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    which gives us an opportunity to hammer away.  Anthony Cody grasped that immediately.  When Valerie Strauss reposted his blog, the Department of Education was forced to respond.  They have made a bit of a hash of what they have done so far.  We are waiting to see what they offer for the 4th question tomorrow.

    My role was largely to make more people aware, as well as to tie in a few other pieces of info I thought relevant, such as last weeks Guardian piece by Walt Gardner.

    Once upon a time the Education Department would do outreach to me.  Even further back, I had been told by a high-ranking campaign official that they paid attention to what I wrote about education.  Somehow I do not think, as critical as I have been of their education policy, I am on their good guys list at this point.  But even a recommended diary here does not have to concern them as much as something appearing on the Washington Post website.

    So my "hammering" is subsidiary to what Anthony has been and is still doing.

    And besides, it gives us both an opportunity to yet again call attention to the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action in  July.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 05:34:26 PM PDT

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      Hopefully some positive change will come about from this, aided by you and Cody I'm sure. Maybe if it does start to change, they will reach out to you again, that's pretty cool that they did in the past.

      I wish I could come to that March, but I will have just returned from a class abroad. Send my regards to everyone there.

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