Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday With Susan (Ohanian)

Yummy - new content from Susan. Her comments are what make these stories so yummy. Click on the links.
Nancy Bailey hit to the bone with 'Common Core and Close Reading: Shouldn’t College Work Stay in College?' I put her piece up on Twitter and it was passed on. A lot.

There's actually a Good News item, one that pulls at the heartstrings: Good boy, good adult mentor, good world sharing books.

I am not religious but every year I donate  to Camp Agape VT. Their mission is to provide a week of Christian camping to children who have a parent locked up in the Vermont correctional system. My understanding is that they give each camper a pack of books of high interest, a Bible, and a fishing pole. Who could top that?

Of course we have a couple of new cartoons. Check out:

http://susanohanian.org/cartoons.php

and

http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php

On to the Revolution,

For the sake of the children, REFUSE!


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To the editor
Susan Ohanian
New York Times
2015-07-31
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1809

The New York Times film critic is more observant of kindergartners' needs than is the editorial board.

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Who's In Charge?
Kate Taylor with Ohanian comment
New York Times
2015-07-31
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1996

Dirty money goes with dirty pedagogy.

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Groups That Back Bloomberg's Education Agenda Enjoy Success in Albany
Kate Taylor
New York Times
2015-07-29
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1995

Although this article is about the big money influencing New York City education policy,the story--and the money--certainly is not unique to New York.

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Utah boy reading junk mail gets thousands of books after mailman's plea goes viral
staff
ABC via Publishers Weekly
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http://susanohanian.org/show_yahoo.php?id=887

Here's a nice story about a mailman who noticed a kid needed some books.

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