Monday, July 30, 2012


"Firing teachers is not a school improvement strategy...Killing a neighborhood school is like putting a knife into the heart of a community." -- Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch
"Value-added Assessment, used as it is today, is junk science."  -- AFT Convention speech 
Randi Weingarten
The fixation on testing, the attacks on teachers and their unions—they’re all proxies for attacks on public education. That’s what this comes down to: whether people believe that kids have the right to good public schools close to where they live (and despite what anyone says—parents are with us on that), or whether our public education system should be privatized, bled dry or abandoned altogether. -- Speech at the AFT Convention
J.C. Brizard
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said Tuesday that an elected school board would be “a disaster for the city” due the possibility of cronyism, nepotism and political agendas of elected officials getting in the way. -- Defender
Anthony Cody
I will be there because SOS has once again created a crossroads for our movement, just as it did last summer. -- Living in Dialogue
Caterpillar striker Bruce Boaz
“It’s corporate greed, plain and simple.” -- Sun-Times
Sen. Bernie Sanders
"... not content to own our economy, the 1 percent want to own our government as well.” -- Republic Report

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