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Gee...I wonder whose campaign came up with this one? I'm inclined to believe that Daily Kos had nothing to do with this being in the ad space, but come on. We can do better than this. ...
by Homer177
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I realize that others have written about the magnificent piece by Joe Stiglitz titled In No One We Trust . There were two paragraphs that spoke directly to me, and upon which I would like to ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 07:09 AM PST with 16 Recommends
is that those who insist upon merit pay for teachers are themselves primarily motivated by money and have trouble grasping that for many people, while they want to earn a decent income and be able ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 13, 2013 at 05:30 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
which was written as a comment on this thread at Diane Ravitch's blog. . The presumption of Merit pay for teachers is that the impact of the teacher can in some fashion be immediately measured, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat May 11, 2013 at 12:56 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Oh, I see how this works Cross-posted from Eclectablog . Over the past two years, Michigan Republicans have stripped over a billion dollars from schools and are working to ...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Bill Gates has adopted education as a billionaire's hobby for many years—once supporting small schools projects, but more recently focusing on teacher quality . Little attention, however, has ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 01:29 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
It looks like 'No Big Deal' -- until you do the Math. PS. Teachers usually know how to do the Math . Walker reshapes inflation-based raises for teachers WTMJ-TV and JSOnline.com -- msnbc.msn....
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 02:55 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Morning Joe's Joe passionately opined today, at the show's round table (temporarily on the road, in Florida) on the need for Romney to launch some bold ideas to win conservatives and draw a stark ...
by NYCee
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 09:27 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Today I received what in education should be the ultimate compliment: my classes scored higher on the district exam than other classes in the same grade at our school. It genuinely made me feel so ...
by StarbuckAGTM
Comment Count 63 comments on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 06:36 PM PST with 63 Recommends
by Bcgntn
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 04:00 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The National Education Association wasted no time today endorsing the re-election of President Obama, a decision that came as no surprise to anyone. After all, it doesn’t matter which candidate ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jul 04, 2011 at 06:10 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
First of all, I teach in a building that is condemned. I'm amazed each morning when I show up and see that it hasn't burned down overnight. The roof leaks, there are electrical hazards and shorts, ...
by gtnoah
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 17, 2011 at 10:21 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Although this will come as a shock, offering incentives to teachers for increased student achievement - a concept referred to as "merit pay" - doesn't seem to produce the results the "reformers" ...
by michael in chicago
Comment Count 41 comments on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 04:47 PM PST with 56 Recommends
Governor Lehman Brothers Kasich is trying to bust up unions much like Governor Walker is doing in Wisconsin. He was met with ...
by mos1133
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 04:05 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Who says we don't believe in American "Exceptionalism" anymore? Record Breaking Bonuses on Wall Street, are treating the select few -- "Exceptionally" Well ... thank you very much!
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 08:34 PM PST with 10 Recommends
First off, I can't claim credit for that question. As she frequently does, Randi Rhodes, gave me the topic, as she was explaining it to a caller on her radio show today. So, sincere Hat ...
by jamess
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 07:54 PM PST with 37 Recommends
I just read Teacherken's diary on the subject of teacher evaluations with some interest—one of the reasons I don't feel drawn to write very many diaries is because Teacherken normally says ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 10:44 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Snapshot of personal wealth Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile: 52nd wealthiest in 2008 with $1 million net personal wealth. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa: 21st wealthiest with $7.4 ...
by jamess
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 08:55 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Gridlock grid�lock noun 1. A traffic jam in which no vehicular movement is possible, especially one caused by the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Aug 08, 2010 at 01:14 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
After decades of excuses we are finally seeing leaders put the interest of children ahead of the staff paid to teach them. We don't need to keep employees with poor performance in the public or ...
by edtastic
Comment Count 313 comments on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 05:33 PM PDT with 12 Recommends