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Justice or Barbarism
Shoot Moneybags, Not People
Always be sure you are right, then go ahead
On the Little Rouge School Front:
Colbert vs Foner: This was passed along by social studies good-guy Tony Whitson.
My favorite line (Colbert to Eric Foner): “They say that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But, if you change what history was, doesn’t that solve that problem?”
Words Counted in the Ratt (Race to the Top) Literacy Plan:
-challenge: 15 (including new buzz phrase “challenge schools”)
-language arts: 5
Broad’s Bobb Named as Detroit Mayor by NPR on March 17th, Issues Plan to Close 45 Detroit Schools, Spend $70 million on Construction
Broad’s Errand Boy Bobb Demagogics it Up for Parents: Still, he said, he expects to eliminate approximately 2,100 jobs, continue to reduce health care costs and outsource as many options as possible in fiscal year 2010-11. There was a noticeable air of displeasure in the audience as Bobb said he plans to announce on Wednesday which 45 schools will close at the end of this school year.
Detroit Federation of Teachers Refuses to Join Suit Against Broad’s Bobb: “The Detroit Federation of Teachers voted Thursday against joining the lawsuit, with leadership calling it frivolous. However, the union did vote to file a complaint with the state ethics commission against Bobb for accepting the funds, said Keith Johnson, the president.”
The Official Program for the Gutting of Chicago Public Schools: Class Size to 37!
UTLA Boss Favors Revamping Tenure, Certification–Eats Breakfast With Broad: “I would have no problem with changing the tenure rules and extending probation. We should not take tenure away once you get it but [have] some form of recertification.”
Michigan Education Association Moves to Smother Direct Action Resistance—A Three Phase Action Plan to—vote (surprise)
NY Times OpEd–National Socialism for the Schools
The They Say Cut Back; We Say Fight Back Front:
March On March 30 Against the Empires Wars and Mayday Too: The Traditional Rouge Forum Mayday Flyer
On the Perpetual War Front: March on March 20th, Anniversary of the Invasion:
Key Data on the Iraq War Since the Invasion
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