Friday, May 30, 2014

BREAKING NEWS!! MULGREW PULLING WFP STRINGS FOR CUOMO!!!.southbronxschool.com

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BREAKING NEWS!! MULGREW PULLING WFP STRINGS FOR CUOMO!!!

On March 15, 44 BC the Roman Senate, led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus
stabbed to death Julius Caesar. Caesar's dying words, according to William Shakespeare upon seeing that Brutus was amongst the conspirators was, "Et tu Brutue?"

During the Last Supper, which The Crack Team believes occurred on Passover in 33 AD, JC predicted that Brutus, would betray him.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, The Crack Team has found out through very reliable sources that the machinations behind getting Governor Andy the Working Family Partygubernotorial nomination have taken a bizarre turn.

As reported on these pages this past Wednesday, it seemed that Diane Ravitch was to be offered the nomination.

As of yesterday and into early today, Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout was seemed to have the presumptive nomination.

But in the last hour or so The Crack Team has learned from several reliable sources that NYSUT and UFT Preisdenté Mile Mulgrew have pushed, twisted arms and have practically secured the WFP nomination for governor for Governor Andy.

Never mind that the entire Governor Andy agenda has been to bend over for the moneyed interests of the state. Never mind that upstate New York is still an economic wasteland. Never mind that the "Children's Lobbyist" cares only about 3% of the students of New York State and folded like a cheap Moe Ginsburg suit. Never mind that if the WFP does nominate Governor Andy they are contradicting all they believe in and will probably have to change their name.

Worse is the behind the scenes machination of Mulgrew, and at his behest and control NYSUT, and http://www.southbronxschool.com:

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Thinking About Schools: The Right to Bear Standards

Thinking About Schools: The Right to Bear Standards:



The Right to Bear Standards




Standards don't hurt kids.  People with standards hurt kids. 

With the furor over the Common Core State Standards, you'd think they were in the 2nd Amendment debate:  The right to bear standards vs. standards control.  Like millions of others, I owned a rifle as a kid.  And, like millions of educators, I've used learning (and teaching) standards since I started teaching kids (a long time ago). The Earth is still spinning on its axis.  

Should everyone have access to either?  Probably not.  Should anyone be able to access either without some certification and screening?  Probably not.  There's a reason the military carries weapons but the Peace Corps volunteers do not (hmm, does the analogy apply to McTeaching?)

Standards are not the problem.  Politicians, philanthropists, and over zealous (is that redundant) administrators with concealed standards and concealed intentions and are the problem.  

Practically every criticism at the microphone of the angry forums begins with, "I am not opposed to the standards but..." and the speaker continues stating... "... but they need some serious editing."  "...but they drive excessive (profit making) testing and require expensive and insecure (profit making) data systems."  "...but they result in tightly defined curriculum, scripted instruction, and scoring teachers." "...but Thinking About Schools: The Right to Bear Standards:

Nite Cap 5-30-14 #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."


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