The DNC Stands With Michael Bloomberg Instead of Teachers

By Dr. Michael Flanagan So, I came to the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night determined to write about the terrible educational policies of the Obama administration and what education activists fully believe will be an even worse agenda under a potential Clinton presidency. I attended the DNC Convention as a guest blogger for the MOMocrats, to write about educational issues in the Democratic platform. I am one of the directors of the...

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We Wanted A Revolution, But All I Got Was This Sign

By Dr. Michael Flanagan In Penn’s fair city, calm and grave hangs the old bell which rings no more for freedom sleeps on freedom’s shore – Caroline Weston, 1849 This is a sign hung by the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia I saw Tuesday, July 26th — the same night I had press credentials for the DNC, to be able to blog in the press tent for Tuesday’s roll call vote. Instead, I sat in the shadow of Independence...

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“Whose Streets? Our Streets”: A March to the DNC Convention

By Dr. Michael Flanagan “Whose streets? Our streets!” Yes they were, for today in Philadelphia at least. Siting here in the perimeter of the Wells Fargo center, in the press area blogging for the MOMocrats, I am listening to the crowd chanting “Bernie, Bernie” every time his name is mentioned. I am not sure that is what the establishment politicians want to hear when they keep calling for unity. I marched here...

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Hello My Name is Mike, and I am a MOMocrat

by Dr. Michael Flanagan Okay I will put it out there, I am probably not what one would envision when they hear of a group called the MOMocrats. The “ocrats” part is clear. We are trying to be part of the political process. Voices for the 99% of Americans that cannot afford the campaign cash to lobby politicians to act in the best interests of our children. The “MOM” part, as it applies to me, necessitates a bit more of an explanation....

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