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‘Badass Teachers’ fights for public education

By staff and wire services reports
June 27th, 2013

A group calling themselves the Badass Teacher Association (BAT) launched a campaign on Monday against America’s federal education policies, Takepart.com reports. The 15,000-plus strong Internet group spent Monday making hundreds of calls to the White House switchboard to tell President Barack Obama to replace Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education. Instead, the teachers want a lifetime educator who better understands and empathizes with teachers and parents. The White House call was the first action since the group started about a week ago with an initial 100 members on Facebook. The group is part of an ongoing revolution in education in which teachers, parents, and students are exasperated and exhausted by the Obama administration’s Race to the Top proposals and the testing they require, the Common Core State Standards, and school closings…

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