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  •  Teacherken (15+ / 0-)

    Gotta love him--and wish him success in DC school-- it will be interesting to see if his perspective changes by being in such a different school.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:57:09 AM PST

    •  if anything, my perspective has intensified (5+ / 0-)

      even after 2.5 days, about how wrong-headed our current national education policy is.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:11:39 AM PST

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      •  South Bronx (1+ / 0-)
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        In the 1970s, I transferred from a Bed/Stuy school to the South Bronx, thinking they would be similar--not so.  There was a sense of community in Bklyn, not so uptown.  Being there radicalized me--I want extreme integration in housing and in schools--and I want public schooling to be mandatory.  Private schools can exist after 3 o'clock, but we need everyone working for--and paying for-- the public schools.  We need Johnny and Juan and Shaniqua to be classmates--to be playmates.

        We need extensive pre school programs--we need prenatal care (hopefully Obamacare can accomplish this).  Ben Franklin's goal of free schools was to homogenize the citizens-- and that's more important today.  Not to think the same, but to have the same opportunities--to have equal experiences--and equal health.

        Apres Bush, le deluge.

        by melvynny on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:55:04 AM PST

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