The Reverend Jesse Jackson wants an end to mayoral control of the Chicago schools.
In Chicago we get to vote on who runs the water reclamation facilities. But not for those who run our schools. Jesse Jackson, community organizations and the Chicago Teachers Union plan to change all that.
Here are five reasons why the NY teacher ratings can’t tell you much about teacher quality.
Media hog, Michelle Rhee, won’t talk to USA Today. Why not?
My brother Mike is no mathematician. But he thinks he knows what average is? However, they seem to do math differently in the NY DOE.
The problem isn’t that teachers have lifetime tenure. The problem is that politicians do.
Election day’s coming, so, naturally, I get a mailing from the Democratic Party, telling me who to vote for. Not that I’m going to be heeding their endorsements, even though I’m a lifelong Democrat.
I know, it’s confusing—more like a cry for help.
So let me explain….As you know, it’s written in my genetic code by my New Deal-era parents, that I’m prohibited under any circumstances from ever, ever voting for a candidate of the Republican Party.
As long as Rick Santorum’s in it. And Newt Gingrich. And the new Mitt Romney—as opposed to the old Mitt Romney. Actually, I’m not so sure about him either.
Ron Paul, on the other hand, I have a soft spot for. Except for the gold standard thing. And the opposition to the Civil War. I tell you, people, the man’s got a weird thing about the Civil War. Other than that—what a guy!
Anyway, the mailing from the Democrats….
Headlined “a new day is dawning,” it goes on to endorse a long list of incumbents, as well as Mayor Daley’s nephew.
So much for the dawning new day.
On the inside is a color glossy picture of our favorite mayor—Rahm Emanuel. That caught me by surprise. I didn’t know Mayor Rahm had returned to the Democratic Party. Must have happened when I wasn’t paying attention. Ben Joravsky