Maybe SEIU #73 leaders somehow spread the sell-out disease to New Jersey.
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N.J. Blogger Bob Braun tries to make some sense of it all here.
SAVING AND TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
I just got this week's special Saving Public Schools issue of The Nation and it's a good one. But the title is somewhat misleading. It's not just about saving public schools, but transforming them and changing the entire system of public education in the process.
The lead editorial, "Our Public Education System Needs Transformation, Not ‘Reform. I would argue, it needs transformation and reform. The great lineup of ed-activist writers includes: Dana Goldstein, Kenzo Shibata, Diane Ravitch, Lee Fang, Pedro Noguera, Gordon Lafer, Daniel Denvir, Michelle Fine, and Michael Fabricant. Don't miss.
The editors write:
A truly progressive vision for public education shouldn’t focus on stories of how a few kids competed their way out of blighted neighborhoods. Instead, it should focus on taking back that stream of money going to charter chains and corporate tax cuts and redirecting it toward schools anchored in strong communities and using proven methods for teaching kids—the very methods deployed in schools where the rich send their children. Indeed, the most disadvantaged kids should get even more support for their schools than their privileged suburban counterparts.
But if its war he wants, it's war he'll get. As Brother Fred points out:
Bad news for the employees. But bad news for Rahm as well. These employees are voters. 28,000 retiree voters.