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This is a video from my show Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics. In this edition of Counterpoint PA's homage to Keith Olbermann, the ...
by ProgressivePatriotPA
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 11:57 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Bill de Blasio may be emerging as a national figure with his criticism of a major pillar of the neo-con Educational reform movement. Two days ago NYC Mayoral Candidate de Blasio (the frontrunner ...
by rexxnyc
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 05:53 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I don't place a lot of stock in endorsements. I don't really care who celebrities endorse (not even Clint Eastwood). And NYC's newspapers are in thrall to or owned by the powers that be (real ...
by rexxnyc
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 12:35 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
This article has been cross posted from the Raging Chicken Press On August 13th, Olney Charter High School students and members from the community held a demonstration outside of ASIPRA for PA’s ...
by S Kitchen
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Photo Credit-MLive.com Open letters have became popular of late so today Independent Underground News & Talk will pen the below open letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan ...
by kayla9170
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Arguments in favor of charter schools typically evoke the supposedly better learning outcomes for students, but thanks to a recent U.S. Department of Education determination that Pennsylvania must ...
by ProgressivePatriotPA
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:16 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Yes, I know. I retired from teaching in June. Yesterday I got a phone call. There is a non-profit charter middle school in DC that serves a very poor clientele with many of the students several ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 210 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:37 PM PST with 562 Recommends
NorthStar High School in the Orange County School District has shut down. Their phone is disconnected. State Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat, is trying to get legislation that will ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 166 comments on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:17 AM PDT with 356 Recommends
This diary gives 10 reasons not to see "Won't Back Down". http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/28/1137616/-10-Reasons-Not-to-See-Won-t-Back-Down Here's an 11th. It's funded and produced by ...
by biscobosco
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
I was disheartened to hear Chris Hayes on C-SPAN say that the educational "reform" movement is "winning the argument." That's not to say they're winning on any factual level, Hayes meant that in ...
by CartoonDiablo
Comment Count 104 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 12:06 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
In the film "A Tale of Two Missions," Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about Nobel Street Charter Schools having a "secret sauce" to success. What's in that sauce? The answers may shock you. Video after the ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 09:42 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Eva Moskowitz is moving one of her Harlem Success charter schools into a building which houses three other schools, one of which serves students with disabilities. She is doing so with the ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 08:16 PM PST with 16 Recommends
The Academica charter schools have really great retreats for their principals. If they were not getting public taxpayer money, I would not care about their fancy retreats. But they are getting it, ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 02:02 PM PST with 18 Recommends
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 11:28 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
An Imagine charter school in Melbourne, Florida, got an F grade last year. The school is in trouble not just over grades but over financial struggles. Many of the problems are due to the ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
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 ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 218 comments on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 05:08 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I've read a lot of diaries on DKos of late that slam charter schools. Specifically, they intend to slam for profit charter schools but tend to paint with a broad brush. I've decided it's time to ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 442 comments on Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 05:02 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Simply amazing! My mouth literally dropped open, when I heard today, what Governor Scott Walker has planned for Wisconsin's Public Schools. Especially for what he has ...
by jamess
Comment Count 69 comments on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 07:40 PM PST with 69 Recommends
Teacher Kashi Nelson, a leader in the push for ...
by jenbie44
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 05:46 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
“I would much rather put a phenomenal, great teacher in a field with 30 kids and nothing else than take the mediocre teacher and give them half the number of students and give them ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 99 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 04:03 AM PST with 36 Recommends