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  •  Indeed... (1+ / 0-)
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    Linda Wood
    Last week, I wrote a diary sharing my experience with a small charter school in Northern California. I opened a can of worms that, though not completely unexpected, was much larger than I had imagined. I found that we have Kossacks who literally hate all charter schools across the board (and homeschooling, too) and Kossacks who support the growth of charters in a responsible manner. We succeeded in confirming only one fact - self proclaimed progressives are not on the same page when it comes to education. Not at all.

    And you will find that dkos tilts towards one view which ignores huge swaths of the Democratic base and IMO makes excuses for our failing to provide quality education to all children equitable in America.  Indeed.  

    I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

    by princss6 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 11:52:58 AM PDT

    •  May I ask which swath of the Democratic base (1+ / 0-)
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      is missing in this conversation? I ask, not as a Democrat, but as a progressive Independent who has found a place here at DailyKos. I'm expanding beyond my normal military diaries and finding a whole new world in here.

      I can tell from your tagline that you're for more conversation, not less :)  

      •  Hi angelajean... (3+ / 0-)

        if I had known the topic of your diary last week, I would have read it.  Sorry, I assumed it was more charter-school bashing, pro-union, anti-family, anti-poor people education diaries that are typical for dkos.  I'm sorry I missed it.

        Well this website is 95% white, disproportionately male and wealthy.  My black single mom inner city self is few and far between here.  I'm a Democrat but the demographic here does skew to older people as well overall.

        So my peers who are in the process of raising our kids and trying to provide a decent education is missing here.  I find the conversations on education are pretty much controlled by teachers, union reps or people who are married to teachers.  The parents who are who don't face the same reality I face.

        I know how you were treated for stepping out of line, here, lol!  Sorry, I missed it.  

        I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

        by princss6 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 12:05:40 PM PDT

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