Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Obituary: Actor Malachi Throne, 84, who was seen everywhere in 1960s television, has died of lung cancer.

Mr. Throne was a brawny, deep-voiced mainstay on television for nearly 50 years. He appeared on everything from “The Untouchables” in the early 1960s to “The West Wing” in 2002, and was one of the few actors seen on both Gene Roddenberry’s original “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

On “Batman,” in a two-part episode in 1966, he played False-Face, a criminal master of disguise whose visage is never fully revealed. For a time, Mr. Throne’s own identity remained a mystery; a question mark, rather than his name, appeared in the credits after Part 1, leading to wide speculation among fans.
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The first thing K-12 teachers need to understand is they don't have anything called "tenure." What they have, if they still have it in their states, are civil service protections that are identical to other civil service workers including police and fire personnel.

I think K-12 teachers wanted to call these protections "tenure" to try to make it sound like they are on the same level as college and university professors, who can get or do have "tenure," but "tenure" exists in both public and private universities and is strongly tied in with the concept of "academic freedom."

K-12 teachers do NOT have "academic freedom," and they have NEVER had anything resembling "tenure."
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Indiana is going down the shitter thanks to a court legalizing school vouchers, a pet project of the Friedamanites and neolibs. "Common core" bullshit is also being promoted there and is heavily financed by the billionaire foundations.

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