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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Readers of this blog understand the corporate assault on public education. With few exceptions, you know of Bill Gates’ belief that metrics can solve all the world’s problems. You are aware from the events in your state or district that corporate raiders look at the public schools as a way to get rich with their sales pitch for a charter school, a charter chain, a cyberschool, a professional development gig, or new technology.
Again and again, the question arises: How do we get the story to the mainstream media when media giants are cashing in on testing and technology? How can we make the voices of parents and teachers heard?
Here it is. Bob Herbert, who was a columnist for the New York Times, tells the story in his new book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America (Doubleday).
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The good news is that homelessness among veterans has been on the decline, dropping 24 percent (or 17,760) between 2009 and 2013.
It’s been a busy fall for After-Schools All-Stars (ASAS), the national organization which received a windfall back in March in the form of a multi-year $4 million dollar grant from the New York Life Insurance Foundation.
While young men of color are very much in the spotlight right now, the challenges facing urban youth tend to dominate discussion, especially after Ferguson. So it’s both significant and interesting that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is engaged in what it calls the “largest private investment in rural young men of color to date,” with a focus on the South and Southwest, two parts of the country that are often shortchanged by national funders.
The M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust recently gave a nice chunk of change to Bike Works in Seattle, seeing its work in youth development and physical education as a strong combination for helping young people to build practical skills and get active all at the same time.
From the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market:
Rain promises to hold off until the afternoon on Saturday, so spend the morning gathering great fall food and decorative elements from our farmers. Pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks make attractive and sustainable displays for Halloween, Sukkot and Thanksgiving.
Remember that our market accepts SNAP/EBT at the market welcome table, and that we offer a 40% bonus that can buy more fruits, vegetables and herbs. We also take WIC and Senior coupons.
And the hayrides are coming! Friends of Pawtuxet Village sponsors this annual event, with a horse drawn wagon trotting through the village. Reservations recommended.
Trinity Church will be selling delicious treats tomorrow as well.
And Farmer Frank of PV Farmstand has extra lean sliced bacon, on sale for $9.99 /lb for preorders. He also says the turkeys are going fast, so reserve yours today.
See you at the market.