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The Real Reason Your Child is Being Psychologically Profiled at School

In an article from May in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Aida Cerundolo warned parents that public schools may be psychologically assessing their children without consent. 782 more words

Poetic Justice reblogged this on Poetic Justice and commented:

It is all happening so fast – how do we keep up with this “high stakes character assessment” scheme to take our children away from us and hand them over to the gods of the holy dollar? Many thanks to Emily for keeping up with this madness.

A Poem for Joan Kramer

In memory of our friend and dearest warrior Joan Kramer – may we all fight the good fight till the very end.

Tribute to the Warriors… 223 more words

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Joan Kramer.

Yesterday I received news that I lost a friend I’ve known on and off since I was a teenager in Los Angeles.

We all lost Joan Kramer, a teacher, librarian, advocate, activist, photographer of her beloved Silverlake, daughter of radicals, opponent of injustice. 20 more words

Poetic Justice reblogged this on Poetic Justice and commented:

I lost one of my dearest friends yesterday - Joan Kramer. Here is her blog - http://turtlelearning.blogspot.fr/ Here is her fearless and relentless voice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC_DLLXXWIc Thank you Fred Klonsky for your picture. We are all in mourning. But she would want us to continue the fight - relentlessly. There will be a special edition of The War Report on Sunday July 2 to celebrate Joan's activism and to honor her.

I am Malala

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. 748 more words

Book Review

Dismantle the Boxes

Dismantle the boxes and
cherish humanity
the old
the young
the poor.

Dismantle the boxes and
care for humanity
the rich
the intelligent
the challenged. 17 more words

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Despite Opposition, Board of Education Approves Controversial Teacher Prep Program

In spite of serious concerns raised by teachers, CEA leaders and staff, state university deans of education, and community members, the State Board of Education today voted to allow the controversial Relay Graduate School of Education to begin operating in Connecticut. 751 more words

Education News

Poetic Justice reblogged this on Poetic Justice and commented:

We must stop this travesty in CT. Please read and share. Please watch the testimony given today and ignored. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PmWmKN7HRE&w=560&h=315]

Who Will Carry This Torch?

I wrote this poem eleven years ago. I return to it today and just want to weep. What are we doing to our children? Who will save them? 165 more words

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