First off, Mike Klonsky at Small Talk takes note of the strong message accompanying the premiere of HBO's new season of "The Wire, which takes place in large part in a Baltimore middle school. He says "the number of youth casualities is much larger than the toll from 9/11."
Meanwhile, Chicago Teachers Speak Out posts a letter from a source "deep inside the last hour delegates meeting" which not surprisingly criticizes Stewart and her posse about the raise in CTU dues.
Teacher X sounds off about Rufus Williams, Tim King and Urban Prep.
Over at Teach and Learn, Mike Lach points us to a letter on the Gates Foundation in the latest District Administration that is "insightful and critical--a real surprise for a magazine that's generally filled with product reviews and fluff."
Always the joker, Lach also links to news from The Onion about a new counter-philanthropy effort against Gates efforts: U.S. Dedicates $64 Billion To Undermining Gates Foundation Efforts
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