Tag Archives: Network for Public Education – NPE

PARCC Threatens and Censors Teachers

Why would a foreign company threaten a teacher and censor social networking regarding tests administered to children all across America? These tests determine which children and schools are losers. They determine teacher ratings and are used to fire teachers. They … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the LIVE STREAM of the UNITED OPT OUT Conference this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Why will I be attending the UNITED OPT OUT CONFERENCE: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform in Philadelphia this Friday, Saturday and Sunday? These brilliant speakers and several more will explain the how-what-where-when-and-why of the nationwide Opt Out Movement. … Continue reading

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12 Public Education Memes from 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, memes attempt to add a few words to increase the thousand and thereby add even more meaning. Here are a dozen of the memes I created and used in my 2015 blog. … Continue reading

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I stand with Gus Morales and all of the political/corporate victims of the mass firings of excellent teachers at Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts.

I, Ken Previti, stand with Gus Morales and all of the political/corporate victims of the mass firings of excellent teachers at Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts. I am a retired teacher from both Chicago and Lyons Township High School in … Continue reading

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Teachers: Who’s on your side? Where can you go for people dedicated to truth-telling for democracy?

There are times when a teacher needs to have the facts, simple or complex. For complex information, very often there are multiple facets that need to be examined from different points of view. Who can you turn to when faced … Continue reading

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A billionaire walks into a bar…

NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia publicly announced that NEA would not take money from Billionaire Bill Gates and his foundation. Then the NEA, with her consent, took money from Gates. She and NEA continue to take that money. Why? Garcia … Continue reading

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MOMS and dads: teachers “in loco parentis”

On Mother’s Day it seems right to celebrate all MOMS – biological, adoptive, guardians, step-mothers, grandmothers, etc. Since the vast majority of teachers are women, and since all teachers are, by law, “in loco parentis” (Latin – meaning “in place … Continue reading

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Opt-Out Movement and Teachers: Opportunity Lost?

When Lily Eskelsen Garcia (NEA) and Randi Weingarten (AFT) both turn their backs on parents who oppose the corporate education scam of mandated high stakes testing, it is time to question why they are doing this. The National Opt-Out Movement … Continue reading

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NPE and the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate

The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate has interfered with my being able to attend the Network for Public Education Conference in Chicago on April 25 & 26. I paid my fee, had my panel accepted, and then… “Curse you, Flying … Continue reading

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“I must do right by the children… I refuse to administer the PARCC.”

Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
“I must do right by the children…” Do we realize that saving our children requires that we ALL “must do right by the children”? I know Peggy Robertson, a mom and a Colorado teacher who…

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