Randi and Lily, For the Good of Our Unions, Please Step Down. You Are a Distraction

It is a new day. Children are at risk. It is no longer about pay raises, it is about protecting children. Teachers are the First 1st Responders. The KRYPTONITE against destruction of the Public School system and slide into class and race wars is to see a MAJOR shift in how TEACHERS see themselves in relation to children – A TEACHERS OATH that is every bit as solemn and serious as is the Hippocratic Doctor’s Oath is needed. Now.



Dear Randi Weingarten and Lily Eskelsen Garcia:

Unions are facing hard times.

We are under attack by the new fascist wing of the Republican party.

So-called “right to work” laws are being drafted at the national level to strip us of our rights and transform us into the factory slaves of The Gilded Age. New court challenges at the state and federal level could make it next to impossible to collect dues without allowing countless free riders. And in the mass media criticism of teacher tenure is mounting despite widespread ignorance of what it even means.

More than ever we need to be united in our efforts to fight the forces of regression and tyranny. We need each other to protect our public schools and our students from those who would do them harm. But the biggest obstacle to doing that isn’t Donald Trump. Nor is it Mike Pence, Steve…

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The Battle for Democracy & Public Education for All Americans started by HORACE MANN Rages-On Today Thanks to these Two Heroic Young Men!

The Library of Congress is awaiting your call BAT’s and teachers unions to make HORACE MANN a household name again – The Library’s new leader is hungry for a focus to channel her energy – unite with her at this most critical time. Let this inspire if you need more inspiring, then speak up, act up, or see the demise not just of public education in America, but of the very bedrock of American democratic principles as well. Mr. Mann is the founder of public education in America circa 1864!
Make it so – for our kids – so they can be like this young man and like Florida’s own Mr. Elijah Manley. Our Mr. Manley is the youngest person to ever run for president with an official party and a leader in the fight for the rights of young people to be treated with respect, dignity, and equality.
Bold Activist Against Age Discrimination; By running for president at such a young age Mr. Manley struck a blow in the fight against age discrimination which both young and old suffer regularly in our still-evolving society.
Brazenly Shameful Age Discrimination; As an activist to reform, not deform, our education system, Mr. Manley recently requested information under Florida’s Sunshine law and freedom of information acts to see the correspondences of a Florida superintendent that is well known to haver created a highly toxic atmosphere in one of the nation’s largest school districts (Broward county, FL). This district had the brazen gall to respond to his request a full 750 pages of his (and other activist’s) emails sent the district urging progressive change as a way of saying “to heck with you and the horse you rode in on.”
The documents Mr. Manley requested and was denied access to in such a dramatically shocking way are telling by their incriminating absence; This sham superintendent is being investigated for using private emails to circumvent the public system and Mr. Manley sniffed out this rotten-egg superintendent long before any of us older folk had a clue – so gullible are we when faced with a suit and tie and fancy-sounding printed-up credentials.
The Public Records request young 17-year-old Mr. Manley submitted was done all on his own and was solely his idea – a brilliant young man indeed!
The innocent school board members that elected this sham superintendent were bamboozled in hiring their superintendent by his faux credentials as a “Broad Academy for Superintendents” graduate – the credentials were real enough and he did receive a pretty certificate, but the Academy is not real at all. It is part of a viper’s nest called the Broad Foundation – Google “Broad Academy” and seek out Diane Ravitch’s wonderful expose’s of it.
The Puppet’s-Master; The Broad Foundation was set up by a cadre of billionaires and corporations to have it’s graduates sent out across the land to oversee the complete dismantling of public education. The “graduates” from it’s “academy” were and are fed it’s toxic ideology and then sent out to unsuspecting school boards to enable a smooth transition from public to private schools across America in all 50 states, incredibly, so vast are their resources.
Do not, however, despair prematurely.
Do you hear the energy in this man’s voice as he speaks? Do you hear the vitality in our own Mr. Manely’s voice at the astounding age of 17? Do you see the energy in their eyes? Do you? In them is hope; Make that energy of theirs yours and do right by these awesome young men. Take heart from these young men. Be bold as are they. Rise up to do what is right.
KICK THE BUMS OUT! Reclaim and restore the foundation of our democracy – these “reformers” are actually “deformers” of education and their false claims are no more real than a Broad Foundation’s certificate of graduation from it’s faux “academy.” Rise up, act up, and read poetry! We all one; Make it so!
Support heroic young men like these and also see to it that the historical importance of both Horace Mann and of Public Education are known by all Americans once again – the time is now, or never to save American democracy from a sad deformation into inequality and inevitable class warfare.
Mr. Livingston’s Harvard Graduation Speech!
Elijah Manley Addresses Broward County Government
Elijah addresses county commission on lowering the voting age.