Ahhh yes. "Dr" Hanan Islam and the World Literacy Crusade. They do NN programs in a warehouse. Ive been in it. She tried to go to Fl and got booted.
Quote from: BMF on September 18, 2012, 09:28Ahhh yes. "Dr" Hanan Islam and the World Literacy Crusade. They do NN programs in a warehouse. Ive been in it. She tried to go to Fl and got booted.Dr. Hanan is also co-founder of the American Health and Education Clinics, a certified drug and alcohol treatment and alternative mental health facility.She oversees many of the branches here at the World Literacy Crusade, including our international literacy program, our drug rehabilitation and mental health clinic, and she even recently founded a new organization dedicated to increasing the funding of deserving non-profits and churches nationwide.http://www.worldliteracy.org/about/executive-bios-founder%E2%80%99s-message
With this discussion I found that the Dr. Hanan is very talented.
Melissa Erickson, past president of the Hillsborough County PTA council, said she could not back the appointment of Bennett, whom she saw as dismissive of parent interests in promoting his agenda in Indiana."He was completely unresponsive to the requests and desires of parents to be more involved in Indiana," said Erickson, who runs the Alliance for Public Schools. "I don't expect he is going to drastically change the way he does business coming here."She suggested the selection contrasts with Gov. Rick Scott's commitment to recent promises, such as reduced testing."This pick does not support the things he's saying he thinks Florida children deserve," Erickson said.Florida Education Association president Andy Ford deplored Bennett's appointment."He is a champion of the testing mania, unchecked expansion of charter schools and voucher programs and has proven to advance the Jeb Bush education agenda that has drawn fire from teachers, parents and experts in the field," Ford wrote in a statement. "That's the same approach that has led to a flawed and chaotic system in Florida that has frustrated parents and teachers alike."
Not sure if this is the right place, but new Superintendent Education in Florida is a Bush ally, and he has favored charters, favored "alternative" testing, grading, vouchers, private, and hooked in with ALEC it looks like. He got booted out of Indiana so naturally Rick Scott swooped him up to do damage here in Florida. Jeez.Just thought I'd give a heads up. Will have to keep an eye out for this one and Applied Scholastics/ABLE front group activity.Former Indiana superintendent is Florida's new education commissionerhttp://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/former-indiana-superintendent-is-floridas-new-education-commissioner/1265783http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/11/dont_count_your_chickens_befor.html (mentions of American Legislative Exchange Council)
I want to create a culture where every member of the community sees teachers as creators of knowledge.