Friday, September 16, 2011

'Governor's Council' on Kids' Fitness May Not Have Brown's Support - The Bay Citizen

'Governor's Council' on Kids' Fitness May Not Have Brown's Support - The Bay Citizen:

'Governor's Council' on Kids' Fitness May Not Have Brown's Support

On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown attended an event honoring the winners of the 2011 Governor’s Challenge, a statewide competition to determine which schools are doing the most to encourage their students to eat well and be physically fit.

But funding for the competition and Brown's support for the group that runs it, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, is in doubt.

Although it is called "The Governor's Council" and uses the state flag in its logo, the group is not part of the state

Modern School: Go Tacoma Go! Teachers Defy Judge’s Injunction

Modern School: Go Tacoma Go! Teachers Defy Judge’s Injunction:

Go Tacoma Go! Teachers Defy Judge’s Injunction

Tacoma teachers have defied a judge’s order to return to work, forcing the judge to back down. On Tuesday, a judge ordered all teachers back to work or face fines. The teachers ignored the ruling and continued their work stoppage.

Today, according to KOMO News, the same judge said he will not issue any fines and will give teachers until September 27 to reach a deal with their district, approximately the same that a hearing is scheduled to determine if there should be a permanent injunction against them striking.

In a very strong show of militancy, 93% of the 1,600 teachers voted to continue striking, in spite of the court order and the threats. The vote came before the judge conceded and agreed not to impose any fines,

Schools Matter: Shirlee Smith: Parent Revolution? Not really

Schools Matter: Shirlee Smith: Parent Revolution? Not really:

Shirlee Smith: Parent Revolution? Not really

"The idea of the Parent Revolution is to say fuck you." — Ben Austin (Executive Director, Parent Revolution) [1]

The foppish millionaire from Benedict Canyon, school privatization pusher and poverty pimp Ben Austin
Shirlee Smith's brilliant essay on the so-called Parent Revolution (née Los Angeles Parents Union) is factual, cogent, and strikes at the heart of the astroturf phonies' real agenda. She exposes Ben Austin, Pat DeTemple, Gab

Robert Reich (The Election of 2012: Why the Most Important Issues May Be Off the Table (But Should Be On It))

Robert Reich (The Election of 2012: Why the Most Important Issues May Be Off the Table (But Should Be On It)):

The Election of 2012: Why the Most Important Issues May Be Off the Table (But Should Be On It)

We’re on the cusp of the 2012 election. What will it be about? It seems reasonably certain President Obama will be confronted by a putative Republican candidate who:

Believes corporations are people, wants to cut the top corporate rate to 25% (from the current 35%) and no longer require they pay tax on foreign income, who will eliminate capital gains and dividend taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 a year, raise the retirement age for Social Security and turn Medicaid into block grants to states, seek a balanced-budged amendment to the Constitution, require any regulatory agency issuing a new regulation repeal another regulation of equal cost (regardless of the benefits), and seek repeal of Obama’s healthcare plan.

Or one who:

Believes the Federal Reserve is treasonous when it expands the money supply, doubts human beings evolved

Big Education Ape: 9-16-11 PM Newark Is Betting on a Wave Sec Duncan said worked 4 NOLA :^)

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