In recent blog postings and comments to them about the presidential election and the candidates, I was offered the “right” to be for Obama. Of course, I have never said who I was for although I have commented on what I consider the strengths and weaknesses of many of the candidates and their campaigns. Following […]Read More Full disclosure.
Here’s the plot line for this conspiracy tale. Andy of the Democratic Party, is a proponent of charter schools. His loyal side-kick (let’s call him Joe) even argues that there are no such things as “good charters” or “bad charters.” Joe says that this distinction is an invention of the evil Union Bosses. But everyone […]Read More Rotherham, charters and Rosemary’s Baby.
Leo Casey posts in today’s EdWize, the UFT’s blog, that the Ted Kennedy endorsement of Barack Obama has an NCLB subtext. Casey speculates that both Kennedy and California Congressman George Miller are endorsing Obama because Obama is not as critical of NCLB as Hillary has been. There is a growing consensus among NCLB hawks like […]Read More Kennedy endorses Obama. An NCLB subtext?
The percentage of workers who belong to unions increased last year, according to the annual union membership report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Some 311,000 new members joined unions in 2007, the largest single-year increase since 1979. Overall, the rate of union membership increased slightly to 12.1 percent last year, from […]Read More Sunday links.
Chicago – It finally warmed up. We might actually get to fifty on Monday. This past week has been bitter cold. Down to ten below actual temperature. I’m not talking wind chill here. I’m talking what it says on the thermometer. So the coffee was good. In fact all is good with the world. A […]Read More Three over coffee.
From HitchHikr: EduCon 2.0 is both a conversation and a conference. And it is not a technology conference. It is an education conference. It is a School 2.0 conference. It is, hopefully, an innovation conference where we want to come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will […]Read More Follow the action at Educon 2.0
Joey Dee and the Starliters, in honor of my new grandson, Joey Dexter:Read More For Joey D.
You walk along the streets on San Francisco’s old North Beach or New Orlean’s French Quarter, past the strip joints and the sleazy bars. There will be a guy out in front of each joint trying to lure you inside. Most of these joints are just fronts for hookers. It’s been that way for years. […]Read More Russo plays barker for anti-union zealot.
Nilaja Sun brings her one-woman show to D.C.I saw it in NY and loved it. Saw it in Chicago at Lookingglass Theater. Loved it. Now Nilaja Sun has brought her one woman show, No Child, to Washington, D.C.’s Wooly Mammoth Theater. It runs through February 17th. If you live in the D.C. area, go.Read More There’s No Child in D.C.