Reply to: Exposed by CMD: KIPP's Efforts to Keep the Public in the Dark while Seeking Millions in Taxpayer Subsidies
I don't support kipp in any way, but this article is useless unless you put the numbers alongside those from non-charter public schools of similar sizes from the same districts numbers for comparison. Running schools costs an INCREDIBLE amount of money. I'm surprised by phrases such as "six figure salaries" (gasp!)--which by the way public school principals make, as they should for doing that crazy hard job (charter schools often title what we call principals as executive directors). We don't need to attack acknowledging educators as professionals (if only because that's a different debate entirely) It all sensationalizes and steers us away from the important data... Which is those kids getting kicked out so they aren't part of the stats. Bad reportage is undermining this very important article.
Reply to: Show Me the Money: Meet the Multimillionaire Squeezing Missouri's Schools
You are so far off in your comments that it's obvious to see that you are probably being paid by the man as well. Almost ALL teachers opposed Rex's proposals and as it always seems to be, it's people who are not educators that think they know what's best when they really don't have a clue. Tenure does not guarantee that a teacher can keep their job - it only gives them a process by which to improve and have due process. Without that protection, many school boards would dismiss experienced teachers to bring in new hires at significantly less pay, or to pay back grudges for their friends. None of which would be good for the students, which is what the main concern should be.
Reply to: Betsy DeVos Ethics Report Reveals Ties to Student Debt Collection Firm
Who is responsible for prosecuting her for this and which attorney cannot argue that she clearly is violating this conflict and will resume profiting from this the instant she leaves office? Are the wealthy so amoral they can lie and not blink the way she does?
Reply to: How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf
Of COURSE the Monsters who Murdered the babies would pack the incubators off carefully and return them INSTEAD OF BLOWING THEM TO KINGDOM COME, you brainiac you.
Reply to: Dark Justice
This reminds me of the old "Trips for Judges" program and other events run by F.R.E.E. Ginny Thomas attended these too, along with Scalia and many of the Federalist Society players. The names of the fronts may change, but the players, the money, and the intent remain constant. That's the rightwing playbook.