“Not only does Six PAC present realistic and pragmatic reforms, but it also brings a new voice to the table: the voice of the students themselves. Six PAC’s leaders are not Washington insiders, Congressional aides, lobbyists or businessmen with ulterior motives — they are students, the very people who are directly impacted by education reform. Its launch has created a new conversation about meaningful education reform in our country.”
In response to the first couple of emails about our policy on national standards, we released this public letter a week later address the senders’ concerns. You can download the letter from our website at www.sixpac.org/featured-work/
Politicizing the legacy of the September 11th attacks is not an act of disrespect for the victims. It is, in a way, an extension of what the passengers on United 93 did when, as one of them told his wife on the phone before bringing down the plane, they deliberated, and took a vote. There were two holes in our city that have rightly been treated with reverence; their outlines are now marked by the edges of reflecting pools. But one can’t see those holes as politics-free vacuums, or they will become tunnels leading to black sites and secret prisons and unending wars.
Smart New Yorker piece by Amy Davidson on why we NEED to politicize Osama bin Laden. (via think-progress)