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What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should | I AM AN EDUCATOR



CURMUDGUCATION: More Bogus Research from Rocketship
CURMUDGUCATION: More Bogus Research from Rocketship : More Bogus Research from Rocketship When you need some "research" to pump up your ad copy, what better than to just hire it yourself. In fact, why not hire the guys who have been pumping it out reliably for you for years. Rocketship Academy is patting itself on the back over a new "research" report that it commissioned from good, old SRI Inter
A busy day: Protesting billionaires pushing charter schools & then winning our lawsuit vs the DOE on School Leadership Team meetings- NYC Public School Parents
NYC Public School Parents: A busy day: Protesting billionaires pushing charter schools & then winning our lawsuit vs the DOE on School Leadership Team meetings : A busy day: Protesting billionaires pushing charter schools & then winning our lawsuit vs the DOE on School Leadership Team meetings Yesterday was quite a day. In the morning, I protested with AQE and the Hedge Clippers folks, outside an
What Obama Never Got About Education
What Obama Never Got About Education : What Obama Never Got About Education Education may have been mostly left out of this year’s heated presidential election, but that hasn’t stopped the current, outgoing president from shining a spotlight on his education record. “We’ve made a lot of progress” on education, President Obama recently announced and pointed to record high school graduation rates o
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL –Testimony ends in lies, tears, and no certainty of justice. |
BRIDGEGATE TRIAL –Testimony ends in lies, tears, and no certainty of justice. | : BRIDGEGATE TRIAL –Testimony ends in lies, tears, and no certainty of justice. Testimony in the Bridgegate trial ended Wednesday with lies, tears–and the certainty justice will not be served. Justice won’t be served because not everyone responsible for the prankish but perilous shut-down of the George Washington Brid
Is Your District Changing its Grading Policy? Here’s the Real Reason Why. – Save Maine Schools
Is Your District Changing its Grading Policy? Here’s the Real Reason Why. – Save Maine Schools : Is Your District Changing its Grading Policy? Here’s the Real Reason Why. All across the country, teachers are suddenly learning that their grading practices are rubbish. “What does a 72 even mean?” they are asked in PowerPoint presentations delivered by well-paid consultants from Gates and Nellie Mae
King of the Castle – EduShyster
King of the Castle – EduShyster : King of the Castle What kind of school demands $6,000 in *liquidated damages* from a teacher who changed jobs? This kind of school… When I heard the story of a teacher at Massachusetts’ largest charter school who received a $6,087 *bill* from said school after he let them know that he wouldn’t be returning to teach there this fall, I had to know more. Surely ther
Kaine’s wife touts Clinton’s plan for free college tuition at Henderson event | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kaine’s wife touts Clinton’s plan for free college tuition at Henderson event | Las Vegas Review-Journal : Kaine’s wife touts Clinton’s plan for free college tuition at Henderson event By NATALIE BRUZDA and BEN BOTKIN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL At her first campaign event in Nevada, Anne Holton, the former Secretary of Education for Virginia, and the wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee, Ti
New Mexico Lawsuit Update | VAMboozled!
New Mexico Lawsuit Update | VAMboozled! : New Mexico Lawsuit Update The ongoing lawsuit in New Mexico has, once again (see here and here ), been postponed to October of 2017 due to what are largely (and pretty much only) state (i.e., Public Education Department (PED)) delays. Whether the delays are deliberate are uncertain but being involved in this case… The (still) good news is that the prelimi
The False Cult of Effort, the Gender Gap, and K-12 Teacher-Bashing | the becoming radical
The False Cult of Effort, the Gender Gap, and K-12 Teacher-Bashing | the becoming radical : The False Cult of Effort, the Gender Gap, and K-12 Teacher-Bashing While the U.S. presidency is rarified air, the presidential election often reflects the best and worst of the American character. As the country sits in the cusp of the end of the first black president’s administration and the likelihood of
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump is a pipeline profiteer. Clinton remains silent.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump is a pipeline profiteer. Clinton remains silent. : Trump is a pipeline profiteer. Clinton remains silent. “We have roadblocks like you’ve never, ever seen – environmental blocks, structural blocks,” he said. “We are going to allow the Keystone pipeline and so many other things to move forwards. Tremendous numbers of jobs and good for our country.” -- Donald Tr
What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should | I AM AN EDUCATOR
What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should | I AM AN EDUCATOR : What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian, first published at the Zinn Education Project Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks eithe
Malloy claims $5.7 million state budget deficit … But $400 million is closer to the truth - Wait What?
Malloy claims $5.7 million state budget deficit … But $400 million is closer to the truth - Wait What? : Malloy claims $5.7 million state budget deficit … But $400 million is closer to the truth Early last summer the Connecticut General Assembly adopted a budget agreement that had been negotiated between Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democratic leaders of the Connecticut State Senate and State H
Uncovering Lasting Lessons from Decades of Education Reform - Living in Dialogue
Uncovering Lasting Lessons from Decades of Education Reform - Living in Dialogue : Uncovering Lasting Lessons from Decades of Education Reform By John Thompson. Learning from the Federal Market-based Reforms: Lessons for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), e dited by William Mathis and Tina Trujillo, details the numerous “opportunity costs” that resulted from a generation of test-driven, compe
PAA comments on ESSA at Wyoming Community Roundtable | Parents Across America
PAA comments on ESSA at Wyoming Community Roundtable | Parents Across America : PAA comments on ESSA at Wyoming Community Roundtable PAA interim executive director Julie Woestehoff presented a brief version of the following comments to members of the U.S. Department of Education at a community roundtable on the Every Student Succeeds Act held today in Casper, Wyoming: Parents Across America Comme
Nearly Half the States Persist in Starving Public Education | janresseger
Nearly Half the States Persist in Starving Public Education | janresseger : Nearly Half the States Persist in Starving Public Education It is October, when the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) updates its report on overall school spending across the states. In this year’s version, released last week, CBPP presents new numbers (in inflation-adjusted dollars) depicting general fund, sc
Why the History of School Reform is Essential for Policymakers, Practitioners, and Researcher | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Why the History of School Reform is Essential for Policymakers, Practitioners, and Researcher | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Why the History of School Reform is Essential for Policymakers, Practitioners, and Researcher History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrar
The Battle Between Teachers Pay Teachers and OERs - The Atlantic
The Battle Between Teachers Pay Teachers and OERs - The Atlantic : How the Internet Is Complicating the Art of Teaching Educators design lots of lessons and other learning resources, and increasingly they’re being shared online—often free of cost and in ways that are too personalized to be universally applicable. Share My Lesson | Free Lesson Plans & Teacher Resources - https://sharemylesson.com/
Malfaro: Charter schools may be tax-funded, but ‘public’ means... | www.mystatesman.com
Malfaro: Charter schools may be tax-funded, but ‘public’ means... | www.mystatesman.com : Charter schools may be tax-funded, but ‘public’ means... Houston-area State Rep. Harold Dutton’s recent column about charter schools ignored many facts regarding how charter schools perform and operate, and it failed to address the reasons why the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People pa
More Right Wing Propaganda: Unlike Their Neighbors Charter Schools - AEI
Unlike Their Neighbors Charter Schools - AEI : Unlike Their Neighbors: Charter School Student Composition Across States Executive Summary T he national debate over charter schools has been fueled by two competing narratives about the kinds of students charters serve. Opponents claim charters unfairly select the most advantaged students, draining resources from traditional public schools and avoid
New CEEP report analyzes how school vouchers are funded: IU Bloomington Newsroom: Indiana University Bloomington
New CEEP report analyzes how school vouchers are funded: IU Bloomington Newsroom: Indiana University Bloomington : New CEEP report analyzes how school vouchers are funded Report presents in-depth analysis of funding for private K-12 schools and its impact on public education finance BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new publication from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at the Indiana University
The Return Of Bilingual Education In California? : NPR Ed : NPR
The Return Of Bilingual Education In California? : NPR Ed : NPR : The Return Of Bilingual Education In California? Nearly two decades after California banned bilingual education, voters next month will have a chance to restore it. Proposition 58 would officially end the era of English-only teaching and re-introduce instruction in English and a second language as an option. About 1.4 million Engli
School reform will not be a priority for the new president | The Economist
School reform will not be a priority for the new president | The Economist : School reform will not be a priority for the new president The era of regulation-driven reform is coming to an end FOR a president, making education policy can be like running a school with thousands of unruly pupils. He can goad states and coax school districts, offering gold stars to those who shape up. But if a class
How Greed Is Destroying Our K-12 Education System | Alternet
How Greed Is Destroying Our K-12 Education System | Alternet : How Greed Is Destroying Our K-12 Education System Educational cuts eat away at the seed-corn of our democracy: educated children. We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one pe

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