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AFT, other groups call on Trump to denounce hate | American Federation of Teachers
AFT, other groups call on Trump to denounce hate | American Federation of Teachers : AFT, other groups call on Trump to denounce hate Labor, civil rights and faith leaders and others called on President-elect Donald Trump to unequivocally denounce the hundreds of hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and even assault that have happened since his election. During the camp
Michelle Rhee, possible secretary of education, to meet with Trump | EdSource
Michelle Rhee, possible secretary of education, to meet with Trump | EdSource : Michelle Rhee, possible secretary of education, to meet with Trump Who Donald Trump chooses to be his secretary of education will send powerful signals as to what the role of the U.S. Department of Education will be in a Trump presidency. One intriguing name that has surfaced in recent days to head the department is M
My Parents, Pat and Fred Cody: An American Story of Resistance and Resilience - Living in Dialogue
My Parents, Pat and Fred Cody: An American Story of Resistance and Resilience - Living in Dialogue : My Parents, Pat and Fred Cody: An American Story of Resistance and Resilience This week a Trump surrogate, Carl Higbie, cited the unconstitutional internment of Japanese Americans during World War Two as “precedent” for how potentially disloyal Muslims might be dealt with. Last summer, Newt Gingri
Election 2016 generates more questions than answers | American Federation of Teachers
Election 2016 generates more questions than answers | American Federation of Teachers : Election 2016 generates more questions than answers Questions, qualified statements and an assortment of "known unknowns" dominated the discussion at a Nov. 16 conversation among education leaders in Washington, D.C., focusing on the 2016 elections and a vote that yielded shocking results without signaling a c
Choosing HOPE - SF Public School Mom
Choosing HOPE - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : Choosing HOPE Every morning since the election I’ve woken up at 3am, my brain cycling to figure out how to survive these next four years. As a Black woman, I wonder how to protect myself and my family, my gay and lesbian friends, my Muslim neighbors, and all the other Americans who now have targets on their backs. Many people have suggest
Trump's school choice proposal a 'mandate' that was 'never talked about'
Trump's school choice proposal a 'mandate' that was 'never talked about' : Trump's school choice proposal a 'mandate' that was 'never talked about' WASHINGTON — As the USA’s K-12 education community waits for President-elect to flesh out his proposals, one simple idea has captured nearly everyone’s attention: his plan to give families an eye-popping $20 billion in taxpayer funds to send their kid
Reflections on Teaching » Some thoughts on the Internment of the Japanese
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Some thoughts on the Internment of the Japanese : Some thoughts on the Internment of the Japanese One of the first dates I had with my husband, was a trip to see Min Yasui , one of the plaintiffs in a suit related to the Korematsu case trying to fight the internment of the Japanese by the U.S. government during World War II. I was young, maybe still 18 at
Schools Reaffirm Student Safety Following Trump Election - The Atlantic
Schools Reaffirm Student Safety Following Trump Election - The Atlantic : Keeping Schools Peaceful After the Election A highly polarized year in politics has lead to heightened conflict on campus. Once again, in the wake of a contentious presidential election outcome, schools have been popular sites for threats, violence, and other incidents sparked by the election. Unlike the threatening behavio
San Francisco Teachers Union Creates Anti-Trump Lesson Plan
San Francisco | teachers union | anti-Trump lesson plan : San Francisco Teachers Union Creates Anti-Trump Lesson Plan Students who support Trump will be asked to explain how he’s not racist. Try to imagine for a moment, what would happen if public schools in a conservative community were offered a lesson plan in 2008 which was in any way critical of then President Elect Barack Obama. We all know
Sickout Leaders Make a Bid to Re-Energize Detroit Teachers Union | Labor Notes
Sickout Leaders Make a Bid to Re-Energize Detroit Teachers Union | Labor Notes : Sickout Leaders Make a Bid to Re-Energize Detroit Teachers Union “Fired Up or Burned Out?” asks a new slate running for office in the Detroit Teachers union (DFT). “Which one are you?” Escalating Actions In November 2015, thousands of Detroit teachers used their “professional development day” to go to the state Capit
Trial Date Looming, Trump’s Lawyers Say President-Elect Too Busy - Bloomberg Politics
Trial Date Looming, Trump’s Lawyers Say President-Elect Too Busy - Bloomberg Politics : Trial Date Looming, Trump’s Lawyers Say President-Elect Too Busy Donald Trump is pulling out the stops to stall a fraud trial over his defunct real estate “university” until he’s president. Having earlier persuaded a federal judge to delay the trial until after last week’s election, the president-elect now say
Court ruling limits charter schools' expansions with satellite campuses outside their territory | Northern California Record
Court ruling limits charter schools' expansions with satellite campuses outside their territory | Northern California Record : Court ruling limits charter schools' expansions with satellite campuses outside their territory SAN DIEGO — A California appellate court recently ruled that charter schools cannot expand throughout their home county by opening satellite campuses outside of the district th
Rep. Garamendi introduces ‘American Food for American Schools’ bill
Rep. Garamendi introduces ‘American Food for American Schools’ bill : Rep. Garamendi introduces ‘American Food for American Schools’ bill Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, wants to strengthen the “Buy American” provisions of the National School Lunch Act. To that end, the congressman Wednesday introduced H.R. 6299, the “American Food for American Schools” Act. If passed, it is designed to bring more
Diane Ravitch: Trump Education Policy | Accuracy.Org
Trump Education Policy | Accuracy.Org : Trump Education Policy Education was not a subject of great importance during the recent Presidential campaign. It did not come up during the debates and was not often mentioned during the general election. Hillary Clinton ran with the strong support of the two national teachers’ unions and promised to support schools and teachers. Donald Trump announced hi
Finding optimism for #oklaed despite SQ 779's defeat - NonDoc
Finding optimism for #oklaed despite SQ 779's defeat - NonDoc : Finding optimism for #oklaed despite SQ 779’s defeat ( Editor’s note : Today, NonDoc presents two examinations of Oklahoma’s education system following the defeat of State Question 779 by voters Nov. 8. On one hand, James Davenport writes about how Oklahoma needs a new system entirely. On the other, John Thompson writes below that ed
Charter School Industry – Big Donations to Malloy, No Oversight from Malloy administration - Wait What?
Charter School Industry – Big Donations to Malloy, No Oversight from Malloy administration - Wait What? : Charter School Industry – Big Donations to Malloy, No Oversight from Malloy administration When it comes to Governor Dannel Malloy and the Charter School Industry, two things are certain. The campaign money from charter school advocates has been flowing into Malloy’s political operation at re
Trump’s Immigration Proposals Threaten the Lives of Young Adults, Adolescents, and Children | janresseger
Trump’s Immigration Proposals Threaten the Lives of Young Adults, Adolescents, and Children | janresseger : Trump’s Immigration Proposals Threaten the Lives of Young Adults, Adolescents, and Children President-elect Donald Trump says his immigration policy is about building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico (that Mexico will supposedly pay for) and deporting immigrants with criminal records. He
Democrats Warned Not to Help Trump Enact Their Own Damn School Policies | gadflyonthewallblog
Democrats Warned Not to Help Trump Enact Their Own Damn School Policies | gadflyonthewallblog : Democrats Warned Not to Help Trump Enact Their Own Damn School Policies It must be hard to be a neoliberal Democrat in Donald Trump’s America. Almost every policy decision you favor is also on the Republican President-elect’s to-do list. But if you work with him, you’ll ruin the illusion that there’s a
CURMUDGUCATION: The Faux Progressive Polka
CURMUDGUCATION: The Faux Progressive Polka : The Faux Progressive Polka It has always been one of the curiosities of the reformster movement-- the insistence that they are Progressives and Democrats, while they have embraced and pushed policies linked to the privatization of public education. How could it be that Bush II's ed policy could flow seamlessly into Obama's? How could it be that Jeb Bus
What Do German Schools Teach Kids about Human Dignity and their Political History? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher
What Do German Schools Teach Kids about Human Dignity and their Political History? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher : What Do German Schools Teach Kids about Human Dignity and their Political History? It may have been Ernest Boyer who declared that public education functions as a stage where Americans test and play out their deepest values and convictions. No matter who said i

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Who’s Protecting the Children in the Age of Trump? | The Merrow Report : Who’s Protecting the Children in the Age of Trump? Incidents of racial and religious bigotry and harassment by students against other students are on the rise in many parts of the country . As the Education Writers Association reported this week: After more than a year of polarizing campaign rhetoric about immigrants that le
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