I have been busy commenting on HuffPo's new Education page, which was bought and paid for by rich people trying to gain a foothold in the new market that is Education Entrepreneurship--an oxymoron. I also watched Huffington's education panel where I got very angry at Joel Klein, but he couldn't hear me.
I have been having Twitter convos with Deborah Gist where I get her to admit that poverty is a huge issue she will consciously refuse to address. I also get her to expose the fact that when Broad grads talk about teachers as the number one variable in a child's education they actually mean "in-school factor" but have been taught to avoid exposing that truth. And when she said all the RI teachers were hired back, she thinks that means she didn't fire them. At least she talked to me!
I have been pushing Miseducation Nation as a place for those who want to put up an offensive push against current reform nonsense. There is a guy over there, Stuart, who we have been trying to figure out. Still trying.
I am exhausted. I don't really know what else to do, so I will keep doing what I have been doing--being a loud, in-your-face advocate for real reform that addresses real problems like poverty, health care, jobs and crazy fucking Republicans.
We need to be loud and persistent, and that is what I am trying to do. At least I keep posting comics.
*I made some edits because I am lazy and write too fast, and my friend emails me with my mistakes and the proper fixes.