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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's new grad requirements an 'empty gesture'
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's new grad requirements an 'empty gesture' : Rahm's new grad requirements an 'empty gesture' Jermiya Mitchell, 17, a rising senior at Morgan Park High School on the South Side, said she has had few interactions with her guidance counselor. “We never had that conversation about life after high school,” she said. “I would like to have a counselor that really want
Teachers' union considers hard line on charter schools
Teachers' union considers hard line on charter schools : Teachers' union considers hard line on charter schools The USA’s largest teachers’ union is poised to take a hard line against charter schools, publicly funded but often privately run K-12 schools that now educate about one in 16 public school students. Meeting in Boston this week, the National Education Association (NEA) is expected to vot
Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July
Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July : Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July I wish to dedicate this post to the woman I’m calling America’s librarian, Joan Kramer , who lost her battle with cancer last week. Joan fought for children, their libraries, and their schools, bolstering us with her strong but kind ways. I felt it
July 4: A Day to Celebrate Our Heroes | Diane Ravitch's blog
July 4: A Day to Celebrate Our Heroes | Diane Ravitch's blog : July 4: A Day to Celebrate Our Heroes Diane Ravitch's blog Melissa Heckler Learned About Education for Democracy in Namibia 1 by dianeravitch / 36min What a curiously interconnected world this is! Melissa Heckler read Paul Thomas’s post about his terrible Father’s Day and his reflections on our “gladiator culture.” She is in Namibia.
Teacher Tom: Interdependence Day
Teacher Tom: Interdependence Day : Interdependence Day We must hang together gentlemen . . . else we shall most assuredly hang separately. ~Benjamin Franklin Happy Independence Day! And “happy” is the appropriate greeting for today. The Declaration of Independence was the first historical instance of the word "happiness" appearing in the founding documents of any nation. Today in 1776, 56 men sig
Public Education: Born on the Fourth of July – Live Long and Prosper
Public Education: Born on the Fourth of July – Live Long and Prosper : Public Education: Born on the Fourth of July [This post is from July 4, 2013 . I’ve updated it to reflect the current year, updated some links, and made a few other minor changes.] “The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a dist
glen brown: History Is a Weapon: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Fredrick Douglass
glen brown: History Is a Weapon: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Fredrick Douglass : History Is a Weapon: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Fredrick Douglass A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852 “…I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you,
Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives hates teachers and our union. | Fred Klonsky
Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives hates teachers and our union. | Fred Klonsky : Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives hates teachers and our union. -By John Dillon at Pension Vocabulary. The 72-45 vote to hike the income tax in Illinois included 15 downstate Republicans who have had enough of punishing the marginalized and sabotaging the universities in Illinois. They began thinking
Freedom, Choice, and the Death of Us | radical eyes for equity
Freedom, Choice, and the Death of Us | radical eyes for equity : Freedom, Choice, and the Death of Us “they did not stop to think they died instead” “‘next to of course god america i,'” e.e. cummings Over the course of a couple hours after my mother was discovered comatose, the ER doctor offered us a choice: airlift my mother to a larger hospital for surgery to remove the clot in her brain that c
Two heavyweight U.S. presidents died on July 4, 1826. Who were they? - The Washington Post
Two heavyweight U.S. presidents died on July 4, 1826. Who were they? - The Washington Post : Two heavyweight U.S. presidents died on July 4, 1826. Who were they? In this 1894 rendering, John Adams, Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson sit at a table during the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. (Augustus Tholey) Here’s a little Fourth of July history to mark the Fourth
Happy Independence Day 2017 | deutsch29
Happy Independence Day 2017 | deutsch29 : Happy Independence Day 2017 I have been having a marvelous summer. The very necessary home renovations that I postponed until the summer are almost completely finished. Only one more coat of paint needed on my new back door. The three hours per week during which I am tutoring one nephew in English is running smoothly despite his work schedule, physical th
Badass Teachers Association: Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer
Badass Teachers Association: Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer : Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer Originally posted at: https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/charter-school-lotteries-why-most-families-dont-even-apply/ Who gets to enroll in your school? This question is at the heart of the cha
Happy the 4th of July - The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
Happy the 4th of July - The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. "But the educated citizen knows how much more there is to know. He knows that "knowledge is power," more so today than ever before. He knows that only an educated and informed people will be a free people, that the ignorance of one v

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 7/3/17 Featured Post #NEARA17 Teachers union leader: We won’t work with Trump and DeVos because ‘I do not trust their motives’ - The Washington Post 'We Must All Stand Together': NEA 


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