• Bridging Differences

    In Bridging Differences
    Deborah exchanges views with a different colleague, each for a month or two. Bridging Differences will re-start in September.  Her new correspondent will be Harry Boyte, another Minnesotan (although his roots are southern). He has always been a friend and mentor, even though they come to stuff in different ways and even disagree on and off. He is a professor and an activist, a theorist and a practitioner, with a focus on democracy—beginning a long time ago when he worked with Martin Luther King. He has written or edited ten books on the topic and founded a Center on
    democracy which is now at St Augsberg College, but formerly at the University of Minnesota.  

  • Where I’ll Be

    April 24–26 speaking at Network for Public Education conference, Chicago, IL

    May 21 6:30pm, Central Park East I Concert Always great. New York city.

    May 20-14 AERO Conference at LIU/Post. Mission Hill film with Amy Valens on May 22, 1pm, speaking 2pm

    Mat 25 Workers Defense League Dinner in NYC

    June 3, 4, 5 FairTest Dinner and meeting in NYC
    June 4th 6-8:30pm Deborah Meier Heroes in Education Award

    June 8 Boston CCE Board mtg, 3:30pm

    June 11 Mission Hill Graduation, and MH Board meeting

  • Network for Public Education

  • Good Morning Mission Hill

    For information on showings or purchasing the video Good Morning Mission Hill
  • Central Park East Elementary School

  • Twitter Updates

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Follow the money

You and I think schools are important. So do those on the “other side”. Oddly enough, while the latest Billionaire Reformers claim the future of America–its economy, safety, world status, etc– rests on “reforming” schools, (especially for the poor since we already outscore the rest of the world if we eliminate low-income scorers) they always seem to have enough money for new military expenses–even more than the military asks for. Remember that old slogan–something like, when the army raises money from bake sales and schools can count on fair taxes we’ll know which is important. I don’t have it quite right–but you get it. .

Interesting exception. When it comes to the offspring of the rich: then they spend as wildly as the military.

Priorities become clear when one “follows the money”.

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