Ever since I began working with Mayor Mike Bloomberg to reform New York City’s schools, a fundamental principle has guided me: Our children deserve the best teachers and schools we can offer so they are prepared to compete in this 21st century global economy.
Fuck Mayor Mike Bloomberg! Our children deserves schools that aren’t influenced by corporate america and Arne Duncan and the fucked up United States Department if Education. The federal funding coming to our schools from USDOE are monies collected from American taxpayers and should not be subjected to the control of the business roundtables of America.
Why is the fuck is Joel Klein coming to Delaware to be a keynote speaker introduced by Delaware Governor Jack Markell? This is a private event (not free) September 28, 2010 sponsored by Rodel Foundation’s Vision 2015 and no an open public event without cost. $50.00 it cost to join this suck-fest Why should any parent, educator, state DOE employee and board members be required to pay for an event focused on reforming public education with federal funds? And to top to off, the taxpayers local and state are paying state employees and the governor salary for the day’s event. That’s well over $700 for each district super based on a 5 day work week. This does not account for loss in productivity. We pay out state employees, DEDOE, Governor and educators to do their jobs not piss time away support a private agenda to “takeover” public education. The event master who put on this suck-fest boast that all who attend are somehow supporter on this movement. Surely the dazed and confused DSEA leaders will be on board. Is a picture with Joel Klein that important.
Unfortunately, as a society, we took that for granted. We had comfort in the knowledge that America was the greatest superpower in the world and that no one would be able to catch up. We were on autopilot, and we didn’t realize that it had become a global race.
What the fuck is this ? America was the superpower until “business” had their way with politicians who pushed for open markets in China and gave “tax breaks” to those business. Perhaps we should impose dollar for dollar duty taxes. Yea some kind of fucking race Klein. Also, your beloved Mayor Bloomberg feel class size doesn’t matter. I notice in the RTTT application criteria puts more emphasis on more charter schools than more teacher in a classroom to effectively reduce class size. So you’re a real good buddy who comes to Delaware for a political blow job and then returns to New York and brings back Bloomber one. Seem like that’s the MO here in Delaware. Markell gets down on his knees so those who want to be employee must follow.
Earlier this year, New York State raised testing standards for students in grades 3-8
Well go for you and perhaps you need to stay in New York to push for 100% proficiency.
That accountability must also apply to our educators. Because as President Obama has pointed out, the “single most important factor in determining student achievement is not the color of your skin or where you come from. … It’s who your teacher is.”
What a cluster-fuck! Give our “children” more teachers to lower class sizes and fucking supplies so that teachers don’t have to reach in there pockets! I wonder how much your former New York understudy Lyles reaches in her own pocket and helps funds shortage of supplies? Let’s see, big salary, ridiculous car allowance and I wouldn’t doubt housing allowance in her contract. Tell me Joel Klein why are superintendents contracts non-public? Joel will you be collecting your state salary during your visit to Delaware to support a private entity?
But the big issues that have hampered our progress have not changed — and will not change until society as a whole wakes up.
Holy Shit they better test you for drugs at the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Society wake up! How in the hell can they even fall asleep with corporate America fucking them with Arne Duncan in the background yelling, harder?
At the end of the day, so long as we have a tenure system that ties the hands of our administrators and forces us to make hiring decisions based on seniority instead of performance, we are going to lose
There we have it , the T word! Just think DSEA leaders will stand up and cheer this dip-stick and Jack Markell will proudly introduce this industrial spy for Eli Broad. I support tenure until the day we purge all the political ass kissing superintendents and building administrators backstabbing teachers in efforts to blow their way to the top. The are many minority educators and administrators who fear telling the truth how minorities are getting fuck over in fear of losing the jobs and being blackballed from education. Interesting American term, “blackballed” isn’t it.
So this leaves us how will the News Journal report the day after this educational suck-fest? Will the reporters have uninhibited creativity or will they be stifled just as the classroom teachers creativity is.
To all you Delaware teachers out there, you see the tenure word in Klein’s letter and just remember it when the time comes for change. I say boycott this event and protest Klein visit. Gee, I forgot, September 28, 2010 is a school day. How convenient for all educators aka stakeholders. Would have been nice if it took place on a Saturday and were free. Kind of odd isn’t that the movement is about reforming free public education and the business entities want to charge a fee. Why do education management companies act as if they are reformist for the interest of students but ask for management fees?
Do forget to support Chris Coons who will help further Rodel’s, Markell’s and Arne Duncan’s dream. O’Donnel might be out there but you can bet Chris Coons is in there with this fucked up agenda. I rather vote for someone who may be clueless then someone who has a clue and closes his eyes to the agenda that is fucking teachers, parents and students. Tenure must be protected until supers stop running political agendas.
God bless public school teachers and God damn those running corporate agendas to undermine a noble profession.