Posts tagged ‘Education’

July 8, 2011

Sen. Mark Leno: Excluding LGBT Americans From Textbooks Is Censoring History

by Accidental Bear
California State Senator Mark Leno at the Gran...

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California lawmakers ok bill to add LGBT figures to history textbooks. Thomas Roberts talks with state senator Mark Leno who introduced the bill. Not teaching our children about LGBT members in history who have fought for civil rights for all would be given them a handicap in life. Half- truths about history is never a positive  or productive thing. AB

May 13, 2011

SF Teachers & Students Rally Against a “state of emergency”

by Accidental Bear

Students, teachers, parents, unions and supporters gathered at City Hall in San Francisco this evening to make it clear that any more budget cuts toward education are not OK. At the forefront of their demands, demonstrators hope that state lawmakers will consider extending a sales tax increase, vehicle licensing fees, and other revenue generators set to expire June 30 that provide billions of dollars to schools each year, an event spokeswoman said (sfappeal.com). Alameda Education Association president Patricia Sanders said, “The potential budget cuts are just insane,” Sanders said. “We’re possibly looking at cutting 20 days off a child’s school year, down from 180 days to 160 days.” Rallies were to take place today in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino under what is being called “state of emergency” declared by the California Teachers Association. by Mike Enders


Photo credit: Mike Enders

February 13, 2011

SOMETHING PRETTY, PRETTY AESOME (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear

Watch a Soothing Video of the ‘Paint-Pouring’ Art Process

Paintings – Holton Rower

“Tall Painting”

Source Amanda Dobbins Paint-by-numbers: Out. Paint-by-gravity: In.