In late spring, I posted a video of Tupac Shakur because I was impressed with his clarity, especially against the sad state of public commentary by our elected officials concerning education. Now I ask a follow up question: Do you prefer Orwellian Obama or actor Russell Brand? Please watch and decide: — I then recommend […]
Michelle Obama wasted her opportunity to speak at the predominantly black Bowie State commencement in Maryland this year. Rather than a strong transformative message, she chose to revive some of the same bromides and to perpetuate some of the same old myths that neolibs and neocons have been spouting ever since Reagan derailed the education […]
I listened to this segment on satellite radio the other night. Rachel Maddow was talking the President’s pre-K plan. Here’s more about it from the Maddow Blog. At this point, I can’t even discern who the guest was on the show, some dude. He was clearly an economist. He did some study on the benefits of […]
Here they are, via Bill Moyers. She makes two main suggestions: First, we must end the pressure on teachers to teach to the test… Second, we must strengthen and improve our public schools. I support both of these, but I just really don’t agree with the fundamental premise here. I realize that Moyers was asking various […]
Much, much ado about what the President will say about education in tomorrow’s SOTU address. The Answer Sheet has what SHOULD be said. But I’m revisiting a post I have up here from the previous SOTU speech. The image to the left is a Wordle graphic of the speech. Notice how, from the transcript, the word […]
Speaks for itself.
On my way out through the lobby, saw Michael Steele on the phone. He’s taller than I thought. The show’s going to broadcast tomorrow. I’ll link to it. But they originally contacted me because of this article that I wrote for Huffington Post about progressive disenchantment with the President. You just never know when or […]
Once again, not much of a game changer on the October jobs report, the last before this election. Pundits on either side will spin this in whichever way that suits their interests. Although, I am somewhat relieved that the picture is mixed to positive. Of course, everything here is about education and I noticed that […]