Sister-in-law Susan Klonsky and brother Mike penned this new book on what happens when progressive school reform goes into battle against the forces of evil. Buy it here.Read More Small schools and the ownership society.
FairTest calls ED Secretary Margaret Spelling’s announcement on NCLB, “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” It brings to mind many metaphors. But like the other Bush disaster, it is a “surge” aimed at prolonging the inevitable.Read More Spelling’s announcement: NCLB’s version of Iraq “surge.”
House of Barney, Hardin County school board lawyer. Proposal To: Barney Mundorf, St. Louis Attorney From: Barney Cook, Striking Hardin County School Custodian Barney I saw your picture on your law firm’s website. You take a nice picture. I am on strike and from my time on the Bargaining Team, I know you are always […]Read More Hardin County custodian offers a house swap.
Judge Gettleman. Last year when Illinois schools were begging the state legislature for funding, the state legislature responded with a demand for silence. At the start of each day. Many saw this for what it was: a back door attempt to get prayer into the schools. Most districts, like mine, have ignored the law while […]Read More Moment of silence case gets bigger.
From Brooklynjak: Random Thought: Does Geraldine Ferraro think David Paterson is lucky to be blind? Just wondering.Read More From Brooklynjak.
Obama on McCain on Iraq: Now we know what we’ll hear from those like John McCain who support open-ended war. They will argue that leaving Iraq is surrender. That we are emboldening the enemy. These are the mistaken and misleading arguments we hear from those who have failed to demonstrate how the war in Iraq […]Read More Blogswarm: Obama on McCain on Iraq.
This is the 5th anniversary of the war. Shameful. Benjamin Spock and Martin Luther King at anti-war march. Chicago. 1967.Read More Blogswarm: End the war.
John at AFT’s Let’s Get it Right takes me to task for linking Rich Berman’s Center for Union Fact’s (which I had posted about several times last week) and Ed Sector’s anti-union bloggers like Andy Rotherham. While the Youtube we both posted was meant to be funny, or at least ironic, it was not intended […]Read More Taken to task. Updated: “Unhinged.”
Let’s Send a Holiday Basket to Hardin County! > I sent out this appeal to our members today. I’m sending it out to you too. >Members of the Hardin County Education Association (HCEA), a >wall-to-wall local in deep southeastern Illinois, have been on >strike since March 4. Though all strikes are difficult, this >one is […]Read More Let’s Send a Holiday Basket to Hardin County!
It’s Sunday night and I can’t watch The Wire. The series finale was last week. I’ll miss McNulty and Lester and I’ve missed Omar for a couple of weeks already. I still feel shitty about Duckie. I couldn’t watch the show last season. It focused on Baltimore schools and I didn’t like it. I’m […]Read More One more obit for The Wire.