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Tim Slekar deeply cares about the lives of children and teachers, particularly within the public schools.  He is courageous in his writings and interviews as he tells the truth that is not often heard.  He carries the voice of the child and teacher.  He sees the pain, sadness and heartache that has been put in the schools since the NCLB debacle.  Tim ROARS in support.  We at BustED Pencils could not be more proud to stand by this man and his convictions regarding education.  Keep BUSTING Pencils and Happy Birthday from BustED Pencils Tim!

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My Blog Is Three Years Old Today :) | deutsch29

My Blog Is Three Years Old Today :) | deutsch29:

My Blog Is Three Years Old Today :) 

I started this blog three years ago today, on January 25, 2013.
I thought I’d write a brief, celebratory post.
But first of all, a bit of financial disclosure is in order:
Here is a comprehensive listing of all of the billionaire-financed, education nonprofits ponying up that luscious, public-ed-annihilating dough to fund my blog:
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Add to that the comprehensive listing of my alleged, ample union funding for this blog:
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(Wait, Schneider. Is that the same picture…?)

And now, for some stats:

  • Including this post, over the past three years, I have published 732 posts.
  • Total page views to date: approx. 1,215,000.
  • Total page views in the past year: approx. 535,000.

Here are my top five post for the past year:My Blog Is Three Years Old Today :) | deutsch29:



CURMUDGUCATION: Vouchers: Why Do Conservatives Love 'Em?

CURMUDGUCATION: Vouchers: Why Do Conservatives Love 'Em?:

Vouchers: Why Do Conservatives Love 'Em?


If the plaintiffs in Friedrichs vs. California Teachers (or the people for whom they're sock puppeting) don't like paying union fees (they already don't have to pay dues) because the union will spend their money on activities with which they do not agree, boy, they would really hate school vouchers.

The rhetoric of pro-voucher folks (who at this point are the most long-twitching of the various undead unsuccessful reformster species) is to frame the decision about those tax dollars in a very specific way. "These tax dollars belong to the students and their families, not the bureaucracy of government schools" or some equivalent is the usual construction. This money belongs to the deserving child, not the money-grubbing public school system. It's a clear choice. And it's a false choice.

The tax dollars associated with public schools belong to neither the child nor the school system.

Those tax dollars belong to the tax payers.

The foundation of public education is pretty simple. "Hey," said the members of various communities. "Let's put some money together and get the kids an education, because if they grow up stupid, we'll have to live with and depend on a bunch of stupid adults, and that seems like a bad idea."

Oh, "and we'll elect some of us to keep an eye on the school and the money we pooled to run it."

In fact, one the weird things about voucher-choice systems pushed by conservatives is how very un-conservative these concepts are.

Those communities did not say, "Let's collect a bunch of money, give it to the parents, and they can spend it on their kids however they like." That would be another entitlement, and conservatives are not huge fans of the E word. In fact, conservatives have been pretty vocally unfriendly to the idea of "free" college for any who want to attend, because it would just be another entitlement by which 
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Two Teachers Attend Friedrichs v. CTA - LA Progressive

Two Teachers Attend Friedrichs v. CTA - LA Progressive:

Two Teachers Attend Friedrichs v. CTA

Teachers Attend Friedrichs


At 6:45 a.m., braving about 30º weather, we took a cab down to the Supreme Court building. Although we got there around 7 a.m., we were still 30th in line. We understood clearly that were were in line to witness the case that could destroy the unions that we belong to with pride—Melissa as a member of the National Education Association and Marla a member of the American Federation of Teachers. We have personal involvement in this case, enough that spurred us to spend a better part of our summer co-writing and submitting an Amicus Brief to be read by the Justices.
The date was January 11th; the court case was Friedrichs vs. CTA.
As we stood on the sidewalk, we watched the demonstrators line up. By the end of the morning, the “I stand with Rebecca” crowd numbered about 50 supporters, the union side about 500. We stood in line for about 3 ½. At approximately 10:05 we were let into the Court to witness the entire oral argument.
We were overwhelmed
We were to be witnesses to history
Would it be the history that saves our unions?
or
Would it be the history that destroys our unions?
Here are our thoughts as we listened from the eyes and ears of two teachers.
Here is the full transcript of the oral arguments.
We would like to share what we thought were some of the most poignant moments of this case. At the core of this case is the overturning of the four-decade-old case of AboodAbood is the Supreme Court case that protects agency shop fees and thus holds up the ideals of “collective” bargaining. We would also like to address some of the comments that the Justices, Mr. Carvin, and Two Teachers Attend Friedrichs v. CTA - LA Progressive:


Taking Back Your Name – The Pros and Cons of Political Correctness | gadflyonthewallblog

Taking Back Your Name – The Pros and Cons of Political Correctness | gadflyonthewallblog:

Taking Back Your Name – The Pros and Cons of Political Correctness

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“What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.”
Toni Morrison
“Never trust anyone who says they do not see color. This means to them, you are invisible.”
Nayhyirah Waheed

Call me Steve.
Not Steven. Not Stephen. Certainly not Steveareno.
It’s a preference. My preference. My choice. And if people want to be in my good graces, they’ll comply with my wishes.
There’s nothing strange or unreasonable about this. We do it all the time – usually when we’re being introduced to someone.
“Hi. I’m Steve.”
“Nice to meet you, Steve. I’m Elisha.”

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