Sunday, January 26, 2014

1-26-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher

Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.:








New York teachers create a CCSS pretzel knot for the NEA and IEA
The decision by the 140,000 member New York State United Teachers to oppose both the Common Core Standards and its assessment component has created a problem for both AFT and NEA leadership. NYSUT is an affiliate of both. The leadership of both national teachers unions, and  most state affiliates including here in Illinois, has been uncritical support for the Common Core. I attended last summer’s

Are you now or have you ever been a Unitarian?
  Yes. In my younger days I was a member of Liberal Religious Youth (LRY), part of the Unitarian-Universalists. We can explore the Unitarian religious beliefs some other day. For now it is enough to know that they attracted me to be a member because of their strong stand on behalf of social justice and peace. And so this letter from Unitarian ministers in North Carolina on behalf of the Moral Mon


Studs.
  A friend wrote me today and asked about Studs. What is it about a cold, hard Chicago day that makes you think about Studs. And smile?


Sunday reads.
Corporate school reformers are wringing their hands over the Common Core and testing push-back. NY teachers have no confidence in Commissioner John King. The school nobody wanted except the community. “Clearly, all we need is a candidate because I have not heard anyone defend Rahm or his henchmen.” Why do the NEA’s Dennis Van Roekel and the AFT’s Randi Weingarten say yes to the Common Core, but t


1-25-14 Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Fred All Week Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacherUnsafe weather conditions on Tuesday delay Soup Kitchen and half a cola.by Fred Klonsky / 9h Tony at the Red Line Tap.“Dragon Stout?” Sean looks up from his worn copy of Etienne de La Bo├ętie’s Discours de la servitude volontaire.