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Matt Damon takes on Philly schools in new documentary — NewsWorks




How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws | The Colorado Independent
How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws | The Colorado Independent : How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws Charter schools have been using waivers to get out of teaching comprehensive sexual health classes, state mandated hiring and firing practices, substitute teacher policies and many other rules. Who’s watching? Nobody. Educators say people without college degrees, including high
Big Education Ape: Remembering Tom Hayden
Big Education Ape: Remembering Tom Hayden Big Education Ape: Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76 - The New York Times - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/10/tom-hayden-civil-rights-and-antiwar.html Big Education Ape: Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/10/mike-klonskys-smalltalk-blog-weekend.html
CURMUDGUCATION: NY: Commissioner Struggles with Teacher Shortage
CURMUDGUCATION: NY: Commissioner Struggles with Teacher Shortage : NY: Commissioner Struggles with Teacher Shortage Maryellen Elia was brought in to the Empire State to help clean up the mess that former education honcho John King left behind. Her results have been mixed. She invested a lot of energy in defending the Big Standardized Test, even issuing a handy propaganda kit to help push down tho
Segregation, race, and charter schools: What do we know? | Brookings Institution
Segregation, race, and charter schools: What do we know? | Brookings Institution : Segregation, race, and charter schools: What do we know? “ Segregation, race, and charter schools: What do we know? ” Brookings Senior Fellows Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst and Richard Reeves, along with Senior Research Assistant Edward Rodrigue, find that poverty—not race—is the real challenge for segregated schools
Matt Damon takes on Philly schools in new documentary — NewsWorks
Matt Damon takes on Philly schools in new documentary — NewsWorks : Matt Damon takes on Philly schools in new documentary The School District of Philadelphia’s money struggles are well documented. And now they have their own documentary. A film opening this weekend focuses on education reforms in the Philly schools, positing that they’ve bankrupted the district. "Backpack Full of Cash" premieres
America’s Public Education for All and America’s Foreign Wars | Reclaim Reform
America’s Public Education for All and America’s Foreign Wars | Reclaim Reform : America’s Public Education for All and America’s Foreign Wars While the USA rebuilds war torn foreign countries with the aim of helping them flourish independently, the establishment of decent public schools for all is deemed a necessity. What are our taxes paying for in the foreign countries we have bombed? Not expe
Garfield High School Goes on Bended Knee for Black Lives | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Garfield High School Goes on Bended Knee for Black Lives | I AM AN EDUCATOR : Garfield High School Goes on Bended Knee for Black Lives By Jesse Hagopian, first published at The Progressive . T he Jocks.The marching band. The cheerleaders. The Black Student Union. The teachers. And the administration. These disparate high school groups rarely come together. But at times of great peril and of great
Nevada: Andre Agassi Charter School Is A Failing School, Along with Many Other Charters | Diane Ravitch's blog
Nevada: Andre Agassi Charter School Is A Failing School, Along with Many Other Charters | Diane Ravitch's blog : Nevada: Andre Agassi Charter School Is A Failing School, Along with Many Other Charters Angie Sullivan sent the following message. The charter schools of Nevada are performing far worse than the public schools. As Angie asks, how can more charters be the answer when they are the proble
Denied: Disabled kids forced out to meet special ed target - Houston Chronicle
Denied: Disabled kids forced out to meet special ed target - Houston Chronicle : Denied: Schools push students out of special education to meet state limit LAREDO – A few days before school began here in 2007, district administrators called an emergency staff meeting. The Texas Education Agency had determined that they had too many students in special education, the administrators announced, and
City school's transition brings chaos
City school's transition brings chaos : City school's transition brings chaos Camera icon DAVID MAIALETTI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Tinze James (from left), Octavia Abney, Ty-Shone Mitchell, Debra Eddy, Tasha Mitchell, Shereda Cromwell and Lorraine Falligan outside Kenderton Elementary in Philadelphia. Shereda Cromwell stood in front of an auditorium, tears in her eyes. She didn't know where else to t
Equality Utah files lawsuit over what it calls 'anti-gay school laws' | Deseret News
Equality Utah files lawsuit over what it calls 'anti-gay school laws' | Deseret News : Equality Utah files lawsuit over what it calls 'anti-gay school laws' SALT LAKE CITY — A federal lawsuit by Equality Utah accuses the Utah State Board of Education, its superintendent and three school districts of enacting "anti-gay school laws" targeting LGBT students and prohibiting positive talk about homose
L.A. Unified takes a harder look at its charter schools. Critics blame politics - LA Times
L.A. Unified takes a harder look at its charter schools. Critics blame politics - LA Times : L.A. Unified takes a harder look at its charter schools. Critics blame politics Some years back, when administrators at a group of Los Angeles charter schools ordered the entire instructional staff to cheat on state standardized tests, the charter division at the Los Angeles Unified School District was at
California: Court Decision Stuns Charter Industry and Threatens Stealth Charters | Diane Ravitch's blog
California: Court Decision Stuns Charter Industry and Threatens Stealth Charters | Diane Ravitch's blog : California: Court Decision Stuns Charter Industry and Threatens Stealth Charters I recently posted Carol Burris’s analysis of a court decision in California that blocked the sneaky expansion of charters into districts outside the one where they were authorized; the new charters called themsel
Diversity in Children’s Literature Key to Understanding Today's Civil Rights Issues
Diversity in Children’s Literature Key to Understanding Today's Civil Rights Issues : Diversity in Children’s Literature Key to Understanding Today’s Civil Rights Issues How can we initiate discussions with our students about violence in the headlines? How can we help dispel misconceptions often passed from the adult world down to children? How can we help increase acceptance and tolerance? With
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Tom Hayden R.I.P. Tom Hayden (1939-2016) If we appear to seek the unattainable, as it has been said, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable.” -- Port Huron Statement Water protector, Chepa Cubias “I engaged in this action as part of my responsibility to my mother. If you see your mother violently attacked y
U.S. Department of Education Fails Utterly In Its Responsibility to Oversee Charter School Sector | janresseger
U.S. Department of Education Fails Utterly In Its Responsibility to Oversee Charter School Sector | janresseger : U.S. Department of Education Fails Utterly In Its Responsibility to Oversee Charter School Sector On Saturday, the Washington Post ‘s Emma Brown reported that Carl Paladino, a Buffalo, NY real estate developer and surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, went to t
Video: Why Public Schools are Far Better than Charters – Troy LaRaviere's blog
Video: Why Public Schools are Far Better than Charters – Troy LaRaviere's blog : VIDEO: WHY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FAR BETTER THAN CHARTERS WHAT MAKES CHARTER SCHOOL POLICY SO TOXIC? If you’re concerned about schools, watch this video. Complete with visuals and data from Chicago and around the country. @ TroyLaRaviere TroyLaRaviere@gmail.com “Regardless of how you feel about ‘school choice’ the more
Noam Chomsky on the Perils of Market-Driven Education | BustED Pencils
Noam Chomsky on the Perils of Market-Driven Education | BustED Pencils : Noam Chomsky on the Perils of Market-Driven Education More on why-we’re-doing-what-we’re-doing. Sometimes the best way forward is to take a step back to examine the landscape of where we are now, think about where we want to be, and consider how we plan on going about getting there. From Noam Chomsky: “The market-driven educ
GUEST: The arts are basic skills |
GUEST: The arts are basic skills | : GUEST: The arts are basic skills By NORM KNIGHT At election time, New Jersey homeowners make a plea: “reduce or at least stabilize my local property taxes.” Municipal candidates usually claim to be cost effective with a sharp eye and pencil on the local budget. Some may even duck and refer to the community ’s education budget. So if pressure is exerted on that
Brett Bigham Speech at Oregon Safe Schools Communities Coalition Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Brett Bigham Speech at Oregon Safe Schools Communities Coalition Oregon BAT Brett Bigham and Cali BAT Mel House at SOS Coalition for Action March for Education and Social Justice, Washington, DC I wanted to share my keynote speech from today with you all. I was asked to speak at the Oregon Safe Schools Communities Coalition at their OSSCC Awards ceremony, honoring co
Student Debt May Be Contributing to Racial Inequality - Bloomberg
Student Debt May Be Contributing to Racial Inequality - Bloomberg : Student Debt May Be Contributing to Racial Inequality Black college grads owe more on their student loans while being paid less than their white counterparts. The pursuit of higher education may be exacerbating gaps in financial well-being between blacks and whites, rather than narrowing them. Black Americans who recently graduat
For-Profit Colleges Prey on Baltimore's Black Youth - The Atlantic
For-Profit Colleges Prey on Baltimore's Black Youth - The Atlantic : When For-Profit Colleges Prey on Unsuspecting Students Without access to counseling in high school, many ambitious yet disadvantaged students still end up in schools where they’re most likely to drop out and accrue lots of debt. The most common image of Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city, is a place racked by crime, poverty, and
Here's Why ESSA Might Direct More Federal Dollars to Private Schools - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Here's Why ESSA Might Direct More Federal Dollars to Private Schools - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Here's Why ESSA Might Direct More Federal Dollars to Private Schools The Every Student Succeeds Act makes plenty of changes to education policy, including several key ones that provide more control to states. But here's one that's been largely overlooked in discussions about ESSA: the possibili
Feds release guidance for block grants to support a ‘well-rounded’ education | EdSource
Feds release guidance for block grants to support a ‘well-rounded’ education | EdSource : Feds release guidance for block grants to support a 'well-rounded' education Moving away from the no-frills, test-driven approach to education of the No Child Left Behind era, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on Friday released guidance about new federal block grants designed to fund a more varie
Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76 - The New York Times
Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76 - The New York Times : Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76 Tom Hayden after announcing he would run for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate from California in 1976. Credit Walter Zeboski/Associated Press Tom Hayden, who burst out of the 1960s counterculture as a radic
Help wanted: California teachers - San Francisco Chronicle
Help wanted: California teachers - San Francisco Chronicle : Help wanted: California teachers Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle A conversation about vision and courage around great education must have at its core respect for, and even veneration for, the teachers and educators who are our classroom warriors. For one of the first times in California history, we are suffering a severe teacher sho

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WHY CORPORATE ED REFORM LIES ARE BETTER THAN THE TRUTH (A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON TEST) I . Credibility All Lies are designed to seem true. The expert liar carefully uses elements that seem probable and logical and are therefore easy to believe. On the other hand, The Truth is often illogical, wildly improbable and hard to explain. Lies are more believable than The Truth . II . Reliability The Trut
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/23/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/23/16 Featured Post JITU BROWN: Charter Schools and Civil Rights - The New York Times CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Reading in the Seattle Dew (10/23) by mike 

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