Dr. Meghan Groome of the NY Academy of Sciences gives her favorite resources for raising science-loving kids and encouraging them to explore it as a passion and a possible career.
Archives for March 2011
How did a handful of the GOP hijack the democratic process determining the state budget in California? Through “supermajority” rules and a little Americans For Prosperity astroturf meddling, that’s how. Here are some possible leverage points to use when you call the GOP 5.
Cuts that will hurt twice: first with teacher layoffs, and then as a possible downward spiral when parents of prospective students opt for private school instead of this high-achieving public magnet school.
President of the Hacienda Heights – La Puente School Board Jay Chen updates his constituents on the nuisance recall election and harassment targeting he and other board members who approved a popular Chinese language program for the district. Support the board’s choices by signing the attached petition.
Taylor Mali, On “What Teachers Make…” If you can read this, thank a teacher.
A thoughtless rant larded with casual racism against Asian Pacific Americans made and released in haste is repented (and riffed endlessly and even artfully) at leisure. The web *is* kinda permanent, isn’t it?
A few of the GOP state legislators who hate California schoolkids and want to deprive Californians of the chance to vote for $12 billion by extending current taxes that’ll save the state’s public schools: Sen. Bob Huff, 29th State Senate District and Chair of the Republican Caucus, R-Diamond Bar; Sen. Bill Emmerson, 37th State Senate District, R-Rancho Cucamonga; Tom Harman, 35th State Senate District, R-Huntington Beach.
On MOMocrats’ MOMochat radio show, March 9, 2001: Leonie Haimson of Parents Across America discusses organizing to support public education in the face of extreme budget cuts and anti-child, anti-teacher, anti-union GOP budget proposals.
Twenty states still allow children to be beaten (paddled) as a form of school discipline. The disproportionate numbers of African American boys and girls, and children with disabilities who are hit by teachers calls into question whether–and if–corporal punishment can be used fairly at all.
Parents, teachers, school officials, and the President and First Lady of the United States launch concerted anti-bullying programs to prevent the spread of mental, verbal, and physical abuse among young people.