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Carol Burris: Under Trump, will the marketplace be the only regulator of school ‘choice’? - The Washington Post
Under Trump, will the marketplace be the only regulator of school ‘choice’? - The Washington Post : Under Trump, will the marketplace be the only regulator of school ‘choice’? The “school choice” movement in the United States is bound to get a huge boost from President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire and choice advocate, as his secretary of education. If she
The Modern Purpose of Public Education Is to Grade Teachers. Or So It Seems. | deutsch29
The Modern Purpose of Public Education Is to Grade Teachers. Or So It Seems. | deutsch29 : The Modern Purpose of Public Education Is to Grade Teachers. Or So It Seems. I teach public school in southern Louisiana, and I am on my second day of Christmas break. Before I began my holidays, I had to reckon with the New Reality for public school teachers across the country: I had to tabulate my value b
Happy Holidays! A Look Back at 2016 | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Happy Holidays! A Look Back at 2016 | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Happy Holidays! A Look Back at 2016 Happy Holidays from the Schott Foundation! While 2016 was a tough year on many fronts, we accomplished so much this year , and nothing we did was possible without the hard work of grantees and partners like you. Here are just a few incredible things we're grateful to you and our many
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos's Inconvenient Truths
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos's Inconvenient Truths : DeVos's Inconvenient Truths Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post turned up a 2015 speech from billionaire heiress and Education Secretary Designee Betsy DeVos in which Devos lays out her six "inconvenient truths," the guiding principles by which her vision of American education is powered. Ed Patru, a self-identified spokesperson for Friends of Bets
Read Me, Please! My favorites from 2016 - Lily's Blackboard
Read Me, Please! My favorites from 2016 - Lily's Blackboard : Read Me, Please! My favorites from 2016 It’s been a busy year, and if you’re anything like me, you have a growing list of articles you flagged and promised yourself that you’ll get to…eventually. Over the years, I’ve found that the holiday break allows a great opportunity for us to dig in and make a dent into that reading list. Last ye
Education Civil Rights Advocates Fear "Horror Show" Under Trump - BuzzFeed News
Education Civil Rights Advocates Fear "Horror Show" Under Trump - BuzzFeed News : Education Civil Rights Advocates Fear “Horror Show” Under Trump The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is bracing for change under the president-elect, who’s previously talked about cutting the office. Many conservatives believe the agency has gone too far in pushing a progressive federal agenda on loc
Fethullah Gulen linked to Cincy charter school rejects blame in envoy's killing
Cleric linked to Cincy charter school rejects blame in envoy's killing : Cleric linked to Cincy charter school rejects blame in envoy's killing MOSCOW — A U.S.-based Muslim cleric on Thursday condemned the killing of Russia's envoy to Turkey and rejected accusations that his movement was behind the attack. Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman in front of stunned onlooke
The complicated history of America's first 'union-backed' charter school authorizer | MinnPost
The complicated history of America's first 'union-backed' charter school authorizer | MinnPost : MinnPost's education reporting is made possible by a grant from the Bush Foundation. The complicated history of America's first 'union-backed' charter school authorizer The National Association of Charter School Authorizers discourages authorizers from taking over low-performing charters, as there’s v
Webinar: #ReclaimOurSchools! | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Webinar: #ReclaimOurSchools! | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Webinar: #ReclaimOurSchools! Dozens of cities are gearing up for a demonstration of support for their public schools and the fight for the schools all our children deserve. On May 4, parents, students and educators will gather outside of their schools before the bell to hold a rally and march. Then they will walk into their s
California appeals federal decision on state science testing | EdSource
California appeals federal decision on state science testing | EdSource : California appeals federal decision on state science testing lifornia education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in tests this spring based on new science standards, rather than administer current tests based on standards in place since 1998.
12/22/2016 – Girding For The Education Fight Ahead
12/22/2016 – Girding For The Education Fight Ahead : Girding For The Education Fight Ahead December 22, 2016, 2016 Subscribe THIS WEEK: DeVos’ Donor Advantage … More Private Choice Coming … Obama’s Edu-Legacy … Online Charters Love Trump … Computer Conundrum TOP STORY Girding For The Education Fight Ahead By Jeff Bryant “If you want to get an idea of what kind of education policies to expect from
LEONIE HAIMSON: Meet Trump’s Public Ed Wrecking Ball | The Indypendent
Meet Trump’s Public Ed Wrecking Ball | The Indypendent : Meet Trump’s Public Ed Wrecking Ball Billionaire Betsy DeVos is radical privatizer with no prior experience as public school parent or educator. Do nald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education could be a devastating blow for American public schools. “DeVos’s agenda is to break the public education system, not educate kid
Argentina's tough truths for improving schools - BBC News
Argentina's tough truths for improving schools - BBC News : Argentina's tough truths for improving schools "We don't want to accept that we're doing badly at anything," says Argentina's education minister, Esteban Bullrich. Whether it is admitting to levels of poverty, the inflation rate or weaknesses in the education system, Mr Bullrich says Argentina has been ill-served by a political culture w
Russ on Reading: A Holiday Gift of Poetry 2016
Russ on Reading: A Holiday Gift of Poetry 2016 : A Holiday Gift of Poetry 2016 Today, I continue a four-year tradition here at Russ on Reading, spreading the joy and wonder of the holiday season through poetry. Happy Holidays and a joyous and fulfilling New Year to all of my loyal readers. One way to ensure joy in the coming year is to bring more poetry into your lives and into your classroom. He
The Inevitable Rise of Trumplandia: Market Ideology Ate Our Democracy
The Inevitable Rise of Trumplandia: Market Ideology Ate Our Democracy : The Inevitable Rise of Trumplandia: Market Ideology Ate Our Democracy Writing in 2000 specifically about education reform, Michael Engel [1] acknowledges: "Market ideology has triumphed over democratic values not because of its superiority as a theory of society but in part because in a capitalist system it has an inherent ad
TBFURMAN: The Joe Moore Email To Rahm
TBFURMAN: The Joe Moore Email To Rahm : The Joe Moore Email To Rahm Enjoying this email dump i mmensely. Joe Moore is a dishonest man; I've said it publicly, to his face, in front of people. And it's true. I will definitely give him credit, though, for being a true believer in the magic of charters. By the way, it isn't clear to me that the current principal of Sullivan is or was aware that the a
Education: Training for Passivity, Not Democracy | BustED Pencils
Education: Training for Passivity, Not Democracy | BustED Pencils : Education: Training for Passivity, Not Democracy Oppressive Atmosphere in Schools School is quite regimented and authoritarian. Students are told when they can use the bathroom or blow their noses. They are often asked what they want to be or how much money they want to make, but they are seldom asked what kind of world they want
Audio: School districts scrambling to stop student enrollment drops | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: School districts scrambling to stop student enrollment drops | 89.3 KPCC : Audio: School districts scrambling to stop student enrollment drops A new report from the Governor’s Department of Finance predicts significant increases and drops in student enrollment in Southern California counties in the coming years. In the next five years, student enrollment will go down in Los Angeles County
Public Schools Are Safe Havens For Students - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education)
Public Schools Are Safe Havens For Students - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges "Safe Haven" Designation for California's 10,500 Public Schools SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today released a letter encouraging all California public schools to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents and to remind fami
Please Join Us – Connecticut United for Strong Public Schools | Poetic Justice
Please Join Us – Connecticut United for Strong Public Schools | Poetic Justice : Please Join Us – Connecticut United for Strong Public Schools Connecticut United for Strong Public Schools is a new state-wide group of students, parents, educators and public education advocates working across Connecticut to ensure a quality public education for all children Find us on Facebook at – Connecticut Unit
The Ongoing Resistance to Trump, Neoliberals & Anyone Else Trying to Destroy Our Schools | gadflyonthewallblog
The Ongoing Resistance to Trump, Neoliberals & Anyone Else Trying to Destroy Our Schools | gadflyonthewallblog : The Ongoing Resistance to Trump, Neoliberals & Anyone Else Trying to Destroy Our Schools “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” — Dale Carnegie “It always seems impossible until it’s d

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