Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nite Cap 4-2-14 #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 CAP




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For-profit charter school bill clears House committee
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Morning Wink 4-2-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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