From today’s Alexander Russo blog at Scholastic. Did Obama’s back and forth about vouchers cost him the Buckeye State? There’s absolutely no real evidence of that. But that won’t stop me from making it up.Read More And they pay Russo real money to write this junk.
The Hillarettes at Edwize manage to turn the union busting issue that has erupted down the road in Pingree Grove into another opportunity to go after Obama. And what is the point? Does Edwize poster Jonathan Gyurko really believe that Obama supports union busting charter schools? Oh. And Jonathan. The candidates name is Barack Obama. […]Read More Blaming Obama for Pingree Grove?
Last week in Beaumont, Texas.Read More Obama on NCLB, school and home.
Schools are closed and teachers are walking picket lines in the southeastern Illinois county of Hardin. Teachers went on strike Tuesday in a bid for a fair contract that includes benefits and health insurance for teacher’s aides, custodians, and other support staff members. “This school would not run without them. They’re very important and […]Read More Hardin County teachers strike.
CPS Boss Arne Duncan A few weeks ago, I posted on the protest by Chicago’s Logan Square Neighborhood Association when the Illinois State Board of Education insisted that all Chicago ELL students take the English-only ISAT test. Today, CPS chief Arne Duncan sent out a letter to staff saying that although the Feds had proposed […]Read More CPS Boss Duncan caves on issue of ELL testing. Updated.
Moving at the Speed of Creativity tells way too common a story: One of the teachers I visited with in Seattle this week told me that her district had told her if she chose to publish any student work on a website or blog site she maintained, she would be “on her own” and […]Read More When it comes to the internet and quality curriculum, let the lawyers decide.
Double talk. Ed Sector’s Kevin Carey posts on the story out of Pingree Grove where the district’s board, notoriously anti-union, is using hard-ball tactics to keep the teachers’ union out of their new charter school. Ed Sector loves charter schools and Ed Sector people, including Andy Rotherham, sit on the boards of a few. Carey […]Read More Ed Sector on Pingree Grove and the right to organize. Update: Rotherham knocks Carey.
Dave Comerford is unhappy with Scott Reeder and the Small Newspaper Group, a family-owned chain of Illinois newspapers. Comerford, media director for the Illinois Federation of Teachers, says he’s frustrated by what he sees as dishonest reporting and the twisting of quotes to fit a political agenda. Peter Downs The shrill, desperate, anti-teacher chorus continues […]Read More Sunday links.
Senator Meeks gives it another shot. Chicago State Senator James Meeks has been the leader in Springfield at making sense when it comes to funding schools. In stark contrast to Governor Blago’s gaming schemes, the senator keeps trying to get an income tax increase through the legislature. The Proposal: SB 2288 increases the personal income […]Read More State Senator Meeks tries for school funding. Again.
The Fifth Dimension.Read More Old school.