Thursday, January 19, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/19/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/19/17

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Tell Senators: Say "no" to DeVos and "yes" to students - Network For Public Education





Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work - The Washington Post
Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work - The Washington Post : Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal anal
Our Next Secretary of Education Should Know Education | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Our Next Secretary of Education Should Know Education | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Our Next Secretary of Education Should Know Education As Americans we celebrate the ideal that a freely elected president may appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, anyone capable of carrying out his or her vision for the future of our nation. To the victor go the spoils. However, in this
UnBEARable: Reflections on the DeVos Hearing Marla Kilfoyle, Badass Teachers Association BATs
Badass Teachers Association : UnBEARable: Reflections on the DeVos Hearing Marla Kilfoyle, Executive Director The Badass Teachers Association (BATs) I would like to begin this piece with the following: Shame on you Sen. Alexander for attempting to protect Betsy DeVos, a grossly unqualified candidate, for Secretary of Education. Shame on you Sen. Alexander for putting politics over the children of
Pittsburgh Public Schools Advised to Repeat Same Mistakes Over and Over and Over… | gadflyonthewallblog
Pittsburgh Public Schools Advised to Repeat Same Mistakes Over and Over and Over… | gadflyonthewallblog : Pittsburgh Public Schools Advised to Repeat Same Mistakes Over and Over and Over… “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein (attributed) “AAAUUURGH!” -Charlie Brown If I crash my car right into a wall, the worst thing to do would be
Charters and Consequences - Network For Public Education
Charters and Consequences - Network For Public Education : Charters and Consequences Pennsylvania Charters: Read how Pennsylvania charter schools, with few quality controls are defunding public school districts. You’ll find that story here . The Charter Chains: Charter chains are unregulated businesses at taxpayers expense. Learn more here . California Charters Gone Wild: A four part series on ho
Betsy DeVos embarrassed herself and should be rejected by the Senate - LA Times
Betsy DeVos embarrassed herself and should be rejected by the Senate - LA Times : Betsy DeVos embarrassed herself and should be rejected by the Senate The Times Editorial Board Be tsy DeVos ’ love of private school vouchers didn’t disqualify her for the role of U.S. Education secretary, even though vouchers are a bad idea. Nor did her lack of experience in public schools. What did render her unac
Bridgeport Charter Schools Discriminate Against Connecticut Children - Wait What?
Bridgeport Charter Schools Discriminate Against Connecticut Children - Wait What? : Bridgeport Charter Schools Discriminate Against Connecticut Children As is the case elsewhere in Connecticut and across the country, charter schools generally refuse to accept and educate their fair share of children who require special education services, children who need help learning the English language, as w
Vouchers, and Growth Scores, and Bears, Oh My! | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Vouchers, and Growth Scores, and Bears, Oh My! | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Vouchers, and Growth Scores, and Bears, Oh My! Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s designated nominee for Secretary of Education, appeared before the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions late Tuesday afternoon. Before I comment further, here is an obligatory picture of a grizzly bear: This is inspired by one of th
Supplement Not Supplant Is Dead | Truth in American Education
Supplement Not Supplant Is Dead | Truth in American Education : Supplement Not Supplant Is Dead The U.S. Department of Education yesterday killed their draft rule for Title I funding in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) known as “Supplement, Not Supplant.” It’s not an issue that we’ve written a whole lot on here, but it highlighted one way that the Secretary of Education could gut any flexibi
Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money : NPR Ed : NPR
Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money : NPR Ed : NPR : Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money The U.S. Department of Education has withdrawn a proposal that could have fundamentally changed the flow of federal dollars to schools that serve low-income students. "The law is clear that it is unacceptable to systematically underfund low-income schools and fill the hole with f
Sorry, Betsy DeVos: Guns Aren't a Bear Necessity in Schools - The Atlantic
Sorry, Betsy DeVos: Guns Aren't a Bear Necessity in Schools - The Atlantic : Sorry, Betsy DeVos: Guns Aren't a Bear Necessity in Schools Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education is right that that animals sometimes menace schools, but her solution doesn’t seem to fit the problem. The confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees have had plenty of wild moments, but none seems
From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable - The Washington Post
From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable - The Washington Post : From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable From start to finish, this week’s Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary, was a remarkable affair — remarkable as in seriously unus
On the Nature of Mass Demonstrations | Bill Ayers
On the Nature of Mass Demonstrations | Bill Ayers : On the Nature of Mass Demonstrations On our way to demonstrate for several days in Washington, reading the brilliant John Berger who passed away this month. Here is “On the Nature of Mass Demonstrations,” from 1968: Seventy years ago (on 6 May 1898) there was a massive demonstration of workers, men and women, in the centre of Milan. The events w
DeVos Flunks Her Hearing … Choice Increases Segregation … Pivotal Year For Schools … Tribal Schools In Crisis … School Choice Divide?
1/19/2017 – Does Betsy DeVos Care About Racial Equity? We Still Don’t Know. : THIS WEEK: DeVos Flunks Her Hearing … Choice Increases Segregation … Pivotal Year For Schools … Tribal Schools In Crisis … School Choice Divide? TOP STORY Does Betsy DeVos Care About Racial Equity? We Still Don’t Know. By Jeff Bryant “What are DeVos’ views on racial equity in education? … Race has historically played a
A Failing Charter Gets a Pass
A Failing Charter Gets a Pass : A Failing Charter Gets a Pass BREAKING NEWS: NPE Action endorses Carl Petersen for LAUSD School Board " Carl Petersen is a...strong supporter of public schools " -Dr. Diane Ravitch Former Asst. Secretary of Education We cannot truly have the impact charters were intended to have – to reinvent public education – if we do not close those charters that have demonstrat
Betsy DeVos Is an Unusual Pick for Education Secretary - The Atlantic
Betsy DeVos Is an Unusual Pick for Education Secretary - The Atlantic : What Makes Betsy DeVos Such an Unusual Nominee for Education Secretary For one thing, she’s never attended or taught at a public school. Betsy DeVos is likely to be confirmed as the next secretary of education. There’s nothing unusual about the Senate supporting a president-elect’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Educat
CURMUDGUCATION: The $1 Salary + Trevor Noah Covers DeVos
CURMUDGUCATION: The $1 Salary : The $1 Salary So apparently billionaire heiress and presumptive Head of the Department of Things She Knows Nothing About, Betsy DeVos intends to take a salary of a mere $1 when she ascends her education throne. I think that's a lousy idea. I know it's meant to make her seem magnanimous and willing to take on the office just out of the sweet public servicey goodness
Betsy DeVos. Stupid, dangerous and a liar. | Fred Klonsky
Betsy DeVos. Stupid, dangerous and a liar. | Fred Klonsky : Betsy DeVos. Stupid, dangerous and a liar. Bernie was only partly right when he told Betsy DeVos that she wouldn’t be sitting before him in hearings considering her as Secretary of Education if she hadn’t donated $200 million to the Republican Party. She is a right-wing self-proclaimed enemy of public education. She has spent her family’
Broad's Billionaire Buzz Saw puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer - LA Times
Former Mayor Riordan puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer - LA Times : Former Mayor Riordan puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan gave $1 million Wednesday to an independent campaign to defeat school board president Steve Zimmer. The donation swamps other contributions so far in what have become the most expensive
Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017 - LA Times
Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017 - LA Times : Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017 Student protests in Los Angeles In November, students from several high schools rallied at L.A. City Hall after walking out of classes to protest the election of Donald Trump. More protests are planned for this week (Reed Saxon /
Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism - The New York Times
Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism - The New York Times : Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism WASHINGTON — Until Tuesday, the fight over Betsy DeVos’s nomination to be secretary of education revolved mostly around her support of contentious school choice programs. But her confirmation hearing that night opened her up to ne
CURMUDGUCATION: School Accountability Diet
CURMUDGUCATION: School Accountability Diet : School Accountability Diet One of the best things the feds ever created was the nutritional information panel for food. When I go shopping, I can quickly and easily access information about the food I buy. There's how much fat in these power bars??!! Look-- twinkies have far fewer calories than I imagined! The panels are a model of transparency, becaus
Karma: Student PII Data Mining Concerns Coming Home to Roost for Dept of Ed Bureaucrats – Missouri Education Watchdog
Karma: Student PII Data Mining Concerns Coming Home to Roost for Dept of Ed Bureaucrats – Missouri Education Watchdog : Karma: Student PII Data Mining Concerns Coming Home to Roost for Dept of Ed Bureaucrats The Federal bureaucrats in the US Department of Education are worried about the data mining via the structure (student longitudinal data systems) they supported which captures student/family
Deplorable Showing by DeVos at Contentious Senate HELP Committee Hearing | janresseger
Deplorable Showing by DeVos at Contentious Senate HELP Committee Hearing | janresseger : Deplorable Showing by DeVos at Contentious Senate HELP Committee Hearing If I were a Senator on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, I’d vote against recommending the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education for a vote by the full Senate. And if I were one of my own two Senat
Judging Reform “Success” and “Failure”: The Gary, Indiana Case | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Judging Reform “Success” and “Failure”: The Gary, Indiana Case | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Judging Reform “Success” and “Failure”: The Gary, Indiana Case In previous posts about the label “failure” attached to school reform, I laid out an argument that making such a judgment is tricky. Who makes the judgment and what clock they listen to matters in judging “failure” or
Pearson Stock Falls 30 Percent; Worst Day Since 1986 | deutsch29
Pearson Stock Falls 30 Percent; Worst Day Since 1986 | deutsch29 : Pearson Stock Falls 30 Percent; Worst Day Since 1986 Three years ago, in 2014, education and publishing mammoth Pearson expected to make a killing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I wrote about Pearson’s CCSS profit expectations in this post based upon Pearson’s February 2014 earnings call. I noted that when one market a
DeVos, Grizzly Bears and Public Policy: Can Parents and Teachers Create a “#PublicSchoolProud” Movement? | Ed In The Apple
DeVos, Grizzly Bears and Public Policy: Can Parents and Teachers Create a “#PublicSchoolProud” Movement? | Ed In The Apple : DeVos, Grizzly Bears and Public Policy: Can Parents and Teachers Create a “#PublicSchoolProud” Movement? Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos tussled with the committee Democrats for three hours last night, and, the answers to the committee questions ranged from vague
Tell Senators: Say "no" to DeVos and "yes" to students - Network For Public Education
Tell Senators: Say "no" to DeVos and "yes" to students - Network For Public Education : Tell Senators: Say "no" to DeVos and "yes" to students I am sure that you were as appalled as I was by yesterday’s HELP committee hearing on the appointment of Betsy DeVos. – DeVos had no understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). –She would not promise to defend the rights of stu
Does Betsy DeVos Care About Racial Equity? We Still Don’t Know.
Does Betsy DeVos Care About Racial Equity? We Still Don’t Know. : Does Betsy DeVos Care About Racial Equity? We Still Don’t Know. So Betsy DeVos doesn’t know much about education policy. Didn’t we already know that? Nevertheless, the hot takes coming after her rocky confirmation hearing for the US Secretary of Education nominee read as if people are genuinely surprised that someone who has never

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