Long Island Opt-Out School Board Candidates 2015

Long Island School Voting is on May 19, 2015 for most school districts. Many communities in Suffolk County and Nassau County have candidates who were endorsed by the Opt Out movement. These candidates will help oppose high stakes testing of children. You can also find this group on FaceBook: Long-Island-Parents-and-Teachers-Against-Standardized-Testing-APPR FB Page posted by Ian List […]

Celebrating Pi Day 3/14/15 for preschool through early elementary

Pi Day this year, 3.14.15, at 9:26:53, the date and time will reflect the first 10 digits of Pi (3.141592653), which happens only once per century.

I have no kids, and I want my tax dollars used to educate homeless children

If I am supporting the community — then that means all the children in the community — not just those with the benefits of a stable home.

Save Our Schools: National Convention Aug. 3rd to 5th in DC

More info at the Save Our Schools website: here. Save Our Schools National Convention in Washington, DC Friday, August 3, 2012 to Sunday, August 5, 2012 The SOS People’s Principles will focus on: * Overuse of high-stakes standardized testing on children * Defense of public education against privatization, vouchers, privately-run charters, and turnarounds * Opposition […]

May Day: Links for Long Island occupiers

Many of our Long Island activist friends will be going into New York City for Occupy May Day on Tuesday, May 1st. Check around with friends from Suffolk Peace Network, or other activist groups, to see if you can find some friends to take the train in with. Some of us (because of time, money, […]

Photos & Video: Spring in Port Jefferson

Ian and I spent the afternoon wandering around Port Jefferson. There were lots of wonderful signs of Spring on Long Island. Some photos below. Video at bottom.

Happy St. Pat’s Day: What’s green on Long Island?

Ian and I woke up early today. So, we have already gathered some images of green for this lovely, sunny, St. Patrick’s Day. Full set at Flickr: here and with story below. What’s Green on Long Island? The soccer fields: ___________________________ The soccer players: A girls soccer team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green hair. […]

Celebrate Occupy’s 6 Month Anniversary: NYC on Saturday, March 17th (St. Pat’s Day)

LATE NIGHT UPDATE 3/18/2012 at about one in the morning: People are still marching as of 12:45am Arrests and problematic police interactions Best LIVE VIDEO links are at occupywallst.org: here. 3/17/2012 – Update – as of 4:34pm – Live Video from “occupy musician” : here. Live Video cuts from “global revolution” : here. Watch! Go […]

LI School in national spotlight: Should students be suspended for “Tebowing”?

What happened? Two students (down from four at first) were suspended from Riverhead High School, because they kneeled in a hallway, in a stunt and/or tribute related to Tim Tebow, who kneels on the football field. Is suspension appropriate?

World Health Organization Recommends POPs Exposure Minimization Effort for Protection of All Children

“We are on the threshold of establishing new paradigms for public health protection that will bring an end to careless chemical use by corporations.”-Donald L. Hassig How can you help address these issues with your family? In your community? By lobbying politicians? There are harmful and cancer-causing chemicals which travel through the air and through […]

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Two videos and a special way to celebrate!

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Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: Sunday, May 8th in Huntington

Update: Video from the event Did you know Walt Whitman was born right here, on Long Island, New York? Whitman’s birthplace is still standing, as a museum in West Hills, Long Island, New York (across from the Walt Whitman Mall). Every year there is an annual celebration around Walt Whitman’s Birthday (which is actually, May […]

Video: Our government frisks innocent, 6-year-old girl

KW: If you watch this video — which it is hard to do — you will see how the techniques the TSA uses to convince the child to succombe to this search, and feel assured, could be modeled by any child molester. This is very bad for our children, and our country. (In some places […]

In NYC Education: Stakeholders finally win a round (Cathie Black to resign)

Kimberly writes: Cathleen Black was appointed by arrogant, NYC Mayor Bloomberg. She needed and received a waiver from the NY Regents, because she did not have any education background or credentials. Now that she is gone, let’s get rid of the Regents that voted YES for her. And, let’s demand an open process to hire […]

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