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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/26/17


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Updated Floor Vote Estimate for Betsy DeVos (Secretary of Education) (updated 1/25 1230pm) – Decision Desk HQ Election 2016






Rizga’s Mission High Informs | tultican
Rizga’s Mission High Informs | tultican : Rizga’s Mission High Informs What is authentic quality education? Reading books by teachers like John Thompson and Ciedie Aechs provides significant insight as they take us inside their schools. Kristina Rizga, a journalist who was imbedded within San Francisco’s Mission High, makes another wonderful contribution to this understanding. For four years, she
This Is What The Resistance Looks Like: Steve Zimmer in LAUSD4 – redqueeninla
This Is What The Resistance Looks Like: Steve Zimmer in LAUSD4 – redqueeninla : This Is What The Resistance Looks Like: Steve Zimmer in LAUSD4 Trump’s been working overtime to enroll anti-cabinet members, a sort of Through-The-Looking-Glass collection of zombie-apocalypse advisors whose prerequisite qualification seems to be whatever their predecessors were not. Anti-intellectual, antithetical; a
New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students? – Cloaking Inequity
New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students? – Cloaking Inequity : New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students? The extent to which special student populations (ELL, Special Education and Economically Disadvantaged) gain access to charter schools is understudied. The new study Separate and Unequal?: The Problematic Segregation of Special
Parents’ CHOICE: A strong public school for every child (no to DeVos!) | Parents Across America
Parents’ CHOICE: A strong public school for every child (no to DeVos!) | Parents Across America : Parents’ CHOICE: A strong public school for every child (no to DeVos!) PAA faxed the following to every U.S. Senator today: Parent Voices Education Fax January 26 , 2017 Parents’ CHOICE is a strong public school for every child: Please vote “No” on DeVos nomination We write to ask you to vote “no” on
Seattle Schools Community Forum: URGENT: Levy Cliff Bill May Get a Vote on Saturday
Seattle Schools Community Forum: URGENT: Levy Cliff Bill May Get a Vote on Saturday : URGENT: Levy Cliff Bill May Get a Vote on Saturday The Dems in the Legislature have decided to go for broke. From The News Tribune: Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, said Senate Democrats have identified ways they can bring legislation to the floor without the aid of Republican Senate leaders. But Democrats are hopi
Jersey Jazzman: Reformy In the Age of Trump
Jersey Jazzman: Reformy In the Age of Trump : Reformy In the Age of Trump Here's one of the very, very few positive things to come out of the Trump presidency: the neoliberal education "reformers" finally have to take good, long look at the conservatives they've made common cause with. For those who've clung tight to their moral superiority while defending the "reform" agenda, it's a cold slap in
By popular demand: Klonsky brothers on the air and live internet streaming. | Fred Klonsky
By popular demand: Klonsky brothers on the air and live internet streaming. | Fred Klonsky : By popular demand: Klonsky brothers on the air and live internet streaming. Due to popular demand, my brother, Mike Klonsky (who blogs at Small Talk ) and I will be doing a live radio show, Hitting Left , on Friday, February 3rd at 11AM, CST. Our in-studio guest will be Troy LaRaviere, President of the Ch
Alert: @NAACP formally opposing @BetsyDeVos – Cloaking Inequity
Alert: @NAACP formally opposing @BetsyDeVos – Cloaking Inequity : Alert: @NAACP formally opposing @BetsyDeVos During School Choice Week a white Texas governor tried to convince the public that school choice , including school vouchers, are civil rights. However, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations appears to disagree with that premise by formally opposing Betsy DeVos, the s
Will the press under Trump become the enemy of your right to know? |
Will the press under Trump become the enemy of your right to know? | : Will the press under Trump become the enemy of your right to know? A few days ago, the chief editorial writer and columnist for New Jersey’s largest newspaper wrote he leapt to his feet to applaud Gov. Chris Christie’s recent State of the State address. The journalist wrote he was “standing up and cheering” the politician who
Updated Floor Vote Estimate for Betsy DeVos (Secretary of Education) (updated 1/25 1230pm) – Decision Desk HQ Election 2016
Updated Floor Vote Estimate for Betsy DeVos (Secretary of Education) (updated 1/25 1230pm) – Decision Desk HQ Election 2016 : Updated Floor Vote Estimate for Betsy DeVos (Secretary of Education) (updated 1/25 1230pm) Thanks to rule changes under Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid back in 2013, a simple majority is enough for Cabinet confirmation votes. Barring a dramatic turn of events,
CURMUDGUCATION: Read These Writers
CURMUDGUCATION: Read These Writers : Read These Writers There are a lot of good people in the edublogosphere, and if you've made it to this blog, you probably know many of them already. But for those of you just getting into the business, here's a quick reference list of some of my favorites with a capsule over-simplified explanation. Do sample and read and share-- amplifying voices is one way to
Bernie Sanders Will Vote Against Betsy DeVos As Secretary of Education - Washington DC, DC Patch
Bernie Sanders Will Vote Against Betsy DeVos As Secretary of Education - Washington DC, DC Patch : Bernie Sanders Will Vote Against Betsy DeVos As Secretary of Education Sanders asked sharp questions about the secretary of education nominee's family wealth during her confirmation hearing. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced Thursday on Twitter that he will be voting against Betsy DeVos, Pres
Employees of Charter Group Raided By FBI Among Funders of Mónica García’s Campaign
Employees of Charter Group Raided By FBI Among Funders of Mónica García’s Campaign : Employees of Charter Group Raided By FBI Among Funders of Mónica García’s Campaign Federal agents raided the offices of a network of Los Angeles charter schools Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of fraud and fiscal mismanagement. ” – Los Angeles Times, 1/25/17 Exempting charters “ fro
1/26/2017 – How Trump’s Education Scheme Will Screw Rural People Who Elected Him
1/26/2017 – How Trump’s Education Scheme Will Screw Rural People Who Elected Him : How Trump’s Education Scheme Will Screw Rural People Who Elected Him THIS WEEK: Out Of Touch DeVos … DeVos Backs Quack Science … Obama’s Failed School Policies … Black Students Targeted … School Funding Unfairness TOP STORY How Trump’s Education Scheme Will Screw Rural People Who Elected Him By Jeff Bryant “Rural s
Jerry Brown Blasts Trump’s “Alternate Universe of Non-Facts” | Diane Ravitch's blog
Jerry Brown Blasts Trump’s “Alternate Universe of Non-Facts” | Diane Ravitch's blog : Jerry Brown Blasts Trump’s “Alternate Universe of Non-Facts” | Mother Jones posted an article that includes California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State message, which is a direct response to Trump’s Brave New World of alternative facts, sycophancy, and censorship. Here is the full text as it appears on
National Education Association: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos - The Washington Post
National Education Association: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos - The Washington Post : National Education Association: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, says that more than 1 million people have used an online form during the past three weeks to emai
Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts – EduShyster
Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts – EduShyster : Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts From Common Core to Neurocore, the right candidate for Trumpian times… After Betsy DeVos’ rocky confirmation hearing performance, she quickly became fodder for memes and late-night comic commentary. But what ya’ll are missing is that DeVos herself is in on the joke. As she prepares to take her spot in the * highest IQ ca
Connecticut - Beware the charter school industry’s proposed new school funding scheme - Wait What?
Connecticut - Beware the charter school industry’s proposed new school funding scheme - Wait What? : Connecticut – Beware the charter school industry’s proposed new school funding scheme The charter school front groups, ConnCAN and the Connecticut Council on Education Reform, with the help of the Connecticut School Finance Project, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) and the
Federal agents raid Los Angeles charter school network - LA Times
Federal agents raid Los Angeles charter school network - LA Times : Federal agents raid Los Angeles charter school network Federal agents raided the offices of a network of Los Angeles charter schools Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of fraud and fiscal mismanagement. The charter organization, Celerity Educational Group, opened its first L.A. school more than a decad
National School Boards Association Sets the Record Straight About Public Education | National School Boards Association
National School Boards Association Sets the Record Straight About Public Education | National School Boards Association : National School Boards Association Sets the Record Straight About Public Education Alexandria, Va., (January 23, 2017) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) working with and through state associations and more than 90,000 school board members is committed to providin
The ugly implications of the Professor Watchlist website in the age of Trump
The ugly implications of the Professor Watchlist website in the age of Trump : The ugly implications of the Professor Watchlist website in the age of Trump According to Turning Point USA, I am one of two hundred professors, “who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Consequently, by way of its dubious Professor Watchlist , TPUSA contends that
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's war on the cities
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's war on the cities : Trump's war on the cities Why does Trump hate the cities? It's because that's his enemy's stronghold. Just listen to him, still pissing and moaning about his 3-million vote loss of the popular vote. He's a man obsessed. He blames "millions of illegals" who supposedly voted for Hillary. But deep down, he knows the truth. There wasn't one m
CURMUDGUCATION: Local Control
CURMUDGUCATION: Local Control : Local Control States are increasingly telling cities what laws they may or may not pass . The most famous example may be North Carolina's HB-2, the notorious law that restricted bathroom access - but also, like laws passed in Alabama and other states , forbid cities to pass laws raising the minimum wage. State legislatures are taking action to undo the choices of v
NYC Public School Parents: NYC Council hearings on teacher retention & a disappointing budget from the Mayor
NYC Public School Parents: NYC Council hearings on teacher retention & a disappointing budget from the Mayor : NYC Council hearings on teacher retention & a disappointing budget from the Mayor Yesterday afternoon the City Council Education Committee held hearings on teacher recruitment and retention at City Hall; at the same time Mayor de Blasio was presenting his budget proposal for Fiscal 2018.
Should Betsy DeVos Take Responsibility For The $5.3 Million Her Defunct PAC Owes Ohio?
Should Betsy DeVos Take Responsibility For The $5.3 Million Her Defunct PAC Owes Ohio? : Should Betsy DeVos Take Responsibility For The $5.3 Million Her Defunct PAC Owes Ohio? The PAC that Billionaire Betsy DeVos chaired and helped fund owes Ohio $5.3 million in fines for illegal actions while promoting charter schools in Ohio. Laundering money in her zeal to charterize Ohio was the issue. This m
Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone | gadflyonthewallblog
Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone | gadflyonthewallblog : Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King, Jr . It’s still shocking to me that so many white people seem to think civil rights are just a black issue. As if they’re something that only concerns people of color. Whit

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