"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why Rhonda's and Lili's Resignations Are More Important Than Arne's

As Weingarten was about to be re-appointed by Saddam proportions (97%) at the recent coronation exercises in Los Angeles, the biggest diversion of the week grew from whether Rhonda would call for Arne's resignation.  Ooh! What sad theatre!

Sadly, if Duncan were to leave tomorrow to play Golden Oldie basketball full time, another fascist water carrier would be put in his place to implement the ed policies set forth by the the the thin lipped drones from McKinsey & Co. for the Waltons, Bill Gates, and Broad.

What could be much more significant are the potential resignations of the top brass in both AFT and NEA, so that advocates for teachers and children and parents could be put in place in leadership positions to carry the battle against the mad dog privatizers, hedge funders, and profiteers.

The same sad diversionary theatre was just staged in Britain, with Duncan's equivalent, Gove, being shoved toward the door.  As the following excerpt from an email I got this morning from a British blogger shows, the questions remain about how this diversion could do anything for children and teachers and parents:

The recent National Union of Teachers strike involved lots of people holding up placards saying 'Gove Out'. Now he's gone do these people really think that the continuing sell-off of our public education system is going to stop? The naivete and ignorance amongst those who really ought to know better is shocking.

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