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NY’S COMMON CORE: Tens Of Thousands of New York Parents REVOLT Against These Standardized Exams! Cuomo’s Bid To PRIVATIZE PUBLIC EDUCATION Veers Off Course. Blowback Focuses Attention On Politicians’ Acts Designed To Put Money In Their Own Pockets – Even At The Expense Of Children’s Education. Who Do You Think Is Paying For All Those PR Ads Praising Governor Cuomo’s Education Initiatives? Did You Say, “Hedge Fund Investors In Charter Schools”? If You Did, Go To Head Of The Class!

Readers, Tabacco wants you to do this math problem:
101 x 101 is what? Careful! It’s not as easy as it looks! Now what’s your Answer – before you read this Post please! Continue reading

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POLITICS IS A DIRTY BUSINESS! But Politicians’ Diabolically Underhanded Tactics Are Not That Different From Tactics Of Prepubescent Children. Children Are Mischievous, Imitative & Selfish – Politicians Are Selfish, Imitative & Mischievous! That Is A Distinction Without A Difference – A Mere Matter Of Emphasis!

A ‘Frasier’ Episode: Frasier’s and Lilith’s son attempts to make his parents feel GUILTY so they will buy him a scooter.

A NYS Episode: Governor Cuomo of NYS & his ‘Common Core’ Initiative! By Installing Machiavellian TESTS, which ensure a Majority of Test Takers will FAIL, Cuomo hopes to use those FAILURES to Justify to the Voters/Parents why he must validate 100 New Charter Schools in the State.

In the event you believe only Democrats do stuff like that, allow me: Bush-Cheney went looking for and found a Secret Witness (whom they would not identify) to tie Saddam Hussein to 9/11/2001, which he was not, so Bush Administration could INVADE Iraq, cancelling Saddam’s Oil Deals with Germans, French & Russians while EXCLUDING USA!

See, it’s not a Democrat or Republican thing; it’s a DIRTY POLITICIAN THING!

I love the Concept of REMOVING ALL DIRTY POLITICIANS FROM OFFICE! Unfortunately that means the Republicans in Congress would total ZERO! Continue reading

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Which Is More Important To YOU: (A) Privatizing Public Education With Charter Schools Hoax Or (B) Making Public Education As Good As We Can Make It? The Choice Is Yours! You Can Have (A) Or (B) But Not Both! Preeminent Education Historian & Public School Advocate, Diane Ravitch, Discusses Public Education On ‘Moyers & Company’ In “Public Schools For Sale?” Her Book, “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools”. Guess Which Kids Charter Schools Don’t Want? That’s Right – Kids Who Reduce Test Score Averages!

DIANE RAVITCH: Yes. An annual market of $500 billion! So the entrepreneurs do see it as huge opportunities to make money. There are now frequently conferences, at least annually, conferences on how to profit from the public education industry. Now I never thought of public education as an industry. But the entrepreneurs do see it as an industry.

They see it as a national marketplace for hardware, for software, for textbook publishing, for selling whatever it is they’re selling, and for actually taking over all of the roles of running a school. This is what the charter movement is. It’s an effort to privatize public education, because there’s so much money there that enough of it can be extracted to pay off the investors. But I think what’s at stake is the future of American public education. I’m a graduate of public schools in Houston, Texas, and I don’t want to see us lose public education. I believe it is the foundation stone, one of the foundation stones, of our democracy. So an attack on public education is an attack on democracy…

I think at the rate we’re moving now, we will see places like Detroit, New Orleans, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and many, many other cities where public schools become, if they still exist, they will be a dumping ground for the kids that the charter schools don’t want. We will see the privatization of public education run rampant…

They were originally supposed to be a collaborative, cooperating with public schools, trying to solve problems that public schools couldn’t solve. The original idea was that they would go out and find their dropouts and bring them back.
They would help the kids who lacked all motivation and bring these lessons back to public schools to help them. What they have become is competitors! And they’re cutthroat competitors!

So if you’re going to make scores the “be all” and the “end all” of education, you don’t want the kids with disabilities. You don’t want the kids who don’t speak English. You don’t want the troublemakers. You don’t want the kids with low scores. You want to keep those kids out. And the charters have gotten very good at finding out how to do that. Continue reading

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