Saturday, February 4, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/4/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/4/17

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Politico: Opposition to DeVos “Snowballs into an Avalanche” | Diane Ravitch's blog





Silicon Valley Investor Arthur Rock Joins Eli Broad In Concern On Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary
Silicon Valley Investor Arthur Rock Joins Eli Broad In Concern On Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary : Silicon Valley Investor Arthur Rock Joins Eli Broad In Concern On Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary A day after billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad came out against Betsy DeVos's nomination as Secretary of Education, prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Arthur Rock expressed his concern
Pro-DeVos ads air, saying ‘liberal’ critics are full of ‘rage and hate,’ as anti-DeVos protests are held - The Washington Post
Pro-DeVos ads air, saying ‘liberal’ critics are full of ‘rage and hate,’ as anti-DeVos protests are held - The Washington Post : Pro-DeVos ads air, saying ‘liberal’ critics are full of ‘rage and hate,’ as anti-DeVos protests are held The unlikely battle over the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s nominee for education secretary is becoming even more pitched in the final days before
We have a chance to stop President Trump's nomination of unqualified billionaire Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
We have a chance to stop President Trump's nomination of unqualified billionaire Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. We have a chance to stop President Trump's nomination of unqualified billionaire Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Thousands of people have called. Thousands of people have emailed. And thanks to your tireless work, we're just one vote away from stopping the nomination! T
With the DeVos vote scheduled for Monday, the embattled nominee hangs by a thread - Education Votes
With the DeVos vote scheduled for Monday, the embattled nominee hangs by a thread - Education Votes : With the DeVos vote scheduled for Monday, the embattled nominee hangs by a thread by Félix Pérez The full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education as early as Monday, but the defection of two Republicans has put the political mega-donor and school pri
When P.E. and 12 Other Activities Masquerade as Recess
When P.E. and 12 Other Activities Masquerade as Recess : When P.E. and 12 Other Activities Masquerade as Recess As state legislatures make mandates claiming to secure recess in schools, it is important to nail down what they mean when they define recess. There are a lot of canned activities and commercialized gimmicks parading as recess. It is important not to be duped into thinking your child is
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: Devaluing Women's Work: I am a Teacher and My Labor is Not Free
Ms. Katie's Ramblings: Devaluing Women's Work: I am a Teacher and My Labor is Not Free : Devaluing Women's Work: I am a Teacher and My Labor is Not Free I avoided becoming a fully-certified teacher for a long, long time. I taught English overseas for many years in Japan. I loved the lifestyle. Enough money to live comfortably, but the workload was not excessive. I had time and money to travel, to
Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake : NPR Ed : NPR
Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake : NPR Ed : NPR : Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake The latest, remarkable misstep of a Cabinet nominee who has misstepped plenty came in answer to a simple question: "Why do you think their performance is so poor?" asked Senator Patty Murray, D-Wa., in a written question to Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee to lead the Education Department. "Their" ref
Arizona Alert: Stand up for Teachers - Network For Public Education
Arizona Alert: Stand up for Teachers - Network For Public Education : Arizona Alert: Stand up for Teachers Arizona public school advocate and School Board member, Linda Lyon, alerted us to the following: “Glenn Hamer, President of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, said, “ It’s amazing to me that the teachers unions are out there like a bunch of crybabies screaming about the difficult of getting ad
How Betsy DeVos Ignored and Targeted Michigan Republicans to Advance Her Hardline Education Ideology – Capital & Main
How Betsy DeVos Ignored and Targeted Michigan Republicans to Advance Her Hardline Education Ideology – Capital & Main : How Betsy DeVos Ignored and Targeted Michigan Republicans to Advance Her Hardline Education Ideology With Senate confirmation of Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos now hanging by the thread of a likely tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, one thi
GOP opts for fundraising over quick vote for hotly opposed DeVos | MSNBC
GOP opts for fundraising over quick vote for hotly opposed DeVos | MSNBC : GOP opts for fundraising over quick vote for hotly opposed DeVos Defeat DeVos- Call Your Senator Now GOP opts for fundraising over quick vote for hotly opposed DeVos Rachel Maddow reports on a peculiar biofeedback company in which Donald Trump education nominee Betsy DeVos is an investor, and notes that even though she is
Politico: Opposition to DeVos “Snowballs into an Avalanche” | Diane Ravitch's blog
Politico: Opposition to DeVos “Snowballs into an Avalanche” | Diane Ravitch's blog : Politico: Opposition to DeVos “Snowballs into an Avalanche” Politico reports that the offices of Republican Senators are overwhelmed with letters, emails, and faxes opposing Betsy DeVos, according to Politico. She is the most controversial and unpopular cabinet choice of Trump, and Senators have been overwhelmed
With A Brooklyn Accent: When There Really WAS "Carnage in Our Inner Cities," Donald Trump Was Nowhere to Be Found
With A Brooklyn Accent: When There Really WAS "Carnage in Our Inner Cities," Donald Trump Was Nowhere to Be Found : When There Really WAS "Carnage in Our Inner Cities," Donald Trump Was Nowhere to Be Found One of the many reasons I am appalled by Donald Trump's world view are his comments about subjects I know first hand. A prime example of this is his apocalyptic promise to end "carnage in our i
What Does The Raised Fist Mean In 2017 - BuzzFeed News
What Does The Raised Fist Mean In 2017 - BuzzFeed News : What Does The Raised Fist Mean In 2017? Once a sign of solidarity for the black civil rights movement, the raised fist, now used by everyone from Winona Ryder to Donald Trump, has come to mean everything and nothing at the same time. If you blinked, you missed it: President-elect Donald Trump channeling the late Black Panther leader Huey P.
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: NOLA Charters and Bloated Bureaucracy + Exhuming inBloom
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION NOLA Charters and Bloated Bureaucracy 2 by Peter Greene / 1h Remember how the charter school industry was going to be a lean, mean, educatin' machine. That is repeatedly turning out to be not particularly true. Take this recent study from New Orleans, home of the charter industry's greatest opportunity, the hurricane-fueled chance to set up a chartert
Louisiana Educator: More Frightening Revelations About Betsy DeVos. Please Help Stop this Appointment!
Louisiana Educator: More Frightening Revelations About Betsy DeVos. Please Help Stop this Appointment! : More Frightening Revelations About Betsy DeVos. Please Help Stop this Appointment! This is your last chance to help stop a very dangerous anti-public education individual from being appointed to the highest education position in the nation! Betsy DeVos is not only one of the least qualified pe
Exhuming McCarthy 2017: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” | radical eyes for equity
Exhuming McCarthy 2017: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” | radical eyes for equity : Exhuming McCarthy 2017: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” McCarthy-Welch Exchange Delivered 9 June 1954 during the Army-McCarthy Hearings in Washington, D.C. Mr. Welch: You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency? “Exhum
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Hitting Left Week 1
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Hitting Left Week 1 : Hitting Left Week 1 Week 1 crew. Well, we pulled it off on Week 1. We were, as they say, a little rough around the edges. Messed up a few transitions, forgot to reintroduce our in-studio guest, Troy LaRaviere after each break, things like that,.. But I think we did pretty well on the Klonsky Brothers' first live Hitting Left show on Lumpen Radi
Classroom Seating: A Clue to Teacher Beliefs about Learning (Angela Watson) | Larry Cuban
Classroom Seating: A Clue to Teacher Beliefs about Learning (Angela Watson) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Classroom Seating: A Clue to Teacher Beliefs about Learning (Angela Watson) Angela Watson is an experienced elementary school teacher, coach, and blogger (see here ). She offers pros and cons of various ways to arrange a classroom leaving it up to readers which confi
Betsy DeVos Responds to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about SPED and Private Schools | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos Responds to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about SPED and Private Schools | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos Responds to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about SPED and Private Schools I have been reading Michigan billionaire school choice champ and US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos’ written responses to the 139 follow-up questions asked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and pensions (HELP) Commi
Pennsylvania: No School Property Tax for the Rich, Poor Still Pay | gadflyonthewallblog
Pennsylvania: No School Property Tax for the Rich, Poor Still Pay | gadflyonthewallblog : Pennsylvania: No School Property Tax for the Rich, Poor Still Pay Eliminating Property tax to fund public schools sounds like a great idea! Until you read the fine print. Because what Pennsylvania legislators are proposing won’t actually eliminate property taxes – unless you’re rich. And it won’t ensure stud
CPAG Meeting Notice and Agenda, February 2017 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education)
CPAG Meeting Notice and Agenda, February 2017 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education) : Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and the State Board of Education AGENDA February 16, 2017 California Practitioners Advisory Group Members Jo Ann Isken, Chair Ed Manansala, Vice Chair Melissa Agudelo Jorge Aguilar Mariana Astorga-Almanza Ulises Garcia Caroli

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