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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

For your weekend viewing. A must watch.

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Dora

4 comments on “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

  1. qu
    May 18, 2012

    This is an interesting interview with Cory Booker (and some others interviewed are available here too) http://www.thirteen.org/eye-on-education/cory-booker/

  2. Kevin Spradlin
    May 11, 2012

    Dora, He is the mayor of Newark N.J. and loves the concept of mayoral control and charter schools.

  3. seattleducation2011
    May 11, 2012

    Jim,

    You’re going to have to clue me in on Booker. He has not come across my radar before now.

    Dora

  4. JimCap
    May 11, 2012

    Dora,
    Not directly related, but THIS is absolutely shocking: http://www.wa-democrats.org/content/cory-booker-speak-state-convention-gala-banquet

    Why would the Washington State Democrats invite Cory Booker? If you’re going to invite Booker, why not also include Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal—both of whom Booker spoke with, just last week, at an ALEC sponsored event in New Jersey? At least they don’t use the label “Democrat” in describing themselves.

    It’s one thing for ersatz groups like ” ‘Democrats’ for Educational Reform” to hoodwink and bamboozle your average citizen, or even your average, educated voter. But for their con job to succeed with the people who run our state’s Democratic Party is astonishing.

    Was someone asleep at the wheel? Or, even worse, was Booker invited to speak BECAUSE of his stance on “Education Reform”? Did our state dems actually WANT to seduce party members into thinking Booker’s pro-corporate, anti-union, anti-public schools stance is a “good” thing?

    Whatever the explanation, it’s an awful thing to think he’s coming. If Booker does speak, all of us who are opposed to the selling off of our schools needs to show up and make our voices heard in dissent.

    Thank you.

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