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Topic: School Reform Letter
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Robert Hansen

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Re: School Reform Letter
Posted: Nov 27, 2012 1:53 PM
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Can you share with us an instance where any of these groups of employees went on strike based on how kids were being taught?

Bob Hansen

On Nov 27, 2012, at 1:12 PM, Gary Tupper <> wrote:

> 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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