Diane’s Personal Blog

  • Rick Perlstein: Why Rahm Emanuel Crashed in Chicago Election – February 26, 2015
    Investigative reporter Rick Perlstein writes that Rahm Emanuel failed to reach the 50% plus one threshold against a crowded field because of the widespread perception of corruption. Some saw him as Mayor 1%, taki [...]
  • A Charter Opened in the Chicago Suburbs and Then…. – February 26, 2015
    Mike Klonsky wrote about the resistance to charters in the suburbs of Chicago. But not every suburb repelled charters, according to this reader: There is a charter in the south suburbs; specifically Rich Township [...]
  • Wendy Lecker: The Challenge of Learning in Chaos – February 26, 2015
    Wendy Lecker, an experienced civil rights attorney in New York and Connecticut, writes here about the enormous stresses under which low-income children live and how they impair childrens ability to learn. She wri [...]
  • North Carolina: Are Vouchers for Religious Schools Constitutional? – February 26, 2015
    Conservatives are typically strict constructionists when it comes to the law and the Constitution. But not, apparently, in North Carolina. The state Constitution says unequivocally that public dollars are to be u [...]
  • Ohio: Anti-Testing Sentiment Growing – February 26, 2015
    The Cincinnatti Enquirer reports the growing anger against Common Core testing among parents, teachers, and superintendents. Ohio proves that opposition to the Common Core is not limited to the Tea Party. Nor is [...]

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