Saturday, October 3, 2015

Video and Transcription of John King’s Remarks at Arne Duncan’s Resignation | deutsch29

Video and Transcription of John King’s Remarks at Arne Duncan’s Resignation | deutsch29:

Video and Transcription of John King’s Remarks at Arne Duncan’s Resignation






Below is a Youtube video of the October 02, 2015, White House press conference regarding US Secretary Arne Duncan’s resignation and former New York State Chancellor, John King’s becoming interim secretary for the remaining year that Obama is in the White House.




In my October 03, 2015, post, I transcribed Obama’s and Duncan’s remarks.
Below are John King’s remarks, which I transcribed using the above Youtube video. (King begins speaking at 55:30.)
And now, I offer my readers yet another dose of corporate reform disconnect: John King.
Thank you, Arne, for your very kind words. Thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity to serve and for your faith that you have placed in me and the team that we have at the Department.
I’m deeply honored by the chance to serve and also deeply humbled by, uh, following in Arne’s footsteps. Arne is an extraordinary leader who I have watched demonstrate tremendous courage in fighting for kids and fighting for what’s best for kids, um, but also as being willing to listen, to listen to folks and to make adjustments, and to make sure everything we do every day is towards the goal of greater equity. Uh, Mr. President, you and Arne and our team at the Department have laid out an ambitious agenda, from 
Video and Transcription of John King’s Remarks at Arne Duncan’s Resignation | deutsch29:

Geaux Teacher!: Broad & Walton Are Betting I Will Lose the BESE Election!

Geaux Teacher!: Broad & Walton Are Betting I Will Lose the BESE Election!:

Broad & Walton Are Betting I Will Lose the BESE Election!

By Mercedes Schneider -










Broad and Walton Contribute a Combined $650,000 to Upcoming Louisiana BESE Election

Billionaires Eli Broad and Alice and Jim Walton have contributed a combined $650,000 to Baton Rouge businessman Lane Grigsby’s PAC, Empower Louisiana, so that Grigsby might use it to try to retain a corporate-reform-bent majority on the state’s education board, BESE, from 2016-19.
The BESE election is scheduled for October 24, 2015.
According to Empower Louisiana’s campaign finance report (07-17-15 to 09-14-15), Jim and Alice Walton each donated $200,000 on August 20, 2015, and Broad contributed $250,000 on September 10, 2015.
The total on the above report is $763,710, which means that as of September 14, 2015, money from two billionaires from Arkansas and one billionaire from California constitutes the principal funding for Grigsby’s efforts to preserve a BESE majority known for supporting charters and vouchers without equally supporting adequate oversight; supporting high-stakes testing without supporting timely, clear, comprehensive reporting of testing results, and for allying with a state superintendent known for hiding and manipulating data, refusing to honor public records requests, and refusing to consistently audit the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).
Grigsby considers the above to be the desired course for Louisiana’s state board of education. According to the October 01, 2015, Advocate, he plans to spend his PARC’s predominately Walton and Broad money on 3 of the 11 BESE seats:
Grigsby’s group — it is limited to independent 
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Schooling in the Ownership Society: SUPES IS BACK -- New names on the letterhead. Looking for more no-bid contracts from CPS

Schooling in the Ownership Society: SUPES IS BACK -- New names on the letterhead. Looking for more no-bid contracts from CPS:

SUPES IS BACK -- New names on the letterhead. Looking for more no-bid contracts from CPS



“The primary leaders [Somomon & Vranas] of the former SUPES Academy have begun new endeavors and will not be joining us in this work ahead.” -- Joseph Wise


The federal investigation in Chicago of SUPES has obviously been sandbagged. Federal investigators have refused to comment on the investigation. Now, even withBarbara Byrd-Bennett fleeing the scene and a grand just supposedly in session, SUPES is trying to make a comeback.

After all, UNO did it with the feds on their trail, simply by shifting a few culpable leaders into different positions, changing the names on company letterhead, and relying on political powerhouses like Mike Madigan, Eddie Burke, and Rahm Emanuel to provide cover. So reported new SUPES owner, Joseph Wise figures he can pull it off as well, cashing in on the next round of no-bid deals CPS regularly hands out to connected consulting firms. Wise, whose companies have gotten at least $5 million in recent business from CPS, claims to have acquired "the best parts of The SUPES Academy".

Wise who formerly worked for scandalized SUPES leaders Gary Solomon andThomas Vranas, also wants to get more business from CPS by opening alternative Schooling in the Ownership Society: SUPES IS BACK -- New names on the letterhead. Looking for more no-bid contracts from CPS:

Teachers Told They’re Endorsing Hillary Clinton by NEA Leadership. Membership Opinions Unnecessary | gadflyonthewallblog

Teachers Told They’re Endorsing Hillary Clinton by NEA Leadership. Membership Opinions Unnecessary | gadflyonthewallblog:

Teachers Told They’re Endorsing Hillary Clinton by NEA Leadership. Membership Opinions Unnecessary



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The decision has been made, teachers.
YOU WILL ENDORSE HILLARY CLINTON IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES.
Your union has spoken.
Now please donate to the Political Action Committee (PAC).
The National Education Association (NEA) represents 3 million educators. It is the largest labor union in the country. However only about 180 people made the decision to back Clinton.
The NEA Board of Directors voted today 118 to 39 in favor of the endorsement with 8 abstentions and 5 absences.
Thursday the 74 member PAC Council voted to endorse Clinton with 82% in favor, 18% against and some of the largest delegations – California and New Jersey – abstaining.

GREAT NEWS! Anthony Cody has just been chosen as the winner of this year’s George Orwell Award - Garn Press

GREAT NEWS! Anthony Cody has just been chosen as the winner of this year’s George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English - Garn Press:

GREAT NEWS! Anthony Cody has just been chosen as the winner of this year’s George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English



GREAT NEWS! Anthony Cody has just been chosen as the winner of this year’s George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English
Congratulations to Anthony Cody from everyone at Garn Press for being chosen as the winner of this year’s George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English.
The book Anthony wrote that Garn Press submitted for the award is The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation and you can read about it here.
The Orwell Award was established in 1975, to recognize writers who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse. A list of past recipients can be found on the NCTE WebsitePaul Thomas, who is also a Garn Press author, is on the list and so the Press is doubly proud.
The NCTE Awards Committee writes to Anthony, “congratulations, and thank you for your efforts to promote honesty and clarity in public language”.
Anthony, on behalf of all the parents and teachers who are struggling with the negative impact of Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation on public education we thank you for both The Educator and the Oligarch and your indomitable leadership. We wish you well as you continue to speak truth to power in defense of teachers and children U.S. public schools.

ac-bookThe Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation

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Time to Unite To Face Addiction | Michael Elliot

Time to Unite To Face Addiction | Michael Elliot:

Time to Unite To Face Addiction



ADDICTION
Today, the health crisis of addiction cuts across so many other issues we face. It's a social justice issue with mass incarcerations overflowing our expanding prison industrial complex. It's an education issue because it affects children in such incredible numbers, and is one of the most profound killers of young people in this country. It's a political crisis because politicians lack the knowledge and courage to take action. Addiction takes a terrible toll on families, on our health care system, on the economy and on the vitality of our youth. Currently we treat addiction like a moral failing, like an issue of personal responsibility rather than treating it like the disease it is.
Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a public health crisis impacting more than 85 million Americans. Today is the day we begin facing addiction. We stand with thousands of others on the National Mall to #UNITEtoFaceAddiction and end the silence on addiction, along with Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, The Fray, Jason Isbell, John Rzeznik and more special guests. Watch history unfold live:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2yJ3N2cjfjp




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