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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 02:49 AM

 

Teachers /Parents/ Citizens: Link to online petition re. replacing Arne Duncan.

Let's keep this kicked for a while.... yes?

Seems as though "teachers are revolting." Well, I could have told you that. But so are parents, non-parents and everyone who cares about education. ( Shhheeeeezzz: even *school administrators*. Holy jumpin' catfish!)

'Bout time, sez I. *Past* time, really. Let's keep this kicked.

http://www.laprogressive.com/education-reform/arne-duncan-2/



Teachers Demand Arne Duncanís Removal
January 29, 2012 By Mark Naison 8 Comments

Barack Obama, Arne Duncan
Educators Letter to President Obama Now Online and Ready For Signatures
Here is the link to the Educators Letter to President Obama that asks him to withdraw his support of policies which mandate high stakes testing, to include teachers and parents in all educational policy discussions in his administration and replace Sec of Ed Arne Duncan with an educator who has the confidence of the nationís teachers. Please sign and circulate widely!http://dumpduncan.org/


Dear President Obama,
We, the undersigned, a cross section of the nationís teachers and their supporters, wish to express our extreme displeasure with the policies implemented during your administration by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Although many of us campaigned enthusiastically for you in 2008, it is unlikely that you will receive continued support unless the following three dimensions of your administrationís education initiatives are changed:

The exclusion of teachers from policy discussions in the US Department of Education and from Education Summits called under your leadership.
The use of rhetoric which blames failing schools on ďbad teachersĒ rather than poverty and neighborhood distress.
The use of federal funds to compel states and municipalities to use student test scores in the evaluation of teachers and as the basis for closing low performing schools. (more at link)

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Reply Teachers /Parents/ Citizens: Link to online petition re. replacing Arne Duncan. (Original post)
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2012 OP
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #1
Starry Messenger Jan 2012 #2
xchrom Jan 2012 #3
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2012 #4
DiverDave Jan 2012 #5
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #6
grntuscarora Jan 2012 #7
LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #8
EFerrari Jan 2012 #9
Reader Rabbit Jan 2012 #10
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2012 #11
EFerrari Jan 2012 #12
girl gone mad Jan 2012 #13
TriMera Jan 2012 #14
ClassWarrior Jan 2012 #15
Jefferson23 Jan 2012 #16
dsc Jan 2012 #17
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2012 #19
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #18
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2012 #20
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2012 #21

Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 03:07 AM

1. K&R

NGU.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:17 AM

3. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:57 AM

4. Kick. For the am rush. Sign it. Brush your teeth tomorrow. nt

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 08:31 AM

5. I signed

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 08:50 AM

6. kick

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 08:51 AM

7. Cheerfully signed.

Dump Duncan. The week is starting well.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:04 AM

8. Wow. Wish someone would do the same re Michael Gove and Nick Gibb in the UK!

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:37 AM

9. Signed, tweeted and kicked.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 10:11 AM

10. Morning K&R



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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 01:44 PM

11. We're passed 820 at 12 pm est. Keep 'em coming, folks. nt

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 04:38 PM

12. Kick

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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 04:44 PM

13. k & r

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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 04:47 PM

14. K&R. n/t

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:26 PM

15. Kick...

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NGU.

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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 08:53 PM

16. kick. n/t

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:42 PM

17. The problem isn't Duncan

To Obama's credit he is doing exactly what he told us he would do. I am not happy either which is why I was so dead set against him in the primaries but you would be hard pressed to say anything he is doing now that he didn't tell us he would do in 2008 in regards to education. Unless you accompany the firing of Duncan with the ending of Obama's policies in this regard it won't help.

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Response to dsc (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 03:20 AM

19. Would it be possible for Obama to change course w. Duncan as ED Sec ?

 

That's the point.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:18 AM

18. kick

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:57 AM

20. I mass-emailed the link to (almost) everyone in my yahoo contacts.

 

Including the people who don't even know what an Arne Duncan is.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:02 PM

21. Just reached 1,100. 5pm est. Tuesday n/t

 

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