Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kimble's Corner: Jack Kimble Suspends Presidential Campaign

Kimble's Corner: Jack Kimble Suspends Presidential Campaign:

Jack Kimble Suspends Presidential Campaign

I just got off the phone with my Mitt Romney. Once again, he attempted to fire me and had to be assured that I wasn't on his payroll by several of his people. I congratulated Mitt and informed him, that we still had a long way to go. Unfortunately, I also got off the phone with my father who informed me that when a candidate's blood alcohol content is higher than his share of the vote, it's time to pull the plug.

I am disappointed to say the least--not so much with my dad as with the American people. You had a chance and you blew it. I represented a bold new future and you ignored me to support a candidate that makes John

The Pink Badge of Cowardice | TBogg

The Pink Badge of Cowardice | TBogg:

The Pink Badge of Cowardice

I have to say that killing women with breast cancer before they might consider abortion sometime in their lives is one way to eliminate a woman’s right to choose.

Susan G Komen For the Cure has announced that it will stop funneling money to Planned Parenthood, ending a years-long partnership between the two organizations that provided mammograms and related services to low income women. But what accounts for the Komen Foundation’s sudden change of heart? Surprisingly, it seems that the pressure may not have come

Education Fairs Reach Out to Parents in Spanish | latinoedbeat

Education Fairs Reach Out to Parents in Spanish | latinoedbeat:

Education Fairs Reach Out to Parents in Spanish

Spanish-speaking Latino parents often shy away from parent involvement programs like the PTA when the many of the other members primarily speak English. For the past five years, a national Spanish-language education and college-readiness fair called the Feria Para Aprender has aimed to bridge that gap.

Radio station KUT recently reported on the fair hosted by the Austin Independent School District in Texas on Saturday. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen acknowledged that it’s difficult to reach parents when there’s a language barrier. “It is very difficult indeed to navigate the complexity of not only the AISD system for education but also for college and even after college,” she said at the event.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that about 13,000 people attended the event.

Hundreds of EGEA members attend education activist’s speech Elk Grove Citizen : News

Elk Grove Citizen : News:

Hundreds of EGEA members attend education activist’s speech

By Cameron Macdonald - Citizen News Editor
Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:45 PM PST
A few Elk Grove school district officials and more than 650 members of the Elk Grove Education Association (EGEA) attended a gathering of teachers at the Sacramento Convention Center last month where they heard a call to arms.

Dr. Diane Ravitch, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, declared that American public schools are being ravaged by federal policies, education spending cuts, and powerful corporate interests.

She’s best known for dropping her support of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and then speaking out against the federal policy that requires K-12 public schools to have all of its students become proficient in reading and math by 2014.

Ravitch said the goal is impossible and she argued the requirement is meant to fail public

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