Who would have thought the ubiquitous education superstar Michelle Rhee would be sitting next to Andy Stern on the board of the Broad Foundation? Yes, that´s right. The Republican governors´ siren and CEO of StudentsFirst works alongside the former SEIU leader, who´s visited the White House more than anyone else in the past four years and who said "workers of the world, unite" back in 2007. (snip) no one (except us) on the conservative side appears to be getting the con game going on with Rhee and Broad and, of course, the Obama regime
Very important article. I could never figure how someone of her ethnicity could get hired to run the D.C. schools. Urban schools are very much union halls and the school boards and teachers union play on the same team. Rhee would have had to be cleared by the politburo to be considered for the D.C. job. And a seat on those leftist billionaire foundation boards can help keep up a girl´s standard of living.
When is the right going to realize this is ALL OUT WAR! And that we are losing the war because we are not doing anything to fight back. They have moles in our camp but we have nothing. We are acting like we have to play by the rules while the left is using every dirty-underhanded tactic possible. There won´t be more of us than them much longer unless we get on the ball NOW!!
But no...we are just too busy to worry about it. Let someone else deal with it. We have too many responsibilities...we have work & our daily routines, and then we HAVE to have TV time to watch our ball games, sitcoms & reality shows. The Kardashians are more important than saving our country. Ah, who needs freedom? Besides, it´s just too big for me...wah wah wahh!...
NO, it isn´t! Are we just going to sit on our butts and wait for someone to save us??? It won´t happen. We ALL must TAKE action now!!! We must all become leaders! We MUST organize or all is lost and all those men who fought for our freedom died in vain.
Amazingly, the article also failed to mention that Rhee is MARRIED to Kevin Johnson, the very liberal Mayor of Sacramento, who I believe was investigated a few years back for misuse (aka, embezzlement) of city funds, but of course, he was cleared.
After Waiting for Superman came out, a local talk show host was singing her praises down here in So. Florida. They contacted someone (I don´t remember his name but he was a black man in the DC area) trying to explain that Michelle Rhee was not who she appeared to be and the talk show host refused to give this guy a good hearing. I heard enough to believe the guy so this story doesn´t surprise me at all.
Sweat not -- the GOP Establishment and the Washington Conservative Mandarins are fine with it. Besides, they -- just like the Liberal Establishment and the Millionaire Left -- send their kids to private schools, so what´s the problem?
Don´t write off all the charter schools. I´ve just started tutoring math in a charter school in Colorado Springs. The kids I´ve worked with have all been tossed out of regular public schools for bad behavior, and they´ve improved their behavior and their math performance. Additionally, from my chatting with the principal and the other instructors I´ve worked with, the staff is conservative, many ex-military, and disappointed with 0bama´s reelection.
To be fair, Michelle Rhee did not sell herself as a conservative. She was always a reformer and made a lot of progressives angry because she wouldn´t follow the union line all the time. She took on the DC establishment (and ultimately lost) and said she would put the students -- not the unions, teachers, establishment, herself -- first. Made a lot of enemies.
The Republican establishment GAVE the education system to the left. Remember when W left Teddy write No Child Left Behind? Good move, nice and bipartisan. The media and Dems then used it to bash W for five years. I did not know any of this about Rhee. I am really stunned.
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed
The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits. (snip) "I want to talk today about a controversial word. It´s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it´s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a
Like communism, the collapse of the Obama Administration agenda is inevitable, not solely as a result of its many flawed policies, but because it lacks an ethical dimension in regard to individual rights, justifiable criteria for its use of state coercion and, in particular, a respect for the truth. Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition. (snip) The arrogance and mendacity of the Obama White House is directly proportional to misplaced political loyalty and a submissive and willfully blind press.
By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim Bill Elliott and C. Steven Tucker were informed of the ordeal each was to face. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News´ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th, and Elliott´s insurance was hastily reinstated.
I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
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A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
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