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Groups: Educator Voices

Diaries published: 22 (594 days since last diary on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 04:04 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 96 (184 days since last comment on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 04:10 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 236

Total Comment Ratings: 120

Most Recommended Diary: I'm a Disappointment, 26 comments, 48 recommends

People Following Balachan: 2

Balachan's Most Recent Diaries:

The NEA released a survey yesterday purporting to show that the vast major it of educators support the Gates/Broad/Pearson test-fest that is the Common Core State Standards Initiative. According to ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 04:04 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
North Carolina, my adopted state, has passed a budget that deprofessionalizes teachers (eliminating tenure, establishing 'pay for excellence,' removing stepped increases for experience and advanced ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 06:17 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Big surprise. Vice has a video up ( here ) purporting to be show the birth of Obama in Kenya. This is so much better than his gay-married muslim wedding ring. I mean, it shows everything you ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:44 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
In keeping with the FP piece on Joe Romm, I thought I’d have a go at turning something of our political discourse into a metaphor (metty-for in redneck-ese). Technically, I suppose it would ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:17 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
I haven't written much (and certainly haven't hit publish) in a great while, mainly due to fear. I cannot afford to become embroiled in politics when I don't have a job. With the legislature in my ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 05:56 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Over the past couple of weeks it's been getting worse. Everyday it seems like there's a new pair of competing diaries from the usual suspects doing the rhetorical equivalent of beating each other ...
by Balachan
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM PDT with 5 Recommends

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