Monday, November 18, 2013


Chicago Neighborhood Schools Fair  (Sarah-Ji Fotógrafa) 

Julie Kosowski, CPS parent
"We are standing on the shoulders of lots of other people who have worked hard for public education to be an opportunity for everybody, and we do feel that it's being dismantled," Kosowski said. "And we're responding to that." -- At the Neighborhood Schools Fair
Arne Duncan on Common Core
“It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were..." -- Speech to State Superintendents
David Axelrod (imagined)
"Duncan said what?" 
Jose Vilson 
I get the offense, and understand the need for flexing a bit of political muscle to hold Duncan accountable again. The package deal of the Common Core State Standards has me, at best, leery of the nonsense. Just don’t expect me to get riled up, either. I’ve been mad. Perhaps you should have been angry with us, back when the levees broke … 

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