Monthly Archives: August 2014

Oregon GOP Congressional Candidate Asks Residents to Send Him Their Urine

By Elaine Magliaro Sometimes, I just have to shake my head when I read the news these days. That’s actually what I did the other day when I read an online article about Republican Congressional candidate Art Robinson of Oregon. … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: Fractured Nursery Rhymes

By Elaine Magliaro Here are some of my original “fractured” nursery rhymes. Note: The poem Jack and June was included in a children’s poetry anthology titled My Cat Is in Love with the Goldfish and Other Loopy Love Poems. The … Continue reading

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Public Schools for Sale?: Diane Ravitch Talks with Bill Moyers about the Privatization of Public Education

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on June 8, 2014. I think it bears re-posting at Flowers for Socrates. Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University, a historian … Continue reading

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Ferguson (MO) Circa 2014, California Circa 1967, the Death of Denzil Dowell, the Black Panther Party, and Open Carry Laws

By Elaine Magliaro Nearly fifty years ago, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale established the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. According to Steve Wasserman of The Nation, the two “brash upstarts” from Oakland, California “quickly garnered a reputation for their … Continue reading

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Charter Schools and The Profit Motive

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article about charter schools and their backers at Res Ipsa Loquitor on March 16, 2013. I think it bears re-posting at Flowers for Socrates. In a 2010 New York Times article titled … Continue reading

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Who the F*ck is Dan Loeb and How Is He Connected to Teacher Pensions and School Reformers?

By Elaine Magliaro I have focused much of my time lately doing research on anti-teacher/anti-tenure school reformers—including Campbell Brown, David Boies, and Michelle Rhee. In my post about school reformer/star lawyer David Boies, I noted how certain names kept “popping … Continue reading

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A Sunday Morning Video: Mark Fiore’s “Rick Perry’s Operation Strong Candidate”

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro

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