I support ED in 08

I just received an unsolicited e-mail from a new DC-based advocacy group called “EDin08” and the title is catchy. Support education in 2008. Support candidates that support education in 2008. Support stronger schools and making education a priority in 2008.

What a concept.

Here’s the site:  http://www.edin08.com/

I have added it to the blogroll/links section on the right-hand side of your screen. They purport to be nonpartisan and it appears to be so. The chairman is former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer, who happens to be the former Supt. of the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are also co-funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who as you know, have pumped lots and lots of money into the black hole they call North Carolina’s public schools.

Now it’s time to turn that black hole into one of reform and accountability.

One of their newest spokesmen is artist Kanye West, and he has a short PSA on the front page of the EDin08 site. I’m not a big fan of his politics, but on this subject and the little bit he says, speaks volumes. We will monitor their published statements, for anything and anyone that supports solid public education can only be a good thing.

E.C. 🙂


One Response

  1. […] they will do it. Since the campaign was started in the spring, it’s goten a lot of attention on some different blogs, and hopefully it will get more and more attention as time goes […]

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