In a post by my blog friend jd2718 responding to the UFT and Green Dot announcment: In an e-mailed bulletin going out under Jeff Zahler’s name, the UFT announced it was in a deal to try to bring a Green Dot HS to the South Bronx. I cannot tell from the bulletin how the approval […]Read More NY teacher ranks have questions re: Green Dot.
From my post in “Rotherham Watch” yesterday: And don’t be surprised if over the next period of time you see a growing number of union locals, in big urban and smaller suburban districts, working collaboratively with their boards and mayors on alternative forms. And, boy, will that piss off the likes of the anti-union NCLB […]Read More Green Dot and Union collaborate in NY.
My new friend, Dr. Homeslice gives his analysis of yesterday’s defeat of EFCA in the Senate. EFCA has been described in the media as the #1 item on the union movement’s legislative agenda. I don’t know if that’s true. Or even why it should be. But the good Dr. curses the Republicans for EFCA’s defeat. […]Read More Damn them both?
This Guy never misses a chance: In a criticism of the new Washington Post education reporter (which is tag-teamed with Alexander Russo’s post today), there is this gratuitous smack at the NEA: I think the bigger problem is the Hill and the revolt there, which Paley reported a few months ago. That predates any of […]Read More Rotherham Watch.
The IEA’s website reports: A resolution passed last week by the Illinois Senate appears to have mortally wounded, if not actually killed, the limited growth budget proposal passed out of the House at the end of May. The budget plan had been withheld from the Senate pending action on the electric utility rate issue. SR […]Read More State funding battle goes on and on and on…
Presidential Scholars tell Bush to stop torturing people. They were invited to the White House to hear Bush run his bs about NCLB. But much to his surprise, he was was presented with a letter Monday signed by 50 high school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program urging a halt to “violations of the human […]Read More High School Scholars tell Bush, “Stop torture.”
Justice Thomas When the Supreme Court issued the 5 to 4 decision against freedom of speech in the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case yesterday, it raised a couple of interesting questions. Andy Carvin on his Learning.Now blog speculates on what the implications are for technology and internet social networks. Will teachers and schools just stop […]Read More Justice Thomas to kids: “Shut up.”
The kiss. It made national news last weekend. Newark, New Jersey school superintendent Marion Bolden went through every copy of the East Side High Yearbook and blacked out the picture of Andre Jackson kissing a friend, saying it was “suggestive.” Bolden now says he may have been wrong and that student’s can have a copy […]Read More Superintendent apologizes, but not to gay student.
Phillies’ Hall of Famer, Robin Roberts I was born in Philadelphia 59 years ago. I lived there until I was nine in a neighborhood in North Philly called Strawberry Mansion. It was a few blocks to walk to Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River. The Philadelphia Orchestra played nearby in summer concerts at the park’s […]Read More Heading for the NEA RA.