Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Showbiz Shelly Smackdown: Showbiz Shelly vs Chicago Mayoral Candidate Miguel De Valle

Del Valle for Mayor | For All Chicago For Every Neighborhood: Showbiz Shelly Smackdown: Showbiz Shelly vs Chicago Mayoral Candidate Miguel De Valle




Modern School: Educational Vichy Summit in Denver

Modern School: Educational Vichy Summit in Denver

Educational Vichy Summit in Denver



Approximately 150 school districts from 40 state sent teachers, school board members and administrators to the Denver Educational Summit this week. The summit was organized by the Obama administration and was an attempt to get labor to support his corporate Ed Deform agenda.

Arne Duncan told teachers at the meeting that unions and school leaders had to shed their old divisions, which is an absurdity when you think about. If by school leaders he means administrators, then the divisions are built-in by the very nature of the relationship. Admin is the boss, the teachers are the employees, an adversarial relationship by definition. He asked teachers to be more open-minded about pay and evaluation systems, which highlights the absurdity of his plea: bosses want to get more work out of employees for less pay and unions, if they are worth their dues, fight for better pay and working conditions. The only way for this “old division” to be



The LAUSD Doomsday Budget


School districts throughout the state of California are drafting a series of alternative budgets, hoping to be ready for which ever financial reality turns out to come true. Currently, Gov. Brown is promising the same k-12 funding as last year, assuming voters agree to tax themselves in June, a promise that is likely to be broken. If this fantasy does not come true, the Legislative Analyst Office has proposed billions of dollars in cuts. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has just approved their doomsday budget, and sent layoff notices to over 7,000 employees.

The 
Los Angeles School Board voted 5 to 2 in favor of the Doomsday Budget, which includes $408 million worth of cuts. If the Brown tax plan goes through, however, the cuts will closer to $200 million. LAUSD is also asking 

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The Ed Show - msnbc.com

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Feingold Forms Political Group to Fight Corporate Influence - NYTimes.com

Feingold Forms Political Group to Fight Corporate Influence - NYTimes.com

Feingold Forms Political Group to Combat Corporate Influence

Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who lost his bid for re-election in November, has formed a new political organization aimed at countering the impact of corporate money in politics.

In a video to supporters, Mr. Feingold said that the group, called Progressives United, would try to hold politicians “accountable to the people” rather than to their big-dollar donors.

“Washington, sadly, has become a playground for corporations and our lobbyists,” Mr. Feingold said. “It’s time we stood up to the total dominance of

SRC juggles hot issues at marathon meeting | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

SRC juggles hot issues at marathon meeting | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

SRC juggles hot issues at marathon meeting

A five-plus-hour SRC meeting Wednesday was topped off by a stream of supporters and critics of the proposal toturn over Audenried High School to Universal Companies as a charter school. The move is part of the Promise Neighborhood and Renaissance School plans.

The unusual evening session of the body delved into a

Labor leaders ask citizens to come to Madison


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At a news conference on the State Capitol steps, WEAC President Mary Bell asks all Wisconsin citizens to come to Madison Thursday and Friday to show their support for the educators and other public employees in their community.

Tamim al-Barghouti, the poet of the revolution « Bill Ayers

Tamim al-Barghouti, the poet of the revolution « Bill Ayers

Tamim al-Barghouti, the poet of the revolution

O Egypt, It’s Close

We’re close.
It’s going to be a good day.
Nothing remains of power but a few bats or sticks.
If you don’t believe then just come to the square and see.
A tyrant only exists in the imagination of his subjects.
Everyone who stays at home, after this will be a tyrant.

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Governor Scott Walker is proposing to wipe away decades of collective bargaining for teachers, support staff and other public workers in Wisconsin. The right to organize, the right to bargain health insurance or prep time, the right to have a voice in the profession – all of those things and more are under attack in Walker’s budget bill. This is a strike on public workers, unions and the dedicated professionals in classrooms across the state. This is an attack on worker rights.The Legislature could pass these changes at any time! We only have a few days to stop this! Find out what you can do now!


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