Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Friday, January 11, 2013

Gov. Cuomo last year on education

Gov. Andrew Cuomo State of the State address 2013, less grandstanding when he spoke in this video, but still touts allocating grants to schools not based on financial need but on performance. And his reform commission proposed teachers pass a bar type of exam to recruit into the profession. Yet, with a starting salary for a teacher in Buffalo Public Schools at $32,800, it discourages prospective candidates from entering the profession.

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo