Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Steve Conn, suspended Detroit teacher activist, seeks our support: let’s give it | Dailycensored.com

Steve Conn, suspended Detroit teacher activist, seeks our support: let’s give it | Dailycensored.com

Steve Conn, suspended Detroit teacher activist, seeks our support: let’s give it

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from a Baltimore AFT teacher:

Hi all from Alan Rebar.

Let’s stand up for Steve Conn and the Defend Public Education/Save Our Students (DPESOS) caucus of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

Steve Conn and three of his colleagues have been suspended from the Detroit Federation of Teachers. I present here the case for Conn, but don’t take my word for it. I attach also links to a relatively neutral news article, and statement against Conn from front page of official DFT website dated 2-28-11. Steve Conn will also gladly talk to you, email, or text. His phone number is 313 645 9340; his email is sjconn@msn.com. I think it is our duty to fight for our union, by standing up for immediate reinstatement for Conn and the other suspended members.

Conn and DPE/SOS have led fights for students, teachers, and real unionism in Detroit. They overwhelmingly won an appeal for a re-vote of the recent DFT election – which they “lost” by fewer votes than those that weren’t counted.

The current DFT leadership has gone along with a wave

MALDEF Members Named to Newly Formed Education Board - Hispanically Speaking News

MALDEF Members Named to Newly Formed Education Board - Hispanically Speaking News

MALDEF Members Named to Newly Formed Education Board

MALDEF Members Named to Newly Formed Education Board

United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has just appointed Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, and MALDEF board member, Jesse Ruiz, among twenty-eight members of the Department of Education’s newly created Equity and Excellence Commission.

Composed of education advocates, civil rights leaders, scholars, corporate leaders and lawyers, the commission is tasked with developing ways to close achievement gaps in America’s schools. The body will make recommendations about how federal policies can reduce disparities in educational opportunities and examine ways to restructure school finance systems such that educational resources are distributed equally.

Saenz said, “Equal educational opportunity is essential to our nation’s future economic prosperity and continued world leadership. The Equity and Excellence Commission presents a wonderful opportunity to take a significant

Modern School: March 2nd National Day of Actions for Public Education

Modern School: March 2nd National Day of Actions for Public Education

Religious leaders oppose Walker's 'budget repair bill' #WEAC #StateSOS #WIunion #SolidarityWI


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Wisconsin religious leaders speak out against provisions of Wisconsin Governor Walker's 'budget repair bill' and stand in solidarity with educators and all public employees.

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What was one thing you wished you’d known when you started teaching? Share your comments below and we’ll pick three responders at random to receive a free copy of Mike Anderson’s book The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out.Winners will be announced Wednesday, March 2, at 5 p.m. ET!

Read the author’s ideas on healthy behavior patterns for teachers about to start the school year and listen to the Whole Child Podcast in which he shares how teachers can care for themselves so that they are happier, healthier, and more effective.

Robert Reich (How Democrats Can Become Relevant Again (And Rescue the Nation While They're At It) #StateSOS #WIunion #SolidarityWI

Robert Reich (How Democrats Can Become Relevant Again (And Rescue the Nation While They're At It))

How Democrats Can Become Relevant Again (And Rescue the Nation While They're At It)

Republicans offered Democrats two more weeks before the doomsday shut-down. Democrats countered with four. Republicans held their ground. Democrats agreed to two.

This is what passes for compromise in our nation’s capital.

Democrats have become irrelevant. If they want to be relevant again they have to connect the dots: The explosion of income and wealth among America’s super-rich, the dramatic drop in their tax rates, the consequential devastating budget squeezes in Washington and in state capitals, and the slashing of public services for the middle class and the poor.

It is not a complicated story. Begin with what’s happened to the typical American, whose wages have been stagnant for thirty years. Today’s typical 30-year-old male (if he has a job) is earning the same as a 30-year-old male earned three decades ago, adjusted for for inflation. (Although women are doing better than they did 30

The Walker Plan to Privatize Wisconsin Public Schools #StateSOS #WIunion #SolidarityWI

The Walker Plan to Privatize Wisconsin Public Schools 

Big Education Ape: 3-1-11, Special PM #WIunion Edition #notmyWI #solidaritywi

Big Education Ape: Ed News Now, #solidaritywi

Big Education Ape: Ed News Now

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Big Education Ape: Ed News Now, #wiunionBig Education Ape: Ed News Now as shared by 6 people on Coopmike48’s Twitter listNext update in about 12 hoursBack to front pageHEADLINESEDUCATIONPOLITICSART...

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blogs.cbn.com - Speaker John Boehner tells The Brody File that when it comes to issue over the budget and raising the debt ceiling he is preparing for “one giant fight over the future for our country.” Speaker Boe...

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kochwatch.org - You are hereWisconsin Gov Walker "Lying" says Dem Senator Erpenbach

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news.firedoglake.com - Today, there’s another public committee hearing in Columbus, Ohio, on SB 5, a bill that would strip collective bargaining rights, in a variety of dimensions, from all public employees. Unlike in Wi...

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awakethestate.com - Awake The State is a series of local rallies taking place throughout Florida on March 8th opposing budget cuts Floridians simply can't afford. Find a rally close to you.

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gazettextra.com - By ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 9:22 a.m. ADVERTISEMENT MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new poll finds more Americans back Wisconsin's public employee unions than Republican Gov. Scott Walk...

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jacksonsun.com - As many as 10,000 Tennessee teachers are expected in Nashville on Saturday to march against numerous legislative bills, including some that would strip away collective bargaining rights and lengthe...

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hnn.us - Jonathan Zimmerman: Teachers Must Not Give Away Fundamental FreedomsSource: Philadelphia Inquirer (3-1-11)[Jonathan Zimmerman teaches history at New York University and lives in Narberth. He is the...

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education.nationaljournal.com - Monday, February 28, 2011It's getting down to the wire in Wisconsin. Teachers' contracts might not be renewed if Gov. Scott Walker has his way and enacts legislation stripping most public employees...

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boston.com - MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most collective bargaining rights from public workers, will get ano...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - NYC Educator: Dispatch from WisconsinDispatch from Wisconsinby Miss EyreWhat follows here is an excerpted from an e-mail from Chris Blythe, a Wisconsin state worker and (undoubtedly long-suffering)...

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democurmudgeon.blogspot.com - The American people have spoken, in a this recent New York Times/CBS News poll. Once again we’re finding out that what we’re being told by Republican ideologues like Rep. Paul Ryan, Gov. Walker and...

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motherjones.com - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin will file a formal ethics complaint this week against Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker based on comments he made in a conversation with a prankster pos...

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thedailyshow.com - Exclusive Clip From this Episode Crisis in Dairyland - Odor in the Capitol Building 02/28/11 Wisconsin officials want to clean the building where hundreds of protesters have been sleeping.

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northcountrypublicradio.org - Regional Editorial Cartoons Syndicated via EmpireWire Marquil cartoons from the Adirondacks for a number of regional newspapers, as well as NCPR. Post your comment on the Marquil cartoon The Rich B...

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charlotteobserver.com - Legislation that allows South Carolina businesses to ignore a federal requirement to post notices that workers can unionize is headed to the House for debate.

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wearewisconsin.org - Stand with the people of Wisconsin. If the corporate-backed governor takes away freedom to organize there, our state could the NEXT one to lose decent middle-class jobs.

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northjersey.com - TRENTON — Up to 10,000 off-duty police and firefighters are expected to rally on behalf of public safety outside the New Jersey Statehouse on Thursday. Union officials say public safety workers wan...

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wcca.wicourts.gov - Ex Parte temporary restraining order. Resp. shall open the Wisconsin Capitol to members of the public during business hours and at times when governmental matters, such as hearings, listening sessi...

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tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com - At the same press conference where Dane County, Wisc., District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told reporters he found nothing criminal in Gov. Scott Walker's comments to a prank caller last week, Dane Cou...

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democurmudgeon.blogspot.com - From the web site, The Story of Stuff, watch this story of our corporate neighbor and "person," thanks to Citizens United. Click here for more.

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therepublic.com - We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list) Subjects:Places: BOISE, Idaho — Lawmakers in the Idaho House plan to take up legislation this week that would eliminate tenure for ...

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ourfuture.org - Popular This WeekFebruary 25, 2011February 22, 2011more» Also Worth ReadingNo related links for this issue category. The stream of economic experts who are denouncing the budget slashing that the ...

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boston.com - COCOA, Fla.—Florida's new Senate president, who wants the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate next year, got $152,000 from a coastal community college to write a book on politics, a product taxpa...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Daily Kos: A partial response to Bill Gates' op ed about teachersA partial response to Bill Gates' op ed about teachersbyteacherkenShare96 18 PERMALINK214 COMMENTSToday's Washington Post features...

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bonnercountydailybee.com - As thousands of protesters kept watch, an Ohio state Senate panel considered whether to ban all public workers in the state from striking and subject them to fines and possible jail time for partic...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Update On Wisconsin | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...“BIL” Is The “Unconference” For TED Many are familiar with TED and TED Talks (and several of its imitators). In fact, I’ve posted about ...

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tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com - A Dane County, Wisc., judge has issued a temporary restraining order to reopen the Wisconsin Capitol building to the public. Capitol access was restricted over the weekend and again this morning, f...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - News & Publications | Wisconsin Education Association Council > Non-renewal notices add to chaos in communitiesNon-renewal notices add to chaos in communitiesPosted: 2/28/2011 5:19:58 PMThe actions...

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host.madison.com - JONATHAN ALTER | national correspondent for Newsweek madison.com | | Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 9:00 am Whatever the outcome, the political earthquake in Wisconsin is exposing fissures in Ameri...

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comcast.net - Lost in the debate about collective bargaining rights and the related issues of pay, pensions, and health care coverage is the dialogue about a core issue. There is no clear correlation that better...

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occupyca.wordpress.com - from ModestoAnarcho:MA: What is the situation in Madison right now? I’ve only been in Madison during one of the days since the occupation and demonstrations started. I’ve known people who have spen...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - The Answer Sheet - Ravitch: 'A moment of national insanity' Ravitch: 'A moment of national insanity'This was written by education historian Diane Ravitch for her Bridging Differences blog, which sh...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Institute For Wisconsin’s Future: Top Ten Reasons to Kill the Budget Repair Bill « Larry Miller's BlogInstitute For Wisconsin’s Future: Top Ten Reasons to Kill the Budget Repair Billby millerlfTop ...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Late Night: ‘And That’s How I Know That It’s Time to Be Brave’ | FiredoglakeLate Night: ‘And That’s How I Know That It’s Time to Be Brave’By: Allison Hantschel Monday February 28, 2011 8:00 pmTweet...

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millermps.wordpress.com - Only five states do not allow collective bargaining for educators, effectively prohibiting teacher unions.Those states and their SAT/ACT rankings are as follows: South Carolina – 50th North Carolin...

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politicalwire.com - February 28, 2011A new New York Times/CBS News poll finds a majority of Americans "say they oppose efforts to weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions and are also against ...

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jsonline.com - Updated: March 1, 2011 10:25 a.m. | Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill provisions requiring workers to pay 5.8% of their salary toward pension costs is unconstitutional, according to Milwaukee ...

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wiscnews.com - It's no secret public union employees are upset with Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. An unofficial count of 167 of them shared their outrage at a rally and march in Reedsburg's downtown Sun...

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nytimes.com - As labor battles erupt in state capitals around the nation, a majority of Americans say they oppose efforts to weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions and are also against...

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elections.firedoglake.com - With several new polls out about the fight in Wisconsin, the verdict is clear that recent Republican efforts to take away labor unions’ collective bargaining rights is very bad short-term politics ...

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reason.com - Forget the pitifulpolling performance, the shucking of friendly legislators, the phone punk that will live in infamy. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's greatest gift to the left is hidden in plain sigh...

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online.wsj.com - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in the midst of a standoff with state Senate Democrats, will propose a two-year budget Tuesday that's expected to cut more than $1 billion in state aid to schools and l...

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newdeal20.org - Tuesday, 03/1/2011 - 11:22 am by Bryce Covert | Post a Comment The GOP may have been elected on the promise to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs, but so far the majority of its agenda has been to take away...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - WEACvideo | Feb 28, 2011 | 0 likes, 0 dislikesActor Bradley Whitford, a Madison native, addresses a rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Saturday, February 26, 2011. An estimated 100,000 people ...

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thedailypage.com - On Monday morning, the Capitol was supposed to resume normal business hours, opening to the public at 8 a.m. But as week three of the protest began, protesters found themselves locked out of the bu...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: In case you need more evidence...In case you need more evidence...by Mike KlonskyOnly five states do not allow collective bargaining for educators, effectively bannin...

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newsjunkiepost.com - From @itsghastlycrew http://plixi.com/p/80913699 Defying a court order, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has locked out most of the public from his budget speech delivered at the state capitol where he...

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badgerherald.com - Although representatives deny any connection to the recent prank call on the governor, two legislators began circulating a bill Monday that would ban making trick calls masking the caller’s true id...

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dailypress.net - ESCANABA - Negotiating labor contracts is time consuming, headache producing, and tiring. Collective bargaining is negotiating between employee representatives and employer representatives. Without...

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northjersey.com - Wis. schools face 9% cut MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers represents just one piece of his vision...

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bigeducationape.blogspot.com - Daily Kos: Save Our Schools March and National Call to ActionSave Our Schools March and National Call to Actionby rss@dailykos.com (teacherken)Hello,I’m teacherken. I am a teacher who also blogs, ...

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cbsnews.com - CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.As debate rages in Wisconsin and other states over limiting the power of union...

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democurmudgeon.blogspot.com - Posted at the Motley Cow, this YouTube video of tea party ventriloquist dummies was soooo...cute, I had to add it to the discussion: Why Dummies Want to Forget the Tea Party Ancestry-

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voices.washingtonpost.com - * Three national polls show scapegoating of public employees is a bust: We now have three big national polls showing that Americans back public employees in their standoffs with governors who would...

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democurmudgeon.blogspot.com - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would be governor if the election were held today, in what looks like a massive case of voter "buyers" remorse. (Reuters) - Wisconsin voters would narrowly favor Governo...

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miamiherald.com - LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama on Monday waded into the labor standoff in Wisconsin and warned that the rights of public employees should not be infringed upon.Speaking to the National Govern...

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gothamschools.org - The debate over the state’s seniority-based layoff system is sometimes portrayed as dividing young teachers at risk of losing their jobs under the current system and older teachers bent on protecti...

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