Thursday, March 20, 2014

3-20-14 Schools Matter

Schools Matter:

Haslam and Huffman Sued by TEA Teacher Over VAM Unfairness
Full story from the Tennessean:Tennessee’s largest teachers’ union is suing Gov. Bill Haslam and his commissioner of education over an evaluation tool they say penalizes good educators unfairly.It’s the second suit filed recently against the Knox County Board of Education on behalf of a teacher, but this one expands legal action to name top state officials as defendants. The plaintiff is Mark Tayl

Haslam Fiddles with Vouchers and More Tests While Tennesseans Go Without Health Care

Is school privatization really more important than keeping the most vulnerable citizens from having access to health care?  What would it cost the State of Tennessee to say Yes to expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act?  Nothing, except the wrath of the billionaires.The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook

3-18-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: When Will Ravitch Stop Enabling Weingarten's Corporate Addiction?From PsychCentral:Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater. Enablers, rather than addicts, suffer the effects of the addict’s behavior. Enabling is “removing the natural consequences to the addict of his