions, which are like saying “I will lose 10 pounds and stop smoking,” nor are they wishes, that depend on what someone else does. They are intentions: This is what I will do. We can all resonate to his intentions. I did. For example: 1) Be present and pay attention. It is easy to get wrapped up i
Mitchell Robinson’s New Year’s Resolutions
Mitchell Robinson is a courageous truth teller in Michigan. He is a professor of music education and a fighter for public schools and teachers. Here are his New Year’s resolutions . Most are wishes, not resolutions. My wish is that Mitchell will continue to inform us about what’s happening in Michigan, where school choice reigns supreme.


Happy New Year! Gird Your Loins!
Happy New Year! I hope 2017 brings you health, happiness, and good times with family and friends. 2017 will be a dangerous time for our nation. Somehow, a man was elected as president who has no experience or qualifications or 

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