Monday, July 29, 2013


CPS Budget Cuts: Lane Tech Takes Protest to Alderman Pawar's Office 

Susan Dobinsky, Lane Tech parent
"It's anti-democratic," she said of what she deems a "clear effort" to "dismantle" public schools. -- DNAInfo
Kathi Thomas, Texas parent
 “These few kids that would be able to get out of taking the test, they will still get all of the wasted time prepping. And on the day that they don’t take the test, they are going to be warehoused in a library, and they still won’t getting any learning out of it.” --  NYT, Texas’ Bid to Ease Mandatory Exams for Public School Students
Barack Obama
 “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise... Racial tensions won’t get better; they may get worse, because people will feel as if they’ve got to compete with some other group to get scraps from a shrinking pot.” -- NYT, Obama Says Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric
Chaka Kahn
Chaka Kahn
"Well the trial, number one was a travesty. Racism is still very much alive and well in this country. It has gone to more of a cerebral state. But it’s alive and well. The new slavery is keeping black men in jail." -- Chaka Khan Boycotts Florida 
John Wilson
Once known for having the most innovative and progressive public school system in America, North Carolina is now a trajectory of backwardness. -- Edweek

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