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At The Smithville Methodist Church Poem by Stephen Dunn - Poem Hunter
putting faith
in good men was what
we had to do to stay this side of cynicism,
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september 2017 by cluebucket
GRID: Times of Crisis - John Berger and Noam Chomsky (4/22/14) - YouTube
Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth

JB: "ignore. ignore the jailers' talk. of course there are bad jailers who are less bad, and in certain conditions it's useful to note the difference. but what they say -- including the less evil ones -- is bullshit. their hymns, their shibboleths, their incanted words like 'security' 'democracy' 'identity' 'civilization' 'flexibility' 'productivity' 'human rights' 'integration' 'terrorism' 'freedom' -- they are repeated and repeated in order to confuse, divide, distract, and sedate all fellow prisoners. from this side of the walls, words spoken by the jailers are meaningless, and are no longer useful... they cut through nothing. so. reject them. even when thinking silently to yourself."
JB: "for the mass prison population, the aim is not to activate them, but to keep them in a state of passive uncertainty, and to remind them, remind them remorselessly, that there is nothing in life but risk, and that the earth is an unsafe place. this is done with carefully selected information, with misinformation, commentaries, rumors, fictions. and insofar as this operation succeeds, it proposes and maintains a hallucinating paradox, for it tricks a prison population into believing that the priority, for each one of them, is to make arrangements for their own personal protection, and to acquire somehow (even though incarcerated) their own particular exemption from the common fate. and this image of mankind has transmitted through a view of the world is truly without precedent. mankind is presented as a card: only winners are brave; and in addition, there are no gifts -- there are only prizes.
"but prisoners have always found ways of communicating with one another. and in today's global prison, cyberspace can be used against the interests of those who first installed it. think about it. like this, prisoners inform themselves about what the world does each day; and they follow suppressed stories from the past; and so stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the dead.
"and in doing so, they rediscover little gifts, examples of courage: a single rose in a kitchen where there's not enough to eat; indelible pains; the indefatigability of mothers; laughter; mutual aid; silence; ever-widening resistance; willing sacrifice; more laughter."
JB: "the fact that the world's tyrants are ex-territorial explains the extent of their overseeing power, but it also indicates a coming weakness. they operate in cyberspace , and they lodge in guarded condominiums, but they have no knowledge of the surrounding earth.
"furthermore, they dismiss such knowledge as superficial, not profound, because for them only extracted resources count. they can't listen to the earth. on the ground, they are blind, and in the local, they are lost.
"for fellow prisoners, the opposite is true, because cells have walls that touch each other across the world. effective acts of sustained resistance will be embedded in the local, near and far. out back resistance. listening to the earth. liberty is slowly being found not outside, but in the depths of the prison."

NC: "...the tory government is trying to turn first-class universities into third-class commercial institutions. it's happening to a lesser extent here, as well. the mentality of the administrative -- state legislators, and trustees -- increasingly is one of improving the bottom line... so, for example, if you can save money by employing ... people who are easily exploitable, who are part of the 'precariat' ... you save money. of course there's a cost, but the cost is to individuals. the cost is to the students, and the faculty. but in the moral calculus of contemporary economics and socioeconomics, that doesn't matter."
"costs to persons just don't count -- they're not calculated. and the cost to persons is enormous. every person is subjected to this. it's the same throughout society. ... that's a certain kind of, if you like, moral calculus, built into some of the professions like economics, and a large part of the business world. people just don't count. what counts is the cost to institutions... and one of the victims will, of course, be the humanities: our cultural wealth, the reasons for living, the reasons for having a rich, creative life, a life that contributes to yourself and to society and future generations. sure, why should that exist, if it costs -- if you can't sell it on the market tomorrow?

"this, incidentally, is happening in the sciences too. very striking, what's happening... in the united states, the proportion of the national income, national wealth, devoted to research and development has declined by 25% in the last decade. that's mainly under the attack of the republican right wing, which doesn't believe in science, and the willingness of democrats to go along. it's part of the neoliberal assault...

"that's also the basis for the future economy. so, they're perfectly willing to cut out, destroy the future economy, if you can make more money tomorrow. that's the same thing as not caring about destroying the environment, if in fact we can make a little more money tomorrow, by fracking, let's say. well, that's -- it's a way of looking at the world, it's destructive, it'll lead us to destruction. and what you describe about what's happening to the humanities and the arts is just one part of it -- one part of the whole large system which is part of sociopathic society."
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april 2017 by cluebucket
Should I press charges against my student? - education highschool theft | Ask MetaFilter #4440660
"Here's what 'pressing charges' would mean where I live: ...
"If they found him on a Saturday he'd be held for two days before he got to court. Then a total stranger (this is my job) would meet him in a holding cell where he be separated from everyone else by bulletproof glass. Still in the shackles. That person would tell him that she's his lawyer. His first question 95% of the time would be, is my mom here? And his lawyer doesn't know the answer to that question. The second question, again the overwhelming majority of the time, would be, when am I going to get to go home? And again his lawyer doesn't know the answer to that question."

incredibly detailed and sad-illuminating perspective on juvenile detention system
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march 2017 by cluebucket
Revenge of the Lunch Lady - The Huffington Post
"In 2014, now-House Speaker Paul Ryan said that public assistance, including school lunch, offered a “full stomach and an empty soul” because it made kids reliant on government handouts. With the party now in control of Congress and the White House—and with Michelle Obama, the program’s greatest defender, gone—school lunch is as vulnerable as it’s ever been."

paul ryan needs to have food taken away from him
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @BreeNewsome
"Obama wasn't elected president as part of a global, anti-democratic communist movement and was himself a centrist, pro-capitalist president"
Yes. Thank you Ms. Newsome
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Asian Americans Advancing Justice :: Welcome!

"Since 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC has fought to create a seat at the table for Asian Americans in the national conversations that determine the policies that shape our lives. We educate lawmakers, the public, and the media about our diverse community and its needs. We advocate on behalf of our most vulnerable communities, as well as other minority communities whose liberation is essential to creating a more just society for all. We litigate in order to defend and promote the voices of Asian Americans and underserved communities on significant civil rights issues."
aajc  justice  resist  policy  chicago  los_angeles  america  asian  asian-american  aapi  litigation  education  advocacy  society  immigration  vote  race  rights  civil_rights  2010s 
january 2017 by cluebucket
The Problem We All Live With | This American Life
1619 = arrival of black people in US as slaves
300+ years pass...
1971 - 1988 (peak) = integration efforts in US schools
1988 ~ = resegregation?
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march 2016 by cluebucket
The “C” Word — Matter — Medium
refreshing if frustrating... overall better to have all this out in the open roight
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december 2015 by cluebucket
Tent City, America | MetaFilter
"On a related note, a homeless man in Virginia was found to have dug a hole in the ground to sleep in in the woods behind the Fairfax Police Department..."

> "Along with sleeping gear and digging tools were educational books and writings on religion, the English language and the United States criminal justice system."
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december 2015 by cluebucket
Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies? | Big Think
"Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans... But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb. But if you’re going to hold that as a standard, that is to say if you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it’s therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison?"

"To squander resources on this argument based on bad science, on this lack of understanding... it's frustrating."  bill_nye  uterus  egg  scientist  science  abortion  rights  body  2015  2010s  logic  understanding  women  men  law  ignorance  video  frustration  education  patriarchy 
december 2015 by cluebucket Feminist Radical Thinkers: A Sampler
"Feminist Radical Thinkers: a FREE ebook collection from second-wave socialist-feminist texts"

via twitter, this is free at least in Jan 2015. ISBN: 9781784783129  verso  book  ebook  epub  download  feminism  text  reading  socialism  education  20th_century  michèle_barrett  mary_mcintosh  lynne_segal  sheila_rowbotham  juliet_mitchell  woman  sex  family  consciousness  estate  radical  radical_thinkers  sample  from twitter_favs
january 2015 by cluebucket DARK HORIZON おとなになったら使うかも知れない基礎英語 (TWJ BOOKS): ブライアン・レイス: 本
apparently this has tons of English typos, like dreaded you're=your and no possessive apostrophes, but those are the dark English times we live in ;-P
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december 2014 by cluebucket
Nurses hold vigil for Laporshia Massey :: News :: Philadelphia City Paper
"... a sixth-grader who died after falling sick at a Philadelphia public school where no nurse was on duty. Laporshia's father and others ask if budget cuts that have sharply reduced staff might have played a role."

"Gov. Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled state legislature have imposed massive cuts on public education statewide, propelling the long-underfunded School District of Philadelphia into a deep crisis. The district has nearly 3,000 fewer staff members than it did in June."
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october 2013 by cluebucket
Hecklers mar Romney’s visit to inner-city charter school in Philadelphia - The Washington Post
every paragraph leads me to think: "what a tool." so glad he thinks that there's no correlation between class size and student performance. do not vote for Romney, for the sake of your children!

via maggie eighteen (of west philly):
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.
“It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.”
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) addressed protesters and the media, quipping that Romney “suddenly somehow found West Philadelphia.”
“It’s nice that he decided this late in his [campaign] to see what a city like Philadelphia is about,” Nutter said. But, he added, “I don’t know that a one-day experience in the heart of West Philadelphia is enough to get you ready to run the United States of America.”
“You want to have an urban experience?” Nutter added. “You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.”
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may 2012 by cluebucket
The Failure of 'Failing Schools' Transcript - On The Media
"No Child Left Behind sets up a whole high stakes testing regime and holds schools to various standards, one of which enables politicians, school boards, etc., to declare schools “failing.” But the phrase has been made generic, and the term is, importantly, politicized. Politicians run on the basis of fixing the failing schools."
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may 2012 by cluebucket
Why this teacher decided to fight back - TES New Teachers
"My initial reaction was to contact Mr Gove and invite him to shadow me for a full week, at school and at home, working days and the weekend. This would demonstrate to him that teachers are already “working as long as is required to do the job”, not just the 32.5 hours he quoted. It would show him how far off the mark his 8 or 16 pupil class sizes really are. It would allow me to introduce him to children who, for a variety of reasons, simply are not capable of achieving five A* to Cs including English and maths. It would also allow me to show him that not being able to reach that level of formal education doesn’t mean those individuals can’t be of value to society.

"What good would such an offer have done, though? Mr Gove would surely have politely turned me down. My next thought was to keep a timesheet and send it to him."
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may 2012 by cluebucket
The US schools with their own police | World News | the Guardian
"Such cases are not limited to Texas. In one notorious instance in California, a school security officer broke the arm of a girl he was arresting for failing to clear up crumbs after dropping cake in the school canteen. In another incident, University of Florida campus police tasered a student for pressing Senator John Kerry with an awkward question at a debate after he had been told to shut up."
jesus. via John
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january 2012 by cluebucket
Continuing Education: The Documentary Essay
"The personal essay blends journalism and memoir. It looks beyond the author's life but doesn't lose sight of it. As a form, it's big enough to including war reporting and small enough to analyze daily habits. This course is for students interested in magazine essay writing, for those who wish to tell their own story through fieldwork and to learn techniques to grip readers to the final word. This discussion-based course will walk students through each stage of the creative practice: reading and analyzing exciting examples of genre; finding a topic with a personal angle; conducting research and outlining a story; fine-tuning ideas and editing for structure, with an eye toward publication. By the end, students will have written essays that resound for them personally while appealing to a larger audience. (8 hours)"

...wish I could take this course ;(
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january 2012 by cluebucket
IBRinfo :: Help is here!
"a new way to make your federal student loan payments more manageable"
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december 2011 by cluebucket
DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #91: A Big Life - The
"Are you truly so cowed by adversity?" well...
bookmarked for the comments... such as:

Rob Says: "'You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding.': The problem with this analogy is that often, in cards, the most prudent thing to do is fold."
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december 2011 by cluebucket
Teaching Good Sex -
"During a lesson about recognizing your 'crumble lines' — comments that play to your vulnerability and may make you 'act against your values' — Vernacchio, a self-described 'short, round, hairy guy' who struggles with body-image issues, revealed his own tendency to fall for anybody who compliments his appearance: 'You say you think I’m pretty. I’ll do anything for you.' He was exaggerating a bit for effect, but the poignancy of the self-disclosure wasn’t lost on the class."
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november 2011 by cluebucket
When Will We Learn? - TIME
admitting that I just ♡ Fareed. but there are good points in here. basically -
"We've been talking about America's education decline for three decades now, so much so that we are numbed by the discussion. But the consequences of that crisis are only just becoming fully apparent."
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november 2011 by cluebucket
Nautilus for America
"Recess treasure hunt

wire, rusty nails, broken glass

The gifts they give me"
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october 2011 by cluebucket

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