Monday, October 31, 2011


John Adams' 276th birthday
“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.” -- The New Civil Rights Movement
Anthony Cody
"Bill Gates can produce the most elaborate teacher evaluation system in the world, but any system built upon the two dimensional data provided by test scores will be trumped by the smell and taste of poverty in our classrooms, and the cold hard data that shows we are failing to provide the most basic level of support for our children to live healthy lives and learn well in school." -- Washington Post
Charles Blow
"We sold ourselves a pipe dream that everyone could get rich and no one would get hurt — a pipe dream that exploded like a pipe bomb when the already-rich grabbed for all the gold; when they used their fortunes to influence government and gain favors and protection; when everyone else was left to scrounge around their ankles in hopes that a few coins would fall." -- New York Times
Daley vs. Rahm
I’m not reflecting on Rahm, but I’m not angling for something else, you know? Rahm is a lot younger [only 51 years old], and he knew he was going to be doing something else in two years or four years or eight years, and I’m in a different stage. I'm not going to become the leaker in chief. -- Bill Daley
Vets join OWS
 "He joined the military to fight for people's rights, and that's not what he found himself doing in Iraq. And so he came home and started fighting for people's rights here and for his brothers and sisters who were still deployed," said Iraq veteran Aaron Hughes, the central and team leader of Iraq Veterans Against the War. -- ABC News

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