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Facebook, Friday, and New York: FRIDAY, AUG 31, 2018, 6:00 PM In a Historic Move, Los Angeles Educators Vote To Strike BY JANE MCALEVEY R Share | y Tweet Reddit Ju StumbleUpon @ Email Print Thousands came to the #Allin4Respect rally in downtown Los Angeles in May, part of the lead-up to the strike. (Photo from UTLA Facebook) berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES Today teachers and education workers in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the country (after New York), voted 98 percent to 2 percent to authorize their first strike in nearly 30 years. Last spring’s strikes and school walkouts by educators from West Virginia to Oklahoma, Arizona and more, took place in so-called red states. This school year, the strikes have moved to blue states, with teachers in Washington state school districts already on strike and Seattle teachers approving a strike vote earlier this week. The LA educators will likely go on strike, if they can’t negotiate a settlement through mediation, in mid-to-late October. They have been working under an expired contract for over a year, since June 30, 2017. At the top of the educators’ list of demands are reducing class size; less testing and more teaching time; basics such as new textbooks, and restoring essential support structures that students need, including school nurses and guidance counselors. California, despite being one of the wealthiest states in the nation, ranks 43 out of 50 in funding per pupil, according to the union. Julia Lathin, an art history teacher at Hamilton High, says, “Our school has over 2,000 students and one nurse, but she was only hired to be here part time. Because of this, I let my students know that I have a cabinet in my classroom that’s always stocked with pads and tampons. I need these kids focused on their education and not worrying about if they’re going to bleed through their pants at school because there isn’t always a nurse on campus.” Out of dozens of teachers interviewed for this article, not one placed wages at the top of their priorities list. When asked, “If management offered to meet your salary demands and nothing else, would you still plan to strike?”, all said yes. Among the top concern voiced by teachers is the need to eliminate Section 1.5 of their contract, which allows teacher-to-student ratios of 1 teacher—alone in their class without assistance—to up to 46 students. That’s right: one teacher responsible for up to 46 students. Brandon Abraham, an English teacher with 18 years of teaching experience, says, “When I started teaching in 1999, the teacher to student ratio was 1:20. I had twenty students in my class. These days, because of all the cuts, we don’t even have school librarians anymore, we are teaching basic literacy. They keep cutting and cutting and cutting essential services that students need to learn. To do a good job—which we do—is hard enough when conditions are perfect, but when the conditions get this challenging, it’s hard to motivate and inspire students. The problem is, really good teachers are leaving the profession because the conditions have become so difficult.” (Continue Reading)

berniesrevolution: IN THESE TIMES Today teachers and education workers in Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the country (af...

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Black History Month, Family, and Life: <p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p> <p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a 16-year-old girl. His father abandoned the family soon after his birth. He was raised by his maternal grandmother until the age of five, then went back to live with his mother and attended a school for boys were he learned literacy and was first exposed to music. During his school years, Louis would bring in money delivering coal and other odd jobs working for the Karnoffskys, a family of Lithuanian Jews. The Karnoffskys took Louis under their wing, nurturing him in the absence of his father. In turn, Louis grew to deeply love and respect the family, feeling a special connection with them because they were also mistreated by the “other white folks“ for being Jewish. In a tribute to them, he wore a Star of David pendant for the rest of his life. </p> <p>He came to musical prominence in the 1920s, known for his impressive trumpet stylings and unique, gravelly vocals. He is considered one of the few black artists to successfully cross into the mainstream of American musical culture during that time. He went from playing riverboat bands to being a bandleader and collaborating with many other artists, perhaps most notably with Ella Fitzgerald. Louis always credited his New Orleans upbringing for his musical influences.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans&hellip; It has given me something to live for.&rdquo;</p>

Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a 16-year-ol...

America, Arguing, and Crime: ITS EASY TO FORGET THAT FOR DECADES THE U.S. HAD A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT WAS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. WE HAD THE FINEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, PATIENTS RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE, AND THOUSANDS OF PRIVATELY FUNDED CHARITIES PROVIDED HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE PO0 RON PAUL TURNING POINT USA <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/165630900777/bushmeat-said-when-they-tell-you-how-ghastly" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bushmeat.tumblr.com/" title="bushmeat">bushmeat</a> said:</p><blockquote><p>When they tell you how ghastly socialised healthcare is, remember what they are saying is absolute bullshit <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40608253</a></p></blockquote><p>If I had a nickel every time some leftist moron linked to a World Healthcare Organization or Commonwealth Fund study, well, I would have a shitload of nickels.</p><p>Since my previous source’s website is currently down–<a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/142352613032/that-red-guy-montypla-weaselwonderworld">which I’ve used in the past</a> to slap this idiotic notion that other countries’ healthcare systems are somehow superior the US’s private system–I’ll instead point to this <a href="https://object.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa654.pdf">other great explanation</a> by the folks over at CATO on why this pathetic claim is always made by these left-wing think-tanks:</p><blockquote><p><i> The debate over how to reform America’s health care sector often involves comparisons between the United States and other countries, and with good reason. Looking at other countries can help us learn which policies, if any, to emulate, and which to avoid. </i></p><p><i>There have been many attempts at international health care system comparisons.Among the most influential are the World Health Report 2000 published by the World Health Organization, several studies published by the Commonwealth Fund, and individual measures such as infant mortality and “mortality amenable to health care.” Generally in these studies, the United States performs poorly in comparison to Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, scholars often use the studies to argue for adding even more government regulations to our already highly regulated health care system. </i></p><p><i>However, these studies suffer from several problems. First, they often rely on unadjusted aggregate data—such as life expectancy, or mortality from heart disease—that can be affected by many non–health care factors, including nutrition, exercise, and even crime rates. Second,they often use process measures, such as how many patients have received a pap smear or mammogram in the past three years. Process measures tell us what doctors do, but provide only an indirect measure of doctors’ productivity. Third, some of these studies inappropriately incorporate their own biases about financing in their statistics, which makes market-driven health systems appear worse even if their outcomes are similar or better. </i></p><p><i>An additional limitation of these studies is the omission of any measure of innovation. None of the best-known studies factor in the contribution of various countries to the advances that have come to characterize the current practice of health care in the developed world. </i></p><p><i>Every single health care test or treatment must be invented at some point. We would be living in a different world today were it not for the remarkable genius and hard work of health care inventors in the past, as well as investments from government health agencies and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The health care issues commonly considered most important today—controlling costs and covering the uninsured— arguably should be regarded as secondary to innovation, inasmuch as a treatment must first be invented before its costs can be reduced and its use extended to everyone. </i><br/></p></blockquote><p>Furthermore, from another Glen Whitman <a href="https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp101.pdf">article</a>:</p><blockquote><p><i> Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present them as an objective measure of the relative performance of national health care systems. They are not. The WHO rankings depend crucially on a number of underlying assumptions- some of them logically incoherent, some characterized by substantial uncertainty, and some rooted in ideological beliefs and values that not everyone shares. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO health care rankings result from an index of health-related statistics. As with any index, it is important to consider how it was constructed, as the construction affects the results. </i><br/></p><p><i> There is good reason to account for the quality of care received by a country’s worst-off or poorest citizens. Yet the Health Distribution and Responsiveness Distribution factors do not do that.Instead, they measure relative differences in quality, without regard to the absolute level of quality. To account for the quality of care received by the worst-off, the index could include a factor that measures health among the poor, or a health care system’s responsiveness to the poor. This would, in essence, give greater weight to the well-being of the worst off.  Alternatively, a separate health performance index could be constructed for poor households or members of disadvantaged minorities. These approaches would surely have problems of their own, but they would at least be focused on the absolute level of health care quality, which should be the paramount concern. <br/></i></p><p><i> The WHO rankings, by purporting to measure the efficacy of health care systems, implicitly take all differences in health outcomes not explained by spending or literacy and attribute them entirely to health care system performance. Nothing else, from tobacco use to nutrition to sheer luck, is taken into account. </i></p><p><i>To some extent, the exclusion of other variables is simply the result of inadequacies in the data. It is difficult to get information on all relevant factors, and even more difficult to account for their expected effects on health. But some factors are deliberately excluded by the WHO analysis on the basis of paternalistic assumptions about the proper role of health systems. An earlier paper laying out the WHO methodological framework asserts, “Problems such as tobacco consumption, diet, and unsafe sexual activity must be included in an assessment of health system performance.” </i></p><p><i>In other words, the WHO approach holds health systems responsible not just for treating lung cancer, but for preventing smoking in the first place; not just for treating heart disease, but for getting people to exercise and lay off the fatty foods. <br/></i></p><p><i> Second, the WHO approach fails to consider people’s willingness to trade off health against other values. Some people are happy to give up a few potential months or even years of life in exchange for the pleasures of smoking, eating, having sex, playing sports, and so on. The WHO approach, rather than taking the public’s preferences as given, deems some preferences better than others (and then praises or blames the health system for them). </i></p><p><i>A superior (though still imperfect) approach would take people’s health-related behavior as given, and then ask which health systems do the best job of dealing with whatever health conditions arise.<br/></i></p></blockquote><p>In other words, its a bunch of meaningless cherry-picked measurements framed in a way to make the private system appear terrible in order to push for more socialized medicine.  </p><p>Despite all of it’s flaws, which are usually thanks to government market intervention, the United States still has the best health care system on the entire goddamn planet per capita.  It’s most likely that the life-saving equipment and procedures that are used in other hellholes using slave healthcare to save lives are thanks to us.  </p><p>You’re welcome.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b97a460c917c68f3900de0bc46e50c59/tumblr_inline_owpcxquafE1r1jtxd_540.gif" data-orig-height="250" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>
Anaconda, Life, and Period: The World as 100 People over the last two centuries Our World in Data Extreme Povert Democracy 6 not living in extreme poverty 90 not living in extreme poverty 99 not living in a democracy 44 not living in a democracy 56 livi İVİng in a democracy 94 living in extreme poverty 10 living in extreme poverty 1 living in a democracy 1820 1840 1860 1880 1900 920 940 960 1960 2000 2015 1820 1840 1860 1880 900 920 940 960 1960 2000 2015 Basic Education Vaccination against diphtherio, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus 14 have not attained any education 14 not vaccinated 83 have not attained any education 86 vaccinated 86 have basic education or more 17 have basic 0 vaccinated education or more 1820 1840 1860 1880 1900 1920 1940 1960 190 2000 2015 1820 1840 80 8 900 1920 940 1960 1980 2000 2015 Literacy Child Mortality 15 are not able to read 57 survive the first 5 years of life 96 survive the first 5 years of life 88 are not able to read 85 are able to read 43 die before they are 5 years old 12 are able to read 4 die before they are 5 years old 1820 1840 1860 1880 900 920 940 1960 90 2000 2014 1820 1840 160 1880 900 920 1940 960 960 2000 2015 7.4 Blition Data sources: Extreme Poverty: 8 urguignon & Morrison (2002) up to 1970 world Bank 1981 and later 2015 is a projection). Vaccination: WHO (Global data are available for 1980 to 2015-the DPT3 vaccination was licenced in 1949) Education: OECD for the period 1820 to 1960. IIASA for the time thereafter Literacy: OECD for the period 1820 to 1990. UNESCO for 2004 and later The world population increased 6.8-fold over these 2 centuries All these visualizations are from OurWorldInData.org an online publication that presents the empirical evidence on how the world is changing. calcluation of global population share De Colonialism: Wimmer and Min (own calcluation of global population share) Continent: HYDE database Child mortality: up to 1960 own caluclations based on Gapminder; World Bank thereafter cracy Politiy Ⅳ index o 1.7 8on 1.1 8on Licensed under CC-BY-SA by the author Max Roser. 820 <p><a href="http://www.americaninfographic.com/post/164006123389/getting-better" class="tumblr_blog">americaninfographic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://ourworldindata.org">Getting Better</a></p></blockquote>

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Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Racism: 15 GE <p><a href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/158118559340/march-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this" class="tumblr_blog">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2><b>March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in Selma</b><br/></h2><p><small>On this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama; it became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. At this stage, the Civil Rights Movement had been in motion for over a decade and already achieved legislative success with the Civil Rights Act. However the focus of the movement now became making the promise of equal franchise guaranteed in the Fifteenth Amendment a reality. While African-Americans exercised the right to vote in the years after the amendment’s passage in 1870, discriminatory measures like literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were soon implemented across the country to deprive them of the vote. Thus in 1965 civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. made voter registration the core of their efforts, centering the campaign on the particularly discriminatory Selma, AL. On March 7th - ‘Bloody Sunday’ - as the six hundred unarmed marchers were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were descended upon by state troopers who viciously beat the protestors. The violence encountered by these peaceful marchers, which was captured on television and broadcast around the world, led to national outcry and caused President Johnson to publicly call for the passage of his administration’s proposed voting rights bill. After securing the support of federal troops, another march was held on March 21st, and with the protection of soldiers the marchers managed to arrive in Montgomery after three days. The marchers were met in Montgomery - the epicentre of the movement and the site of the 1954 bus boycott - by 50,000 supporters, who were <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fmlk-kpp01.stanford.edu%2Findex.php%2Fencyclopedia%2Fdocumentsentry%2Fdoc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march%2F&amp;t=ODFiYTlmNTUzMDBkNDZlNDZmNWY3ZmRlMzUxZmFlM2IwZTFhYjJjMCxmektqZnFpQQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AK8nQSpQKtfYKCWU81c9qzQ&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Ftodayinhistory.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F112966559746%2Fmarch-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this&amp;m=1">addressed by King</a>. Their efforts were rewarded when, in August of that year, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act that ensured all Americans could vote. This was one of the crowning achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Selma to Montgomery march is commemorated as one of the most important moments of the struggle.</small></p><blockquote><p><b><i><small>“We are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. The burning of our churches will not deter us. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. We are on the move now…not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. We are moving to the land of freedom”</small></i></b><br/><small>- King’s &lsquo;Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March’ - 25th March, 1965</small></p></blockquote></blockquote>

todayinhistory: March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in SelmaOn this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to Birmingham, Alab...

Life, Money, and Parents: SOLD 0 bipporah Potter tRins <p><a href="http://coolchicksfromhistory.tumblr.com/post/157798757649/zipporah-potter-atkins-circa-1670-art-by-mariel" class="tumblr_blog">coolchicksfromhistory</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Zipporah Potter Atkins circa 1670</p> <p>Art by Mariel Black (<a href="http://marielblack.com">website</a>, <a href="http://chibisketches.wordpress.com/">blog</a>, <a href="http://chibisketches.tumblr.com">tumblr</a>)</p> <p>In 1670, Zipporah Potter Atkins bought a house in the North End of Boston. She was the first black person to purchase property in Boston.*</p> <p>Very little is known of Zipporah’s life, but she is believed to have been around 25 years old when she purchased the house.  Her parents were enslaved, but Zipporah was born free as that was the law in Boston at the time.  Zipporah purchased the house with money her father had inherited from his owner.  She sold the house in 1699 and signed her initials, displaying literacy at a time when illiteracy was common.  She was the first black woman to initial a deed in Suffolk County, MA.</p> <p>A marker was installed on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in 2014 to commemorate Zipporah’s historic achievement.  </p> <p>*There is a record of a black man named Sebastian Kane owning property in Dorchester in 1656, but Dorchester was a separate town until 1870.</p> </blockquote>

coolchicksfromhistory: Zipporah Potter Atkins circa 1670 Art by Mariel Black (website, blog, tumblr) In 1670, Zipporah Potter Atkins bought ...

Black History Month, Children, and Life: <p>Black history month day 4: Susie King Taylor</p> <p>Susie Baker King Taylor was an Army nurse in the Civil War, and the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia. As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S.C. Volunteers, she was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. </p> <p>While Georgia had harsh laws against the education of slaves, Susie attended two secret schools taught by black women as a young girl and learned the rudiments of literacy. Later she was educated by two white youths who knowingly broke the law. In April 1862 She and many other African Americans fled to St. Simons Island, occupied at the time by Union forces. While there, her education became known and she was asked to teach at a freedman&rsquo;s school, teaching freed slave children how to read. At night, many adults would also come to her, eager to learn. She eventually married a black Union soldier and served in the army as a nurse, as well as educating the soldiers. </p> <p>For more information, visit this website: <a href="http://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/susie-king-taylor-1848-1912">http://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/susie-king-taylor-1848-1912</a></p>

Black history month day 4: Susie King Taylor Susie Baker King Taylor was an Army nurse in the Civil War, and the first African American to ...