Monday, November 7, 2011


Rep. Maddox and Tenn. Gov. Bredesen celebrated their $500 million Race To The Top grant in March, 2010.  But now...
Race To The Top a flop in Tenn.
"I’ve never known so little about what’s going on in my own building.” -- Will Shelton, principal of Blackman Middle School
New York, New York...
"In another age, revelations that school reforms are little more than a series of phony claims that cost an extra $100 billion in taxpayer money would have resulted in some sort of political retribution. There would be cries for repealing the mayor’s dictatorial control of the schools, or cries for an investigation. Today, this is a one-horse political town." -- Marc Epstein taught history in Queens, N.Y
New white flight fears in Memphis
“I hope people can see that this is an opportunity to reflect on our history and not make the same mistakes. If people are leaving for reasons that they don’t want their children to be around children of color or children who are poor, then I say to them, ‘I bid you farewell.’ ” -- Kenya Bradshaw, advocate for educational equity
Clinton on Obama
“I’m really trying to help him,” the white-haired former president said, shaking his head, “but he seems to have lost his narrative.” --  NY Times
Paul Krugman
"That is, the protesters who portray themselves as representing the interests of the 99 percent have it basically right, and the pundits solemnly assuring them that  s really about education, not the gains of a small elite, have it completely wrong." --  NY Times

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