Sunday, September 25, 2011

All Education Matters: Occupy Wall Street - Tweet About Student Loan Debt And Medical Debt

All Education Matters: Occupy Wall Street - Tweet About Student Loan Debt And Medical Debt:

Occupy Wall Street - Tweet About Student Loan Debt And Medical Debt


@lecreative: RT @matthewstoller: The animating force behind the people here. Debt. #OccupyWallStreet http://yfrog.com/o0i0cij #gfc2





This is what happens when a country stops investing in its people for 35+ years, and we know it's only going to get worse - those of us who have become economic hostages or slaves or whatever you want to call the 99%. That's why we must take to the streets and reclaim what has been lost. We MUST

School: It’s way more boring than when you were there « Larry Miller's Blog

School: It’s way more boring than when you were there « Larry Miller's Blog:

School: It’s way more boring than when you were there

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New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids

By Daniel Denvir Salon.com
School: It's way more boring than when you were there

Forty-nine million or so American children have returned to public school classrooms that are, according to many


Walker School Cuts Keep Coming

Budget means districts drop agriculture programs …. really

Governor Walker keeps telling us that the 2011-13 budget is working for school districts, but the evidence keeps mounting that it’s not OK for kids, their schools, or their communities.

For example, a recent column that ran in several state newspapers admits there will be changes to many of our


United Church of Christ: Education as Civil and Human Right

The United Church of Christ (UCC) has taken the stand that the conventional wisdom on school reform is wrong and the church needs to care about it. In a recent message, the UCC said “all children have the right to an opportunity to learn, not as a matter of competition or where they live, but as a civil and human right. We must guarantee all students access to high-quality early education, highly effective teachers, college-preparatory

Notes on the Tolman Occupation « occupy california

Notes on the Tolman Occupation « occupy california:

Notes on the Tolman Occupation

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As with the inaugural event of the California occupation movement two years ago – when students barricaded themselves inside the Graduate Student Commons at UC Santa Cruz – the occupation of Tolman Hall was both an act of material expropriation (or attempted expropriation) and an act of communication, meant to signal, to warn, to threaten and raise the alarm. . . It was both a declaration of resumed hostilities against the university and a form of communication with comrades here and elsewhere, both inside and outside the university. It was a warning directed at the small clique of arrogant, befuddled bureaucrats who run the university, as well as their armed thugs. But also a message sent to our comrades. For our comrades, the occupation was meant to communicate first and foremost a kind of excitement: Let’s do this! Let’s occupy everything! But behind the initial thrill it should communicate, also, a few critical lessons:

1)The first lesson is as clear as a geometric proof: Violence works. As with the threat of a two thousand person riot which freed the Wheeler occupiers on Nov. 20, defensive violence works particularly well. Faced with a group

Where My Bread Is Buttered | The Jose Vilson

Where My Bread Is Buttered | The Jose Vilson:

Where My Bread Is Buttered

This weekend, I spent time in Syracuse University, my alma mater and the site of Coming Back Together X, a special reunion where the African-American and Latino alumni of Syracuse U can meet with students and faculty on campus every three years in the spirit of camaraderie, growth, and opportunity. This tradition has happened for the last three decades and change, illuminating an illustrious history of people that includes Dave Bing, Jim Brown, Angela Robinson, and Debra Mercado, just to name a few. When I get there, I’m among the few people representing the Millenials (’00 and up), but through the extensive research I did as an undergrad, I was able to contribute and provide context for histories about the campus that let me fit in with the elder statesman there.

As I reminisced on my days as Education Chair of La LUCHA (the premiere Latino organization on campus), I

Is it “all about the kids” (and what that might mean)? — Take Two (in relation to ULGM and Madison Prep) | AMPS

Is it “all about the kids” (and what that might mean)? — Take Two (in relation to ULGM and Madison Prep) | AMPS:

Is it “all about the kids” (and what that might mean)? — Take Two (in relation to ULGM and Madison Prep)

Note: This image is not from either of the films mentioned, but from another charter school lottery. For reasons that should be clear from the post, I selected a picture where the indiividuals are difficult to identify.

Frankie Beverly & Maze, “Joy and Pain” (click to listen or download)

This is Take Two in a series. Take One, with a fuller introduction, can be found here. Briefly, the idea of the series is to counter anti-teacher and anti-teachers’ union individuals and “reform” groups appropriation of the phrase “it is all about the kids” as a means to heap scorn and ridicule on public education and public education employees by investigating some of the actions of these individuals and groups in light of the question “is it all

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Look who's sponsoring 'Education Nation'

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Look who's sponsoring 'Education Nation':

Look who's sponsoring 'Education Nation'


Why it's education's top profiteers. Gates, Broad, Microsoft, Univ. of Phoenix, Scholastic, to name but a few. Do you think that influenced the agenda any? H/t to David Sirota for the Tweet.

I do believe, Ms. Spellings. Let me count the ways... - Topeka K-12 | Examiner.com

I do believe, Ms. Spellings. Let me count the ways... - Topeka K-12 | Examiner.com:

I do believe, Ms. Spellings. Let me count the ways...


Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently published an essay titled “We Aren’t Serious.” Spellings calls our nation’s public school teachers “non-believers.” The non-believers, she claims, don’t believe poor and minority kids can learn. Further, she accuses our nation’s teachers of being the single biggest obstacle to student’s success.

Ms. Spellings, your shameless attempt to slander and discredit the nation’s teachers will not stand. We aren’t “non-believers.” I do believe, Ms. Spellings. Let me count the ways.

You say we must call out those who “shamelessly believe

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Apollo 20: Good intentions, few results

chron.com - Houston is home to some of the most innovative educational concepts in the U.S. The Houston Independent School District itself has pioneered several initiatives, with many of its schools becoming n...

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New Yorkers Say Mayor Has Not Improved Schools

nytimes.com - New Yorkers are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their public schools, and most say the city’s school system has stagnated or declined since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took control of it ni...

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Charter movement shows its strength

articles.chicagotribune.com - September 24, 2011|By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Tribune reporterAbout 4,000 Chicago charter school supporters crowded into the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, a show of strength in the face of efforts by th...

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Repeal of DADT for LGB’s, but not T’s

pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com - One minute past the stroke of midnight on Sept. 20, the long-awaited repeal of President Bill Clinton’s 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy went into effect. At precisely 12:01 a.m. EST, the...

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Neptune Grand Opening - Free Stuff to Do

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My Students’ Feedback #1 « Outside the Cave

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Poverty Is Not a ‘Death Sentence’ - Sen. Rand Paul

nationalreview.com - Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist and chairman of a subcommittee on which I am the ranking minority member, called a hearing this week titled, “Is Poverty a Death Sentence.” My answer...

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northjersey.com - NEW YORK — About 80 people were arrested Saturday as demonstrators who were camped out near the New York Stock Exchange marched through lower Manhattan, police said. The "Occupy Wall Street" prote...

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Armed man near school fatally shot by Wash. police

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Education Nation 2011: Teacher Townhall

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