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On the Lighter Side over in Hawaii
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 24, 2011, 10:47 am   

I'm not going to ignore the heavy weather that is bearing down in and around the statehouses of the Midwest. There is a lot to watch and a lot to learn. I recognize what is going on, BUT my blogging focuses on what happens in the classroom. And I've decided that I'd like to zero in on some personal touches that two teachers in Hawaii put on their teaching.

Wisconsin May Be Just the Beginning
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 21, 2011, 10:55 pm   

Governors who swept into power in state houses this year with promises to cut spending and bring business to depressed states are now beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations that could result in the largest reduction of power to public sector unions in generations.

Stranger than Fiction: Vandalism in Idaho
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 21, 2011, 10:16 pm   

Idaho State Superintendent Tom Luna experienced quite the scare this week, waking up to an act of vandalism in his driveway. In the wake of his proposed bold education reform agenda, Mr. Luna has received quite the union push back to say the least. Luna's truck was left spray painted and the tires slashed Tuesday morning resulting in fingers pointing in the direction of the Idaho Education Association, Luna's biggest critic.
It's Friday
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 16, 2011, 10:46 pm   

2:50pm. Friday. The weekend begins...or not. As much as I wanted to begin my two-day relaxation, I knew that it was time for me to plan the week to come. Some colleagues thought I was crazy to delay the weekend, others joined me.
AFT Financial Disclosures Shed Light on Contributions to Partisan Politics
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 15, 2011, 11:46 am   

A recent report by the Education Intelligence Agency sheds light on the financial disclosures of the American Federation of Teachers in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The analysis reveals that the AFT spent $2.6 million of member dues on a wide array of left-leaning advocacy groups, charities, and big labor organizations.
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