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  1. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, about 5 years ago

    but did it work?

  2. Tom Ciborowski

    Tom Ciborowski said, about 5 years ago

    Here’s a good John Adams quote: ”..a memorable change must be made in the system of education and knowledge must become so general as to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher level. The education of a nation instead of being confined to a few schools and universities for the instruction of the few, must become the national care and expense for the formation of the many.”

  3. Virgil Kemp

    Virgil Kemp GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Can Rhee come to Chicago??

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 5 years ago

    ^Many of the other founding fathers were in full agreement with John Adams on that one, most notably George Washington and Ben Franklin.

    ( Washington hoped to start a national university, but the idea never came off. )

  5. Spaghettus1

    Spaghettus1 said, about 5 years ago

    ^ Excellent quote, Tom C.

    America is engaging in false advertising when we call ourselves the “land of opportunity”. That day is gone, and we need to get it back.

    The link leads to an article that links to a longer report on issues that are crucial to the future of our country.

  6. Spaghettus1

    Spaghettus1 said, about 5 years ago

    The link (edit) is fixed.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 5 years ago

    Good one, Tom!

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 5 years ago

    Time will tell if it worked.

    She sure ruffled a lot of feathers around here.

    A lot of people didn’t like that Fenty brought in an outsider, geographically and racially, in my opinion.

  9. tim.wise

    tim.wise said, about 5 years ago

    Oh Tom, I have to be one of your biggest fans. I forward your stuff all over the place. You are brilliant at connecting issues that seem unconnected. I’ve told people that in my next life I want to be either you or Jon Stewart (or Pedro Martinez in his prime). But you are just badly informed on the issue of education reform. You’re buying the whole corporate argument about our “failing schools” and the need to let corporate reformers fix them by busting the unions and privatizing them. A great place to get a different perspective is Diane Ravitch’s review of “Waiting for Superman”, the pro-reform movie now in theaters: There’s nothing simple about this issue, and there are certainly some bad teachers out there, and even more bad administrators. But blaming teachers and their unions really misses the point about what’s wrong with so many poor schools, and it feeds a very destructive privatization agenda that I don’t think you would support. So don’t. Please?

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