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It’s Labor day. This is an obligatory Labor Day post where we’re supposed to thank Labor Unions for the day off.
Gallup: Americans Approve of Unions but Support “Right to Work” #Politics http://t.co/alHuHZOD8k
— American Insights (@AmericanInsight) August 29, 2014
Let’s look at what else we’re thanking them for: Continue reading
Over at Huffington Post, Randi Weingarten has an op-ed up. Weingarten rides the fence with this op-ed. It’s titled ‘Tuning in to Teachers’. I wonder when we’ll see one called ‘Tuning into Students’?
Here’s the excerpt I was concerned with; emphasis added:
The most intense debate concerned the Common Core State Standards . Teachers have been told that these are an essential building block to help all students be ready for college and career, yet stories of inadequate resources and preparation for teachers and students were as legion as they were heartbreaking. The anger over the emphasis on testing and the profit-seeking developers of tests and textbooks as well as other “edupreneurs” was evident and justified. Continue reading
Democracy NC, famous for their ‘non-partisan’ advocate for clean elections, is at it again with more partisanship attacks.
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This article by Lindsey Layton up at the Washington Post, Teachers union convention opens, Common Core on table, is very telling. The opening 2 paragraphs lay out a real narrative changer:
“In response to teachers who are uneasy with the Common Core State Standards, a major teachers union is offering to underwrite projects crafted by teachers to improve the math and reading standards.
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, is expected to announce Friday that the union will give up to five grants worth as much as $30,000 to teachers for projects aimed at reforming the standards.”
Wait, what? We’ve been told over and over by supporters that all teacher love the Common Core. Continue reading
It’s Monday. Time to Occupy again.
This week’s protest brought to you by Unions. Workers rights are human rights, ya’ll. Expect buses. Lots of them.
Along with workers, Occupy Monday has added the poor, women AND people of color.
Very ‘big tent’ of them to specify which sections of society are allowed to have a complaint today. The rest of the taxpayers? Not so much. We just foot their bill.
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The NC NAACP has really out beclowned themselves this time. The amount of lawfare the NAACP in NC generates could likely keep a medium sized firm happy with them as their only client. But I digress.
The NC NAACP are suing over the new NC General Assembly building rules — rules they in part helped create. I’ll explain that last part a bit more, but first, here’s the run down from WNCN.
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