Archive | July, 2011

Tea Party Admits it wants to shut down Public Education

… How many more ways do we need to hear this rhetoric before we stand up to those planning nothing short of annihilation. If we don’t take them seriously, who will? Click here to read: Truthout: Tea Party Admits it wants to shut down Public Schools

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When Good People Do Bad Things: Follow the Money…

Click to read: Washington Post: Why I stopped helping ‘Stand for Children’  

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The Language of Reform

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “It means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” My friend Michael asked me what the word ‘reformer’ means. I stumbled and [...]

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Success Charter Network has been just that for Eva Moskowitz, but not for public schools

Click to read: Daily News: Success Charter Network has been just that for Eva Moskowitz, but not for public schools  

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The Ultimate $uperpower

Today’s bipartisan corporate reformers tend to sidestep democracy altogether by abolishing school boards, promoting mayoral control, and hiring corporate-style CEOs who answer to a city’s power elite.

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NY Times: Private School Graduates Transforming Public Schools

“There is one thing that characterizes a surprisingly large number of the people who are transforming public schools: they attended private schools.”… And you’re surprised?

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Newsweek: Back to School for the Billionaires

… How about asking the teachers next time? Click to read: Newsweek: Back to School for the Billionaires            

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