Monday, May 9, 2016


Mayday Protests, 1971
“If the government will not stop the war, we will stop the government.” -- Bill Moyers
CPS spokesperson Emily Bittner
 “This decision demonstrates that Governor Rauner’s attempts to drive CPS into bankruptcy are misguided and wrong. While CPS faces a $1 billion budget deficit next year, it can be solved if we all work together, as we are committed to doing.” -- Fortune
UNC Pres. Margaret Spellings
Bush's former Sec. of Education says, while she doesn't endorse the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people, the university will enforce it, despite warnings from the feds. Spellings maintained her anti-gay stance, dismissively describing homosexuality as a “lifestyle.”-- Slate
Trump gets it all wrong on education
 "Now, if you look at education. Thirty countries. We’re last. We’re like 30th. We’re last. So we’re last in education. If you look at cost per pupil, we’re first. So we — and by the way, there is no second because we  spent so much more per pupil that they don’t even talk about No. 2. It’s ridiculous." -- Washington Post
Trump: 'I don't know how people make it on $7.25 an hour'
"But I'd rather leave it to the states. Let the states decide.” -- Politico
Sen. Elizabeth Warren & Rep. Tammy Duckworth
Corporations should be free to pay their CEOs whatever they choose, but taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to subsidize those salaries  — especially not when it gets in the way of our most vulnerable citizens leading more secure lives. -- Sun-Times

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