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Topic: School Reform Letter
Replies: 4   Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 1:53 PM

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Gary Tupper

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: School Reform Letter
Posted: Nov 27, 2012 1:12 PM
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Ah! - Now we're getting somewhere! I fault the bus drivers and food -
service workers.
The bus drivers are setting an awful example by sloppy mileage logging
(how many decimal places?) and the food-service folk are likely equally
lousy at calorie counting.

Hey - let's not forget the school-crossing guards - no telling what
nefarious activities they've been up to!

Kudos to Haim for this "heads up".

Gary Tupper

PS Haim's message reminds me of a story I once heard about a hamster and
a Tibetan monk - but it has since slipped my mind.

On 11/26/2012 9:45 PM, Haim wrote:
> My thanks to Michael J. Petrilli who, via Jerry Becker, defines the
> Education Mafia:
> Jerry P. Becker Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:39 PM

>> What We Learned About School Reform in 2012
>> By Michael J. Petrilli
>> That comes down to simple arithmetic: With 3 million
>> teachers and several million more bus drivers, food-
>> service workers, aides and other staff, the public-
>> education system is the largest employer in the U.S.
>> These folks vote, and they make their views known to
>> friends, family and neighbors, through traditional word
>> of mouth and social media. They've even been known to
>> send word via the children in their classrooms.


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