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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/5/17


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The Rotten State of Charter Schools in Michigan: A For-Profit Bonanza, Sponsored by the DeVos Family | Diane Ravitch's blog





Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: U.S. schools get a C on Quality Counts Report. Here's why.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: U.S. schools get a C on Quality Counts Report. Here's why. : U.S. schools get a C on Quality Counts Report. Here's why. Massachusetts defends schools from privatization. Ranks #1 in Quality Counts. Edweek's annual Quality Counts report gives the nation's increasingly two-tier school system, letter grade C, as it almost always does. 30 years of corporate-style school
Educators as Community Protectors – Education Town Hall Forum
Educators as Community Protectors – Education Town Hall Forum : Educators as Community Protectors In the wake of the recent election, teachers in the U.S. must cope with threats to immigrants in their classrooms and communities, in addition to their usual responsibilities. In December, the president-elect’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security about obtaining immigrant studen
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Noted Education Speaker Comes to Garfield High
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Noted Education Speaker Comes to Garfield High : Noted Education Speaker Comes to Garfield High Just wanted to give advance notice of this talk but I will have more to say soon. I greatly admire Ms. Burris and look forward to her talk. To note, the Work Session on the SAP will also be that day at JSCEE but it is from 4:30-5:15pm with a Work Session on the Budget t
Tom Torlakson Highlights Science Standards - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Tom Torlakson Highlights Science Standards - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Highlights Next Generation Science Standards to Better Prepare Students for College and Careers OAKLAND — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today saluted the innovative science instruction taking place at Edna Brewer Middle School in the Oakland Unified School D
Parents, Education Advocates Plan to Rally in D.C. to Block Betsy DeVos' Appointment as U.S. Education Secretary | Journey For Justice
Campaigns | Journey For Justice : Parents, Education Advocates Plan to Rally in D.C. to Block Betsy DeVos' Appointment as U.S. Education Secretary CHICAGO - Today, education activists from across the country announced a protest in Washington, D.C., to block the appointment of Betsy DeVos' appointment as U.S. Education Secretary. The controversial billionaire was chosen by President-Elect Donald T
CURMUDGUCATION: A Lesson from China
CURMUDGUCATION: A Lesson from China : "A Lesson from China" A Lesson from China We're witnessing another lesson in how free market forces work, and how business interests often run contrary to the public interest. And the lesson is coming from China, of all places. This is a lesson that started with Google, way back in 2006. That was the year that Google set aside the motto "don't be evil" for th
In Michigan, a test case for US public schools under Trump? - CSMonitor.com
In Michigan, a test case for US public schools under Trump? - CSMonitor.com : In Michigan, a test case for US public schools under Trump? Betsy DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist and prominent Republican fundraiser, has been among the nation’s foremost advocates for school choice. Her home state offers perhaps the best preview of free-market style education policies . JANUARY 4, 2017 YPSILANTI,
Are The PISA Education Results Rigged?
Are The PISA Education Results Rigged? : Are The PISA Education Results Rigged? The results of the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) are out, and again reveal students from East Asian countries dominate in maths and sciences. The assessment , run by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) every three years, tested around 540,00
Mastery exam task force report due soon — its findings ‘predetermined’ by John Bestor - Wait What?
Mastery exam task force report due soon — its findings ‘predetermined’ by John Bestor - Wait What? : Mastery exam task force report due soon — its findings ‘predetermined’ by John Bestor John Bestor, an educator and education advocate, recently wrote a piece for the CT Mirror educating readers about the farce called the Mastery Exam Tax Force. The following is his commentary piece which you can r
CURMUDGUCATION: Supremes May Decide How Much Education Is Enough
CURMUDGUCATION: Supremes May Decide How Much Education Is Enough : Supremes May Decide How Much Education Is Enough The case of Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District has finally wended its way to the Supreme Court, and it could have some serious implications for school districts across the country. Endrew F. is a studentwith autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With
The Iceberg Effect Report - The National Superintendents Roundtable
The Iceberg Effect Report - The National Superintendents Roundtable : The Iceberg Effect Report School Performance in Context: Indicators of School Inputs and Outputs in Nine Similar Nations is a joint project of the National Superintendents Roundtable and the Horace Mann League. Click below to download the full report and the summary report for free. Scroll down to purchase the full, four-color
Taking Stock of Educational Progress Under Obama - The Atlantic
Taking Stock of Educational Progress Under Obama - The Atlantic : Taking Stock of Educational Progress Under Obama Secretary John King’s exit memo offers a first look at what the administration thinks it has—and hasn’t—achieved. As they prepare to leave office, members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet are beginning to file their exit memos. Partially a chance to take credit for progress made a
The Rotten State of Charter Schools in Michigan: A For-Profit Bonanza, Sponsored by the DeVos Family | Diane Ravitch's blog
The Rotten State of Charter Schools in Michigan: A For-Profit Bonanza, Sponsored by the DeVos Family | Diane Ravitch's blog : The Rotten State of Charter Schools in Michigan: A For-Profit Bonanza, Sponsored by the DeVos Family The confirmation hearings for Billionaire Betsy are scheduled to begin on January 11. It is assumed that she will breeze through because the DeVos family gives so much mone
How Serious Is The Threat of School Privatization under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos? | janresseger
How Serious Is The Threat of School Privatization under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos? | janresseger : How Serious Is The Threat of School Privatization under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos? Over the past couple of decades school privatization has been normalized. Here is Carol Burris, chair of the Network for Public Education : “The drive to privatize the public education system under the guise of
Will the Last 5 Traditional Public Schools in New Orleans Become Charters? | deutsch29
Will the Last 5 Traditional Public Schools in New Orleans Become Charters? | deutsch29 : Will the Last 5 Traditional Public Schools in New Orleans Become Charters? On December 09, 2016, Danielle Dreilinger of nola.com published an article entitled, “Last 5 New Orleans Public Schools Expected to Become Charter Operations.” As one might imagine, such a headline could be a surprise and a shock to te
How This Educator Handles Trolls (Bob and Weave Em) | The Jose Vilson
How This Educator Handles Trolls (Bob and Weave Em) | The Jose Vilson : How This Educator Handles Trolls (Bob and Weave Em) Last week, #EduColor had a chat on education research . It seems like a benign topic outside of the education sphere. Most folks in this chat should be people genuinely interested in talking about higher education. Mildred Boveda and Grace Chen put together the questions, pr
New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump | Seattle Education
New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump | Seattle Education : New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump Exactly how far will Bill Gates go in furthering his agenda of privatizing public schools and ensuring that Common Core Standards is instituted in every classroom across the country ? Apparently farther than most of us could imagine. In late December, Bill Gates
Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses | gadflyonthewallblog
Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses | gadflyonthewallblog : Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses America loves business. We worship the free market . Nothing is more infallible – not reason, not morals, not even God. Money is the true measure of success – the more you have, the better a person you are. This perverted ideology has taken over much of American life. Where we once

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