Alternative Education Conference 8/3 – 8/6/17

My father, Julian Wilder, was an Education Professor at Adelphi University.  He had been referenced by futurist Alvin Toffler for his work. Dad did not believe any testing, and especially standardized tests, were of any use to teachers or students.  He would have been at the front lines speaking out against Common Core and supporting […]

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.

Review: “Share or Die!”, Millennials’ Response to Scarcity

In “Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis” the Millennials’ respond to scarcity by sharing using a mixture of high-tech and high-touch

Jail the STAR Tax Thieves

This would explain why the school officials and District Attorneys are silent on fraudulent STAR tax exemptions being theft from school taxes. It not about the money.

Green Council candidate Redd demands halt to DC school closings

Green Party e-mail, as posted at Independent Political Report: Stop No. 2 on the “Roc 4 Redd” outreach tour, featuring “Mayor of DC Hip-Hop” Head-Roc: 15th and L Streets NW (in front of the Post building), noon to 2 pm on Thursday, April 4; At-Large Council candidate Redd presses for a halt on plan to […]

Homecoming fundraiser 10/28/12

A Harvest Homecoming will feature music, dancing, refreshments, raffles and Chinese Auction

Congress cand Nancy Wade (G-IL5) Stands With Chicago Teachers Union

unequivocal support for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in its labor dispute

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 […]

June 2012: LI School Budget Re-Vote results

Long Island School Budget Vote story at Long Island Press: here. All of the nine school budgets on Long Island which were put up for a re-vote on June 19th passed. These include (in alphabetical order):

2012 Long Island School Election Results

June 19th REVOTE results: Story at Long Island Press: here. All nine Nassau/Suffolk school districts passed budgets on the revote. Elmont School District passed a budget that was lower than the first proposed/rejected budget, but slightly higher than the budget tax cap imposed by NY State. __________________________________ Results are posted at Newsday (which is, unfortunately, […]

A Long Island HS senior becomes one of our youngest, elected officials in NY State

Website of Josh Lafazan, NY’s youngest, elected official: joshlafazan.org Story with video at NBC News: here. “An 18-year-old high school senior has won a seat on his Long Island school board, becoming the youngest elected official in New York state…” [Correction: Another HS senior, younger than Joshua Lafazan, was also elected in NY State yesterday.] […]

Live! NY Gov press conference on teacher evaluations (tied to student standardized test scores)

The eloquent and educated opposition to Governor Cuomo’s plan can be found at this video: More Than A Number: An Educational Symposium _____________________ The regular media portrays this as Governor Andrew Cuomo vs. The Teachers’ Union. It is actually Govenor Cuomo’s bad ideas for children, battling the Teachers’ Union sell-out and compromise over the children. […]

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