A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oooh!!! A SPUTNIK moment!!!!!

Yeah right. And Schools Matter hits it right on the detonator again. You should go read this.

Go to this link to read the take on President Obama's remarks on education in the SOTU address.

Thanks to NYC Educator for pointing the way.

Really, once again, I know President Obama thinks he means well, but when your education dilettante advisors have nothing but contempt for those of us in the trenches, you DO just get tired after a while of the same ol' playing to stereotypes.

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At 1/27/11, 11:07 AM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

I know he thinks he means well, as does everyone, but who is his well-meaning directed at? Working people? The middle class?

More likely Bill Gates, for my money, because Bill has more money than I do. Hardly why I voted for a Democrat as President. They don't make Democrats like they used to, if you ask me.

At 2/11/11, 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a way to tell Mr. Obama what you think! Hope you will consider joining our "I HEART Public Education" Blog Campaign for Valentine's Day. Please read on:

We are trying to put together a Valentine's Day campaign! We hope you'll join us. Read on:

Everyone who cares about young people cares about our
schools. Our best schools nurture our children, make them feel safe, and able
to take the risks they need to in order to learn. But our schools are in danger
of becoming even more narrowly focused on test preparation, while class sizes
rise, and teachers are blamed for the ravages poverty inflicts on their
We are responding. We love our schools. We declare
Valentine’s Day, 2011, to be I Love Public Education Blog Day. On this day we
will write our hearts out, about why it is that public education is so
important to us, our children, and our democratic society. If you or your readers will join us and tell why
you love public education too, send your comments and posts to saveourschoolsmarch@gmail.com.
Writing will be displayed at the www.SaveOurSchoolsmarch.org website, and will be tweeted with the
hashtag #LovePublicEd. We offer the march and events of July 28 to 31st
in Washington, DC, as a focal point for this movement, and we ask participants
to link to this event, so we can build momentum for our efforts. If your readers wish to repeat this post
on their own blog, we would love it. Please email for a SAVE OUR SCHOOLS graphic which we are using to indicate that this is part of
our campaign.

Many Thanks!
Cindi Pastore
Bluffton, IN

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