Monday, December 27, 2010


He's dreaming of a white Christmas
"You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK. Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders." (Miss. Gov. and 2012 presidential candidate, Haley Barbour)
The spirit of giving
"From Gates, to Broad, to Bloomberg, edu-philanthropists have been pouring their time, talent and treasure into education. They tout themselves as education reformers, but, largely, their dollars are not simply good deeds. Instead, their gifts are thinly veiled attacks on our public education system. Edu-philanthropy is education's Trojan horse." (Julie Cavanagh: Education's Trojan Horse)
Heiress vs. the parents
If this charter is to remain open, if [Ross] is able to bully the education department, this will destroy the premise of charters - that students deserve the best educational choices. (Mona Davids, president of the New York Charter Parents Association)
 Who's watching the watchers?
"The video is sent to researchers off-site who will never speak with the teachers they are watching. Those analysts will scientifically code the steps that teachers like Davis use to reach their students." (NPR)
 War is theft
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." (Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, quoted by Kristof in NYT)
Ike might well have added, those who are uneducated.

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