Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Group Files Department of Education Complaint on UVa’s ‘Warning’ - Higher Education

Group Files Department of Education Complaint on UVa’s ‘Warning’ - Higher Education:


Group Files Department of Education Complaint on UVa’s ‘Warning’

Teresa SullivanTeresa Sullivan overcame the University of Virginia’s attempt to fire her as president.
RICHMOND, Va. — A nonprofit group representing trustees and alumni from colleges around the country is seeking an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education into an accreditation agency’s decision to put the University of Virginia on warning for its failed attempt to fire its president last summer.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni contends the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges overstepped its role as an accrediting agency and had no basis for the warning it issued over the school’s messy bid to oust Teresa Sullivan, its first woman president.
“We believe there is substantial reason to believe that the accreditor has inappropriately become involved in a power struggle between the president, faculty, and the board of trustees and urge you to investigate,” Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, wrote to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and



Reliving the Black Campus Movement with Dr. Ibram Rogers

Black CampusDr. Ibram H. Rogers says he is “serious and passionate about using the lessons of the past to strive for a better present and future as it relates to race relations on campus.”
In the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972, Dr. Ibram H. Rogers documents
the groundbreaking impact that African-American students had on U.S. college and university campuses through their activism. By demanding and protesting for Black studies, Black cultural centers, Black faculty members and respectful treatment, Black students challenged both historically White and historically Black institutions and inspired the ideals that American colleges and universities today strive for as they pursue 21st century 

School Tech Connect: Get To Aurora. Then Get To Springfield

School Tech Connect: Get To Aurora. Then Get To Springfield:


Get To Aurora. Then Get To Springfield

It's going to be a busy couple of days... These are things you should be attending, if you live in Illinois and you're a teacher:

Jobs For Justice Town Hall  (Pension Discussion)

Town Hall Pension Forum
When:  Wednesday January 2nd, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:  East Aurora High School (Auditorium)
500 Tomcat Ln., Aurora, IL  60505
Ample parking–enter through Door 5


This event will feature the long-awaited reunion of pension-buster Elaine Nekritz and longtime public servant/noted blogger Fred Klonsky.  I will be filming. I will also be driving out there, so stay off the sidewalks. 

Then, on to Springfield for the We Are One rallies/lobbying sessions on January 3 and 4. 
You probably work with colleagues who will have a hundred reasons whey they couldn't make it to the rallies; it is your job to let them know you can't do all the heavy lifting by yourself.  




Here's the general outline of the day. The IFT and AFT are both using this schedule; Buses from both groups  are going to IEA headquarters.
Anyway, the two large teacher unions aren't making it a cakewalk to join in the festivities; you have to do a little clicking around. And God forbid you know the names of other people living in the same representative/legislative districts.

If you're in the IFT, look here. In order to get a spot on a bus, you have to call your regional office. The list of those is here. 

If you're in the IEA, look here. You also have to contact your regional office to get a spot on the bus. That list is here

On both days, buses head back home at around 4 PM; however, if you're a labor junkie, you'll be staying overnight. The venue for the all-important review-of-the-day-over-beverages will be announced later. 

I don't know if Tom Cross is going to be in town--- I doubt it--- but if anyone gets to meet with him, he likes to go on and on about how people are living longer now and how it's just crazy about how long they're living and it's just so gall-darned expensive. Stop him from babbling. Life expectancy is figured in every certified state payment and always has been. Life expectancy has nothing to do with the state not making annual contributions year after year after year. 

Peg with Pen: Children are NOT Numbers: National Opt Out Day, January 7th

Peg with Pen: Children are NOT Numbers: National Opt Out Day, January 7th:


Children are NOT Numbers: National Opt Out Day, January 7th

Teachers, as you plan how to resist corporate education reform and rebuild public schools on National Opt Out Day (Jan.7th)  - or any day for that matter - here is one way to do it - do not allow others to refer to children based on their test scores. Children cannot be called "UnSats" or "Partials" or any other label attached to a number.

It is beyond disrespectful and allows teachers to become removed from the actions they are taking, therefore, they/teachers are less likely to wake up to the pain and suffering inflicted on these children from such abusive top down mandates. If children are numbers, rather than individuals with talents, personalities, ideas, heart, pain, and joy, it becomes much easier for corporate education reformers to move forward efficiently with their plan to profit off of these children as they are tallied, divided up and scattered randomly within communities.

When the community reads about the "failing" schools and the 

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 1-1-13 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2



James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."

A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP



2012 ten minute drawing sample. « Fred Klonsky

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2012 ten minute drawing sample. « Fred Klonsky: 2012 ten minute drawing sample. by Fred Klonsky [image: bipartisanship] [image: boehner] [image: brizard] [image: cartoon1] [image: columbus] [image: dan-biss] [image: debate3] [image: ella-baker] *More Fred 2012 ten minute drawing sample. « Fred Klonsky:*

Twelve lessons we learned from New York City’s schools in 2012 | GothamSchools

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Twelve lessons we learned from New York City’s schools in 2012 | GothamSchools: Twelve lessons we learned from New York City’s schools in 2012 by Philissa Cramer 2-12 Jan. 1, 2012, dawned just as 2013 will tomorrow: with the city at odds with the UFT over teacher evaluations, under the threat of a bus strike, and in the process of closing down dozens of schools. But just because the city’s education news sometimes seems like it’s on a loop doesn’t mean we can’t learn from it. Here are a dozen of the lessons we took away from the city’s schools this year:** *1. The Department of E... more »

Ed Notes Online: Back to Brooklyn College with Julie and Jack

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Ed Notes Online: Back to Brooklyn College with Julie and Jack: Back to Brooklyn College with Julie and Jack by ed notes online Recently Julie Cavanagh (and Jack) and I were invited by professor Charisa Kiyô Smith as GEMers to speak to a class at Brooklyn College that had watched our movie in class the week before. She wanted us to talk about activism. She described the class, Children and The Law, this way: 90% of my students are either already paras or teacher's aides, or seek to go into teaching full time. They would like to learn about becoming more involved in combating som... more »

A Model T Education: Public Schooling on the Assembly Line - DailyCensored.com - Breaking Censored News, World, Independent, Liberal News

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A Model T Education: Public Schooling on the Assembly Line - DailyCensored.com - Breaking Censored News, World, Independent, Liberal News: A Model T Education: Public Schooling on the Assembly Line by Adam Bessie [image: Ford-model-a-assembly-line] “Mass production is a problem the auto industry solved over 100 years ago,” veteran education reporter Jonn Merrow narrates over grainy images of Model Ts being rolled out of a factory in his most recent PBS NewsHour report. He observes that with the Model T, Henry Ford’s innovation was not in creating a quality car, but in constructin... more »

Parent Trigger Brings Division Among the Same Parents Who Won in California | Scathing Purple Musings

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Parent Trigger Brings Division Among the Same Parents Who Won in California | Scathing Purple Musings: Parent Trigger Brings Division Among the Same Parents Who Won in California by Bob Sikes Several Florida republican lawmakers went to the mat for Parent Trigger last March and it’s widely predicted it will be back this year. Jeb Bush has vowed that it will. Existing in only a handful of states, Parent Trigger has been successfully used just once. After ripping a community apart, it appears that there’s division among the parents who won their Parent Trigger effort in Adelanto, C... more »

Opt Out in ’13! | California Father

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Opt Out in ’13! | California Father: [image: California Father] Opt Out in ’13! *by California Father on January 1, 2013 · Leave a Comment*

NYC Educator: Happy New Year to All!

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NYC Educator: Happy New Year to All!: Happy New Year to All! by NYC Educator Yes, I know there's school tomorrow. But it's a new year, and things could get better at any moment!

“Elections shouldn’t exist”: The new war on school boards - Salon.com

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“Elections shouldn’t exist”: The new war on school boards - Salon.com: “Elections shouldn’t exist”: The new war on school boardsThe new education "reform" fight is over who chooses school boards: the mayor or the people. One city fought backBY JOSH EIDELSON On Election Day 2012, as voters around the country chose between two presidential candidates who both touted policies that would make it easier to fire teachers, voters in Bridgeport, Conn., rebuffed a referendum backed by* *Michelle Rhee,* *Michael Bloomberg* *and the local Democratic Party. By a seven-point margin,* *Bridgep... more »

My 2012 @tomwhitby « My Island View

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My 2012 @tomwhitby « My Island View: My 2012 @tomwhitby by tomwhitby It has come to that time of year that we all sit back and reflect on what went on in our lives over the last 365 days. For some of us older folk this yearly indulgence has become more of a legacy measurement than just a checklist of what was done last year. At this stage of my life I find myself in a unique position to help connect and engage educators in huge numbers and using methods that were not imagined a few years ago. I might say that this is an assessment of my digital footprint. I guess that this post... more »

UPDATE: Top posts of 2012 + They said what? @ the chalk face internet radio. « @ the chalk face

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They said what? @ the chalk face internet radio. « @ the chalk face: They said what? @ the chalk face internet radio.Leave a comment January 1, 2013 by Timothy D. Slekar [image: at-the-chalk-face] *@ the chalk face internet radio 12/30/12. * *Educated Educators talking Education!* Interview with Ms. Katie Osgood. http://mskatiesramblings.blogspot.com/2012/12/make-no-mistake-corporate-ed-reform-is.html We discuss EduShyster’s miracle: Twin Cities’ Venture Academy. http://edushyster.com/?p=1653 And Utah teaches teachers to “lock and load” for free! http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/... more »

UPDATE: Jersey Jazzman: Joel Klein: As Excellent As He Says He Is? Part I

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Jersey Jazzman: Joel Klein: As Excellent As He Says He Is? Part I: Joel Klein: As Excellent As He Says He Is? Part I by Duke I and many others spent a good deal of time last year documenting the real legacy of Michelle Rhee. This is important work: Rhee occupies an outsized place in the current debate about education "reform," largely based on claims of her own success, both as a teacher and as Chancellor of Washington, D.C.'s schools. Thanks to the close scrutiny of Gary Brandenburg, Bob Somerby, Matt DiCarlo , Dana Goldstein, Diane Ravitch,*USA Today*, and others, we now know th... more »

What Will Happen to FLDOE Investigation of K12 Inc When Tony Bennett Arrives? | Scathing Purple Musings

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What Will Happen to FLDOE Investigation of K12 Inc When Tony Bennett Arrives? | Scathing Purple Musings: What Will Happen to FLDOE Investigation of K12 Inc When Tony Bennett Arrives? by Bob Sikes A glimpse at John O’Connor’s *StateImpact* review of 2012′s top stories reminds readers of the ongoing investigation of online education giant K12 Inc by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for irregularities in Seminole County. State investigating K12 — In September we told you the Florida Department of Education was investigating K12, Inc., the nation’s largest online educati... more »

PREDICTIONS FOR A CRAZY 2013 « Teachers Fight Back

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PREDICTIONS FOR A CRAZY 2013 « Teachers Fight Back: PREDICTIONS FOR A CRAZY 2013 by alkleen I predict : More teachers will be armed as a measure to prevent school shootings, and at least one of the teachers will accidentally shoot themselves in the foot. More security personnel will be in our schools and at least one of them will make headlines for having an affair with a married teacher and or having a liaison with an underage student. A court will order at least one high school to have 3 separate proms. One prom for gay, lesbian and transgender students, one for students with m... more »

Ed Notes Online: E4E at Dec PEP Exposes Ties to Eva and Success

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Ed Notes Online: E4E at Dec PEP Exposes Ties to Eva and Success: E4E at Dec PEP Exposes Ties to Eva and Success by ed notes online When I got on the speakers' line at the Dec. 20 PEP at 5PM, low and behold there were a bunch of E4E staffers and other E4E slugs already on line in front of me. Was E4E going to use the occasion to push their anti-UFT agenda calling for giving up the fight for a fair evaluation agreement? Not at all. In fact they were there as placeholders so Eva's crew could get to speak. These are the people calling on the UFT to give up the rights of teachers by sig... more »

2012 in pictures. « Fred Klonsky

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2012 in pictures. « Fred Klonsky: 2012 in pictures. by Fred Klonsky [image: 73932_10151403670227067_848723833_n] [image: 76550_10151458096132067_1957449200_n] [image: 223754_10151469563307067_821552006_n] *More 2012 in pictures. « Fred Klonsky:*

The 2013 Wait, What? Content Survey - Wait, What?

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The 2013 Wait, What? Content Survey - Wait, What?: The 2013 Wait, What? Content Survey by jonpelto Wait, What? needs your feedback; Please take a moment to respond to the attached survey by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Not only will I publish the results, but they will help guide the research, writing and topics covered in Wait, What? over the coming year. Feel free add topics, as appropriate, and please – please – continue to send ideas and background on issues you think need some light shined on them. Of course, a huge thank you for taking the time to read Wa... more »

Editorial: Real hurdle to education reform is poverty - Chicago Sun-Times

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Editorial: Real hurdle to education reform is poverty - Chicago Sun-Times: Editorial: Real hurdle to education reform is poverty Editorials December 31, 2012 9:54AM 0 0 Share 41 1 [image: Chicago Teachers UniPresident Karen Lewis addresses City Club Chicago during luncheMaggiano's Banquets Chicago Ill. Tuesday November 20 2012. | Andrew] Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis addresses the City Club of Chicago during a luncheon at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago, Ill., on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media There is nothing easy about trying to boost a... more »

School Reform Network Shutters National Office - District Dossier - Education Week

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School Reform Network Shutters National Office - District Dossier - Education Week: School Reform Network Shutters National Office By Gina Cairney on December 31, 2012 12:00 PM [image: District Dossier] *From guest blogger Gina Cairney* The Public Education Network has announced plans to close its national office in Washington, D.C., today, after 21 years of working to help all children—especially minority and disadvantaged children—have access to quality education. The announcement did not give a reason for the national office's closing. But PEN's network of independent, communit... more »

Daily Kos: Please read Eugene Robinson: Stop the gun madness

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Daily Kos: Please read Eugene Robinson: Stop the gun madness: Please read Eugene Robinson: Stop the gun madness from Daily Kos by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) Georgia has featured Robinson's *Washington Post* column in the pundit round- up, which is good. It is not enough. Everyone should read it. Consider: In 2010, guns took the lives of 31,076 Americans. Most of the deaths were suicides; a few were accidental. About a third of them — 11,078 — were homicides. That’s almost twice the number of Americans who have been killed in a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.In Britain... more »

Modern School: Labor History Timeline--The Colonial and Revolutionary Eras

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Modern School: Labor History Timeline--The Colonial and Revolutionary Eras: Labor History Timeline--The Colonial and Revolutionary Eras by Michael Dunn *The Colonial and Revolutionary Eras* Popout *1619 First slaves brought to American colonies: *They were brought to Jamestown by Dutch traders who had stolen them from a Spanish ship. Because the Spanish usually baptized captured Africans and the English exempted baptized people from chattel slavery, these first African Americans joined

MORNING UPDATE: LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 1-1-13 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] My News for 2013 by dianerav Faithful readers of the blog may recall that I started a new book last June. I am pleased to announce that it will be published next fall by Knopf, the finest publishing house in the United States. The title is under wraps for now. If you have been reading the blog, you know what it’s about. EduShyster’s Predictions for 2013 by dianerav EduShyster, that merry prankster of edu-reform offers her predictions for the New Year. She says 2013 will be the year of the edupreneur. This is... more »

The power of school music programs: Students come for the music and stay for the math | Get Schooled

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The power of school music programs: Students come for the music and stay for the math | Get Schooled: The power of school music programs: Students come for the music and stay for the math by Maureen Downey Melissa Walker, a professional jazz vocalist and president and founder of Jazz House Kids in Montclair, N.J., and Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at the University of Georgia, joined forces to write a piece on the benefits of music education. Here is their essay: By Melissa Walker and Peter Smagorinsky Public schools, in general, have be... more »

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New Year's resolution: Ban the term, 'fiscal cliff'

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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: New Year's resolution: Ban the term, 'fiscal cliff': New Year's resolution: Ban the term, 'fiscal cliff' by Mike Klonsky *"No matter what happens, let’s agree never again to call anything a 'fiscal cliff.''* -- Gail Collins Here's where I was at as we headed into 2012. I'm still there as we head into 2013. Last year on New Year's eve, Obama was busy signing a $662 billion Defense Bill, while at the same time,complaining about certain provisions that supposedly regulated the "detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists." The ne... more »

solidaridad: Precinct Walking Kickoff Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD School Board

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solidaridad: Precinct Walking Kickoff Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD School Board: Precinct Walking Kickoff Robert D. Skeels for LAUSD School Board [image: Robert D. Skeels, a Social Justice Schoolboard Candidate] Join with Student, Teacher, Family, and Community volunteers in getting the word out about School Board candidate Robert D. Skeels. We’ll be walking neighborhoods, talking to voters, and distributing literature. Campaign T-Shirt, light refreshments, and volunteer training provided. *Saturday, January 5, 2013 @ 12:30PM* * Cafe in the Heights * 3510 N Broadway Lincoln Heights... more »

I love you Seattle. Happy New Year! | Seattle Education

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I love you Seattle. Happy New Year! | Seattle Education: I love you Seattle. Happy New Year! by seattleducation2011 Well, I did it… my very first video. This one, my love song for Seattle. There was so much more that I wanted to show but it couldn’t fit in one video. Happy New Year Seattle. Dora Taylor

HAPPY NEW YEAR - All You Need is Love

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[image: animated gifs of new year] Love, Love, Love. Love, Love, Love. Love, Love, Love. There's nothing you can do that can't be done. Nothing you can sing that can't be sung. Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game. It's easy. Nothing you can make that can't be made. No one you can save that can't be saved. Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time. It's easy. All you need is love. All you need is love. All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. All you need is love. All you need is love. All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. ... more »

Ohhh, Sometimes, I Get A Good Feeling. [Get A Feeling That I Never Ever Ever Had Before, No] | The Jose Vilson

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Ohhh, Sometimes, I Get A Good Feeling. [Get A Feeling That I Never Ever Ever Had Before, No] | The Jose Vilson: Ohhh, Sometimes, I Get A Good Feeling. [Get A Feeling That I Never Ever Ever Had Before, No] by Jose Vilson [image: IMAG0295]On the first day of 2012, I waited for the birth of my son, Alejandro. We tried everything to hasten the process: long walks, hot spicy foods, and … well, I’d rather not say here. Just know that he knew his parents loved each other very much. I had already prepared my vocals for the long nights singing him to sleep, and my body for a serious lack ... more »

Wisconsin 2012. Blue cheddar memories. : blue cheddar

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Wisconsin 2012. Blue cheddar memories. : blue cheddar: Wisconsin 2012. Blue cheddar memories. by bluecheddar Wisconsin politics from the last two years may be like childbirth for you: necessary for life but please – spare the details. If you’re not too squeamish to reflect on the highlights and lowlights, then welcome to a very non-comprehensive retrospective on the dirt kicked up by GOP, Koch, and Walker Incorporated and kicked back by the hearty citizens of Wisconsin. There’s no shortage of political drama in the dairy state, and thankfully, there’s now an overabundance of blog... more »

OCCUPY EDUCATION - Scholarslip: A documentary about the student debt...

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OCCUPY EDUCATION - Scholarslip: A documentary about the student debt...: Scholarslip: A documentary about the student debt crisis (by... Popout Scholarslip: A documentary about the student debt crisis (by JAT3productions ) Many Occupy Education followers make cameos in this film! Share with your networks! Important film!

Lincoln, Obama & The Importance Of Compromise | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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Lincoln, Obama & The Importance Of Compromise | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…: Lincoln, Obama & The Importance Of Compromise by Larry Ferlazzo I’ve written a lot about the importance of being willing to compromise. In fact, you might be interested in my previous post, The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise. My interest comes out of my nineteen year career as a community organizer prior to becoming a teacher, and you can find more information about that history and perspective in that “The Best…” list. I’ve just returned from seeing the movie Lincoln, and — for me — the... more »

Wait, What? It’s December 31, 2012? - Wait, What?

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Wait, What? It’s December 31, 2012? - Wait, What?: Wait, What? It’s December 31, 2012? by jonpelto “Every New Year is the direct Descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals? – Ogden Nash (1902-1971) Maybe it is me, but I am never quite sure what Ogden Nash was referring to half the time. That said, here we are; at the end to another year… and it’s time to post an observation (with apologies for any typos). Following the unimaginable horror and despair that enveloped us the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, it remains difficult to know how to move forwar... more »

Four Resolutions from Pedagogy of the Oppressed « Cooperative Catalyst

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Four Resolutions from Pedagogy of the Oppressed « Cooperative Catalyst: Four Resolutions from Pedagogy of the Oppressed by robinclane Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed has been on my book list for years, and I finally got around to reading it a few weeks ago. It is chock full of lessons for my teaching in 2013, and I thought I’d share four of the most important ones with you all. *ONE: Radical education takes place in communities, with students, not for them.* *“Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contr... more »

Continuing Change

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Continuing Change: One Florida Teacher Rants - End the Stupidity. by gatorbonbc Reblogged from Continuing Change: [image: Click to visit the original post] - [image: Click to visit the original post] - [image: Click to visit the original post] - [image: Click to visit the original post] Yep. I teach all year for Tuesday’s Florida FCAT Writes Test. I have about 150 eighth graders and over 90 percent must pass for my school to qualify for an A.

All of 2012 in One 4-Minute Video - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire

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All of 2012 in One 4-Minute Video - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire: All of 2012 in One 4-Minute Video by Alexander Abad-Santos We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Filmmaker Ryan James Yezak boiled down the biggest stories of 2012 into four minutes. And, yes, Honey Boo Boo made it in there: Popout So, raise your hand if you k... more »

Presidential Proclamation -- 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation | The White House

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Presidential Proclamation -- 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation | The White House: Presidential Proclamation -- 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION *I'm Lovin' It* BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On December 31, 1862, our Nation marked the end of another year of civil war. At Shiloh and Seven Pines, Harpers Ferry and Antietam, brother had fought against brother. Sister had fought against sister. Blood and bitterness had deepened the divide that separated North from So... more »

Ed Notes Online: Why Police Don't Belong in the Schools Except in the Most Extreme Cases

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Ed Notes Online: Why Police Don't Belong in the Schools Except in the Most Extreme Cases: Why Police Don't Belong in the Schools Except in the Most Extreme Cases by ed notes online ICE took an early stand from its first days in late 2003-4 on police in the schools during the UFT elections that year. Here Loretta Prisco, a founding member, in addition to being part of the groups I belonged to in the 70s -- Another View in District 14 and Coalition of NYC School Workers --- make a point, followed by the ICE official position in the 2004 election. I hear voices saying MORE should not ... more »

Top Five Success Stories of 2012 | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

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Top Five Success Stories of 2012 | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Top Five Success Stories of 2012 by Tarsi Dunlop To close out the 2012 calendar year, the Learning First Alliance is pleased to bring you the five most viewed success stories from our collection of more than 160 stories housed on our site. Criteria for inclusion is relatively straight forward – the story must show that a school, district or state identified a challenge, addressed it and produced positive results through their efforts. These results are measured in a variety of ways, from increa... more »

Consejos para solicitar FAFSA - Univision Vida y Familia

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Consejos para solicitar FAFSA - Univision Vida y Familia: Consejos para solicitar FAFSA Univision.com | Fecha: 12/31/2012 - Imprimir - A+ A- - - - - - Enviar Llenar la forma de FAFSA es fácil: A partir de enero Te damos consejos para llenar la forma de FAFSA. Ahora es más fácil y puedes encontrar la información es español. 05/26/11 | 03:28Disponible hasta 08/01/12 Univision Enlaces Relacionados ¡Sueña en grande! Únete a College Week Live y a Univision, y paga por la universidad [image: ¿Cómo evitar salir de la universidad con deudas impagables?] VIDEO: ¿Có... more »

School Tech Connect: Fun With Voters

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School Tech Connect: Fun With Voters: Fun With Voters by noreply@blogger.com (Tim Furman) I got nothin' today. I'm going to run this New Left Media short from back during the election, in case you missed it. I'm not sure if I even ran it before, but I saw it again last night and decided once again that these guys are geniuses. Popout In my mind, this video is the only compelling argument against an elected, representative school board in Chicago. Even so, I'm going to keep working for one.

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Five Favorite Posts of 2012! Happy New Year!

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DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Five Favorite Posts of 2012! Happy New Year!: Five Favorite Posts of 2012! Happy New Year! *This is my 2nd year of Diary of a Public School Teacher! Yeah!(First on Wordpress, now Blogger)* *And to think when I first started blogging I wondered whether I would have enough to write about. :)* *Thank you for joining me on this journey.* *I have shared a lot, learned a lot, and met a lot of great people!* *Please follow me into 2013, and I gladly welcome any new travelers!* * ** * *What year is not complete without the "Top of 2012"?* *So, here ar... more »






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