Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/14/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/14/16

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Ohio charter-school advocacy group disbanding | The Columbus Dispatch






CURMUDGUCATION: John King and the Devils
CURMUDGUCATION: John King and the Devils : John King and the Devils King was at the Center for American Progress today (a place that has to be a little grey these days, given their history of providing interim employment for all those folks who were supposed to be going to work in the Clinton administration) to issue a clarion call for a better educational future (For The Chidren, of course). But
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Bill Gates is the perfect partner for Trump. No billionaire left behind.
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Bill Gates is the perfect partner for Trump. No billionaire left behind. : Bill Gates is the perfect partner for Trump. No billionaire left behind. “But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that... whether it’s education or stopping epidemics … [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message t
Ease on Down the Road with Betsy | BustED Pencils
Ease on Down the Road with Betsy | BustED Pencils : Ease on Down the Road with Betsy Ok, I’m back. The semester is coming to a close, and I just have to finish up my grades, attend a few meetings, and answer about a dozen e-mails from students who didn’t realize they actually had to turn their assignments in to earn a passing grade. What did I miss? What’s all this bitchin’ and moanin’ over the P
Bad words: Let's Talk about Cussing in Middle School - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
Bad words: Let's Talk about Cussing in Middle School - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : Bad words: Let’s Talk about Cussing in Middle School When my girls were in the 2nd grade, they came home one day and told me boys in their class had said some “bad words”. I had been anticipating this moment for a while and was ready to explain to them some of the words they had heard. “What did they
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Big Pharma's Baxter replacing laid-off CPS teachers with retired execs
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Big Pharma's Baxter replacing laid-off CPS teachers with retired execs : Big Pharma's Baxter replacing laid-off CPS teachers with retired execs In line with the times, CPS is moving further into the ownership-society orbit. The latest is the board's deal with pharmaceutical giant Baxter Int'l. The Sun-Times reports that Baxter will be funneling retiring execs into C
Federal Denial of Science Testing Waiver Request - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Federal Denial of Science Testing Waiver Request - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson, State Board of Education President Michael Kirst Respond to Federal Denial of California’s Science Testing Waiver Request SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and State Board of Education President Michael Kirst today released a joint statement in
One Teacher's Perspective: In the Name of Jesus, DeVos to Destory Public Schools
One Teacher's Perspective: In the Name of Jesus, DeVos to Destory Public Schools : In the Name of Jesus, DeVos to Destory Public Schools Public education supporters have legit reasons to be worried about President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Living through the assault on government schooling in my home state of Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker and his coho
DeVos is in Neverland on school reform DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY
DeVos is in Neverland on school reform: Column : DeVos is in Neverland on school reform: Column Philanthropist , ’s nominee for secretary of Education, is a longtime advocate for charter schools, school vouchers and tax-credit scholarships. She has told Philanthropy magazine her vision of school reform success: “That all parents, regardless of their ZIP code, have had the opportunity to choose th
Child and Youth Homelessness on the Rise in 35 States, New Data Shows; Advocates Sound the Alarm | Campaign For Children
Child and Youth Homelessness on the Rise in 35 States, New Data Shows; Advocates Sound the Alarm | Campaign For Children : Child and Youth Homelessness on the Rise in 35 States, New Data Shows; Advocates Sound the Alarm Washington – The number of homeless children and youth enrolled in public schools in the United States has increased, even since the end of the recession, according to U.S. Depart
Ohio charter-school advocacy group disbanding | The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio charter-school advocacy group disbanding | The Columbus Dispatch : Ohio charter-school advocacy group disbanding One of Ohio’s leading charter-school lobbying and advocacy organizations is disbanding after a decade of shaping the state’s charter-school policy. Some say its demise stems from Ohio’s poor charter-school record, which is causing national funders to pull their support. The Ohio A
CURMUDGUCATION: Checker Finn Admits Defeat
CURMUDGUCATION: Checker Finn Admits Defeat : Checker Finn Admits Defeat Has a prominent reformster given up. Not quite-- but the PISA and TIMSS results have given Chester Finn pause as well as a moment of perhaps inadvertent admission that twenty-five years of reforminess have been a failure. I can never quite get myself into the whole podcast thing, but a friend recommended I check out a recent
In a Post-Trump World, Rhetoric vs. Reality in LA Schools
In a Post-Trump World, Rhetoric vs. Reality in LA Schools : In a Post-Trump World, Rhetoric vs. Reality in LA Schools EDUCATION POLITICS--At Tuesday’s LAUSD board meeting, the school board will take on public school destroyer Betsy DeVos (Photo above: Betsy DeVos with Donald Trump), Trump’s nominee for US Education Secretary. Board President Steve Zimmer will introduce a resolution, which reads i
Nearly half of education-vendor websites tested had security problems, audit reveals - The Hechinger Report
Nearly half of education-vendor websites tested had security problems, audit reveals - The Hechinger Report : Nearly half of education-vendor websites tested had security problems, audit reveals Schools need to test encryption on sites teachers and students use Nearly half of the more than 1,200 education technology vendor websites used by teachers and students, and checked in an October audit, d
Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Four (The Story So Far) | Blue Cereal Education
Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Four (The Story So Far) | Blue Cereal Education : Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Four (The Story So Far) With President-Elect Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos as Executioner of Public Education, talk of vouchers and their variations are once again filling the crispy winter air. If you’re not already following and reading the #OklaEd Trinity, you should begin by se
How the Billionaire Boys Club Paved the Way for Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog
How the Billionaire Boys Club Paved the Way for Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog : How the Billionaire Boys Club Paved the Way for Betsy DeVos I wrote an article for the online version of the Chronicle of Philanthropy about how the big foundations paved the way for Betsy DeVos’ nihilistic campaign to privatize public education. I wanted it to be in a journal that foundations across the nation r
The reason America’s schools are so segregated — and the only way to fix it - The Washington Post
The reason America’s schools are so segregated — and the only way to fix it - The Washington Post : The reason America’s schools are so segregated — and the only way to fix it Until the 1954 Supreme Court ruling called Brown v. Board of Education, black and white students were segregated in schools across the country. After the Supreme Court declared such segregation unconstitutional, a group of
New Study Finds That Money Has a Large Effect on Student Achievement, But It Is Not News--It Is a Sad Reminder of What We Must Do - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : New Study Finds That Money Has a Large Effect on Student Achievement, But It Is Not News--It Is a Sad Reminder of What We Must Do The New York Times took note of a new school funding study Monday, titling the article It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education . The study by Julien Lafortune, Jesse Rothstein, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach found that scho
Charter Principal Gets Caught Engaging in Financial Shenanigans and is Punished with a $215K Payout
Charter Principal Gets Caught Engaging in Financial Shenanigans and is Punished with a $215K Payout : Charter Principal Gets Caught Engaging in Financial Shenanigans and is Punished with a $215K Payout Ex-charter school chief gets $215K after resigning in wake of spending controversy ” – Los Angeles Daily News, 11/30/16 The administration at El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) admits that
Expanding Vouchers and Charter Schools Won’t Address Needs of Homeless Children | janresseger
Expanding Vouchers and Charter Schools Won’t Address Needs of Homeless Children | janresseger : Expanding Vouchers and Charter Schools Won’t Address Needs of Homeless Children The November election and the focus of news reporting on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees have made invisible some of the important challenges for children and their public schools. Those of us concerned abou
Who is Part of Ed. Sec. Nominee Betsy DeVos' Policy Circle? - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Who is Part of Ed. Sec. Nominee Betsy DeVos' Policy Circle? - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Who is Part of Ed. Sec. Nominee Betsy DeVos' Policy Circle? Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for U.S Secretary of Education , may just be starting to think about who she might want on her staff at the U.S. Department of Education next year. After all, she and Trump have about 150 politic
Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core | gadflyonthewallblog
Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core | gadflyonthewallblog : Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core Poor Betsy DeVos. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary has spent her entire adult life advocating for Common Core, but now she has to pretend like she doesn’t like it . In fact, if you point out any of the multiple projects that she supports boos
Schools Matter: The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection
Schools Matter: The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection : The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection “Monica Garcia believes in… choice… She expanded charter schools” — Michael R. Bloomberg and A. Jerrold Perenchio’s Coalition for School Reform Extremist Betsy DeVos was a long time favorite of neoliberal corporate education reform oriented Liberals and reactionary organizations like Democrats

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