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Growing Blacklash!

The advisory panel appointed to consider a waiver for Cathie Black to become Chancellor of the New York City schools voted against granting it. I assume all the people last seen decrying the appointees to the panel as shills for the mayor will now demand another vote to ensure integrity in the process…

Anyway, despite their media backgrounds you have to wonder if Mayor Bloomberg or Cathie Black could have handled this rollout any worse? My take on the larger issues the whole waiver process raises here.

Four-day Thanksgiving! - Sabrina's Joy

Four-day Thanksgiving! - Sabrina's Joy

Four-day Thanksgiving! - Sabrina's Joy

Day One: Main course prep with my dad. Everything I know and love about food, I learned from him :) It's good to be home!

Turkey-brining time...
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My Balls and My Word, and I Have Both Still — The Jose Vilson

My Balls and My Word, and I Have Both Still — The Jose Vilson

My Balls and My Word, and I Have Both Still



Mr. Peanut Goes To War

I don’t know about you, but unless it’s my significant other, I don’t want to get felt up and out, irrespective of whether or not the person’s another woman or has on the thickest gloves possible. The pat downs I used to get in the club are intrusive enough; I can only imagine the thorough job our federal government does to ensure that I don’t have a plastic knife, hand-sanitizing gel, or the ingredients for a Molotov cocktail. And other than my clothing, my iPod, my books, my magazines, my cell phone, some gifts, and some toiletries that’ll make it on

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t r u t h o u t | Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

t r u t h o u t | Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

by: Henry A. Giroux, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

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Paulo Freire. (Photo: Slobodan Dimitrov)

(This is a much expanded version of "Lessons From Paulo Freire," which appeared in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.)

At a time when memory is being erased and the political relevance of education is dismissed in the language of measurement and quantification, it is all the more important to remember the legacy and work of Paulo Freire. Freire is one of the most important educators of the 20th century and is considered one of the most important theorists of "critical pedagogy" - the educational movement guided by both passion and principle to help students develop a consciousness of freedom, recognize authoritarian tendencies, empower the imagination, connect knowledge and truth to power and learn to read both the word and the world as part of a broader

Screwing retirees. « Fred Klonsky's blog

Screwing retirees. « Fred Klonsky's blog

Screwing retirees.

Remainders: Panel’s vote puts mayor in a tight spot | GothamSchools

Remainders: Panel’s vote puts mayor in a tight spot | GothamSchools

Remainders: Panel’s vote puts mayor in a tight spot

  • The next move in the Black saga is Mayor Bloomberg’s, and he’s unlikely to back down. (Daily Intel)
  • One change in the chancellor’s job description since 2002: Public trust no longer required. (City Room)
  • Cathie Black was principal of IS 125 in the South Bronx — for one day in 2000. (City Room)
  • Twenty-eight prominent women said this morning that they support Black’s candidacy. (DOE)
  • Black sold her Connecticut weekend home for $2 million just this week. (City Room)
  • On the man who might have been chancellor, Don Domenech circa 1995. (Russo)
  • Former New Yorker Marcia Lyles has been spotted in Atlanta, which needs a new supe. (AJC)
  • How to be smart when filling out your high school application, due next week. (Insideschools)
  • A retired teacher extols the virtues of picture books. (Edwize)
  • Overbooked and exhausted, a mom calls for virtual school tours. (Insideschools)

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Damn Good Education Daily

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gothamschools.org - An eight-member panel of education experts has voted to deny publishing executive Cathleen Black a waiver to become the next schools chancellor. State education officials said that four panel membe...

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guardian.co.uk - Joel Klein, the outgoing chancellor of New York schools. He is joining News Corp as a vice-president and adviser to Rupert Murdoch; his successor, Cathie Black, is chair of Hearst Magazines. Photog...

Cathie Black DENIED As Top Pick By Schools Panel: 'Not At This Time'

Cathie Black DENIED As Top Pick By Schools Panel: 'Not At This Time'

Cathie Black DENIED As Top Pick By Schools Panel: 'Not At This Time'

First Posted: 11-23-10 05:55 PM | Updated: 11-23-10 06:23 PM

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Cathie Black

Gothams Schools is reporting that Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's beleaguered pick for schools chancellor, has failed to get support from a panel of experts appointed by State Education Commissioner David Steiner to help him determine Black's fate:

An eight-member panel of education experts has voted to deny publishing executive Cathleen Black a waiver to become the next schools chancellor.

State education officials said that four panel members voted against granting the waiver, two voted in favor, and two voted "not at this time." They would not say how individual panel members cast their votes.

The ruling is a stunning blow to the mayor, who has spent weeks defending his decision to appoint Black, a high powered media executive with no education experience. Given her background, Black was required to receive a waiver from the city in order to serve as chancellor, but the panel's ruling today seems to have dampened her chances. The final decision

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