Daily Archives: May 8, 2015

Ken Derstine on “Reform” Hoax in Philadelphia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ken Derstine is a blogger in Philadelphia: Divide and Conquer: The Philadelphia Story By Ken Derstine Everyone concerned about corporate education reform and the influence of various venture “philanthropists” in their drive to…

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Teacher: We Must Do What is Right No Matter What They Tell Us

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A teacher left this comment on the blog: G. K. Chesterton said, ““The Madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except…

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Rahm Offers Chicago Teachers a 7% Pay Cut

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel began Teacher Appreciation Week by offering teachers and other school personnel a 7% pay cut. He could show good faith by matching it with a 7% pay cut for himself…

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Our Blog Poet: The Walrus and the Carpenter, with Apologies to Lewis Carroll

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our blog poet: “The Billionaire and the Reformer” (parody of The Walrus and the Carpenter, by Lewis Carroll) The pol was pining for a charter, pining with all his might: He did his…

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May 8, 2015 – NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY – NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY – NATIONAL PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY

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Stephen Colbert Does Something Wonderful

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Colbert funded every request for aid by teachers in South Carolina. It is one of the poorest states in the nation. No competition. No race. No quid pro quo. No mandates. Help…

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