Daily Archives: June 21, 2015

June 21, 2015 – FATHER’S DAY – NATIONAL PEACHES ‘N’ CREAM DAY – NATIONAL DAYLIGHT APPRECIATION DAY

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A Teacher Writes about Greed-Greed-Greed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This teacher blogger has compiled a list of some of the most recent charter school scandals. It is not an exhaustive list; the scandals just keep coming. [For a more exhaustive summary, go…

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Julian Vasquez Heilig: See Shannon Puckett’s “Defies Measurement”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julian Vasquez Heilig urges you to watch Shannon Puckett’s “Defies Measurement.” Like Peter Greene, he says it is a terrific film about the way that corporate reformers are destroying public education. ? I…

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South Carolina: Republican Legislator Will Introduce Legislation to Remove Confederate Flag from State Capitol

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
It was always an insult to African-Americans to keep a Confederate flag flying over the South Carolina Capitol. They are citizens of the state; the Confederate flag is not their flag. ? Now,…

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The Absurd Lies That Politicians Are Spreading about the Charleston Massacre

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Keegan, President of People for the American Way, sent out a letter today describing the ridiculous claims of far-right politicians about the Charleston massacre. ? Keegan writes: ? A horrific event like…

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What Jon Stewart Said about the Charleston Massacre

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last night, Jon Stewart decided that he couldn’t make jokes because of what had happened in Charleston. Then he spoke eloquently for five minutes about the murders of nine African-Americans attending a Bible…

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Teachers: Who’s on your side? Where can you go for people dedicated to truth-telling for democracy?

Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
There are times when a teacher needs to have the facts, simple or complex. For complex information, very often there are multiple facets that need to be examined from different points of view. Who can…

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