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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:48 AM

Well ... what world DOES Bloomberg inhabit?

It sure ain't this one. Good analysis in today's NYT of teachers' resistance to attempted imposition of BAD ed policy by people who don't know what they're doing. Sort of our East Coast version of what's going on now in Washington state. (BTW, story doesn't mention it , but Cavanagh is mounting an electoral challenge to current UFT president.)


>>Teachers Julie Cavanagh and Adam Stevens listen to New York’s mayor pour boiling oil on their union, to his talk of imposing more tests and using the scores to draw a stringent measure of each teacher, and they wonder what world he inhabits.


Ms. Cavanagh, 34, teaches at the highly rated Public School 15, in the working-class Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. She already loses 16 days each school year to our mania for federal, state, and city tests. (I write “our mania” but this noun rarely applies to the $40,000 per year private schools attended by the children of the mayor and many education reformers, where the emphasis is on essay writing and the “whole child,” and a distrust of standardized testing prevails.)

“Our school has never been about churning out day after day of test prep; we try hard not to be that narrow,” Ms. Cavanagh says. “Slowly but surely, though, the definition of success becomes based on a test score.”>>>

The rest:http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/scorn-for-unions-threatens-mayors-educational-legacy/?ref=michaelpowell

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Smarmie Doofus Jan 2013 OP
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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:52 AM

1. URECTUM..............

 

http://theinfosphere.org/Urectum


Urectum (formerly Uranus) is a gas giant in the solar system. The planet's former name, Uranus, was often of the cause of much laughter in the immature English speaking world, where its name could be interpreted as "your anus". However, by 2620, scientists finally got tired of that "stupid joke", so they renamed Uranus to Urectum, believing the revised name to be much less funny.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:19 PM

2. That would be the very wealthy clueless about anybody else world.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:11 PM

3. Yet there is at least one Bloomingdale groupie who post here regularly

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:21 PM

4. There used to be quite a few in the old days.

Back in 2005 DU let them advocate for his ( i.e. Money Boo-Boo's) reelection as a Republican against our Democratic nominee. In the face of explicit DU rules.

His cheering section is a lot quieter these days. And smaller... I think.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:27 PM

5. The new one is about as bad as I have ever seen

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