AITEC - Association Internationale de Techniciens, Experts et Chercheurs The Strike That Didn’t Change New York (Photo by Katrina Ohstrom)I never liked riding the bus as a kid. With its limited possibilities for adult supervision, the school bus was the venue of choice for kicking someone’s ass or exploring the more psychological expressions of adolescent torment. One day a boy my age looked at me defiantly across the aisle and set his jeans on fire. The first time I heard the word “cunt” yelled with real conviction? On a school bus. But had it not come, I would have been stranded without a ride. The Daily News accused drivers of “leaving kids … and forcing their angry parents to drag them to school in taxis or the subway.” The next day, the strike was off — another in a long line of Bloomberg’s victories against organized labor. The walkout left nine out of ten bus routes inoperational, effectively shutting down a critical service overnight. But ultimately it was the bus drivers, not the politicians, who were seen as selfish. It’s inevitable. It’s the wrong question.
Teamshaker - Reseau Social d'Entreprise et Intranet 2.0 sous Drupal 10 NEW Education Infographics We Love! EduTrends Friday To help us grow our information network, and keep collecting the best content and new ideas for EDUcators, please LIKE US, share on Facebook, Tweet us, and scroll to the end of this post to sign up for alerts; we’ll let you know when new content becomes available. Did you know that Glogster EDU was active on Pinterest? Well we are, and it won’t be a surprise to hear that we’re visual learning types. What are the vital elements of a good infographic for us? CrisisCommons | connecting people, tools and resources to support crisis response About | DFER Watch About Democrats for Education Reform is a political action committee supported largely by hedge fund managers favoring charter schools, merit-pay tied to test scores, high-stakes testing, school choice (including vouchers and tuition tax credits in some cases), mayoral control, and alternative teacher preparation programs. As Pedro Noguera noted in a recent Nation article: Market-based reforms like performance pay for teachers, the excessive emphasis on charter schools as alternatives to traditional public schools and the distribution of federal funds—once treated as entitlements to compensate for poverty—through competitive grants all represent a disturbing continuity with the policies of the past. The Obama administration gets some credit for not ignoring education despite being preoccupied with several formidable challenges. NB: I reserve the right to remove offensive and/or inappropriate comments.
Nonprofit Technology | Technology Nonprofit | Nonprofit Software | Fundraising Software I Fund Accounting Software An Open Letter to New Teach for America Recruits Dear New TFA Recruits, It is summertime, which for those of you newly accepted into Teach for America, means you are enduring the long hard days of Institute. I congratulate you on being accepted into this prestigious program. You clearly have demonstrated intelligence, passion, and leadership in order to make it this far. And now I am asking you to quit. Exacerbating Inequalities Teach for America likely enticed you into the program with the call for ending education inequality. However, the actual practice of Teach for America does the exact opposite of its noble mission. Many of you no doubt believe you are joining a progressive education justice movement, that is the message TFA sells so well. reform are all very conservative, very anti-progressive ideas. Ask yourself honestly, since when did billionaires, financial giants, or hedge fund managers on Wall St begin to care about the education of poor black and brown children in America? A Broken Model Students Resist Why You Must Say ‘No’
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IDEA: Institute for Democratic Education in America Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice One of IDEA's favorite gentlemen, Sam Chaltain, has a freshly published brand new book titled Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice. It's already got some great reviews, and for all the right reasons! Our School is the first book I've... Read More...Posted on Apr 07, 2014 Education Uprising & J4J’s Listening Project YES! Read More...Posted on Mar 14, 2014 Profound Conversation on Impact of ESEA On January 22nd, IDEA held our first "Network Learning Call."
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