With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Monday, February 20, 2012


Republican frontrunner Santorum said the idea of public school was “anachronistic.”
Rick Santorum
“It’s about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology,” he said. “But no less a theology.” -- N.Y. Times
Valerie Strauss
Jon Stewart tried to engage Education Secretary Arne Duncan on “The Daily Show” Thursday night, but the effort was an exercise in the futility of conversing with someone who won’t deviate from his talking points. -- The Answer Sheet
Atlanta Supt. Davis 
“Education is the only industry in this country where failure is blamed on the workers, not the leadership.” -- N.Y. Times
Stephen Krashen
“Our average scores are less than spectacular because the U.S. has the highest percentage of children in poverty of all industrialized countries.” -- Dallas Morning News
Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang
An internally motivated approach to building self-control plays to traditional American strengths. Being self-motivated may lead to other positive long-term consequences as well, like independence of thought and willingness to speak out.  -- N.Y. Times


  1. The next day, Santorum claimed he wasn't talking about Obama's Christianity or his faith, but rather his "world outlook." Then why did he mention his THEOLOGY and whether or not it was based on the Bible?


    1.The study of the nature of God and religious belief.
    2.Religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed: "Christian theology".

    This man is a charlatan and as of now, the voice of the Republican Party.

  2. At least Santorum is upfront about wanting to destroy the public school system.

    Obama, Duncan, Emanuel, Cuomo, Bloomberg, Jeb Bush, Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee, et al. like to make believe they're just trying to improve the public school system with their radical destabilization of the system, school closure plans, teacher evaluation systems based upon test scores, promotion of charter schools, etc. when what they're really trying to do is the same thing Santorum wants to do - destroy public schools.

  3. While I strongly disagree with the president's education policies, equating him with Santorum is foolish and leads nowhere. I think most parents and teachers will recognize the difference.


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