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Not exactly Art Ed related! But it was a beautiful night at the NJ Balloon Festival!

" If America was serious about fixing the troubled parts of its education system, then we would be having a fundamentally different conversation.
We wouldn’t be talking about budget austerity — we would be talking about raising public revenues to fund special tutoring, child care, basic health programs and other so-called wraparound services at low-income schools.
We wouldn’t only be looking to make sure that schools in high-poverty districts finally receive the same amount of public money as schools in wealthy neighborhoods — we would make sure high-poverty districts actually receive more funds than rich districts because combating poverty is such a resource-intensive endeavor.
More broadly, we wouldn’t be discussing cuts to social safety net programs — we would instead be working to expand those programs and, further, to challenge both parties’ anti-tax, anti-regulation, pro-austerity agenda that has increased poverty and economic inequality.
In short, if we were serious about education, then our education discussion wouldn’t be focused on demonizing teachers and coming up with radical schemes to undermine traditional public schools. It would instead be focused on mounting a new war on poverty and thus directly addressing the biggest education problem of all. "

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Poverty is America’s #1 Education Problem

http://www.alternet.org/education/poverty-americas-1-education-problem?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

It’s time to get real about this. 

(via weareteachers)

artruby:

Pharrell love seat by Rob Pruitt.

Jeff Koons Exhibit at the Whitney, NYC

10 posts!  You gotta start somewhere! 

This is a Pledge Portrait, 1st grade students create these at the end of the school year to go along with their study of American Symbols.  To see more check out my Artsonia Gallery HERE!

Love your page! The quote is awesome! Stealing it for my room... okay borrowing it!

Asked by petschke

No problem, that quote is from the book, The Dot! All my students made a dot at the beginning of last year and then I displayed them all together for International Dot Day! Susan

scrapbooklady:

I’ve actually been to one of these museums (St. George Dinosaur Discovery) and it really wasn’t what I would call “weird”, but it wasn’t all that exciting either. Some of the ones on this list really do look a little strange. I don’t think I would have ever thought of a Mustard Museum, but to each their own. 

I do think it would be fun to take a big road trip and hit a lot of interesting stops and sights along the way!

from mashable:

Here’s our ultimate cross-country road trip, featuring not one, not two, but 26 weird museums, from an entire building devoted to bananas to the official Dolly Parton museum.

What’s the strangest museum (or tourist site) you’ve ever been to?

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