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Sunday, November 16, 2008

According to an NPR summary of Obama's position on education, written before the election, the speculation was that he would choose one of these three for his chief of education:

  • Linda Darling Hammond: She is a professor at Stanford with the School Redesign Network. Hammond is most widely known for her work at Columbia Teachers College, long-considered an incubator for big, liberal, left-leaning education proposals. (Listen to an interview with Linda Darling Hammond from the PBS series Only A Teacher)
  • Michael Johnston: He works with the New York City-based organization New Leaders for New Schools. His organization is touted as one of the most innovative collections of education entrepeneurs who have made urban school reform their top goal. (More about Michael Johnston)
  • Andrew Rotherham: He is a former adviser to New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and is widely respected in education circles. He is also the co-founder of the Education Sector, a liberal think tank in Washington. Rotherham is considered by some as a possible nominee for U.S. secretary of education in an Obama administration.

  • I wonder if there are others out there?

    Thursday, November 06, 2008

    Yeah, well...

    I guess that I'm not really into gloating. "Yes, we did", but the better lesson learned is "together we can".

    Monday, November 03, 2008

    McCain Palin Chart of Desperation

    McCain Palin Chart of Desperation
    Forwarded from Blogging For Michigan - Front Page by Christine for your viewing pleasure.

    Christine writes: Well I'm just sitting here in my pro-American little town, minding my own business, when I get this email from the McCain-Palin campaign.

    The email asked that I download this chart and send it to at least 5 voters, but I figure we have at least DOUBLE that number reading BFM! :) Plus, there's always the possibility that Wizardkitten will put it in her Flickr set and it will end up as a tv commercial and a piece of GOP direct mail.

    The chart was incomplete when I got it, so I finished it for them by adding a couple of lines at the bottom. I'm feeling extra patriotic today!

    So here it is folks, pass this on to your friends. Or, just put it on your websites and caption it. It's just that ridiculous.

    I think Christine's additions add "truthiness" to the graphic...


    Sunday, November 02, 2008