HITTING LEFT WITH THE KLONSKY BROTHERS

Monday, March 18, 2013

WEEKEND QUOTABLES

Satrapi
Persepolis author, Marjane Satrapi
 “For me, the worst in all of that is it’s absolutely the biggest insult to the intelligence of the teachers.” -- Sun-Times
 More from Marjane Satrapi
 I’m absolutely shocked. Even in Texas I didn’t have trouble with Persepolis.” -- Sun-Times
CPS liar-in-chief, Becky Carroll
"The book was never banned.” -- Sun-Times
Lane Tech students 
 - This is a SIT IN…We will SIT. And READ. You do not need to bring the book with you. You can hold up signs expressing your opinions toward CPS, Persepolis, Censorship, etc. - If you have other banned books, feel free to bring them and read them there. -- Flyer announcing today's sit-in in the library
Lane Tech Teacher, Steve Parsons
"I tell my students all the time, this is what education is all about. You don't learn just so you can take a test. You learn so you can change the world. They are actually doing that now." -- Chicago Tribune
Barbara Jones, American Library Assoc.
The CPS directive to remove this book from the hands of students represents a heavy-handed denial of students’ rights to access information, and smacks of censorship... As an institution of democracy and learning, CPS has a responsibility to actively model and practice the ideals of free speech, free thought, and access to information at the heart of our democracy. -- Washington Post

2 comments:

  1. The Lane Tech student sit-in planned for this morning has been shutdown.

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  2. "As an institution of democracy and learning, CPS has a responsibility to actively model and practice the ideals of free speech, free thought, and access to information at the heart of our democracy"

    CPS has only modeled contempt for free speech and thought, and as far as access to information - they are guilty of the worst kinds of misinformation, manipulation, and outright lies that one usually expects from the seediest corporations. As a teacher who made a mid-life career change from corporate America, I have been shocked and sickened by the kind of people running our schools - from the top levels downtown to inside the schools themselves. The teachers are great, and they put up with so much crap. Never thought I would see such people as this in education. If I knew then what I know now, I never would have made the change 15 years ago. The teachers and students are suffering mentally and physically. I am signing anonymous because these people are downright scary.

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