With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend quotables

WaPo editorial equating teacher pay raises to gas guzzling
... across-the-board increases to an artificial average are a discredited relic -- the education equivalent of building a gas guzzler when the market has turned to hybrids.
Dowd on Joe Wilson
Wilson’s shocking disrespect for the office of the president — no Democrat ever shouted “liar” at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq — convinced me: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.
Ravitch asks us Chicagoans...
Friends in Chicago: why are Duncan and Obama in love with charters and pay for test scores?
Mayor Daley on his plummeting ratings

Ninety percent of those surveyed disapprove of the $1.15 billion, 75-year lease with a private company.
“If we didn’t have the parking meters money … we’d be in much more serious financial conditions. But that’s hard to explain to people because the transition did not go good…

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