Teacher protests, pro-Islamic textbooks, and more!
\n<br/> Morning Roundup:<p> From <em>The New York Post</em>: <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/protesting_teachers_give_it_an_2wHWfAa38YOjPzpdYYotJO">Protesting teachers give <em>Waiting for 'Superman'</em> an "F"</a></p><blockquote> <p> 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.</p>\n</blockquote><div> From <em>The Austin American-Statesman</em>: <a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/education-board-oks-resolution-against-pro-islamic-bias-936225.html">Education board OKs resolution against 'pro-Islamic bias' in textbooks</a>\n</div><blockquote> <div> 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.</div>\n</blockquote><div> From <em>The New York Times</em>: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/fashion/26TEDX.html?ref=education">A Conference Makes Learning Free (and Sexy)</a>\n</div><blockquote> <div> 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.</div>\n</blockquote><div> From NBC's <em>Meet the Press</em>: Rhee: <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39352643/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts">Education reform can continue in D.C.</a>\n</div><blockquote> <div> Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, Robert Bobb, and Randi Weingarten join David Gregory to discuss the role of government in fixing U.S. schools.</div>\n</blockquote><p> <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" height="245" id="msnbc7ca6a5" width="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640"/>\n<param name="FlashVars" value="launch=39367860&width=420&height=245"/>\n<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"/>\n<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/>\n<param name="wmode" value="opaque"/>\n<embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="launch=39367860&width=420&height=245" height="245" name="msnbc7ca6a5" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" wmode="opaque"/></object></p><p> <em><a href="http://grassrootseducationmovement.blogspot.com/2010/09/ggem-real-reformerssmashing-broadway.html">Photo via</a> Angel Gonzalez for the Grassroots Education Movement </em></p><br/>
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