October 31, 2009
Where would we be without Bill Moyers? His editorial on Bill Moyers Journal this week hit the nail on the head. He said, "If our governing class wants more war (in Afghanistan) let's not let them fight the war with young men and women who don't have jobs or health care at home. Share the sacrifice, spread the suffering...make it our war...bring back the draft until the governing class gets Afghanistan right or has the guts to end it." Thank you, Bill Moyers.
And quite a sacrifice it is: The Washington Post reports today that "more than 1,000 American troops have been seriously wounded in battle over the past three months...dramatic increase in amputees."
Memo to the president: Listen to your constituency--get out of Afghanistan.
Here comes Arne: It must be a tad embarrassing for Barrett, Doyle and Evers. Doyle told the state that a mayoral takeover of Milwaukee schools was necessary if we want bundles of money from Arne Duncan, but Arne wrote to Gwen Moore to assure her a mayoral takeover is not a factor. Then the fellows told us that the secret to success is really tying teacher salaries to student test results. But the University of Chicago just completed a review of Arne's reign as educational czar in Chicago--not so hot.
Yikes! Tell me again why the nation's best performing system--Wisconsin--must change. Obama will visit Madison this coming week. He will push the Duncan plan, Doyle will smile, Barrett will nod. Let's the rest of us adopt the Missouri challenge--Show me.
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