Philadelphia: High school students walk out of class and march to City Hall to protest severe budget cuts and planned school closings, May 9, 2013.
The budget cuts are absolutely horrific. Here are some of the proposed changes:
- Schools with more than 1,000 students would no longer be required to have librarians or librarian assistants.
- Schools would no longer be required to have counselors, and counselors’ caseloads would no longer be capped.
- Teachers could be assigned to unlimited classes outside their subject area, and high school teachers could be assigned an extra class without pay. There would be no limit on amount of consecutive time taught in a school day.
- There would be no limit on class size
- The district would no longer be required to provide copy machines, or “a sufficient number of instructional materials and textbooks.”
- Counselors would no longer be guaranteed to have rooms with privacy and confidentiality, a telephone, a locked filing cabinet and a door.
There’s more here.
notice most of the posters are children of color
I just want you to notice
*ahem* this is what I was talking about on the marriage post saluting Nutter.
I don’t think it’s too far a stretch to say that (considering how long the white-cis-gay-male money has been flowing toward gay marriage in Philly) his support of that, and the awesome-level of it is directly proportional to how awful this is.
you ladies look beautiful today
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Every time I see that picture with the kid with the feather coming out of his neck I want to scratch my skin off. Ugh.
I wish people would not post that all over social media.
Shaivism [tattvas: 36 in 3 groups; 5 shuddha tattvas (‘pure’ tattvas, tattvas of universal experience), 7 shuddha-ashuddha (‘pure-impure’ tattvas, tattvas of limited individual experience), 24 ashuddha tattvas (‘impure’ tattvas, tattvas of mental operation, sensible experience, and materiality)]
Samkhya [tattvas: 2 eternal realities, purusha (centre of consciousness) and prakrti (source of all material existence)
**in Aldous Huxley’s ‘island’, they use “moksha medicine” for transcendental experiences