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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 10:53 AM
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31. Not just science, also history and social studies. Texas is trying that right now.

"Former secretary of State Colin Powell is out. So is Mother Teresa.

Former senator Phil Gramm, R-Texas, also didn't make the cut.

Nor did Revolutionary war hero Nathan Hale, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud or Carl Sagan.

But Hector P. Garcia is in. So is former secretary of State James A. Baker.

Likewise, Howard Hughes Sr., Thurgood Marshall and Ross Perot.

.."The decisions have major implications outside the state because Texas buys a large number of textbooks and publishers are not eager to print different editions for different states."
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  -DOE money to flow to schools which defy their unions. To districts which form charter schools. madfloridian  Oct-24-09 10:52 PM   #0 
  - K&R.  Brickbat   Oct-24-09 10:53 PM   #1 
  - Union busting by Federal Mandate.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-24-09 10:54 PM   #2 
  - How is this any different from what Reagan did to the unions?  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-25-09 11:40 AM   #61 
     - Good point.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 03:46 PM   #71 
  - YES..a big part of the charter school movement is the UN-empowerment of unions.  BrklynLiberal   Oct-24-09 10:59 PM   #3 
  - Obama is carrying out the social agenda with nary a peep from the NBC liberal anchors  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:03 AM   #17 
  - Are they really non-profits?  thelayoff   Oct-24-09 11:00 PM   #4 
  - Not really.  madfloridian   Oct-24-09 11:03 PM   #5 
  - One hand washing the other :(  varelse   Oct-25-09 11:34 AM   #57 
  - lay off is a great site...  madrchsod   Oct-24-09 11:31 PM   #6 
  - There have been more complex scams involving rental of buildings  starroute   Oct-25-09 12:04 AM   #7 
     - I think this is the story I was originally looking for  starroute   Oct-25-09 12:15 AM   #8 
     - Though there's also more to the Philadelphia story  starroute   Oct-25-09 12:25 AM   #10 
     - Some of this going on with the Catholic school conversions to charters...  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 12:55 AM   #12 
     - Federal or state money is being used to support Catholic school buildings?  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:16 AM   #18 
        - It's a mess, a really big mess.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 10:29 AM   #20 
           - It's a wicked game, isn't it.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:47 AM   #26 
     - The charter experiment in Philly was full of fraud  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:26 AM   #19 
  - "Change we can believe in" - yeah right....wing nt  msongs   Oct-25-09 12:21 AM   #9 
  - Also Gates is giving 60 million to Green Dot Charter if they do merit pay.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 12:53 AM   #11 
  - Testing destroys motivation. That is why they are doing it.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:15 AM   #49 
  - Morning Kick. . . n/t  annabanana   Oct-25-09 09:15 AM   #13 
  - We need a Labor Party. Far too Many Democrats are corporate whores.  Vidar   Oct-25-09 09:41 AM   #14 
  - Too many Democrats are certainly turning a cold shoulder  LWolf   Oct-25-09 11:00 AM   #38 
  - I don't trust charter schools.  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-25-09 09:49 AM   #15 
  - Interesting blog about Whittle and Edison Schools...even in UK  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 10:45 AM   #25 
     - Gah! Whittle is enough to make me barf.  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-25-09 10:50 AM   #28 
        - Not just science, also history and social studies. Texas is trying that right now.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 10:53 AM   #31 
        - I've tried to tell people that Texas affects them too.  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-25-09 10:58 AM   #36 
           - Your cat looks like a cynic.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 11:01 AM   #39 
           - LOL!  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-25-09 11:07 AM   #46 
           - The textbook publishers focus on Texas, Florida and California: the biggest $$ states  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:01 AM   #40 
        - more on whittle  Hannah Bell   Oct-25-09 04:41 PM   #76 
  - This thread should have 100 recs: it is THAT important  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 09:50 AM   #16 
  - Considered criticism of Obama plus people don't seem to care about public schools now.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 10:31 AM   #21 
  - Good lord. The president is a man, not a religion.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:36 AM   #22 
     - I care.  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-25-09 10:38 AM   #23 
     - That's because it is starting in the poor areas and districts  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:45 AM   #24 
        - Jeb started it here among minorities and poor .  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 10:49 AM   #27 
           - And the kids are no better off  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 10:57 AM   #35 
           - Here's a recent article about Jeb  LWolf   Oct-25-09 11:21 AM   #51 
              - + 1  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:23 AM   #53 
     - Heretic! Apostate! n/t  QC   Oct-25-09 10:53 AM   #30 
     - Ouch!  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:05 AM   #44 
     - Have you READ the education threads lately?  donco6   Oct-25-09 04:10 PM   #73 
     - i do.  Hannah Bell   Oct-25-09 04:40 PM   #75 
  - It should.  LWolf   Oct-25-09 11:23 AM   #52 
     - Our party is turning into a cult of personality  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:32 AM   #56 
        - I can't disagree.  LWolf   Oct-25-09 11:46 AM   #63 
           - How the hell did we get here?  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 12:28 PM   #66 
  - it took Nixon to go to China.  Jakes Progress   Oct-25-09 10:51 AM   #29 
  - Sadly, I was about to post the very same thing.  QC   Oct-25-09 10:54 AM   #32 
  - Yes. The liberals are lulled and don't monitor things as closely  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:06 AM   #45 
  - leasing a school for $1? further proof that PRIVATIZATION IS CORRUPTION and this time our kids will  yurbud   Oct-25-09 10:54 AM   #33 
  - The taxpayers still pay for everything. The money just gets siphoned off.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:08 AM   #47 
  - knr nt  slipslidingaway   Oct-25-09 10:54 AM   #34 
  - Not a surprise.  LWolf   Oct-25-09 10:59 AM   #37 
  - Thanks for the Substance link.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 11:03 AM   #41 
  - You're welcome, of course.  LWolf   Oct-25-09 11:25 AM   #54 
     - That Substance site is a great source for education stuff....  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 01:38 PM   #70 
  - +1 ......and thank you.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:16 AM   #50 
  - Money talks and bullshit walks. Why are ignoranuses sending their kids to these bullshit schools.  lonestarnot   Oct-25-09 11:03 AM   #42 
  - Because they've been sold on the idea that their kids will be getting a "private school education"  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:27 AM   #55 
     - Well ignorant should be taught research skills. Does even take that! One week of attendance should  lonestarnot   Oct-25-09 11:36 AM   #58 
     - They remind me of families who dress up their kids in soldiers' uniforms who condone a war of lies  lonestarnot   Oct-25-09 11:38 AM   #59 
        - Sometimes, it's just desperation.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 12:31 PM   #67 
  - When it comes to ed policy, Obama truly is Bush's third term.  QC   Oct-25-09 11:04 AM   #43 
  - Yes, that hounding took away some of our best thinkers.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 11:09 AM   #48 
     - Very true about the hounders  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-25-09 11:39 AM   #60 
        - And which one might that be?  QC   Oct-25-09 11:52 AM   #64 
           - Me too.  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 12:47 PM   #68 
  - can we get a list of all the shitty things private contractors did in Iraq and how much it cost?  yurbud   Oct-25-09 11:46 AM   #62 
  - Actually, you can't.  donco6   Oct-25-09 07:08 PM   #77 
     - true, but we can get the ones that have made it into the press.  yurbud   Oct-25-09 08:38 PM   #79 
  - Chicago Trib's The Swamp: Gates Foundation has become the biggest player in school reform movement.  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 12:20 PM   #65 
  - Chicago teachers' unions have lost 6000 members and 70 neighborhood schools...  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 01:08 PM   #69 
  - Do you think the union leaders have been bought off?  Nikki Stone1   Oct-25-09 04:07 PM   #72 
     - 4.3 billion speaks very loudly. Or is it really 10 billion as Arne says?  madfloridian   Oct-25-09 04:30 PM   #74 
     - I don't  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-25-09 09:41 PM   #80 
  - Anyone know if this is a Bush mole...  yella_dawg   Oct-25-09 07:30 PM   #78 
  - The Secretary of Education is an old friend of President Obama from Chicago  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-27-09 12:57 PM   #84 
  - Good! This is long past due.  Frank Booth   Oct-25-09 10:14 PM   #81 
  - k i c k  defendandprotect   Oct-25-09 11:50 PM   #82 
  - "The district shut down the award-winning De La Cruz middle school "  madfloridian   Oct-27-09 12:50 PM   #83 

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