By Mike Klonsky
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BREAKING… Justice Scalia announces he is deputizing Cliven Bundy and his Nevada moocher army to ride herd on Schuette decision. Moochers were last seen headed for Michigan to put down any protests and to graze their cattle for free on the overgrown fields in Detroit. Their banner reads, “Slavery Worked Better. Let’s Do it Again.”
“As Justice Harlan observed over a century ago, ‘[o]ur Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.’” — Daily Kos
Yes, Scalia doesn’t see color and has no class.
RACE MATTERS…Teacher unions spoke out forcefully on Schuette.
Randi Weingarten attacked the decision.
This ruling, taken with the Supreme Court’s evisceration of the Voting Rights Act, takes us backward on racial equality. We agree with Justice Sotomayor that “this refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable.”
So did NEA Pres. Dennis Van Roekel:
“Having spent 23 years in the classroom, I saw first-hand the important role diversity played in the classroom and how learning from people with different backgrounds and perspectives can benefit all students, our workforce and our country as a whole…Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, we find ourselves still separate and unequal, and the fight wages on to level the uneven playing field.”
Progressive education bloggers and anti-testers…not so much. A blind spot?
The NEA, representing more than 3 million educators and joined by the MEA and SEIU, filed an amicus brief urging the Court to uphold affirmative action.
JOSE VILSON writes, “…when Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented in the recent affirmative action case, I nodded like my head was about to fall off.”
STILL WAITING to hear something…anything on this landmark decision coming from POTUS OR Sec. Duncan. Is Obama going to leave is appointee Sotomayor Read the full article
Via: Mike Klonsky