Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"

The Eloquent Woman

Your name is a household word in America. The speakers'' bureau advertising you on the lecture circuit says "there is no name which speaks more eloquently of careful and painstaking research, keen analysis, open mindedness, fairness and constructiveness, than does the name of Ida M. The back page of this brochure calls the speech "Industrial Idealism," and says Tarbel summed up the situation in America in that day as "A peaceful nation unprepared for peace!"

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Read more at [link] Alternative property tax bill emerges Scranton Times Tribune BY ROBERT SWIFT (HARRISBURG BUREAU CHIEF)Published: September 3, 2013 HARRISBURG - A new House bill designed to provide school districts with options to reduce or eliminate property taxes could get a green light for some action this fall. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

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WASHINGTON — The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it''s been since the Roaring ''20s. By Steve Esack , Call Harrisburg Bureau 8:02 p.m. Teach for America is a deeply divisive program. link] Is Teach For America Undermining the Chicago Public Schools? Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 23, 2013: With lawmakers returning, it's time to stand up for public education

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The deep dysfunction of our public schools is said to threaten not only America ’s economy but also its national security. Read more: [link] Here’s what does really stink: “With the exception of Romania , no developed country has a higher percentage of kids in poverty than America. Similarly, America also has a remarkably high percentage of people living in what is called “deep poverty,” at less than half the official poverty rate.”

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

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News & World Report''s Best High Schools in America. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America ''s schools. According to the organizers, “the Bammy Awards were created in response to the relentless national criticism of America ’s public schools. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

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Census Bureau study of per pupil spending from 2011, for example, showed combined spending for general administration and school administration in Maryland that year at $1,110 per student. Kevin Huffman, a former Teach For America official and the former husband of school reformer Michelle Rhee, has instituted a number of controversial reforms since he became education commissioner of Tennessee in April 2011. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

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link] Swaps to come under PA Senate panel scrutiny WITF Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Sep 5, 2013 7:12 PM A bipartisan group of state senators is trying to rid Pennsylvania of the use of complex financial agreements known as interest rate swaps. Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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