Saturday, March 15, 2014
It’s true, of course, that the poor are sometimes lazy and irresponsible. So are the rich, with less consequence. Nicholas Kristoff, The Compassion Gap
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Look closely—you’ll recognize the formula: Underfund schools. Overcrowd classrooms. Mandate standardized tests sold by private-sector firms that “prove” these schools are failures. Blame teachers and their unions for awful test scores. In the bargain, weaken those unions, the largest labor organizations remaining in the United States. Push nonunion, profit-oriented charter schools as a solution. Dean Patton, The Myth Behind Public School Failure

Do your states’ members of Congress vote to protect the environment?

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The problem with teaching as a profession is that every single adult citizen of this country thinks that they know what teachers do. And they don’t. So they prescribe solutions, and they develop public policy, and they editorialize, and they politicize. And they don’t listen to those who do know. Those who could teach. The teachers. Sarah Blaine, You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Monday, January 27, 2014 Sunday, November 10, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry is going after the myth of the interracial female voting coalition right now.

Like, 91% of black women voters went for McCauliffe in Virginia.

Meanwhile, 54% of white women voted for Ken “NO ABORTIONS OR BIRTH CONTROL” Cuchinelli.

So when people cite women winning VA for McAuliffe - know which women they’re really talking about.

Monday, November 4, 2013

You are setting up teachers to take the blame for all of this. You have portrayed us as greedy, lazy money-draining public servants that do nothing. I invite you to come do my job for one week Governor Christie. I invite you to come see my students, see how little they really have during the school day as they are being forced to keep learning for a single snapshot of their educational worth. For that one end-all, be-all test, the NJASK. The one that the future of my job and my life is now based upon.

Why do you portray schools as failure factories? What benefit do you reap from this? Have you acquired financial promises for your future campaigns as you eye the presidential nomination? Has there been back-room meetings as you agree to divert public funds to private companies that are seeking to take over our public educational system? This is my theory. To accomplish all of this, you are setting up the teachers to take the blame. Unfortunately, you are not the only governor in our country that has this agenda.

What do “we people’ want, Governor Christie? We want our schools back. We want to teach. We want to be allowed to help these children to grow, educationally, socially, and emotionally. We want to be respected as we do this, not bullied.

Melissa Tomlinson, Letter to Governor Christie from the New Jersey Teacher He Screamed At
Wednesday, October 9, 2013