AFT President, Randi Weingarten, on the Network for Public Education – Common Core Panel Debate – National Conference, Austin, Texas
Closing 3 minutes of commentary. While we may disagree on Common Core, I respect the hell out of her for attending this conference. She listened to teachers and participated in the discussion. I appreciate that … and I think she makes important points here at the end. We must focus on our public schools.
#AFT #NEA #FEA #WeAreOne
I videotaped quite a bit of the Common Core Panel debate at our recent NPE conference. Here is more from the amazing Louisiana teacher, Mercedes Schneider.
NPE – Network for Public Education National Conference, Austin, TX – March 2, 2014
Click HERE: BlogTalkRadio: GatorBonBC on NPE and education in Florida
Check out my recent interview with K-12 News Network. We discussed the Network for Public Education National Conference. I was a panelist at this historic, first gathering of educators, parents, experts, activists, and advocates from all over the country.
I videotaped this while at the Network for Public Education National Conference. This is the Common Core Panel with Louisiana teacher, Mercedes Schneider speaking. She does an amazing job.
March 2, 2014
FLORIDA PLEASE SHARE AND RALLY TOMORROW !
Awake The State Rallies all over Florida tomorrow, March 4th.
Find a rally near you !
Make a sign with the VAM equation
Tell THEM to keep their junk math away from our kids and our pensions.
When I say THEM …
I mean those particular Representatives and
Senators behind these destructive education policies.
I mean the Governor we see on commercials.
I mean the reformer profiteers with their corporate charter schools,
who are waiting in the midst for our schools to crumble.
I mean THEM … the billionaire Jeb and Gates club … THEM.
Let THEM know our kids are not data points.
Let THEM know our teachers are not dispensable.
Let THEM know our public schools should not be ripped apart and then
flipped onto the real estate market like cheap condos …
Let THEM know if they try,
THEY WILL LOSE.
Speak up tomorrow… Awake – Activate – Agitate
See AwakeTheState.com for a rally near you.
GatorbonBC outs herself –> I have decided it is time to speak up – I have been blogging, posting, tweeting, and fighting for our schools and children for years – behind my pseudonym ‘GatorBonBC’.
Now it is time to take the risk and speak up beyond just my school board walls and Facebook pages. Here is my speech to my local school board urging them to sign our Resolution Against High Stakes (Standardized) Testing.
This speech is a year old, but I thought now is a good time for me to remind our leaders to slow down on this over testing of our children. Florida Legislature is headed back to session soon and we are hoping for an end to this nonsense.
BTW – My local school board agreed to a resolution on high stakes testing and a few of our board members even took it to our state board, gaining their agreement.
Speak up. It works
-Bonnie Cunard, Florida Parent, Teacher, Activist & Proud FEA, NEA, AFT & BAT
Resolution Against High Stakes Resolution via FairTest.org
& Parents Across America
Vid date May 15, 2012
“A loss of 49,163 jobs at companies with more than 100 employees between January 2011 and November 2013, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) data filed by large employers. These companies are required to provide advanced notice of plant closing and mass layoffs to the state and federal government.”
“A loss of 1,097,092 total private sector jobs between January 2011 and December 2012, according to the online research site YourEconomy.org which measures job growth using numbers complied by the U.S. Department of Labor and Dun and Bradstreet.”
Common Core Math Problem – Benchmark 2014
Question: If Florida Governor Rick Scott has ‘lost jobs’ in both the public and the private sector, whose vote do you think he has lost?
D. The Tea Party
G. How can he lose votes when no one voted for him in the first place?
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/2013/rick-scotts-jobs-record/part-2/index.html#storylink=cpy