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Trump's plan to destroy Public Education may face uphill battle




Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Did Arne Duncan's attack on suburban parents help Trump win the election?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Did Arne Duncan's attack on suburban parents help Trump win the election? : Did Arne Duncan's attack on suburban parents help Trump win the election? Arne Duncan at Boston DFER meeting supporting unfettered charter expansion. MA voters disagreed and defeated Question#2 and Trump in the process. It was back in 2013 parent protests against Common Core testing were bub
Light the Fire: Davis writer explores a teacher’s life in era of high-stakes testing
Davis writer explores a teacher’s life in era of high-stakes testing : Longtime Davis resident and veteran high school English teacher Matt Biers-Ariel has published a new book — a novel titled “Light the Fire.” Biers-Ariel will hold a book-signing event at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Author Matt Biers-Ariel lives in Davis and teaches in Winters. Courtes
CURMUDGUCATION: Help Back Backpack
CURMUDGUCATION: Help Back Backpack : Help Back Backpack Sarah Mondale is a documentary filmmaker and teacher. Ten years ago, she and her partners created the multi-part documentary School: The Story of American Education ( you can find the book form at many booksellers ). Now she has a new project and it deserves your support. Backpack Full of Cash is a look at the privatization of education in A
Growing up in California in 2016: Here's how kids fare | 89.3 KPCC
Growing up in California in 2016: Here's how kids fare | 89.3 KPCC : Growing up in California in 2016: Here's how kids fare What is it like to be a child growing up in California in 2016? A new report that analyzes indicators of child well-being paints a bleak picture: Large numbers of Californian children live in poverty, and educational and health outcomes statewide are, at best, fair. The non-
The “R” Word as Taboo in Twenty-First Century U.S.A. | the becoming radical
The “R” Word as Taboo in Twenty-First Century U.S.A. | the becoming radical : The “R” Word as Taboo in Twenty-First Century U.S.A. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale offers a not-to-distant dystopia in which Atwood explores the rise of a theocracy as a sanctuary for the declining white race; the work is a tour-de-force confrontation of sexism and misogyny as well as dramatization of the relati
Federal segregation complaint filed against Red Bank Charter School
Federal segregation complaint filed against Red Bank Charter School : Federal segregation complaint filed against Red Bank Charter School Two groups have filed a federal complaint against Red Bank Charter School, alleging discriminatory practices in enrollment and asking that the school be closed. Fair Schools Red Bank, a group of parents at Red Bank Borough Public Schools, and the Latino Coaliti
Rep. Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of 'Dreamers' before Trump takes office - LA Times
Rep. Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of 'Dreamers' before Trump takes office - LA Times : Rep. Judy Chu asks President Obama to protect the information of 'Dreamers' before Trump takes office With President-elect Donald Trump vowing to deport thousands of people in the country illegally, Rep. Judy Chu on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to protect the names of "Drea
Who is Funding the Backlash against John Oliver's Charter School Critique? — Inside Philanthropy
Who is Funding the Backlash against John Oliver's Charter School Critique? — Inside Philanthropy : Who is Funding the Backlash against John Oliver's Charter School Critique? On August 21, 2016, John Oliver stepped into the heated debate around charter schools . His segment reported on mismanagement and misspending at charter schools in several states. It also called into question the free market
Municipal Bond Analysts Seek Greater Transparency from Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
Municipal Bond Analysts Seek Greater Transparency from Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog : Municipal Bond Analysts Seek Greater Transparency from Charter Schools We are well aware that charter schools open and close, sometimes for academic reasons, sometimes for financial reasons. Unfortunately, some of these schools are financed with municipal bonds, which makes them a risky endeavor. The s
ESP Day: Honoring the Hard-Working Women and Men who Help Educate the Whole Student
ESP Day: Honoring the Hard-Working Women and Men who Help Educate the Whole Student : ESP Day: Honoring the Hard-Working Women and Men who Help Educate the Whole Student From coast to coast, students, teachers, and parents are rolling out the red carpet in a national day of recognition for e ducation support professionals (ESP) , who are integral members of the education team. As part of American
Trump's plan to destroy Public Education may face uphill battle
Trump's school choice expansion plan may face uphill battle : Trump's school choice expansion plan may face uphill battle WASHINGTON (AP) - School voucher programs in the nation's capital and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's home state of Indiana could serve as a blueprint for a Trump administration plan to use public money to enable disadvantaged students to attend the public or private school
LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data, district will resist | 89.3 KPCC
LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data, district will resist | 89.3 KPCC : LAUSD board: If Trump administration asks for student data, district will resist If President-elect Donald Trump ever attempted to turn the Los Angeles Unified School District’s vast stores of student information against kids or their families in any way, the district’s school board pledged Tuesday to r
NANCY BAILEY: Recent Research Shows Vouchers Fail Children
Recent Research Shows Vouchers Fail Children : Recent Research Shows Vouchers Fail Children The Trump presidency seems to want to base its education program on school choice. But vouchers have a history of failure. The two most recent studies indicate that students do worse with vouchers. The Louisiana Scholarship Program provided tuition to poor students in low-performing public schools. An MIT
California’s New Embrace of Bilingual Education: An Academic and a Personal Affirmation | janresseger
California’s New Embrace of Bilingual Education: An Academic and a Personal Affirmation | janresseger : California’s New Embrace of Bilingual Education: An Academic and a Personal Affirmation Patricia Gandara, the Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, explains the technical significance of Californians’ rejection at the polls last week of the 1998, Proposition 227, which mandated Engli
Rep. Messer Excited for Trump Agenda, Would Be 'Honored' to Serve as Ed. Sec. - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Rep. Messer Excited for Trump Agenda, Would Be 'Honored' to Serve as Ed. Sec. - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Rep. Messer Excited for Trump Agenda, Would Be 'Honored' to Serve as Ed. Sec. Hoosier School Heist TV is Doug Martin's channel featuring videos of his book tour across Indiana speaking on the corporate takeover of public education. Order Hoosier School Heist at http://hoosierschoolheis
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump Teaching Lesson
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump Teaching Lesson : Trump Teaching Lesson There's an aspect of Candidate Trump's success that I think is both under-discussed and also a good lesson/reminder for those of us in the teaching biz. Trump never made folks feel stupid. Seriously. Members of the public would figuratively run up to him hollering, "Good lord, did you see this terrible story on the internet," and witho
Russ on Reading: Purposeful Reading: Engaging Students in Content Text
Russ on Reading: Purposeful Reading: Engaging Students in Content Text : Purposeful Reading: Engaging Students in Content Text I had the opportunity to observe a guided reading lesson in a second grade class last week. The children were reading a book called Wonderful Worms, by Linda Glaser. The teacher did a fine job of introducing the book to the children and worked hard to set the purpose for
Doing Well By Doing Good: For-Profit Schools | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Doing Well By Doing Good: For-Profit Schools | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Doing Well By Doing Good: For-Profit Schools For all of the three-decade hype about how business practices applied to K-12 schools will make them more efficient and high performing, a short hop and skip through the past half-century of for-profit companies failing in the education market might ill

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