President Obama talks the Constitution with Scholastic’s student reporters Topanga Sena and Jacob Schroeder as part of a 7-part interview. Two of the interview clips are featured here, watch all seven clips here.
Archives for August 2011
By Joseph K. We are being asked (key word “asked”) to be trained (key word “trained”, like dogs,) by Pearson “Learning” August 29th and 30th. Pearson is going to pay us. Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen, the money they are going to pay us is blood money. And the blood money they are going […]
Steve Jobs’ commencement address from June 12, 2005. Great words to put the meaning and purpose of education in perpective.
We interviewed Rachel Tabachnick, one of K12NN’s contributors back in June, 2011. At that time, she had been tracking quite closely the movement of a school voucher bill through the Pennsylvania state legislature, where it passed one house but didn’t pass the other. Now, it’s almost certain that the school voucher bill will be raised […]
First, some good news to welcome you back: K12NN is participating in Del Monte’s free giveaway of fresh fruit! Thanks to Del Monte, I’ll be giving away 3 sets of $25 gift certificates all through September and into October as well. The 50th commenter to this post will get a $25 in gift certificates to […]
Best known for her claim to put “Students First” and more controversially, to use student standardized test scores to evaluate teacher performance, Michelle Rhee will likely go ahead with plans to speak on Friday, August 12, 2011, at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, a conference held at a Chicago-area “mega-church.” …Rhee’s continued participation at the conference and lack of any statement regarding the need to accept and keep LGBT youth safe from bullies has riled many LGBT activists and caused allies to question Rhee’s devotion to her slogan.
Here’s one balanced report on the Save Our Schools March, July 30, 2011.
Diane Ravitch, education professor and former member of the Department of Education under George Bush Sr., gives a speech outlining how and why No Child Left Behind needs to be drastically rethought if public schools in America are to be saved.
Joseph K. and many others in attendance report that Kuhns knocked it out of the park. Please oh please can we get him to run for public office or be the next Secretary of Education?
Matt Damon attended the Save Our Schools March on July 30, 2011. As son of a teacher and a public school grad himself, he tells off the right-wing reporter interviewing him, and gives the camera guy a little what-for too. Way to go, Matt!