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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

sunnubian ·
African America is going to have to see where they stand on this issue. On the one hand, our children would be better off if we could open our own schools in our own communities (and Churches). On the other hand, if we assist in de-funding public schools, where will our children be educated at when they change the game on us? (and they always do). Or, should African Americans fight like hell against this, which is going nationwide, and do whatever it takes to make ALL Public Schools better...
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Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funny

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, July 30, 2012 by Common Dreams Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funnyby Paul Buchheit The privatization of public goods and services turns basic human needs into products to buy and sell. That's more than a joke, it's...
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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: African America is going to have to see where they stand on this issue. On the one hand, our children would be better off if we could open our own schools in our own communities (and Churches). On the other hand, if we assist in de-funding public schools, where will our children be educated at when they change the game on us? (and they always do). Or, should African Americans fight like hell against this, which is going nationwide, and do whatever it takes to...
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Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

sunnubian ·
Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public EducationReuters  |  Posted: 06/01/2012 6:04 pm Updated: 06/03/2012 10:02 pm Alexandria Cole, 9. left, and Kaci Chairs, 9, right, curtsy in the hallway at the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
If this is what they are talking about...I agree too my sista. But I heard this before. And if this was the consensus[sp], why have teachers drop the ball for twenty year or more? I say this cuz a lotta children aren't LEARNING. And these same children who didn't learn are the ones who are trying to promote this privatization of schools, charter and home schools, online learning and what's the other term? Deprofessionalism of teachers? Sounds like a play with words to me. Cuz tests don't...
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Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on contract disputes that have been ongoing since June.
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PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA: WHILE REPUBLICANS SERVE PUBLIC EDUCATION TO PRIVATIZATION ON A SILVER PLATTER

sunnubian ·
Daily Kos Special Coverage Today is Teacher Appreciation Day! Here are some of the most all-time shared stories on teachers from Daily Kos, the largest online gathering space for progressives. Stephen Colbert does it again! Announces massive fundraising drive for teachers across America. Stephen Colbert shocks South Carolina schools by funding every single teacher requesting grants Are you sick of highly paid teachers? I don’t want to be a teacher anymore Teacher’s resignation letter: My...
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Are Public Schools Safe for Black Children?

sunnubian ·
Are Public Schools Safe for Black Children?  By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: March 7, 2012 U.S. Department of EducationOn Tuesday the U.S. Department of Education released the Civil Rights Data Collection sample, which...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Fine ·
And rightly so... Originally Posted by sunnubian: Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! I don't think teachers should be faulted for the failure of NCLB, They were mandated to follow President Idiot's education plan. And the fact that it had no chance of success ... and actually put public education two steps...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Why not have a National Recommended Reading List regardless of the public schools or the corporations? The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8 The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand http://www.exceltip.com/book-1570713960.html http://www.fool.com/personal-f...unting-gamequot.aspx The Screwing of the Average Man by David Hapgood...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
"We must commit ourselves," in both word and deed Ravitch said, "to a system of free, just, and forward minded public education – not testing, privatization schemes, or crazy accountability schemes that take the focus off of what really matters." "If anyone thinks this strike is just another union “ploy” for higher pay or less “working time” they are sorely mistaken," she added. "And while workers should be entitled to protect their rights, the CPS strike is about the heart and soul of...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my sista. It is confusing as hell especially when one is no better than the other..depending where you are and who you talk to. As for Emmanual? Well it seems he just wanted to be in charge of something. He didn't want to be someone's assistant even if it was the President of the United States. But! For me the children are the ones who will continue to lose this fight. It's sad. Cuz we gotta have some type of uniform education....otherwise the kids are gonna be f'd up in the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Koco ... one of the most startling - and thought-provoking - things I heard during the Democratic Convention was the statistic of how LOW on the list the United States is EDUCATIONALLY compared to the other industrialized countries in the world!! (I can't remember if it was 13th or 26th??? ) But, whatever it was was P-I-T-I-F-U-L ... for a nation that CLAIMS to be the superpower of the world!! Our children/citizens are so uneducated that we have to recruit MORE intelligent...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I just don't understand where this system have gone sooooooooo wrong. I do. It happened through the breakdowns of both the community and the family as a 'unit'. I would say both integration - which fractured our sense of "community" and the "village" form of raising/rearing our young ... and the disintegration of the traditional family structure are to blame, probably in equal parts. Or you could pick one over the other. The results would still be the same.
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THE WAR ON SCHOOLS IN BLACK COMMUNITIES and BLACK TEACHERS

sunnubian ·
Chicago board closes 50 schools By Eric Struch on June 2, 2013 Photo: Patricia Linarez Despite a heroic series of demonstrations led by the Chicago Teachers Union that involved support from school pupils and community organizations, the Chicago Board of Education and the right-wing, anti-people, anti-Black administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 schools in a decision that took less than two minutes. The May 22 decision means that 27,000 children will have to change schools in...
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

sunnubian ·
Are our children in Public Schools, or are they in Prisons and Concentration Camps?
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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Yemaya ·
That is bold. Where does the left stand on this? Will they try to block this privatization of the school system? I predict if Louisiana passes this, it will be a matter of months before every state tries the same thing. And illiteracy will be back at 1789 America.
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Public Citizen Goes After Citizens United

sunnubian ·
If you are having trouble viewing this message, you can view the message online . March 16, 2012 Reversing Citizens United Building Momentum Across the United States On Town Meeting Day in Vermont, at least 60 towns urged Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to restore limits on corporate campaign spending. Now, Public Citizen is launching a nationwide campaign calling upon towns, cities and states to pass resolutions “that declare public support for a constitutional amendment to...
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Re: Microcosm of Why Public School Is Political

Xumbrarchist ·
This is just an example of why parents need to start short circuiting the schools. Who has time to keep track of whatever nonsense is going on in the schools, the city government, the state government and the federal government plus blah, blah, blah. Oh that's right, now you are supposed to buy miniPads. Xum
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Renegade Culture Podcast Deconstructs the Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

sunnubian ·
Renegade Culture Podcast Deconstructs the Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal Renegade Culture Who's REALLY Cheating the Atlanta School Children? https://soundcloud.com/renegad...anta-school-children On this episode of Renegade Culture we interview Shani Robinson one of the thirty-five Atlanta Public School Teachers found guilty (some have received 20 year sentences) in the "Atlanta Cheating Scandal" and journalist Anna Simonton about Shani's innocence, the scandal, racism, and corporate...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

sunnubian ·
You are preaching to the choir, Piruzzi. With racism being so tightly woven into the fabric of American politics, we know that racism is not going away anytime soon. But, voices, even lone voices will NEVER cease crying in the wilderness on this issue in America, a democratic country, who claims belief in "Freedom", "Equality" and "Justice". America has allowed its racists to paint it into a corner, where all other nations now know that America does not have a ground to stand on to tell...
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Re: Why are Wealthy White Communities Forming Their Own School Districts?

sunnubian ·
It's not just their tax money that they are using to build these schools in 'their own' districts. African Americans and other minorities in America pay taxes too. They have been quietly building ALL of the new schools in White neighborhoods and communities/districts since "integration" anyway, while closing down ALL schools in Black neighborhoods/districts, or turning them all into "Alternative Schools" or school district operations centers, etc. , even though, (because of racism), most of...
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Re: THE WAR ON SCHOOLS IN BLACK COMMUNITIES and BLACK TEACHERS

skuderjaymes ·
That real war on black schools and teachers was originally entitled, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964.".. and according to legend.. because of it.. we "overcame". regarding closing schools.. Teachers unions are about teachers.. not kids. This is about their jobs.. not these kids futures. If you want to see something telling, ask those teachers to allow their job performance to be evaluated on the basis of the success of their students.. that'll show whats really what. Then you'll hear about how...
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The False Promises of “School Choice”

sunnubian ·
Published on Saturday, October 13, 2012 by Common Dreams The False Promises of “School Choice” by Barbara Miner When I hear Mitt Romney’s seductive rhetoric about school choice, I think back to the beginning of Milwaukee’s voucher program — the country’s largest and oldest voucher initiative. In particular, I remember Nov. 14, 1990. On that day, I learned an important lesson on the difference between rhetoric and reality. photo: Sunset Parkerpix via flickr I dropped my two daughters off at...
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Re: MS Teacher Directs Racist Comment to Black Middle Schoolers: I’ll ‘Send Your Colored Selves To the Office’

GoodMan ·
Should have never integrated the schools. That was a stupid idea.
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

Piruzzi ·
First of all I want to express my deepest and sincere sympathyto the mother of Shannon Grant, myself as an Ethnic Scilian/Greek background have also been denigrated, hated by the "White Anglo-Saxon and Northern European Immigrants" that are responsible for the Genocide of American Indian and other Indegeneous People of America, and of course the Symbol of Slavery that they are repsonsible will never be eradicated, I am ashamed to call myself a White Person, because of the systemtic and...
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

Norland ·
Schools, prisons and hospitals are similarly built. When I attended school, it was fun. Those days are long gone. Uniforms are the dress for today through elementary 1st through 8th. Strictness is the rule of the day and when African children stray in any way, they are criminalized. My g-grand is slow as a turtle. She get to school on time, stops in the cafeteria in the morning and gets to her class late. Next thing you know, I receive a letter from the school regarding her tardiness. All I...
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

sunnubian ·
You said it, Yemay! The best thing that Black people can do with this situation and all others is to Boycott. This is REALLY about is MONEY; Public schools receive X-amount of dollars for each day a student is in attendance per child, if the child does not come to school, the school system does not get that amount for that day, evidently, there must be some prorating of funds going on regarding tardies.
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Microcosm of Why Public School Is Political

sunnubian ·
Why Do Some of America's Wealthiest Individuals Have Fingers in Louisiana's Education System? Matthew Cunningham-Cook October 17, 2012   Last fall, a coterie of extremely wealthy billionaires, among them New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, turned the races for unpaid positions on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) into some of the most expensive in the state’s history. Seven pro-education “reform” candidates for the BESE outraised eight candidates endorsed by...
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Asean Johnson, 9-Year-Old Boy, Captivates Crowds At Chicago School Closings Protest

sunnubian ·
Asean Johnson, 9-Year-Old Boy, Captivates Crowds At Chicago School Closings Protest (VIDEO) Huffington Post | By Rebecca Klein Posted: 05/22/2013 12:04 pm EDT | Updated: 05/22/2013 1:09 pm EDT reddit stumble 997 77 66 171 Get Chicago Alerts: <input class="share_boxes_input_edit" id="subscribe_user_email" type="text" value="Enter email" /> Sign Up Follow: Video , Chicago Public Schools , Chicago School Closings , Chicago School Closures , Chicago Schools , Asean Johnson , Asean Johnson...
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Atlanta Public Schools Administrator Acquitted in 1st Trial of Test Cheating Scandal

sunnubian ·
Atlanta Public Schools Administrator Acquitted in 1st Trial of Test Cheating Scandal September 6, 2013 | Posted by Nick Chiles Tagged With: atlanta cheating scandal , cotman not guilty , superintendent beverly hall , tamara cotman , test cheating 4 0 0 Google + 0 4 Atlanta Public Schools’ cheating scandal, which has been called the worst in the nation’s history, has hung over the city like a storm cloud for several years. But today, after prosecutors finally brought one of the educators to...
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I Can't Believe This Is Even Being Asked.

sunnubian ·
Should We Allow Teachers To Bring Guns To Class? Maurice Garland 6 hours ago Having more firearms in schools could do more harm than good. The views expressed in this Op-Ed do not necessarily reflect those of Loop 21. The tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn ., Friday has left America teary-eyed as 27 people, including 20 children, were gunned down by an obviously troubled man. Unfortunately, this isn't the first, second or even third time a mass shooting has...
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Re: How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars

Xumbrarchist ·
OK, I have to put in my two cents. The fact of the matter is that a tablet or netbook that costs $300 or less but is more powerful than a mainframe that cost $3,000,000 in 1980. I really don't think people get this. The mainframe was the IBM 3033. I took a maximum of 32 megabytes of memory and that was regarded as A LOT until around 1990. But now a smartphone comes with more than 512 megabytes. Think about that! Smartphones come with SIXTEEN TIMES as much memory as mainframes from the 80s.
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Re: The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Are our children in Public Schools, or are they in Prisons and Concentration Camps? When are we going to figure out the real purpose of so called education? Indoctrination is not education. With all of this talk about preparing children for jobs what sense does it make that double-entry accounting is SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS OLD and they never suggest that accounting be mandatory in the schools? The children are there to be brainwashed into being workers. It is...
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The NAACP has brokered deal to end School to Prison Pipeline in Broward County

sunnubian ·
November 05, 2013 (Fort Lauderdale, Fl.) -- The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color. The collaborative agreement establishes proven alternatives to arrest for misdemeanor infractions by students that include common...
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Re: Why are Wealthy White Communities Forming Their Own School Districts?

Momentum ·
YES, yes but who is pushing charter schools? It was a Republican idea but Democrats push charter schools harder than Republicans. Your post reminded me that Obama is just another gaddam REPUBLICAN. As Obama Admin Seeks More Funding for Charter Schools, Questions Raised over Billions Already Spent https://www.democracynow.org/2...n_seeks_more_funding
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How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars

sunnubian ·
Published on Sunday, April 29, 2012 by Common Dreams How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars by Robert Freeman The Vietnam War produced more than its share of iconic idiocies. Perhaps the most revelatory was the psychotic assertion of an army major explaining the U.S. bombing of the provincial hamlet of Ben Tre: “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” If only such self-extinguishing claims for intelligence were confined to military war. The U.S is ratcheting up...
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Re: Pittsburg 16 year old gets only 1-Day Suspension for attacking 12 year old

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: That's what I was thinking as well. If a sixteen year old Black child had did that to a 12 year old[really, any age] White child, that Black student would have been expelled from school and The School would have had criminal charges filed against that Black student and been adamant about following every step of the prosecution of that child through. I'm also wondering what school system has 12 year old and 16 year old in the same school or in such proximity to each...
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Re: I Can't Believe This Is Even Being Asked.

EbonyRose ·
And you know, Cholly ... What REALLY got me about this guy was that ... he was dead, heart-attack SERIOUS!!! He MEANT , from his heart, EVERY word he said ... and the sentiment in which he expressed it! It was with that same (I think insane), obstinate, White-superiority/authority kinda stance that Republicans/Conservative had and spoke with before they got their bells rung in the last election .... where they TRULY believed they were gonna win ... and in all SERIOUSNESS expected to continue...
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Colorado 1st Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment

sunnubian ·
Colorado 1st Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment Aurora : CO : USA | May 05, 2012 at 7:18 AM PDT BY Amee Ellsworth Colorado 1st Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment Six year old D’Avonte Meadows has been suspended from Sable Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado for singing “I’m sexy and I know it” to a girl in his class while they were standing in the lunch line. School officials say this is not the first time D’Avonte sang this same song to the same girl. Stephanie Meadows- D’Avonte’s...
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Re: I Can't Believe This Is Even Being Asked.

sunnubian ·
Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting, delivered on Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript) Video: After a week of silence in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the National Rifle Association finally spoke out Friday defending guns and decrying violence. NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called for schools to be protected with armed guards , just as sports stadiums, the President of the United States and government buildings. *(Wow, how many schools are there in America? That would be...
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The War On Black People and Poor People In America Continues

sunnubian ·
<dl><dt> Michelle Singletary </dt><dd>Columnist</dd></dl> Schools shouldn’t fine tardy students or their parents Text Size Print E-mail Reprints By Michelle Singletary , Published: March 7 Money is not the answer to everything. For example, consider the trend of schools forcing families to pay fines for various infractions such as not getting their children to class on time. It’s counterproductive, and the fines often hit people who can least afford them.
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Rick Santorum's School Scandal

sunnubian ·
Rick Santorum's School Scandal How the public-school-loathing GOP candidate used Pennsylvania's taxpayer dollars to school his kids in Virginia. —By Stephanie Mencimer | Wed Jan. 4, 2012 1:00 PM PST 117 Patrick Fallon/Zuma Thanks to his surprising surge, which brought him within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum is the candidate du jour. With his front-runner status is bound to come a new level of scrutiny directed at his track record and positions. One place to start...
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Petition: Remove and Stop Expansion of Public Monument To KKK

sunnubian ·
    Petitioning Selma City CouncilThis petition will be delivered to:Selma City CouncilCecil WilliamsonPresident, Selma City CouncilSusan KeithAngela BenjaminSamuel RandolphCorey BowieSelma City Council: No More Monuments to KKK...
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Re: I Can't Believe This Is Even Being Asked.

Cholly ·
NRA President David Keene The NRA is sweating like a prostitute in church without a fan and in hiding right now and it's CEO and President David Keene who will be on national TV tomorrow to make his first nationally televised statement about the mass killing in Newtown one week after the shootings and on the Sunday political talk shows. He will have a really tough job trying to sell the NRA and the 2d amendment "right to bear arms" rhetoric while all this week, pro gun advocates across the...
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Re: Wendy On Breast Feeding In Public: ‘They’re More Sexual Than A Feeding Thing’ [WATCH]

Kocolicious ·
Wendy'comments are why sometimes I think she is a man. It still hard for me to believe that she is a woman...I think. Cuz her comment is that of a man. I don't wanna see that. Who gives a fock about YOU...the baby needs to eat NOW. See the universe provides life with what it needs. It didn't rely on MAN to come to the plate if you will to feed the offspring. The universe decided it would be best for the mother and child to have their OWN resource for feeding. Woa laa ...Breasts with milk...
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12 Rules for Mixing Religion and Politics

sunnubian ·
12 Rules for Mixing Religion and Politics by Peter Montgomery with a foreword by Bill Moyers Foreword “Have you ever delved into the mysteries of Eastern religion?” one California weirdo asked another in the comic strip Shoe. “Yes,” came the reply. “I was once a Methodist in Philadelphia.” For a long time that was about the extent of Americans’ exposure to the varieties of religious experience. As the scholar Diana Eck reminds us, for most of our history our religious discourse was dominated...
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Re: Shake Off Those Charter Chains

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Back in the day, Charter schools used to be a good idea. For me? Not some much anymore. I once preferred charter over regular unified schools but now I see the damage some of 'em in community have done. The ones I really concern myself are the religious ones. Cuz the focus to me isn't teaching the children...and like the article says more about competing against regular schools for the SAME funding. Only folks to lose on this are the children. It's never...
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Re: Shake Off Those Charter Chains

Kocolicious ·
Back in the day, Charter schools used to be a good idea. For me? Not some much anymore. I once preferred charter over regular unified schools but now I see the damage some of 'em in community have done. The ones I really concern myself are the religious ones. Cuz the focus to me isn't teaching the children...and like the article says more about competing against regular schools for the SAME funding. Only folks to lose on this are the children. It's never about the children...never! Always...
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