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(Salon)   After many years and millions of dollars spent, Michael Bloomberg has finally succeeded in creating a third-party in American politics. Unfortunately for him, they want to stomp his agenda into the ground   (salon.com) divider line 19
    More: Ironic, Secretary of Education, Michelle Rhee, Americans, American politics, Randi Weingarten, WFP, Diane Ravitch, Delaware Democratic Party  
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2013-11-04 01:47:11 PM  
farkin libs
 
2013-11-04 01:53:20 PM  
farkin Michelle Rhee
 
2013-11-04 01:57:17 PM  
I read through that article and couldn't follow who was doing what.
 
2013-11-04 01:59:00 PM  

Summercat: I read through that article and couldn't follow who was doing what.


Me too.  Thanks Bloomberg
 
2013-11-04 02:04:56 PM  

Summercat: I read through that article and couldn't follow who was doing what.


This. I thought it was going to be about school choice efforts, but then the only complaints were about testing and classroom sizes, which just sounds like your typical school board fight. So now apparently you have a mixed slate of Democrats, as well as WFP and GOP candidates. The explanation was awful as someone actually interested in third parties and electoral mechanisms. 

I didn't know WFP was active in Connecticut. I though they, and their counterpart the Conservative Party, were a unique function of New York permitting hybrid ballot labels.
 
2013-11-04 02:10:03 PM  
BLOOMBERG!
 
2013-11-04 02:18:29 PM  

Summercat: I read through that article and couldn't follow who was doing what.


I'll add my vote to this.
 
2013-11-04 02:22:58 PM  
Confusing article is confusing. And of course, subby's headline is stupid and misleading.
Who submitted this trainwreck?
 
2013-11-04 02:25:52 PM  
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-11-04 02:26:27 PM  

Summercat: I read through that article and couldn't follow who was doing what.


Yeah, it was hard to follow.

Basically, a cabal of Connecticut Republicans and "centrist" Democrats, with the aid of Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Rhee, want to continue on the road to privatized education, but the citizens of Bridgeport aren't having it.

They formed a Working Families Party and, after today, may have enough votes on the school board to oust Paul Vallas, the guy charged with "reforming" their school district.
 
2013-11-04 02:31:12 PM  
Fine, if that's the-way you want it. Two-can play that game!
 
2013-11-04 02:31:37 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Summercat: I read through that article and couldn't follow who was doing what.

Yeah, it was hard to follow.

Basically, a cabal of Connecticut Republicans and "centrist" Democrats, with the aid of Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Rhee, want to continue on the road to privatized education, but the citizens of Bridgeport aren't having it.

They formed a Working Families Party and, after today, may have enough votes on the school board to oust Paul Vallas, the guy charged with "reforming" their school district.


In other words, Connecticut is still rich, stupid and stubborn to change.
 
2013-11-04 02:38:42 PM  
Reminds me of the Heritage Fdn and its new leader Jim DeMint and his attack on the health care plan they designed.
 
2013-11-04 02:41:21 PM  
I just want to say that Paul Vallas shouldn't be allowed anywhere near anything school related.
 
2013-11-04 03:04:02 PM  
Number 1 issues on people's mind: Economy, schools, and climate change
Number 1 issues on Bloomberg's fantasy world: obesity, stopping blacks from doing anything, and cigarette smoking
 
2013-11-04 03:58:09 PM  
I agree. I read this article and it just seems like a local schoolboard battle. Seems that the Connecticut voters don't want to take baby steps to privatization of education, and are voicing their displeasure. That's it.

The only thing I can get out of this is that Michelle Rhee is a thoroughly hittable asian milf in her mid-40's. Still lookin' good. Even if she is a crackpot who thinks teachers should teach to the test (Very bad) and put her kid in the snooty-as-hell Harpeth Hall.
 
2013-11-04 04:07:13 PM  
Article - Get to the farking point already!
 
2013-11-04 09:00:08 PM  
A third-party what? Adjectives without accompanying nouns confuse.
 
2013-11-05 06:04:28 AM  
Was it called the Douchebag Plutocrat party? I couldn't read the link because half the time Salon's CSS is screwed up.
 
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