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Education: Morning Roundup, Teachers Against Waiting for 'Superman'

Teacher protests, pro-Islamic textbooks, and more!


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Morning Roundup:

From The New York Post: Protesting teachers give Waiting for 'Superman' an "F"

About 50 public-school teachers and parents of students -- some dressed in Superman costumes -- raged against "Waiting for 'Superman'" before a sold-out screening on the Upper West Side last night.

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The State Board of Education on Friday narrowly approved a resolution that instructs textbook publishers to counter a "pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias" that proponents say is pervasive in world history books.
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Once a year, there is a mass migration of the intelligentsia to Long Beach, Calif. There, inside the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, a block from the Pacific Ocean, they gather for four days to share ideas and score gift bags at the TED Conference. Sold out a year in advance, the conference has scholars, scientists, musicians as speakers. They are boldface names: Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall. And as for any A-list party, an invitation is required.
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From NBC's Meet the Press: Rhee: Education reform can continue in D.C.\n
Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, Robert Bobb, and Randi Weingarten join David Gregory to discuss the role of government in fixing U.S. schools.
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Photo via Angel Gonzalez for the Grassroots Education Movement


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