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I graduated from a relatively large public high school in a impoverished area in rural Maine last year, having completed all 12 years in the local public school system. In case you haven’t noticed,
by thePhoenix13
Comment Count 120 comments on Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 04:08 PM PST with 129 Recommends
Is it just me, or have the Republicans been increasingly more aggressive over the past 3 years or so in the execution of their (now) pretty bald-faced class warfare? This seems especially true on ...
by Conn Man 8D
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 09:47 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Seeing that the public education system is getting a lot of attention lately, I wanted to share some of my observations of the public school system in Seattle, WA. I am not a teacher and I am not ...
by seattledad
Comment Count 64 comments on Wed Sep 29, 2010 at 01:32 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
School's out for summer School's out forever School's been blown to pieces No more pencils No more books No more teacher's dirty looks Out for summer Out till fall We might not go back ...
by Clytemnestra
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 11:11 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
cross-posted from Sum of Change One of the treats of this year's Netroots Nation, was the timely panel about right-wing ...
by SumOfChange
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Aug 04, 2010 at 07:38 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Detroit plans to close more than a quarter of its public schools at a time when private foundations are pledging hundreds of millions of dollars to reshape the Detroit public school ...
by primarydoc
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 09:51 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Nebraska's moronic congressman, Lee Terry, is speaking at my son's government class today. I had to sign a permission slip for him to attend it. It made my stomach turn to sign, but i did so because ...
by Paula68154
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 07:03 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
All the teachers at a low performing High School in Rhode Island will be looking for new jobs next year. A school that performed poorly on Rhode Island state tests will have all new teachers and ...
by Orinoco
Comment Count 125 comments on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 05:13 AM PST with 36 Recommends
How many instuctional days do you have with your students? I know that we cannot reasonably compare those across our assorted disciplines and levels of teaching by using numbers of days. Let's ...
by mommyof3
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 07:03 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Some time ago I did work for a man who was promoting a truly radical idea regarding the act of negotiation between two competing nations. Ostensibly it was an attempt to provide a kind of complete ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 07:31 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
I was floored when I read this column in the Eagle Forum's Education Reporter. I can't seriously believe that someone would be ...
by egalite522
Comment Count 125 comments on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 05:08 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
From the Superintendent of schools in Westport, CT:
by Russells 10
Comment Count 181 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 06:25 PM PDT with 327 Recommends
OK, so we've all seen the misinformed at the town halls. Some (R) legislators get pumped up with the swastikas and feed the crowd what they want to hear. Some praise Glenn Beck, some others suggest ...
by my2cents4TX
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Aug 11, 2009 at 10:55 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Cross-posted at MotherTalkers . Good morning fellow moms, dads and caregivers! I am back with your weekly parenting news update. Here are some ...
by Elisa
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 07:47 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
As many of you know, the head of the RNC Michael Steele was once a Lt Governor in MD under Bob Ehrlich. According to an article in the Baltimore Sun this morning, last night at a Townhall Meeting ...
by Linda S
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 04:12 PM PST with 16 Recommends
It's December 20 and I'm stuck in Salt Lake City (booooooo!) because of an airline snafu yesterday. No luggage and no flight out until tomorrow, but I'm happy anyway, because today is Kitzmas! ...
by the law of ducks
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 02:29 PM PST with 6 Recommends
The purpose of public school is not to "prepare young people for the workplace" -- the purpose of public school is to educate young people so that they will be knowledgeable enough to elect leaders ...
by futurebird
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 09:05 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I do not blame all Christians for his actions, but this man is insane. http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/08/06/20/freshwater_upd2.html The investigators found that Freshwater: Used ...
by AHiddenSaint
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 10:20 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I thought my first diary might be about campaign tactics...or possibly education...or health care...or the war. But now that I’m here, I'll simply write an old-fashioned, unabashed and ...
by drumlanrig
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 12:35 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
If you thought the Resolution for Christmas and Christianity was bad you haven't seen anything yet. Rep. Steven King thinks EVERY child should learn Christianity in public school. http://...
by AHiddenSaint
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 03:23 PM PST with 6 Recommends