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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/30/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/30/16

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Donald Trump, Rebekah Mercer, Betsy DeVos, Milton Friedman, and the Education Business | deutsch29





How Betsy DeVos May Complete The Big Money Takeover Of Our Nation’s Schools
How Betsy DeVos May Complete The Big Money Takeover Of Our Nation’s Schools : How Betsy DeVos May Complete The Big Money Takeover Of Our Nation’s Schools Reactions to President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement of Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education have ranged from high praise , to wary acceptance , to immediate condemnation . What few have noticed is how much her nomi
Schools Matter: Ravitch Charter Position Gets the Jay Mathews Seal of Approval
Schools Matter: Ravitch Charter Position Gets the Jay Mathews Seal of Approval : Ravitch Charter Position Gets the Jay Mathews Seal of Approval Yesterday on "Giving Tuesday" both FairTest and NPE were beating the bushes for donations to prop up their unacknowledged corporate union support of privatization via charter schools and depersonalized learning via computer screens. A year ago NPE and Fai
Educators Dipping Into Their Own Pockets To Help Fill Funding Gaps
Educators Dipping Into Their Own Pockets To Help Fill Funding Gaps : Educators Dipping Into Their Own Pockets To Help Fill Funding Gaps There is an overwhelming consensus among public school educators that equity in education – access to the resources and opportunities that every student needs for success – should be a national priority, according to new survey by Scholastic. Ninety-seven percent
TBFURMAN: Here We Go With The Charters
TBFURMAN: Here We Go With The Charters : Here We Go With The Charters Do you remember the $42m federal grant that Heather Steans, Ron Sandack, Bruce Rauner, and the charter people got from Arne Duncan? (In the grant proposal, they used an IFT research piece as a support document, even though the IFT did not support--- or even know about-- the grant proposal and would have opposed it.) The main th
Where is Evidence that School Closures Actually Help? - Living in Dialogue
Where is Evidence that School Closures Actually Help? - Living in Dialogue : Where is Evidence that School Closures Actually Help? By John Thompson. The latest report by the Education Research Association on New Orleans school reform, “Extreme Measures: When & How School Closures & Charter Takeovers Benefit Students, “ is consistent with the solid scholarship that informs its previous research. A
What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools" | Mother Jones
What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools" | Mother Jones : What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools" The origins of the Overton window and the coming war on public education. About halfway through Glenn Beck's 2010 "paranoid thriller" The Overton Window , his protagonist discovers a slide deck detailing a secret leftist plot to gradually subvert the A
In education, greater choice doesn’t always mean better outcomes - The Washington Post
In education, greater choice doesn’t always mean better outcomes - The Washington Post : In education, greater choice doesn’t always mean better outcomes President-elect Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a Republican billionaire from Michigan, to be secretary of education last week . The choice of someone well known for her views on K-12 education sent college officials scrambling just before t
The good — and very, very bad — education news of 2016 - The Washington Post
The good — and very, very bad — education news of 2016 - The Washington Post : The good — and very, very bad — education news of 2016 Every year veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo writes a list of the best/worst education news of the year. Here is his 2016 version, which includes “bad” news that includes the consequences of the 2016 presidential election, in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinto
Charter challenges appellate ruling to state Supreme Court - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Charter challenges appellate ruling to state Supreme Court - The San Diego Union-Tribune : Charter challenges appellate ruling to state Supreme Court Northern California charter school has turned to the state’s highest court to review and potentially reverse an appellate court ruling that calls into question the legality of hundreds of satellite charter campuses. California’s charter school indus
ECOT loses court appeal as e-schools ask legislature to excuse giant attendance issues | cleveland.com
ECOT loses court appeal as e-schools ask legislature to excuse giant attendance issues | cleveland.com : ECOT loses court appeal as e-schools ask legislature to excuse giant attendance issues COLUMBUS, Ohio - ECOT, Ohio's largest online school, has lost a court appeal that would have blocked the state from trying to "claw back" as much as $65 million the school received last year , while e-school
Educators say parental rights bill could harm trust with students | The Texas Tribune
Educators say parental rights bill could harm trust with students | The Texas Tribune : Educators say parental rights bill could harm trust with students State Sen. Konni Burton filed a bill that would broaden the requirements for what school officials have to share with parents, but LGBT activists say it could force educators to out gay or transgender students. A state senator’s bid to expand pa
Groups document more than 860 hate incidents since elections | McClatchy DC
Groups document more than 860 hate incidents since elections | McClatchy DC : Groups document more than 860 hate incidents since elections American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, right, on stage with Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, left, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday,
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Stop Copying Others: TIMSS Lessons for America
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Stop Copying Others: TIMSS Lessons for America : Stop Copying Others: TIMSS Lessons for America TIMSS [1] has become one of the two most influential international testing programs in the world today, the other being PISA. First introduced in 1995, TIMSS is conducted every four years to assess math and science learning in fourth and eighth gra
Building Firewalls: Protecting Public Schools in the Trump Era by David Sciarra Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Building Firewalls: Protecting Public Schools in the Trump Era by David Sciarra With the selection of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Donald Trump has made good on his promise to do everything possible to undermine and weaken America's public education system. President-Elect Trump made few promises about his education agenda during the campaign, but what he did prom
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: No more blockades
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: No more blockades : No more blockades Havana yesterday A step backwards ...Shame on POTUS for not sending an official delegation to Fidel's funeral. Even though he has taken important steps forward in normalizing relations between our two countries, and ending the failed blockade, this snub will be taken as another insult to the Cuban people and the people of Latin
National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund - Charters & Choice - Education Week
National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund - Charters & Choice - Education Week : National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund The nation's largest charter advocacy group has launched a legal action and defense fund. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools describes its new Charter School Legal Defense Fund as a "watchdog and resource" that w
How Did We Forget That We’re All Stakeholders in the Public Schools | janresseger
How Did We Forget That We’re All Stakeholders in the Public Schools | janresseger : How Did We Forget That We’re All Stakeholders in the Public Schools In the November election, by a startling margin of 60 percent to 40 percent, voters defeated Georgia’s constitutional amendment to allow the establishment of a state-takeover school district. During the campaign as voters learned that the state wo
The AltSchool: Progressivism Redux (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The AltSchool: Progressivism Redux (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The AltSchool: Progressivism Redux (Part 3) Located in the South-of-Market district (SOMA) of San Francisco this micro-school of 33 middle schoolers is a few blocks away from Yerba Buena (see Part 2). I spent a morning there speaking with the Head of School, Emily Dahm (who also is in charge of Yer
Donald Trump, Rebekah Mercer, Betsy DeVos, Milton Friedman, and the Education Business | deutsch29
Donald Trump, Rebekah Mercer, Betsy DeVos, Milton Friedman, and the Education Business | deutsch29 : Donald Trump, Rebekah Mercer, Betsy DeVos, Milton Friedman, and the Education Business President-elect Donald Trump’s plan for US education: School choice. The voucher. The charter school. Forced competition for the neighborhood school. However, Trump does not have an established history for suppo
CURMUDGUCATION: Slowing Down
CURMUDGUCATION: Slowing Down : Slowing Down For the past several years, I have sometimes felt like Indiana Jones just a few feet in front of the damn giant boulder. This is not entirely the result of various education reforms. We've been through some changes locally, including but limited to some schedule changing that has resulted in slightly shorter periods, and some changes in staffing that ha
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: What Will Happen To Special Education?
Education Lessons From A Sparkly District: What Will Happen To Special Education? : What Will Happen To Special Education? Yet another reason to be concerned about Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Special Education. Back in 2000, when he was an Alabama state senator (formerly the state's attorney general), Sessions made an utterly ignorant, and now potentially dangerous, statement about spec
The Long Game of Betsy DeVos – EduShyster
The Long Game of Betsy DeVos – EduShyster : The Long Game of Betsy DeVos To understand Betsy DeVos’ vision for education, you have to know where she comes from… I first laid eyes upon Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, at Campbell Brown’s forum for GOP presidential contenders. It was the summer of 2015, back when Trump was little more than a punchline, and Jeb Bush, despite dro

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/29/16 Featured Post ‘Worse‘ than you think: Betsy DeVos and the far-right - NonDoc solidaridad: Social justice oriented candidate signature gathering for ballot by mike simpson / 24min 

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