Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Seattle education activists arrested for trespassing
Group 'Africatown' teaches culturally-based curriculum for black students



Career-Oriented Education vs. the Liberal Arts
By John Tierney Reinvention and resilience across the nationRead more Last week, as part of the American Futures series here, I wrote two pieces about Maine Maritime Academy (MMA). The second post recounted a Twitter exchange I had with a dean of students from a liberal-arts college, in which this person seemed (to me) to be arrogantly dismissive about the kind of career-oriented education pro



Get Schooled: A white suburban mom fires back at Arne Duncan. 'Common Core is a one size fits all approach."
I read this letter from New York mother and education activist Ali Gordon on Diane Ravitch’s blog earlier this week, but it is fast spreading across the Internet. A school board member in her Long Island town, Gordon wrote the letter in response to U.S. Education Secretary ...
Get Schooled: Great video. Great message to girls: Go out and build your dream.
This delightful video made the Facebook rounds a while back, but has returned this week.  Created by a toy company called GoldieBlox, the supercharged video encourages girls to not only play outside the box but to design and build it. In explanation of the video, the company writes on ...
The Culture of Self-hatred Still Present Among Some Black Folk
Anyone who has been meticulously perusing prominent Black websites over the past week or so has probably come across Why I Hate Being a Black Man, an article written by Canadian journalist Orville Douglas. He has made national and international headlines with the column discussing the self-hatred he has internalized and consumed due to the fact that he is Black. Yes, indeed, the Black bloggerspher

“Getting Parents Engaged with School”
Getting Parents Engaged with School is a lively public discussion that’s going on at Edutopia right now. Good thoughts and ideas are being shared — Check it out!

“Even the Best Teacher Could Be Considered a Negligent Parent”
Even the Best Teacher Could Be Considered a Negligent Parent is a thoughtful post at Ed Week Teacher by Marilyn Rhames. Here’s an excerpt: When parents are going through tough times in life, I want to be the kind of teacher who uplifts them and their children. It is not my place to judge or assume that the mom who says she is too busy to come to parent conferences just doesn’t care. While I want t


Late Night: The Lumberjack Song
Monty Python – The Lumberjack Song.  As Lisa reported last night, Monty Python is reuniting and that’s ok! What’s on your mind?  


Republican lawmakers seek answers to Common Core questions
Sen. Joe Pennacchio and 11 Republican colleagues have asked Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf to explain the roll out of the new curriculum, including its cost to individual districts.


Workers at @Boeing, Your Time Has Come, #OCCUPY Your Factory!
Seattle City Councilmember-elect Seattle City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state. “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night. This week, Sawant became Seattle’s


Arne and the Mommies II: “My son had great test scores…”
“My son had great test scores, so I’m not really worried,” said many mommies and daddies of varying races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, geographic locations, etc. What’s wrong with that? During the Dark Ages throughout Europe doctoral candidates were expected to rationally discuss and defend the answer to, “How many angels could fit on the head of a pin?” This went on for hundreds of year

Arne Duncan Vs “White Suburban Moms”
Oh no, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has alienated thousands of “white suburban moms”.  Arne, you don’t want to mess with white suburban moms. Duncan incurred the wrath of the suburban moms when he made a statement about parents who were criticizing the Common Core Standards. He said the criticism was coming from, “white suburban moms” who discovered that under the standards, “all of a sudden, t

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11-20-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Representatives from 132 Developing Countries Walk Out of Climate Change ConferenceThe Guardian reports that representatives of the most of the world's nations walked out on talks at the Warsaw conference on global warming today after representatives of wealthier nations, including the United States, European Union and Australia, said they would refuse to discuss the question of who should pay compensation for extreme climate events before 2015.Important story that frames key isby L. Jablonski / 2h Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Government Preparing for Impact of Globa
Last Stand for Children First: Let Me Help - An Open Letter to Michelle Rhee
Last Stand for Children First: Let Me Help - An Open Letter to Michelle Rhee: Let Me Help - An Open Letter to Michelle Rhee Dear Michelle,I remember when I was a young teacher in Boca Raton.  I was invited to assemble a polo team to compete in for a cup at the local club.   I immediately asked my fellow TFA recruit Scooter Nelson to join me and he had a friend who was an outstanding Number One.  Unfortunately, I couldn't scrape together a 4th player and we had to cancel our plans to compete.  I was embarrassed to have been unable to field a whole team.Recently, I heard that you were forced to
LAO projects huge Prop. 98 increase for K-12, community colleges next year | EdSource Today
LAO projects huge Prop. 98 increase for K-12, community colleges next year | EdSource Today: LAO projects huge Prop. 98 increase for K-12, community colleges next yearNovember 20th, 2013 | Add a Comment | By John FensterwaldThe Legislative Analyst’s Office is projecting that the surplus in the state’s General Fund, assuming there is not a recession in coming years and spending remains relatively flat, will rise from $5.4 billion next year to nearly $10 billion in 2017-18 and then remain level. Source: LAOFrom gloom to boom, how quickly thing change. A resurgent economy and recalculations of re

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APNewsBreak: Mo. ed. chief advised ballot group - SFGate
APNewsBreak: Mo. ed. chief advised ballot group - SFGate: APNewsBreak: Mo. ed. chief advised ballot groupBy DAVID A. LIEB, Associated PressUpdated 4:06 pm, Wednesday, November 20, 2013FILE -- In this July 2, 2009 file photo, newly selected Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro outlines her goals for the state's primary and secondary education system at a press conference at the Capitol
A guilty verdict today in DeKalb Schools case that fueled... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com
A guilty verdict today in DeKalb Schools case that fueled... | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com: A guilty verdict today in DeKalb Schools case that fueled parent doubts about district  KENT D. JOHNSONPat Reid looks back at a sheriffs deputy before being handcuffed and headed to jail after being found guilty of racketeering charges in court Wednesday afternoon November 20, 2013.Previous PostsCobb respond
Nite Cap 11-20-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #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 CAPmark as readBrown’s choice: California ignores annual survey on states’ use of ed data | EdSource TodayBrown’s choice: California ignores annual survey on states’ use of ed data | EdSource Today: Brown’s choice: California ignores annual survey o

11-20-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog

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Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report
The unemployment rate suspiciously fell sharply right before the 2012 presidential election; now the facts have been revealed, the numbers were manipulated. Two years before the election an employee was caught fabricating data and a source says that this deceit was also escalated right before the presidential election, the unemployment rate is one of the most closely watched economic statistics, a

Representatives from 132 Developing Countries Walk Out of Climate Change Conference
The Guardian reports that representatives of the most of the world's nations walked out on talks at the Warsaw conference on global warming today after representatives of wealthier nations, including the United States, European Union and Australia, said they would refuse to discuss the question of who should pay compensation for extreme climate events before 2015.Important story that frames key is


Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Government Preparing for Impact of Global Warming
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Government Preparing for Impact of Global Warming: "Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog"Government Preparing for Impact of Global WarmingOn Friday November 1, 2013, President Obama order that the government must put " effort to boost preparation in state and local communities for the impact of global warming." Natural disaster are affecting communities, our n

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10-27-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Germany's Confidence in America is Declining
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Germany's Confidence in America is Declining: Germany's Confidence in America is DecliningSince learning that the United States National Security Agency monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone, Germany's interior minister has declared that their confidence in their American allied nation is shaken. He also stated "If the Americans intercepted cell phones in


10-25-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Russell Brand on the RevolutionLast night's edition of the UK's BBC Newsnight featured this remarkable interview with Russell Brand by host Jeremy Paxman.   Brand's explains to a weary-sounding Paxman why he doesn't vote (and never will) and believes a revolution is inevitable.   No matter what you think, Brand is certainly not the "trivial man" that Paxman ca



10-15-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Government ShutdownnAre we finally close to a deal between the Republicans and Democrats concerning the shutdown ?1 by Aidan Flynn / 6h Obamacare Vs. Affordable Care Act     Unfortunately our society is not well informed about its own governments plans. Today the the big question is,"which is better? 'Obamacare' or 'Affordable Care Act'?" For those of you who

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