Monday, December 26, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/26/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/26/16

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Will we see you at our 2017 conference? - Network For Public Education




Jersey Jazzman: "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers: It's Already Working
Jersey Jazzman: "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers: It's Already Working : "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers: It's Already Working Why do our new Secretary of Education and her husband support school vouchers? Back in 2001, they were quite candid about it : The billionaire philanthropist whom Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Education Department once compared her work in education ref
Democratic Schooling | Deborah Meier on Education
Democratic Schooling | Deborah Meier on Education : Democratic Schooling I have argued in speech and writing for years that democracy is not “natural.” Although it is well within our human capacities it is not our “default” position. To demonstrate this would take longer than this blog/web allows. But I think there are good solid reasons why as a specie we retreat to authoritarian solutions so of
How Indiana’s school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era - The Washington Post
How Indiana’s school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era - The Washington Post : How Indiana’s school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era Indiana lawmakers originally promoted the state’s school voucher program as a way to make good on America’s promise of equal opportunity, offering children from poor and lower-middle-cl
Trump ally who wished death on Obama is a school board member, and calls for his removal are growing - The Washington Post
Trump ally who wished death on Obama is a school board member, and calls for his removal are growing - The Washington Post : Trump ally who wished death on Obama is a school board member, and calls for his removal are growing The co-chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in New York, who wished death on President Obama in 2017, is a member of the Buffalo Board of Education — but that co
Schooling in the Ownership Society: New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck.
Schooling in the Ownership Society: New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck. : New for-profit ed management company won't pull Ohio charters out of the muck. Few states rely so heavily on for-profit management companies as does Ohio. Lately, corporate reformers at the Cambridge Education Group, have formed a new charter school network in to try and clean up t
Will we see you at our 2017 conference? - Network For Public Education
Will we see you at our 2017 conference? - Network For Public Education : Will we see you at our 2017 conference? We are now planning for our 2017 conference on October 14 and 15 at the Marriott in Oakland, California. We need your help to determine our facility needs. Please answer a short, three question survey today. You will find the survey here . Please also participate in our Stop Betsy DeVo
How Hedge Funds Will Profit from School Privatization | The Huffington Post
How Hedge Funds Will Profit from School Privatization | The Huffington Post : How Hedge Funds Will Profit from School Privatization In the News: A number of news items in recent weeks show how powerful money-brokers work inside and outside the law in their war on public education in the United States. (1) In the State of Washington , a State Supreme Court Judge up for reelection sided with a 6-to
Crass Edupolitics, Failed Mainstream Media in South Carolina | the becoming radical
Crass Edupolitics, Failed Mainstream Media in South Carolina | the becoming radical : Crass Edupolitics, Failed Mainstream Media in South Carolina An Op-Ed in The State and Paul Bower’s Charter school advocates shifting gears in South Carolina ( The Post and Courier ) inadvertently reveal the same message: South Carolina remains mired in crass edupolitics. StudentsFirst and 50CAN have become Sout
'The Bad Kids' Showcases Schools for At-Risk Students - The Atlantic
'The Bad Kids' Showcases Schools for At-Risk Students - The Atlantic : Where the 'Bad Kids' Go to School A 2016 documentary magnifies an often ignored part of the education world. This is the first installment in our series examining the intersections of education and entertainment in 2016. Check back for more entries on late-night comedy, a play, animated movies , and television . The directors
Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The 'Epitome Of Broken'? : NPR Ed : NPR
Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The 'Epitome Of Broken'? : NPR Ed : NPR : Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The 'Epitome Of Broken'? Navajo students at Crystal Boarding School in New Mexico sing traditional songs in class. Carrie Jung/KJZZ High up in the mountains of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, Delphine Gatewood teaches special education at the Crystal B
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Christmas Digestion Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Christmas Digestion Edition : ICYMI: Christmas Digestion Edition Yes, it's Christmas day, but I am a creature of habit, so for those of you who, for whatever reason, have some time on your hands, here's this week's list of read-worthy writing. Have an excellent day! When It Comes to Charter Schools, Facts Matter Wendy Lecker's interview with Robert Cotto, Jr. about some of
BATs - Listening to Members & Taking Action in 2017 - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : BATs - Listening to Members & Taking Action in 2017 BATs began on June 13, 2014 as a Facebook group. Within months this Facebook group evolved into an organization that brought forth the powerful voices of teachers, parents, and many other in support of public education and social justice. Two years ago BATs became a non-profit 501c4 and in so solidified our mission
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES "Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King." -- RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Thom Hartman With so-called “unregulated free markets,” the rich become super-rich, while grinding poverty spreads among working people like a heroin epidemic. This further polari
California grants will help secretaries, cafeteria workers become teachers | 89.3 KPCC
California grants will help secretaries, cafeteria workers become teachers | 89.3 KPCC : California grants will help secretaries, cafeteria workers become teachers The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has announced $20 million in grants to help 1,000 classified school workers across the state get their teaching credentials. "When this grant opportunity came up it was pretty much a n
Russ on Reading: The Least of Russ on Reading 2016
Russ on Reading: The Least of Russ on Reading 2016 : The Least of Russ on Reading 2016 This is my third annual publication of posts that, for one reason or another, attracted little attention the first time around. It has been a year of gratifying growth in this blog; a year filled with the excitement of the publication of my book, A Parent's Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century, and a y
Truthout: “The Great Unwinding of Public Education: DeVos and Detroit” | deutsch29
Truthout: “The Great Unwinding of Public Education: DeVos and Detroit” | deutsch29 : Truthout: “The Great Unwinding of Public Education: DeVos and Detroit” Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for US secretary of education. America would do well to learn all it can about her and about the DeVos influence in the privatization of public education in Michigan, p

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Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Children - Living in Dialogue
Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Children - Living in Dialogue : Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Children By Michelle Strater Gunderson. When I was a small and my world was safe, I would wake up on Christmas morning and there would always be an orange at the bottom of my stocking – a “store bought orange” as my mother would say. Because, you see, on our family farm it was always a source of pr
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah! Or Whatever. | Diane Ravitch's blog
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah! Or Whatever. | Diane Ravitch's blog : Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! Enjoy the day. Play with your children or grandchildren, your nieces and nephews. For some, this is a lonely time of year. Think about helping those who have no family. Invite friends over if they are alone. Go to a homeless shelter, a church, a synagogue or anywhere they are serving a meal
Rage | the becoming radical
Rage | the becoming radical : Rage Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. “Do not go gentle into that good night,” Dylan Thomas More than 27 years ago, when I was 28 and my daughter, only three months old, a drunk driven hit me while I was cycling with a friend. The impact broke my ankle bone, leading to a lo
Throw back Christmas. | Fred Klonsky
Throw back Christmas. | Fred Klonsky : Throw back Christmas. Back before the Illinois Supreme Court had yet to confirm our contractual and constitutional right to our retirement pension – and the state public employee union leaders backed a Democratic Party plan to cut our cost of living benefit (COLA) – I drew what I knew what Santa would say. Happy holidays. My blog postings will be on an irreg
CURMUDGUCATION: For Your Christmas Listening
CURMUDGUCATION: For Your Christmas Listening : For Your Christmas Listening Here's hoping today is a great day for you and yours. For your listening pleasure, here's an assortment of traditional and not-so-traditional holiday music. May today be an excellent day!
Of Santa, Soccer, and Savior: Wishing Readers a Merry Christmas 2016 | deutsch29
Of Santa, Soccer, and Savior: Wishing Readers a Merry Christmas 2016 | deutsch29 : Of Santa, Soccer, and Savior: Wishing Readers a Merry Christmas 2016 For my 2016 Christmas post, I feature two entries from the Ligonier Ministries blog. The posts concern two real individuals: Santa Claus and Jesus Christ. Both entries are written by president of Reformation Bible College Dr. Stephen J. Nichols. I
SKrashen: Bill Nye, The Science Guy shouldn't believe everything he reads about the Common Core.
SKrashen: Bill Nye, The Science Guy shouldn't believe everything he reads about the Common Core. : Bill Nye, The Science Guy shouldn't believe everything he reads about the Common Core. Stephen Krashen http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=6623§ion=Article On Big Think, Bill Nye (The Science Guy) advises us to "use your critical thinking skills. Evaluate evidence. Don't believe every
Happy Holidays from the Big Education Ape 2016
Happy Holidays from the Big Education Ape 2016 From My Family to Yours

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/24/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/24/16 Featured Post How is Carl Paladino Still on the Buffalo School Board? -Badass Teachers Association Educational leadership this year didn't come from Oregon's leaders in education 


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