Philip Michaels 
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Re: “Teachers Forced to Sign New Personal 'Morals' Code

Would this then mean that, in accord with scripture, if you found someone to be wearing clothes containing a blend of fabrics that they'd be punishable by death? Does it mean that if my brother dies I have to take his wife to me even if I am married? One wonders what they mean. There are all kinds of scriptural content that, were this regulation to be truly enforced, would cause persons to commit murder and mayhem in a wide variety of ways. How do you do live animal sacrifices in the Oakland anyway, what ARE the regs?

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Posted by Philip Michaels on 05/08/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Berkeley's Unequal Punishment of Teachers

From across the SF Bay, I'd like to chip in that SFUSD is noted for using PAR in an unfair, irrational, agist, racist and sexist fashion. Only a complete analysis of each and every case, which would require both union and district to release all relevant data and documents, would allow an impartial committee to garner a complete understanding of how abusive this system has become. It is shameful and actionable. If peaceful action is not allowed and reasonable changes made then non-peaceful action will result and heads will roll. I would hasten to add that the means used to evaluate the educational systems provide a great deal of data on student test results broken down by teacher, school, district, local, state and national regions. Teacher performance is also one of the main factors "looked at." But no where are there results, publicly available, for the performance of site managers. This despite the fact that they can impact a school greatly for better or worse. It is time for teachers to take over an run school sites. Heads should roll and teachers should take back their sites. It can be done.

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Posted by Daniel Brady on 04/05/2014 at 11:22 AM

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