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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 06:06 PM
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Petition to Oprah to invite Diane Ravitch on her show
Dear Ms. Winfrey:

We, the undersigned, were very disappointed with the recent Oprah show featuring Michelle Rhee and Bill Gates. We urge you to invite Prof. Diane Ravitch as a guest on your show.

Diane is an expert in the history of public education, the author of the bestseller, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Undermine Education," and is extremely incisive about the problems with the current rage for high stakes testing and privatization of our public schools.

There is much more to the story than "Waiting for Superman" reveals, and it's important that all sides be heard.

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/petition_to_...
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 06:12 PM
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1. k nt
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 06:20 PM
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2. Signed, K&R (nt)
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Orlandodem Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 06:56 PM
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3. Done. K&R
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:08 PM
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4. Rec. I hear Oprah actually does take these things seriously. nt.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:12 PM
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5. glad to help
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:36 PM
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6. signed. . .
This just keeps coming off as some conservative wet dream come true. . .the wealthy purchase elections, and they purchase the school districts. The American people are turning themselves into 21st century serfs.

It is bad enough that Winfrey didn't have any other point of view on that program. . .and I'm not sure I trust her with handling Ravitch well on the show.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:52 PM
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7. Oprah can't outsmart Ravitch
I think it would be a fun show to watch.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:54 PM
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8. Did you see this?
We're NOT 'Waiting for Superman'
www.rethinkingschools.org
On Sept. 24, a new film, "Waiting for Superman," will draw media attention to public education across the country. Unfortunately, most of it will be negative. So we've started a project to talk back to the film and the message it promotes. We hope you will join us at NOTwaitingforsuperman.org.

Here's the link to their facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/NOT-Waiting-for-Superman/...
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:56 PM
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9. It's sad when we resort to petitioning entertainers, since politicians fail us
Not criticizing your OP in any way, in fact it sounds like it's necessary after the bullshit propaganda she hosted.

It's just a sad state of affairs.

Millions of people were in the global streets to protest the Iraq Occupation, and....zip.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 11:33 PM
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12. Good point.
In fact, it's getting so it's hard to discern a difference.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 08:58 PM
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10. k & r
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 10:11 PM
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11. 526 signatures so far. Not too shabby. nt
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 11:44 PM
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13. Done
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 11:47 PM
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14. Now at 558
K&R

The petition has set a very modest goal of 1,000. C'mon - get it out to all your teacher friends/colleagues...should be many, many more than that.
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soleiri Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 12:40 AM
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15. K&R and done

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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 03:16 AM
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16. kr
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 05:26 AM
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17. 598 sigs at 6 am est. Do I hear 600? nt
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 07:25 AM
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18. 618. nt
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 07:27 AM
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19. Signed.
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 09:03 AM
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20. I just saw a local newscast anouncing that
Annie Delgado, a teacher at Buhat Colony in Atwater, CA is going to be on Oprah today (Fri). They said she email Oprah disagreeing with some of the things she heard on the Waiting for Superman show and they invited her to be on a panel today.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 10:13 AM
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21. Fine. We'll see. But we want Ravitch. nt
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 01:21 PM
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22. Yea, I have no idea who this person is...
it sounds like she was just one of the many people who emailed about the show. And they did say there was going to be a "panel."

So we'll see.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 02:27 PM
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23. Whoa. Passed 700 to 704 at 3:30 EST.
Real Reformers rock and roll.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 05:19 PM
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24.  Kick. Sign it before din-din. nt
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 11:53 PM
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25. Closing in on 800 at 12:50 am.
793 at the moment.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-10 07:57 AM
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26. One last kick for the Sat a.m. shift. nt
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-10 09:35 PM
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27. kick (nt)
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