Monday, June 06, 2011

We Don't Need No Education

The bitch is back! I've got a brand new 21st century internet connection and the speed is blazing throughout casa del AAW.

Gonna be rolling hard this week. Pissing off the robots, for sure.

Dear Margaret Spellings in a business suit:

Biology Teacher Eviscerates Obama's Education Secretary

More from the people on the freakin' ground.

A Letter to Arne Duncan � Failing Schools:
"Respect? Value? Support? Not seeing much.

More fundamentally, your very presence in the role of Education Secretary reflects a level of disrespect for our profession not found in others. Our Surgeon General is a career physician, who earned a full MD before going into family practice. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a career naval officer, who studied at the Naval Academy before participating in combat operations aboard a destroyer. Yet despite “working in education” for a while, you never studied education, and you’ve never taught in a public school classroom. Working in non-profits, playing basketball, and being a political appointee are not substitutes for classroom experience."
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The same place elected Democrats want to take it apparently.

Where Republicans want to take education

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Billionaire's role in hiring decisions at Florida State University raises questions - St. Petersburg Times:
"A conservative billionaire who opposes government meddling in business has bought a rare commodity: the right to interfere in faculty hiring at a publicly funded university.

A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University's economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting 'political economy and free enterprise.'"
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Bay to Breakers Beer Bust Burns Bummer Bear | Uptown Almanac

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4 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

Poor "education" = docile, unquestioning, obedient, cheap labor and docile, obedient, unquestioning "consumers", a disgusting term for humans if there ever was one..

AAW said...

I'd say they've been quite successful, davy.

Jez said...

JPW - Sorry for putting this here, but you should check this out. Sad, sad, sad.

http://northernbrewer.blogspot.com/2011/06/illegal-homebrewing-in-alabama.html#more

AAW said...

Yup. That's Alabama for ya, Jez. That's why I don't live in that shit hole. Hell, my home town just recently allowed tap beer.