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BREAKING NEWS: Kansas Eliminates Due Process for Teachers, Expands Privatization

eviltessmacher:

justinspoliticalcorner:

The teacher-hating GOP extremists backed by ALEC/Koch Brothers are destroying education in this country. 

They are destroying the whole country, one issue at a time…

And we are stupid enough to keep voting them in office and letting them do it.

We get what we deserve.

I hate humanity. :I

zombiefacedgirl:

'The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe' #reading #realbooks #edgarallenpoe

My third grade teacher, Mr Begelman (yes, that was his name) used to read to us. It was his way of getting us excited about reading. He read us everything from Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ to Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’.
It was Mr Begelman’s amazingly animated read of Poe’s ‘The Telltale Heart’ though, that sparked my lifelong love of reading. 
I’ve had good and bad teachers throughout my schooling, but none as dedicated as my third grade teacher.  I will forever be indebted to Mr Begelman for giving me such a gift.

zombiefacedgirl:

'The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe' #reading #realbooks #edgarallenpoe

My third grade teacher, Mr Begelman (yes, that was his name) used to read to us. It was his way of getting us excited about reading. He read us everything from Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ to Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’.

It was Mr Begelman’s amazingly animated read of Poe’s ‘The Telltale Heart’ though, that sparked my lifelong love of reading.

I’ve had good and bad teachers throughout my schooling, but none as dedicated as my third grade teacher.  I will forever be indebted to Mr Begelman for giving me such a gift.

Baltimore Student Brings Down The House with This Amazing Speech


A summer intern at Teach For America Baltimore, Elijah Miles delivered this inspiring speech to a group of incoming teachers at institute. Wise well beyond his years, we think Elijah’s words are a great reminder about why we do the work that we do.

Elijah will begin college at Morgan State in the fall.

To learn more about Teach For America, visit: http://www.teachforamerica.org/

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This video was posted on TheGrio.com this morning. It moved me enough to share.

"“Much like Martin Luther King, this is my dream for Baltimore city,” says Miles, a summer intern for Teach For America Baltimore who is bound for Morgan State University this fall.”

Read the accompanying article at The Grio

Who Is The Real Mitt Romney?

  • "I’m Not Concerned With The Very Poor." - Mitt Romney

Before Mittens takes aim at President Obama’s statement that “the Private Sector is doing fine”, he should remember his own gaffe.

Let’s be clear on something. Compared with the Public Sector, the Private sector is doing fine. The Public Sector, which includes Cities and municipalities, are cutting their Police, Fire Fighter and Teacher jobs. The Unemployment Rate is being buoyed by Public Sector employees who are losing their jobs as part of the Republican’s Slash and Burn budget plans.

When the economy suffers, why do we always cut the three most important positions?

  • We need Law Enforcement. When the economy suffers, crime goes up. Without employment, people turn to desperate measures to feed and shelter their family. It’s cause and effect.
  • We need teachers. Education is the most important asset of the United States. Without education, we cannot move forward.
  • And do I really need to explain why we need Fire Fighters??

Why aren’t our “Elected Officials” taking a pay cut?

If our Elected Officials truly care about the budget, and “What’s Good For The Country”, why don’t they trim their own salaries?

It’s not like they’re not making extra cash on the side from lobbyists.