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Sent October 23rd 2012
THE HELP, Part 2 by Bill Lyne ufwsblog.org Galileo Galilei was a professor at the University of Padua in the sixteenth century. His fundamental contributions to mathematics, physics, and astronomy have been recognized by scientists across the continents and centuries, and celebrated in the smooth stylings of Bertolt Brecht, Freddie Mercury, and the Indigo Girls. In 1633, he was fired and placed under house arrest for the rest of his life for telling a politically and religiously unpopular truth about the su...
Sent October 8th 2012
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE ...by Bill Lyne www.ufwsblog.org The most vicious lie told by the Charter School movement is that Charters will help poor people, especially those from communities of color. The origin of the Charter School movement in the United States is generally pegged at 1988, when American Federation of Teachers President Albert Shanker embraced the idea of University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Ray Budde and called for schools of choice. But twenty years earlier, a Black...
Sent July 13th 2012
The Help by Bill Lyne www.ufwsblog.org So for those readers on a tight schedule, lets not bury the lead:The recent brouhaha over the Western Washington University Collective Bargaining Agreement is not about students, not about the state budget, not about shared sacrifice or any of the other pious crap that Bruce Shepards attackers are mouthing. It is about a managerial class organizing to discipline one of its own who has had the temerity to show some respect for the help. Last fall, when the Central Wa...