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The Good School; Principals or Principles


Good School/Bad School

copyright © 2012 Betsy L. Angert. Empathy And Education; BeThink or BeThink.org

A few organizations have attempted to answer The Good School Question. Each asks, “What epitomizes a great learning center?” “How might we, as a society, give birth to quality institutions?” The solutions are many. All of the associations speak of guiding principles. A few also strongly favor Principal or Teacher Leadership. The various alliances advance the premise; our first and foremost priority must be our children. In prose, beautifully composed, mission statements submit, adult wants cannot come before the needs of our offspring. Yet, after careful examination it is difficult to discern this truth. Many aspirations. Many a mirage. How might we know which is which? Once reviewed, every one of us will decide what works well in education and how might we execute a plan. Will principles, Principals, or pedagogy lead learners to salvation.

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Mott’s strikers send out pickets

By Brian Lenzo
Socialist Worker

WILLIAMSON, N.Y.–More than 300 manufacturing workers at the Mott’s plant marked their 100th day on strike with signs of hope on August 30.

Early in the day, Workers United members from the nearby Xerox plant walked the picket line, giving Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 200 workers a break from the August sun. Teamsters members, sheet metal workers, teachers, city bus drivers, postal workers and union members from around the Rochester area, as well as the fledgling Mott’s Strike Solidarity Committee, joined in throughout the day. It was the largest turnout by supporters since the early days of the strike.

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