Ebbett’s Field, Brooklyn. Have a nice weekend. Going to see the family in Brooklyn. Go Cubs. But meanwhile the Supreme Court says I leave my Constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech outside the classroom door.Read More Going to Brooklyn. Can we speak freely?
OK. Let’s review. Tzimmes and borscht? The closest translation to this Yiddish expression is, “apples and oranges.” Try your rhetorical skills on my mom, and she’d shoot back, “Well, that’s mixing tzimmes and borscht.” No arguments here. Just a mish mosh (also a Yiddish expression) of items. Bracey remembers 50 years ago, today. Gerald Bracey’s […]Read More Tzimmes and borscht.
Here’s Hillary’s web site. You find the link to her positions on education and you win ten extra points.Read More Hillary on education.
Bush veto of the SCHIP health care for children program. Enough said.Read More Bush.
Man, did I catch it for my little “go Cubs” note this week. Not enough enthusiasm. Where’s my spirit? OK. Here:Read More Go Cubs.
Hillary receives AFT endorsement. Back in July I had to sit through all the Dem candidates for President at the NEA convention in Philadelphia. OK. I just lied. They all spoke. I went out for a Philly cheese steak during the Richardson speech. I had a hoagie when Chris Dodd was speaking. But I’m pretty […]Read More AFT endorses Hillary. Yawn.
Diane Ravitch. I guess I should feel good that Diane Ravitch wrote a column in today’s NY Times attacking NCLB. But why don’t I? Because like a reformed smoker, Diane will always want a cigarette. “Get Congress out of the classroom,” she says. But then adds: We will never know how well or poorly our […]Read More I guess I’m never satisfied.
Bob Herbert. I’m a regular reader of Bob Herbert’s NY Times op-ed column. He’s written a lot of important pieces on the criminalizing of America’s youth. His columns on Gary Tyler were explosive. And he’s responsible for making the NY Times op-ed page predominantly white. If it weren’t for Herbert, it would be all-white. However. […]Read More Bob Herbert on teacher quality.
Cato’s Neal McCluskey This morning I got a message in my comment box from Dan Kleinman. Dan’s the guy who thinks the American Library Association is a a front group for The Homosexual Agenda and wants the book, Fat Kid Rules the World banned from school reading lists. Dan lives in New Jersey. He wants […]Read More Blogger rules.
“No Child” comes to Chicago. Last year on a trip to see our kids and grandchild in Brooklyn, they took Anne and me to see a one-woman show called “No Child.” The play was written and performed by the brilliant Nilaja Sun. The small off-broadway theater that seats about 200 people, was filled. Many in […]Read More Tzimmes and borscht.