Monthly Archives: July 2010

“Los lectores”=why Cuba has the highest literacy rate in the world

This tradition is a major reason why the Cuban Revolution’s early literacy campaign was so successful–almost the entire population had been listening to stories for hours a day for many years.

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The rebirth of satire via Twitter

The #ShakesPalin phenomenon is fascinating, and funny. Someone tweeted “Want to refudiate with me?” which inspired me to “refudiate bipression” Here’s a li newspaper of them: http://paper.li/tag/ShakesPalin

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NYTimes story on “unjustly” fired principal gets it wrong

There’s a hatchet job on Obama’s Dept. of Ed., making them complete copies of Bush in continuing to support NCLB (which they do way too much, it’s true); but the real story is, the District administrators didn’t do their due

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Herbert Marcuse’s birthday…

Larry Bush shared a couple of good quotes from and about Herbert on Jewdayo today: Herbert Marcuse, whose cultural critique of capitalism and its dynamics of human alienation helped shape the utopianism of the New Left student movement in America,

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Angela by Ricardo Levins Morales, Art for Social Justice

Another old jewel from Ricardo Levins Morales, Art for Social Justice: it’s forty years since (at age 14) he did this woodcut of Angela Davis, fugitive

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Podcast on educational reform

discussing educational reform with David Wees and David Miles yesterday; David W. published the podcast: http://davidwees.com/content/conversation-educators-episode-1

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Answer Cloud

Kevin Hodgson’s “Answer Cloud” to the question, “Where do you learn about classroom innovation?”

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