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  •  It's also not teaching... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...anything that isn't on the standardized test.

    When parents saw Rahm's "longer school day" idea, they thought "maybe this will mean they'll get art, music, and PE classes back." That's why they like the idea.

    But when Rahm, Brizard, and their "reformer" buddies came up with the idea, it was just another way to cram more test prep into the school day.

    An elected school board would either put back the classes that make for a well-rounded education, or find themselves replaced in the next election by people who would.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 06:17:53 AM PDT

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