Monday, February 4, 2013

Our Rosa Parks' Moment

Today is Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Interesting article in Sunday's paper: "Though legend would have it that Parks, who died in 2005, refused because her feet were tired, the truth, she always said, was that it was not her body that was fatigued. 'The only tired I was, was tired of giving in' to a system that judged her, as a black woman, unworthy of a seat on a public bus."

I believe the new evaluation system which attempts to quantify good teaching, culminating years of assault on public education, is our Rosa Parks' moment, our moment to say "no."

Rosa Parks’ answer to Rush Limbaugh’s take on guns: ‘No’

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