An Award-Winning Short About A Three-Legged Dog Is Impossibly Cute – Reposted from Digg.com

Award-Winning Short About A Three-Legged Dog Is Impossibly Cute

It’s a classic story: boy receives dog in a cardboard box, dog has to win over boy’s affection, dog is adorable, etc. You know how it goes.

Watch the video here: Award-Winning Short About A Three-Legged Dog Is Impossibly Cute – Digg

Charter school lobbyists blind legislators from coming up with fix for Detroit schools | Michigan Radio

Reposted from Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry commentary for Friday May 6, 2016…

If you’ve been paying attention to Lansing over the past several years, you know that the Michigan legislature seldom ever misses an opportunity to do the wrong thing.

This is due in large part to ideological fanaticism, strengthened by gerrymandering and term limits, which has given massive powers to lobbyists and special interests. In recent years, the House has been considerably worse than the Senate.

This is why, for example, the roads haven’t really been fixed. There are many other such examples, and here’s the newest: The Detroit public schools are about to run out of money.

Read and/or listen to his complete essay at the link below.

http://michiganradio.org/post/charter-school-lobbyists-blind-legislators-coming-fix-detroit-schools

Steven Singer: Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Charter Schools (reblogged from Diane Ravitch)

Have you ever wished you had a bullet list to explain succinctly why charter schools are a terrible idea? Steven Singer has created that list. He says that “school choice is no choice.” The school chooses the student, the student doesn’t choose the school. Ask yourself: why do we need a dual school system? One gets to choose its students, the other must accept everyone. What a bad idea!

Follow this link for the full blog post:

Steven Singer: Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Charter Schools