"Earlier this morning the Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case Gary R. Justus v. PERA and the State of Colorado, filed in February 2010 soon after Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 10-001 into law. You may view the court’s 32 page decision here. "Rich Allen, President of Save PERA COLA, a Colorado non-profit corporation, has […]
From Anthony Cody and the Network for Public Education: ALL, NBC has decided NOT to do their own Education Nation. PUBLIC Education Nation has taken over that space — But we need your help! Tomorrow is an experiment — an … Continue reading →
Emanuel puts off tough stuff in 2015 pre-election budget politics.suntimes.com Taxes on parking, car leasing and cable television will be going up, under a 2015 budget unveiled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday that punts a painful solution to Chicago’s $20 billion pension crisis until after the election.
“I have reconciled this over the past years, within myself- I can’t be a teacher without being an activist. And I can’t be an activist without being a teacher.” That’s something I repeat to myself most days to remind myself … Continue reading →
PEORIA, IL -- The Nov. 4 election is only days away now, and early voting throughout Illinois has begun. It will continue through Nov. 4, and allows people to both register and vote, a first for election day. It will...
NYC Educator carried a post earlier in the month with a quote by Leo Casey of UFT Unity: To honor their democratic decisionmaking processes, some parties and caucuses adopt an understanding that is known as cabinet rule in the British parliamentary system: Once a democratic decision has been made within the party or caucus, its members are obliged to not opp […]
I didn't think Chris Christie's hypocrisy and self-righteousness could get any worse. I was wrong:"I think it's interesting that there's this perception of disrespect toward public employees. I find it fascinating. I really do. And here's why: "You see, I come out and say what I believe needs to be a policy for the state. W […]
“Dear Self (& other writers)–If you’re not writing with the urgency of exile, what’s the point? Which is to say, your writing should convey so much immediacy, fire and risk that you chance being kicked out of something with each line. Your writing should make you fucking quake.” – Airea D. Matthews Kelly Wickham shared this quote with her friends recentl […]
Six weeks in, and I’m back in the swing. I could write “it feels like I never left” but that wouldn’t be true. I’m calmer, feel better. Leave aside that I’ve studied a lot and seen a lot, been to a lot of cool places, made new friends… And I have continued life without an […]
The blog has its own poet, who signs as “Some DAM Poet—Devalue Added Model.” Here is his or her poem for Imagine charters in Ohio: “”Imagine” (sincere apologies to John Lennon) Imagine no regulation It’s easy if you try No tax below us Above us only $ky Imagine all the charters Living for today Imagine […]
The 49er says that there’s a democracy gap in the education reform movement. By *The 49er* Recently I was told by the organizer of a project I’m involved in to incubate independent charter schools that we are *creating choices for parents who don’t even know they want the option yet.* Huh? Doesn’t that seem backwards? Shouldn’t […]