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  •  I've been watching the info coming (2+ / 0-)
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    out about how Walker's education "reforms" are going to devastate provision for meeting the needs of students with disabilities and have gotten a clear read that this governor doesn't care about children with disabilities or those who care about them.  The people who showed up here to taunt and lecture us aren't worth spit.  Don't let them get you down, AnnieJo.  They know nothing about the reality of what's happening here and thus their opinions are nothing but hot air.  They should be ashamed!  

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:59:32 AM PST

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    •  Thanks 3goldens! (3+ / 0-)
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      Yes, they should be ashamed.

      Our Stop Special Needs Voucher group, with ZERO funding -- an entirely volunteer / parent-based organization -- got the school privatizers on the run this week.

      They weren't going to make their big splashy announcement until the budget actually appeared.  But we pre-empted them, in a big way.  We totally got out in front of their propaganda, with strong statements by passionate families (with great photo-ops from our kids) that got wide news coverage and set the narrative.

      The lobbyists from American Families for Children came to the press event in their fancy suits and were scurrying around in the halls afterwards trying to spin the disaster (for them), and figure out which billionaires were funding US.  Hah.  I bought the damn nametags and posterboard out of my own pocket, guys.

      Awesome article in The Progressive about our cause (we're non-partisan, but we sure do welcome sympathetic press):
      Walker's Ploy on Special Needs Vouchers

      If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

      by AnnieJo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:48:51 AM PST

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      •  I mean, American Federation for Children. nt (1+ / 0-)
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        If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

        by AnnieJo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:49:29 AM PST

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      •  Good for you! Well done. (1+ / 0-)
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        Will check out your link to the article in The Progressive asap.  

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:50:04 AM PST

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