Monday, August 20, 2012


Friday's failed pension grab
“We all look like idiots. I’ll say it again: We all — not the governor, not the other side, not our side — we all look like idiots.” -- Daniel Biss, Evanston Democrat 
L.A. charter cheating scandal
"Here I had been going around bragging about how awesome our school is, and now I wonder: Are we cheaters?" --Former L.A. Charter School teacher Lisa Sims. 
Racist voter suppression in Ohio
“I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.” Doug Preisse, chairman of the county Republican Party and elections board member 
Murdoch thrilled
Amplify, focused on digital teaching and assessment tools, is run by Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor. Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corporation, has said he would be “thrilled” if education were to account for 10 percent of its revenue five years from now. -- N.Y. Times, "Media Companies, Seeing Profit Slip, Push Into Education"

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