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Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:17 AM

RAVITCH: Joe Biden's brother runs a for-profit charter school and said this:

Joe's thinking of running for president.

This might be a sign of where he'll stand on Wall Street's drive to break teachers unions and privatize public education.

On this issue, we need two parties to choose from and our choice right now is between a party that is aggressively pushing the corporate agenda and another that would like to AND starve traditional schools of more funding.

If you were a teacher, who would you vote for?

The party that wants to turn your career into a McJob that puts profits before pupils and teachers, or the one that wants to do it even faster?

Frank Biden, brother of Vice President Joe Biden, is president of the Mavericks charter chain in Florida, explained the secret of charter success.

He said,

“It’s all about the 501(c)(4) and how much money we get in it,” he said. “And we go see our friends and we tell them we’ll support them. And we go see our enemies and look ‘em in the eye and say we’re going to take you down.”


In that state, charters give handsomely to politicians and have a lock on the legislature.

Biden spoke truth.

At a conference in Florida celebrating Nationsl School Choice Week.

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Reply RAVITCH: Joe Biden's brother runs a for-profit charter school and said this: (Original post)
yurbud Feb 2014 OP
antiquie Feb 2014 #1
shenmue Feb 2014 #2
msanthrope Feb 2014 #8
yurbud Feb 2014 #9
yurbud Feb 2014 #5
yurbud Feb 2014 #10
chollybocker Feb 2014 #3
yurbud Feb 2014 #6
madmom Feb 2014 #4
msanthrope Feb 2014 #7
WinkyDink Feb 2014 #11

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:19 AM

1. Joe spends more time with Jill than Frank.

 

You know, Dr. Jill Biden, public school teacher...

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Response to antiquie (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:41 AM

2. Indeed

He's been a supporter of public schools so far. No reason to think he'll switch.

Some people don't like him because he works with, you know, President Obama.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:26 PM

8. This will be an ODS thread of epic proportions. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 03:01 PM

9. ods?

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Response to antiquie (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:21 PM

5. if she has spoken out against corporate education reform in K-12 or higher ed

please post some links.

that would be good news.

As far as I know, she hasn't even addressed the plight of fellow adjunct faculty members though I helped draft a letter to her about it on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 10:05 AM

10. crickets...

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:47 AM

3. My brother is a jerk, too.

Ergo, I can't be trusted. JUST LIKE JOE BIDEN...

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Response to chollybocker (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:22 PM

6. if you worked in government and your brother benefited from an industry your actions could affect...

he would be relevant.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:03 AM

4. My brother and I are two very different people....

He lives in Tenn. and is a very bigoted asshole. He thinks I am wasting my time volunteering to help less fortunate people. So by all means judge me by what he says and does!

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:23 PM

7. Billy Carter endorses this message...nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 10:10 AM

11. As does Neil "Silverado S&L" and "IGNITE!" Bush.

 

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