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Arizona: Strangled By An Organized Minority

Jan 25th, 2016 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 6 min read

Arizona is run by a well-organized minority. They work to undermine and control representative democracy, elected boards and officials, public schools, environmental regulations, any law that limits the powers of corporations, and interference in their affairs by The People. They believe in the right to rape, rip and run for personal gain while demanding free and unregulated access to natural and national resources. They attack…

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The Great Majority Of Parents Have Voted

Dec 15th, 2015 Education - Change and Development, National Education Dialogue EdwardBerger 7 min read

It has been over twenty years since frustrated educators, idealists, and those wanting to destroy public education offered School Choice, and partial schools, as options for parents.  These experiments have been given more than a fair test.  The results of this gamble are now clear. The great majority of parents – nearly 90% – have examined the options and support community public comprehensive schools with…

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Parents Speak Loud and Clear

What I am hearing: Tell us what you do. Don’t assume that we know.  Each teacher has an obligation to explain to parents and the community what it is they do and why they do it. We want public schools with complete curriculum and all extracurricular activities. Keep evolving the public schools and curriculum away from the old production line models developed for a factory…

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A Portrait Of A Lady

Dec 4th, 2015 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 10 min read

A wonderful tradition in my family is to write a letter to those we love on birthdays and other memorable occasions. This is a letter I sent to my mother on her birthday, August 7, 1979.  We lost Mom on December 23, 1993, in her 86th year.  We were going through some files and found this letter titled: A Portrait Of A Lady. I am…

Wait Until The Hammer Falls?

Oct 20th, 2015 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 4 min read

Will our community be able to save our public schools? The election for a bond, and override funding is November 3. I could wait until the results are in, but here are the issues. Citizens be aware: The overwhelming majority of parents want their children in public schools. Not charter schools, partial schools, religious schools, or schools which keep out parents, destroy the joys of…

Splintering And Shattering Our Communities

There are forces at work that are so destructive they can shatter the hopes and dreams of our citizens and splinter our communities. Our communities serve the needs of citizens via good schools, good medical facilities, good policing, good and great services in almost every area. However, there are forces of greed and power that have come back to haunt us from the Industrial Age…

Getting Our Heads Out Of The Morass

Edward R. Murrow once said: “I am in a financial morass from which I am unable to extricate myself.” Many States are in a political morass as a result of a planned assault on America. The question is, how do we extricate ourselves? In Arizona, one of the most corrupt states, leaders are emerging who know how. They use facts and data, and social media…

WHY US?

Jun 3rd, 2015 Uncategorized EdwardBerger 3 min read

Why us? Why attack education? Why hurt kids and deprive them of the tools they need to be productive citizens? Why attack educators and those who work to make America better? Why work to destroy a profession? Why split and destroy communities? Why hurt families? Why support corporations that force testing and curricula on states – for profit, not for kids? Due to our lack…

Ruminations*: Reformer Plans For Athletics

The powerful education reform movement is well underway. Taxpayers must be pleased with the progress so far. Legislators have turned the distribution of public tax dollars collected for public schools over to irresponsible hedge fund billionaires, profit-driven companies like Pearson PLC, foundations run by proven ‘winners’ like Eli Broad, Billy Gates, and the Waltons, and compromised public servants placed in the USDOE and the Departments…

Saving Community Schools

“We did not declare this war, but we have to win it.” Diane Ravitch 1. Define what is worth saving Parents across America are fighting for quality education. There are many options, but only one addresses the needs of the complete child: Comprehensive Education. What is that? It is a well-balanced curriculum like the curricula found in public schools that introduces every child to the…