Thursday, 19 August 2010

In Passing

Erm, ’scuse me....?

Flummoxed?  Dept

“hayesy” and I would like to know:
If the Settled Science can’t stand up to the smartarse questions, what chance does it have against the scientific ones?

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Friday, 06 August 2010

In Passing

All you need to know about public education


But if you want to know more, there’s more here.

(Via Coldly Furious)“”

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Thursday, 05 August 2010

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“Standing in the schoolhouse door”

Somebody could do an editorial cartoon  Dept
Mark Tapscott:
When I was a teenager, the image of George Wallace standing in the school house door at the University of Alabama was burned into my mind.

I only see one difference between Wallace and [today’s] teachers unions:  The former Alabama governor was blocking black kids from getting into schools that could liberate them.  The teachers unions are blocking black kids from getting out of schools that too often trap them in lives of failure, desperation, and outrage.
Or maybe  standing in the door of the charter schools, keeping the kids out.  With the the NAACP, the National Urban League, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Council for Educating Black Children, the National Action Network, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Schott Foundation for Public Education standing right there with them.

Elsewhere:
Ruth Marcus: Civil rights groups are picking the wrong fight with President Obama
...To the extent that the teachers unions are blocking an agenda designed to help the poorest students in the worst-performing schools, and that civil rights groups have aligned themselves with the unions' concerns, these groups are making a terrible mistake.
The Wall Street Journal notes a prominent exception: “Morally Inexcusable”
“We want the best for our kids, even if it doesn’t follow the liberal status quo.” - Al Sharpton(!)

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Wednesday, 04 August 2010

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Enough is enough


L.A. Times Writer: Let’s Have Another National Conversation on Race
 No, let
s not.  Having grown up in the South Ive been subjected to all too many “conversations on race”.  Of course it’s never a conversation at all - it’s merely a public opportunity for whites to admit their racial wrongdoings and receive the conditional forgiveness of any black people present while the organizers preen.
If I never go through another one until the day I’m finally killed by the homeless, it'll be too soon. - “Matenloch

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