The Sunday Mail.
Springfield, Illinois. January 3, 2013. Photo: John Laesch.
Larry Lessig remembers Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide Friday. Aaron was a target of the feds for his insistence on freedom of access to public information.
The Washington Post exposes the high rate of expulsions by DC charter schools. 72 per 10,000. Public school expulsions: 1 per 10,000.
Forget about the Flu. It’s Seattle’s Garfield High teacher boycott of MAP testing that is contagious.
Mother Jones interviews the Viking’s Chris Kluwe.
The return of the Neocons. Boots on the ground versus drones in the sky.
Yesterday I got MY membership renewal from the Democratic National Committee — I’m supporter 011355811. All that means is I’m a lifelong Democrat and given money to every Democrat running for President since Eugene Mc Carthy. Today I’m returning my renewal with a big NO Inked over my renewal information and no check and a note to President Obama. I told the President, my President, that I worked hard to elect and re-elect — How could I stay a Democrat? How could I support the DNC when the Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party – Speaker Mike Madigan is sponsoring and testifying in favor of PENSION KILLER Bills! When Governor Quinn – A Democrat – compares me and my teacher colleagues to snakes and introduces PENSION KILLER Bills. If this is the new Democratic Party …I’m voting Green. Bob Haisman, retired teacher and former IEA President.