Homeland Security Teacher Rating System Threat Advisory

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Teacher Inactivist Man vs. Achievement Gap Woman: Double speak as idiot wind

  Teacher’s wages, student poverty, cuts in educational funds, leaving ‘children behind’, ‘failure to close the ‘achievement gap’ and more sophistry in education all combine to frame the Sophocles tragedy we call ‘educational theatre’.  As you listen to the YouTube tragic-humor found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FOmnG721qo pay close to attention to the language employed, not to mention […]

Detroit: Dozen people arrested in direct action to protect public schools and how the press covered it

Detroit Federation of Teachers http://www.youtube.com/dftmembers Smith Radio Show in Pennsylvania http://ricksmithshow.com/statebattles/michigan/cfaocc  Report from BAMN Teacher/Occupier Nicole Conaway http://defendpubliceducation.com/2011/04/16/detroit-students-occupy-catherine-ferguson-academy-high-school/ Update: Students occupy Detroit school Catherine Ferguson Academy students protest pending privatizion of school By ROBERT GUTTERSOHN | The South End Updated: 3 hours ago http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2011/04/ferguson_academy#comment828 Students, faculty take over Detroit school in protest April 15, 2011 […]

The Myth of the "Bad Teacher"

In this political season of faux anti-establishment anger born of very real economic desperation, public educators have become the villain du jour, their reputations collateral damage in the war against “big government.”

Race to the Top - Cannibalizing teachers and students, state by state

High stake testing is the cornerstone of the new No Child Left Behind, rebranded as the wretched Race to the Top by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.  He and the testing corporations, the Wall Street venture capitalists and those for profit forces bent on destroying teacher unions, privatizing education and decimating collective bargaining, thereby reducing teachers […]

Billionaire boyz club plans to buy D.C. teachers hits a snag?

Things not going well for billionaire plan to take over Washington, D.C. Schools As history indicates, it has taken less than a year to cobble together the naked takeover of public education and the merit pay ruse in Washington D.C.  Chancellor of Schools in D. C. Michelle Rhee is implacable, beyond expression when it comes […]

Tennessee mined student data for more than 20 years

Tennessee has data mined kids for 20 years in schools but never allowed teachers to see test scores: now under Race to the Top the scores will be accessible Arne Duncan’s Race to the Top is a federal extortion plan designed to reward states for educational deform keeping with the philosophy of competition and class-based […]

Crist vetoes Senate Bill 6 - victory for students, teachers and anti-privatiztion forces

We won! Governor Charlie Crist of Florida Vetoes SB 6, merit pay/testing trap After huge teacher call-ins (at least 6,700 teachers in Miami/Dade school district alone) and scores of student walkouts, along with a huge rally and other actions,  including a “sit-down” (turned meeting with Governor Crist) at the Governor’s office which BAMN carried out […]

Message from BAMN: Florida - Less than 60 hours

Rep. Marco Rubio hits the campaign trail this week on a bus tour across the state. This provides an excellent opportunity to personally inform the U.S. Senate candidate, running against Governor Crist, how you feel about SB-6 and how his views will impact your vote in November.