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Arne Duncan Secretary of Corporate Education

ball-swimming-pool-6302531Even though I do not get paid during my two months off from work I am still enjoying my summer vacation.    And if you are a parent who has a teenager – with their hormonal mood changes and lack of problem solving skills – you can understand that teaching over a 180 teenagers Monday through Friday just might kill you.

The most challenging part of teaching is preparing kids for tests.  You know how important standardized tests are right?  They’re not.  How often to you go to parties and start talking about your SAT scores?  And if you are a grown up and still tout your SAT score you need an intervention to help you become a more interesting person. Tests only test a narrow window of critical thinking skills and ultimately undermines the importance of educating our children something unfortunately our Secretary of Education Arne Duncan does not understand.

And don’t get me started on Race to the Top or Common Core Tests. Keep in mind those who have access to technology and the internet will be more successful.  That’s right, once again, these new fangled tests will reward those who have access and penalize those who come from impoverished communities…go figure.

Secretary of Corporate Education clarifying how much teaching experience he has.
Secretary of Corporate Education clarifying how much teaching experience he has.

Why Obama selected this windbag is beyond me.  Arne Duncan has no teaching experience if he does they keep it secret.  In 1992, childhood friend and investment banker John W. Rogers, Jr., appointed Duncan director of the Ariel Education Initiative, a program mentoring children at one of the city’s worst-performing elementary schools. And guess what happened next.

After the school closed in 1996, Duncan and Rogers were instrumental in re-opening it as a charter school, Ariel Community Academy.[3] In 1999, Duncan was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for former Chicago Public Schools I guess because he was so successful in Chicago  and now he’s our countries Secretary of EDUCATION because he has absolutely no experience.

Question?

If Arne Duncan has no real practical pedagogical experience why would he be tapped to be the Secretary of Education? A.  Cuz he’s a corporatist tool, B. He can undermine the countries confidence in public education and vilify the unions so he can do what he does best in education to close more schools and privatize privatize privatize, C. all of the above.

facebook_imageAfter everything has been said and “tested” I give Secretary of Corporate Education a Big Fucking F.

Adios Muchachos!

d51f93c8ba240d24015085b4329f0d21Recently on Meet the Press while discussing the growing number of children seeking asylum in our country, Raul Labrador, U.S. Representative for Idaho’s 1st congressional district recommended, “…our country needs to immediately deport these children back to their country.” He continued, “I know it sounds difficult but they are creating a crisis at this time and it actually is harming the children”…huh?

Dear Mr. Labrador and every other gutless asshole who wants to send these victims back to a horrific situation that isn’t changing anytime soon, maybe instead of visiting the border for a photo op you should actually go to Central America and try to exist.

So what’s it going to be America?  Are you going to welcome these refugees from Central America or are you going to turn these children away cuz they are inconvenient and too costly.  I guess WE can’t afford to be compassionate humanitarians.

But we can afford to: Subsidize Fortune 500 companies like Walmart.  (FYI Walmart workers cost taxpayers $6.2 billion in public assistance annually.)  Oh and we are spending 2 billion dollars a day on things that go “boom”.

Now let me get my facts straight: We can subsidize Wallmart, spread “Democracy” –by occupying other countries –but when people like what we are peddling throughout the world, aka “Democracy”, and then come knocking on our door we say, “You are breaking laws by crossing the border to afford yourself a better life and sure you’re five years old so here’s some freshly laundered clothing, some Snapple and now go back to where you belong muchacho!  We are closed for business!  But, if you have some valuable resources– such as oil–we may be able to help you out and invade your country to spread “Democracy”. Wink, wink.ChildrenSupportImmigrants072514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady’s Please Stop!

Hey ladies what’s the big deal about Pro Life anyways?   If you would only pick up a bottle of Bayer aspirin put it between your knees you wouldn’t have to worry your pretty little heads over when or where you’ll be able to get your next abortion.  Maybe you gals need to stop having sexual relations and getting knocked up.   Did you know there has been a growing number of anti-abortion initiatives flooding the nation while you were busy banging some dude you barely knew.

Here is how much your country cares about you and your womb:
*Since 1995, states have passed 755 anti-choice measures.
*Over 1,100 restrictive laws have been been introduced in state legislatures affecting clinics and access to abortion clinics.
*Between 1977 and 2011, abortion providers have been terrorized by 41 bombings, 175 arsons, 100 attempted bombings and arsons, and 656 bomb threats.
*States passed 92 restrictions on abortion services in 2011 – a record number in a single year.
*Just in 2013 the first three months of the year, state legislator introduced 326 measures seeking to restrict access to abortions
*14 states considered proposals to ban abortion altogether prior to viability.
Hello Ladies? These measures actually show the female population of the United States that we care.  We care about your health and we care about your slutty ways which have to come to an end or else.
In Atlanta they are so worried about women of color an Anti – Abortion group mounted a campaign with billboards suggesting that abortion is a cause of African American genocide.  No shit.  It read:  “Black children are an endangered species.” Black Children are an Endangered Species
See they do care for the plight of the African American population; who else are they going to imprison?
The Anti-abortion movement is alive and well.  The attack on women’s health is advancing in states across the country under the guise of “protecting women’s safety”.  I mean who doesn’t want to go through unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds not just once but twice?  Whose with me?  See they mean you no harm they just want to keep you barefoot and pregnant that way you won’t have time to vote.
Even though most of these policies have been the “brain-child” of men they do have your best interests at heart.  Speaking of hearts take North Carolina for instance even though women in the state already have to overcome several hurdles like before terminating a pregnancy they need to – undergo 24 hour waiting period, participate in a mandatory counseling session and listen to a doctor describe the images resulting from a FORCED ultrasound;  but on the bright side abortions will be allowed if a pregnancy were the result of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.  See they do like you.  They really do.

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Some proponents of Pro Choice say, “you don’t walk in a woman’s shoes.  So don’t try to legislate her health decisions.”  I say it depends on the shoes right?