Melissa Harris-Perry Mocks Geraldo Rivera For Trayvon Martin Hoodie Comments (VIDEO)
Please join host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. this Sunday for the first show in our "Profiles in Courage in the War Against Public Education". Every war war has its heroes - those brave and courageous individuals and groups who put the good of the many over their own well-being. This series will be spotlighting some of these fearless and selfless heroes.
This week will be featuring two union leaders - Gus Morales from Holyoke MA and Terry Preuss from Broward County FL, as well as hearing again from Jesse Turner.
Gus Morales is now facing a non-renewal of his contract (for the second year in a row) because of his strong leadership as union president and his strong stance against testing and for authentic education.
Terry Preuss has bravely led a group of FL union leaders who have slowly been unseating incumbents! They won 6 seats the first election and 7 this last election. Of those, they now have 12 who are philosophically aligned! They are the Broward badass caucus of BTU and are TAKING their union back from the power elites who have forgotten their job is to serve members!
Here is some information about Gus - http://
Watch Gus in action as he testifies at the Philadelphia City Council Standardized Test hearings on November 19, 2014 - https://vimeo.com/
Please also check out Terry's website -http://
We will also be getting our weekly update from Jesse - the Walking Man - Turner about his walk from CT to DC.
Here is Jesse's blog where he is writing about his encounters during his walk - http://
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Common Core Dilemma - Who Owns Our Schools?
In her new book, bestselling author Mercedes Schneider provides little-known details about the history of the Common Core State Standards. She lifts the veil on how the Common Core was developed, who was present in the back room, the push to copyright it so that test-makers could profit, and the urgency for governors to sign commitments before the standards were even completed. CCSS is publicized as being a state-led, teacher-developed approach guaranteed to ensure that all students are college- and career-ready. By the end of this eye-opening book, readers will come to understand the CCSS and its attendant assessments as something very different -- an education-restricting, profit-garnering opportunity packaged as an education-sounding sales pitch. Common Core Dilemma will appeal to readers across the political spectrum who want to better understand the role of corporations, nonprofits, big donors with strings attached, and the federal government in exercising control in our schools.
BATs Demand Change of Direction
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