Monday, May 21, 2012


Rita Solnet
Rita Solnet, Parents Across America
“It’s kind of like a tsunami at this point — a movement underway. Primarily, we’re saying we know you wanted accountability, but the pendulum has swung too far. It’s gotten ridiculous where one test on one day determines everything for that one child. We are saying use the FCAT as a diagnostic tool — for what it’s meant to be used.” -- Miami Herald

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Light footprint?
Out of the experience emerged Mr. Obama’s “light footprint” strategy, in which the United States strikes from a distance but does not engage in years-long, enervating occupations. -- David Sanger, NYT, "Charting Obama’s Journey to a Shift on Afghanistan"
Woody Guthrie 
Saturday’s tribute show crystallized in music much of what was being chanted, debated and discussed across Chicago during the weekend of the NATO summit and its corresponding protests. With the artists drawing from Guthrie’s catalog as well as their own, themes of class struggle, inequality, immigrant rights and labor were well represented. -- Thomas Conner, Pop Music Critic/
Iraqi war vet, Ash Wilson
 "I was in Iraq in '03 and what I saw there crushed me. I don't want us to suffer this again, and I don't want our children to suffer this again. So I'm giving these [medals] back." -- ABC 7 News

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