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All Democratic senators will oppose DeVos as education secretary



Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary — and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her - The Washington Post
Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary — and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her - The Washington Post : Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary — and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her Follow Sen. Al Franken ✔ @SenFranken It's clear that Betsy DeVos is not qualified for the job of @ usedgov Sec., & I will not be supp
Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.” | Reclaim Reform
Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.” | Reclaim Reform : Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.” Cities and state politicians have simply refused to pay their legally required pension obligations for decades. They have borrowed from and/or created bonds based on pension systems. By continued unde
Trump's Questionable New Education Team | Truth in American Education
Trump's Questionable New Education Team | Truth in American Education : Trump’s Questionable New Education Team After the grassroots put their faith in Trump’s promises to end Common Core, his appointment of Betsy DeVos, an advocate of the standards, was a huge disappointment to them. Nevertheless, they remained steadfast in their support for Trump, and decided to send him a letter asking that an
Jeff Bryant: Democratic senators are going after DeVos' obvious conflicts of interest, particularly w/ charter school chains
Democratic senators are going after DeVos' obvious conflicts of interest, particularly w/ charter school chains Jeff Bryant: @jeffbcdm Democratic senators are going after DeVos' obvious conflicts of interest, particularly w/ charter school chains bit.ly/2kv1uSv
Breaking News – Hartford Mayor nominates anti-gay marriage leader for vacancy on the Hartford School Board - Wait What?
Breaking News – Hartford Mayor nominates anti-gay marriage leader for vacancy on the Hartford School Board - Wait What? : Breaking News – Hartford Mayor nominates anti-gay marriage leader for vacancy on the Hartford School Board Yesterday, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin nominated Harold Sparrow , president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, to serve on the Hartford Board of Education. As the Ha
STEVEN SINGER: Trump Says Our Schools Are “Flush with Cash!?” They’re Falling Apart! - BillMoyers.com
Trump Says Our Schools Are “Flush with Cash!?” They’re Falling Apart! - BillMoyers.com : Trump Says Our Schools Are “Flush with Cash!?” They’re Falling Apart! Our schools have not gotten worse; they've stayed the same This post originally appeared at Common Dreams . Donald Trump lies. If you haven’t learned that yet, America, you’ve got four more cringe-inducing years to do so. Even in his inaugu
CURMUDGUCATION: More USED Patronage Appointments
CURMUDGUCATION: More USED Patronage Appointments : More USED Patronage Appointments The Trump Department of Education continues to shape up as a place that is, perhaps, more about patronage than education. Today we have word from the Huffington Post that a memo from Jason Botel (another supremely reformy appointment as Senior White House Adviser for Education) that the following folks have been b
Students with Disabilities Deserve Better Than Donald Trump's Betsy Devos | Knowledge Bank | US News
Students with Disabilities Deserve Better Than Donald Trump's Betsy Devos | Knowledge Bank | US News : A Danger to Students With Disabilities Students with disabilities deserve a secretary of education who will protect their civil rights. The Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to run the U.S. Department of Education, was cringe-inducing, to say the
What taxpayers should know about the cost of school choice - The Washington Post
What taxpayers should know about the cost of school choice - The Washington Post : What taxpayers should know about the cost of school choice School choice proponents often attack their critics by saying that anyone who doesn’t support choice programs — charter schools, voucher programs, tax scholarship credits — love the status quo and don’t care that children are trapped in failing traditional
CURMUDGUCATION: Edushyster In DeVosland
CURMUDGUCATION: Edushyster In DeVosland : Edushyster In DeVosland Jennifer Berkshire often takes the unusual blogging step of doing actual journalism, like the kind where you call people and go places and actually talk to the carbon-based life forms who are involved in What's Going On. That's just part of what makes Edushyster required reading for anybody in the ed debates. She recently traveled
Panel: Addressing Racism - Strategies for Systemic Change | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Panel: Addressing Racism - Strategies for Systemic Change | Schott Foundation for Public Education : Panel: Addressing Racism - Strategies for Systemic Change A week after the 2016 election, activists, policymakers, philanthropic leaders and scholars came together at the Boston Public Library to reflect and strategize how to pursue educational & social justice after Trump's victory. Speakers incl
100+ AAPI orgs sign on to joint statement opposing Trump
100+ AAPI orgs sign on to joint statement opposing Trump : 100+ AAPI ORGS SIGN ON TO JOINT STATEMENT OPPOSING TRUMP "This is not business as usual, and we will not engage in business-as-usual tactics and strategies." Over a hundred Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations, from community action groups to national civil rights orgs, have come together and signed on to a joint statement to
Over 2,740 Calvin College Alums Formally Oppose Alum Betsy DeVos for US Ed Sec. VIEW PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER HERE. | deutsch29
Over 2,740 Calvin College Alums Formally Oppose Alum Betsy DeVos for US Ed Sec. VIEW PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER HERE. | deutsch29 : Over 2,740 Calvin College Alums Formally Oppose Alum Betsy DeVos for US Ed Sec. VIEW PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER HERE. PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OVER 2,750 CALVIN COLLEGE ALUMNI OPPOSE DEVOS NOMINATION January 27, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS – Today, members of the U.S.
All Democratic senators will oppose DeVos as education secretary
All Democratic senators will oppose DeVos as education secretary : All Democratic senators will oppose DeVos as education secretary After letting Ben Carson sail through his confirmation process, Democrats vow not to do the same for Betsy DeVos. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said all of the Democrats on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will oppose Betsy Devos, President Trump’s nomin
Betsy DeVos Is Celebrated at Week-Long Pep Rally Sponsored by Group Whose Board She Chaired | janresseger
Betsy DeVos Is Celebrated at Week-Long Pep Rally Sponsored by Group Whose Board She Chaired | janresseger : Betsy DeVos Is Celebrated at Week-Long Pep Rally Sponsored by Group Whose Board She Chaired The timing of School Choice Week , which generally occurs late in January, is coincidentally auspicious this year for the woman who has funded its founding organization, the Alliance for School Choic
DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education - Wait What?
DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education - Wait What? : DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education This commentary piece first appeared in the Washington D.C. Capital HIll newspaper, The Hill. You can read and comment on it at: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/315821-devos-doesnt-know-the-abcs-of-public-education DeVos doesn’t know the ABCs of public education Betsy DeV
Top-down School Reforms without Community or Teacher Involvement (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Top-down School Reforms without Community or Teacher Involvement (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Top-down School Reforms without Community or Teacher Involvement (Part 1) Examples of top-down mandates from district, state, and federal policymakers without significant teacher or community involvement are legion. *Los Angeles Unified contracted with Apple to spend o
Choosing Democracy: Betsy DeVos and Blackwater
Choosing Democracy: Betsy DeVos and Blackwater : Betsy DeVos and Blackwater By Marc Norton Blackwater founder Erik Prince , who has been called “America’s most notorious mercenary” by author and journalist Jeremy Scahill , has emerged as an influential advisor to the incoming Donald Trump regime. Prince is also the brother of Betsy DeVos , who is in the process of being confirmed as secretary of
DeVos and Alliance for School Choice: Where the Ultimate “Choice” Means Vouchers to Private Schools | deutsch29
DeVos and Alliance for School Choice: Where the Ultimate “Choice” Means Vouchers to Private Schools | deutsch29 : DeVos and Alliance for School Choice: Where the Ultimate “Choice” Means Vouchers to Private Schools For the past few years, I have been receiving mailers from Washington, DC-based, Alliance for School Choice (AFSC). Alliance for School Choice is a nonprofit that promotes a particular
CURMUDGUCATION: IN: Teacher Sit-in For DeVos Senator
CURMUDGUCATION: IN: Teacher Sit-in For DeVos Senator : IN: Teacher Sit-in For DeVos Senator Todd Young was born in 1972 in Lancaster, PA. Today (Thursday) he's an Indiana senator with an office full of grumpy teachers. Young's family moved him to Indiana, where he graduated from public high school and then went straight into the Navy, from there to the Naval Academy, graduated Cum Laude, got a co

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