Must see video: two rapping teachers take it to Duncan

Two rapping teachers with a microphone tell it like it is: A  must see/must hear video!  They ask Obama to fire Duncan and appoint Diane Ravitch as Education Secretary.

Based on the tests, you and your group crucify teachers and close schools…

They’re juking the stats like you see on The Wire…

Race to the Top is a joke in your town!

I said it before y’all I’ll say it again/This man ain’t no teacher just the president’s friend

Mr. Obama if you want our vote/Can your boy Duncan and bring back that hope!….

Wasted billions and wasted time, do us all a favor and resign!”


4 Responses to Must see video: two rapping teachers take it to Duncan

  1. FLA teacher

    Proof that there is an abundance of talent and devotion in our teaching ranks. Thank you to the two teachers who created this rap. And I don’t even like rap! LOL!!!

  2. Jesse Turner

    We should have had this up on that Jumbo Tran on DC as well. Thanks for keeping us informed and entertained.

  3. Steve Light

    “Mr. Obama, if you want our vote”? Really! The alternative for the millions who were fooled by that representative of the financial elite is to break from the Democrats and organize the industrial and political unity of the working class with socialist policies. Visit http://www.wsws.org.

  4. KWMelaas

    With a national high school graduation rate of 72% (2008), educators must wrap our minds around a challenging issue. In her article,  A Morally Defensible Mission for Schools in the 21st Century, Stanford Professor of Education, Nell Noddings asks, “What do we want for our children? What do they need from education? What does society need?” In the spirit of putting first things first, I agree with the author that ‘care’ is the  preferred precursor to all other education that occurs in a child’s life. How we go about building the concept of care into our children will be the most important educational goal of the twenty-first century. 

    David Conley, director of the Center For Educational Policy Research, writes about students who are indeed prepared for success in post-secondary education. Conley highlights the skills each child ought to possess, such as self-regulation: regulated thoughts, emotions and behaviors; critical thinking; confidence toward risk taking and problem solving. Noddings’ point is that without ‘care’ being first and foremost in a child’s life, all the best, and all the rest are of far less consequence, even of less possibility. How we go about building the concept of care into our children will be the most important educational goal of the twenty-first century.

    Investigations across the continents find agreement in the “ . . .risk factors or indicators of susceptibility to youth criminal activity.‘“  Not surprisingly, these include, but are not limited to: abuse, poor living conditions, economic disadvantage, and the absence of parental supervision. These most unfortunate situations render school more times than we would like to admit as the greatest opportunity for a child to learn how to develop self-care and caring relations with others. How we go about building the concept of care into our children will be the most important educational goal of the twenty-first century.

    Regardless of a child’s particular learning style, interest in a certain discipline, or skill development in one area above any another, all children benefit by the experience and understanding of what it means to be both cared for and to exhibit caring. Noddings uses Gardners’ Multiple Intelligences (1983) to underscore the many ways, “. . . some have artistic talents, some have interpersonal gifts, some have kinesthetic abilities. . .”  in which children’s understanding of their own ability to be cared for and caring can ultimately manifest into the development of confidence and skills throughout years of schooling and beyond. How we go about building the concept of care into our children will be the most important educational goal of the twenty-first century.

    We’ve all heard the catch phrase, “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” I think it’s true.

    Karen Melaas, M.Ed.

    Resources

          

    Conley, David. (October 2008). What makes a student college ready? Educational Leadership, Volume 66, Number 2.

    Noddings, N. (1997). A Morally defensible mission for schools in the 21st century. Transforming Public Education: A New Course for America’s Future, pp.27-37.

     Smith, Iain D. , Centre for Social Justice. (February 2007). Being tough on the causes of crime: Tackling family breakdown to prevent youth crime.  http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/client/downloads/causes_of_crime.pdf

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