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YOLO=Carpe Diem for Dummies

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Indiana: Aide to Former Superintendent Tony Bennett Involved in New Scandal

Indiana: Aide to Former Superintendent Tony Bennett Involved in New Scandal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch’s blog:

Tony Bennett, once the State Commissioner of Education in Indiana, then defeated by Glenda Ritz in 2012, then appointed as State Commissioner of Florida, then resigned after news broke that the state grades were manipulated to favor a charter school owned by one of Bennett’s major campaign contributors. After the scores were adjusted, the charter’s…

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Big Oil Attacks Assemblyman Muratsuchi, Backs Opponent

Protecting the environment is a big deal in the South Bay–an area that attracts tourists in droves to its beautiful beaches. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (AD 66) has been the ultimate environmental friend while balancing that eco-friendliness with the needs of growing small business opportunities. That is why his re-election fight against Big Oil funded David Hadley is so crucial.

Hermosa Beach has…

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David B. Cohen: What Energizes Great Teachers?

David B. Cohen: What Energizes Great Teachers?

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It’s about time that we look at what teachers do everyday–those little successes that make the job worthwhile.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch’s blog:

David B. Cohen is a National Board Certified Teacher at Palo Alto High School, respected by his peers and students. He is spending this year traveling California, meeting teachers, learning about their practices, and writing about…

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A Love Note to Emma Watson

Emma Watson’s now viral speech to the United Nations is drawing a lot of attention–both positive and negative. Personally, I’d like to thank Ms. Watson for stepping into the highly charged fray that is today’s feminist movement. Ms. Watson is now facing the same kind of shaming that other young women who advocate on behalf of women’s issues have been facing in recent years. Sandra Fluke’s testify…

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Taylor Mali performs “Undivided Attention”

I love Taylor Mali and his spoken word poetry. Talk about turn a whole new generation onto the power of poems!

(Source: youtube.com)

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As The Koch Brothers Lobby for Vouchers in Tennessee, a Parent Joins the Honor Roll

As The Koch Brothers Lobby for Vouchers in Tennessee, a Parent Joins the Honor Roll

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We need more parents like T.C. Weber!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch’s blog:

The Koch brothers arranged a panel discussionabout vouchers and why they are beyond wonderful. It wasn’t a debate. All four members of the panel supported vouchers. No one was there to say that voucher schools have never outperformed public schools, that voucher schools promote segregation, and that…

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