Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Community Based Approach to Reversing Resegregation #NPE16NC

A Community Based Approach to Reversing Resegregation on Vimeo:
A Community Based Approach to Reversing Resegregation


Schoolhouse Live’s Videos on Vimeo http://bit.ly/23QZi8f
 Vincent Precht http://bit.ly/1GwPEPv


 LIVE STREAM FOOTAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION 
NATIONAL CONFERENCE MORE ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE TO COME!


Big Education Ape: Educators at Raleigh NPE conference condemn HB2 | News & Observer #NPE16NChttp://bit.ly/1Snl9lP
Live From Raleigh, North Carolina: NPE’s 3rd Annual National Conference Complete interactive schedule http://bit.ly/20LAehc
Big Education Ape: Video: Saturday at NPE’s 3rd Annual National Conference #NPE16NC http://bit.ly/1SnHj7f
Big Education Ape: Karran Harper Royal and Jesse Hagopian at the NPE National Conference on Vimeo http://bit.ly/1YDW2JM
Big Education Ape: Anthony Cody Interviews Mary Cathryn Ricker, AFT VP and Becky Pringle, NEA VP #NPE16NC http://bit.ly/23QZRPn
Big Education Ape: Opt-Out Conscientious Objectors #NPE16NC http://bit.ly/1MGcTuK

Testing and Justice: Growing Gaps, Shrinking Opportunity in Public Education #NPE16NC

Testing and Justice: Growing Gaps, Shrinking Opportunity in Public Education on Vimeo:
Testing and Justice: Growing Gaps, Shrinking Opportunity in Public Education


Schoolhouse Live’s Videos on Vimeo http://bit.ly/23QZi8f
From Vincent Precht and SCHOOLHOUSE LIVE
California Father

Thank You Vincent Precht For the Wonderful Coverage
Of the NPE Conference in  Raleigh, North Carolina
I am a teacher, writer, filmmaker and live streamer. I have produced live stream events for United Opt Out featuring addresses by Diane Ravitch and Karen Lewis and am making a documentary, which includes interviews with Noam Chomsky, Jesse Hagopian and many others. Published in the New York Times, Seattle Review, TriQuarterly and elsewhere, I have written award winning short stories. I have been a public school teacher for 29 years. The biggest moments of my life were having a son and 40 years earlier meeting the Beatles.

Vincent Precht http://bit.ly/1GwPEPv
 LIVE STREAM FOOTAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION 
NATIONAL CONFERENCE MORE ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE TO COME!

Big Education Ape: Educators at Raleigh NPE conference condemn HB2 | News & Observer #NPE16NChttp://bit.ly/1Snl9lP
Live From Raleigh, North Carolina: NPE’s 3rd Annual National Conference Complete interactive schedule http://bit.ly/20LAehc
Big Education Ape: Video: Saturday at NPE’s 3rd Annual National Conference #NPE16NC http://bit.ly/1SnHj7f
Big Education Ape: Karran Harper Royal and Jesse Hagopian at the NPE National Conference on Vimeo http://bit.ly/1YDW2JM
Big Education Ape: Anthony Cody Interviews Mary Cathryn Ricker, AFT VP and Becky Pringle, NEA VP #NPE16NC http://bit.ly/23QZRPn
Big Education Ape: Opt-Out Conscientious Objectors #NPE16NC http://bit.ly/1MGcTuK

Head of the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union: "The Future of Everything" Hinges on 2016

Head of the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union: "The Future of Everything" Hinges on 2016:

Head of the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union: "The Future of Everything" Hinges on 2016

With the national debate over education as contentious as ever, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, the largest labor union in the country, is poised to play a major role in that raging debate. 
The NEA represents 3 million instructors at the elementary and secondary school levels, as well as higher education faculty, "education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers."
During an interview with Mic, Eskelsen Garcia — the first Latina to lead the NEA — spoke passionately about how education affects the life of the nation in terms of the economy and social justice — and who she thinks would do the best job.
(The questions and responses in this transcript have been edited for brevity and clarity.)
Mic: I understand you're supporting Hillary Clinton for president. Why?
Lily Eskelsen Garcia: What impressed us with Hillary Clinton was her lifelong commitment to children and education as a social justice issue. It's amazing just to look at this race, because you look at the Republican side and who's left standing, and for us it's really quite frightening, because [of] the whole blame game of "If there's anything wrong with the world, it's because of teachers, it's because of public education." You don't like the weather, you know, blame your third-grade teacher for it. 
So they have these very unsophisticated lines that they'll throw out, and we know part of that obviously is to detract from the agenda that we have. And the agenda that we have is to support elected officials — local school board members, your governor, your senators and the president of the United States. Everyone has a little bit of something to do with what's going to happen for that student. Whether that's whether they have access to preschool or access to higher education. 


Head of the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union: "The Future of Everything" Hinges on 2016
Source: Mike Groll/AP
So for us — and because you mentioned the social justice aspect of education — we've hit a horrible milestone: Last year, for the first time in the history of this country, the majority, 51% of American public school students, qualified for free or reduced lunch, which means they come from financially struggling families. It could look on the outside like a perfectly nice middle-class family whose mom lost her job or whose dad is working two jobs at minimum wage, who haven't had a raise for five or six years, and so they can't keep up with putting gas in the car. They might still have a car, but they can't put gas in it. 
What happens in that school is the ultimate community social justice cause, and we take politics very seriously, because politicians have so much to say about what we'll be able to do for our students."
Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, has said one of her top issues would be school choice if she became first lady. That means vouchers
LEG: You have such a divide: Here's the interesting part. You know, on the Republican side, it's all about privatize, standardize, de-professionalize. How do we get cheaper teachers in there and then get them out before you have to pay them too much. In the marketplace, [regarding vouchers], wealthier families will subsidize that and other families will not be able to do that. So Read more: Head of the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union: "The Future of Everything" Hinges on 2016:

Five opt out leaders back on Facebook, two more banned | Long Island Business News

Five opt out leaders back on Facebook, two more banned | Long Island Business News:

Five opt out leaders back on Facebook, two more banned

Five opt out leaders back on Facebook, two more banned
Chris Cerrone has become the latest opt out leader in New York State to find himself banned from posting on his Facebook group.

A handful of education activists who had been banned from their Facebook group pages have had their access and posts restored, but at least two more have been removed from their pages.
Jeanette Deutermann, founder of Long Island Opt Out, had access and all her previous posts restored after a 24-hour ban.
She posted the words “I’m back” on her page, which has about 25,000 members, prompting posts from members welcoming her back along with questions as to what had occurred.
Deutermann believes other education activists and leaders also were reinstated, but the the reason for the temporary ban still has not been explained.
Chris Cerrone, who runs the New York Refuse Page, and Jessica McNair, who runs the Opt Out Central New York Page, have now both had their access and posts removed from their group pages.
All those removed posted an article from The Washington Post only to end up in what those on Facebook’s brief blacklist are now calling “Facebook jail,” although some were removed days after posting.
It’s not clear whether the bans somehow resulted from posting that article, which doesn’t appear to contain inflammatory content or anything on its surface that would lead to red flags, or some other cause.
The way organizers were removed from Facebook, nevertheless, points at once to the importance of this social media site in social organizing and the vulnerability of these groups relying on it as the core of their operations.
Leaders of groups who posted an April 12 article from The Washington Post about Teach for America on their group pages seem to be affected, while those posting the link on their personal page were not.
The article describes that group’s increasing difficulties in recruiting teachers, based on an article that Teach For America Elisa Villaneuva Beard posted on the Teach for America page.
Teach for America has been supportive of the Common Core and charter schools and received millions in funds from the federal government as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wife Prescilla Chan, who is helping lead the couple’s massive philanthropy effort,  worked for Teach for America, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The group recruits students from the nation’s top schools to teach in troubled schools, helping them
Read more: http://libn.com/2016/04/19/five-opt-out-leaders-back-on-facebook-two-more-banned/#ixzz46NIb6OoD


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