Friday, February 10, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/10/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/10/17

Featured Post

BAT Educators: Why Did You Go Into This Profession? by Priscilla Sanstead and Dr. Michael Flanagan Badass Teachers Association:





Prominent DeVos critics urge protesters: Don’t block her way into public schools. She needs to see them. - The Washington Post
Prominent DeVos critics urge protesters: Don’t block her way into public schools. She needs to see them. - The Washington Post : Prominent DeVos critics urge protesters: Don’t block her way into public schools. She needs to see them With dozens of protesters standing at the front of Jefferson Academy in Washington, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tried to enter a side door of the school but was b
U.S.Education: Up To Us | Real Learning CT
U.S.Education: Up To Us | Real Learning CT : U.S.Education: Up To Us Betsy DeVos was blocked by protestors from entering a DC public school. That action could be a symbol of saying NO to a Secretary of Education entering a public school for the first time in her life. That action could be a symbol of saying NO to a Secretary of Education who does not understand what it means to learn and what it
Hitting Left. The Klonsky brothers radio. Episode #2. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left. The Klonsky brothers radio. Episode #2. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left. The Klonsky brothers radio. Episode #2 I think we are starting to get the hang of this radio thing. But, please continue the feedback on making it better. Episode #2 featured a conversation with the dean of the Hispanic and Progressive Caucuses of the Chicago City Council, Ricardo Muñoz. Our talk with Alderman Mu
First SNL did it. Now Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. - The Washington Post
First SNL did it. Now Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. - The Washington Post : First SNL did it. Now Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos First “Saturday Night Live” did it, and now Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” did the very same thing — poke fun at new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmed DeVos on Feb. 7 after Mike Pence became
DeVos confirmation triggered outpouring of support for public education system | EdSource
DeVos confirmation triggered outpouring of support for public education system | EdSource : DeVos confirmation triggered outpouring of support for public education system In this unusual political season, marked by one unexpected turn after another, the emergence of Betsy DeVos, confirmed this week as President Trump’s secretary of education, as the main target of opposition by Senate Democrats w
Diane Ravitch: Texas Senate Bill Means Less Money for Public Schools | 88.9 KETR
Diane Ravitch: Texas Senate Bill Means Less Money for Public Schools | 88.9 KETR : Diane Ravitch: Texas Senate Bill Means Less Money for Public Schools Education historian and former assistant US education secretary Diane Ravitch on Tuesday criticized a State Senate bill filed last week to create Educational Savings Accounts. Listen Listening... 3:37 Education historian Diane Ravitch speaks to KE
CURMUDGUCATION: The Wealth Gap: Worse Than You Think
CURMUDGUCATION: The Wealth Gap: Worse Than You Think : The Wealth Gap: Worse Than You Think How much is whiteness worth? The answer turns out to be "a whole heck of a lot." A new report with the unsexy title " Asset Value of Whiteness " has been released jointly by Demos and the Institute for Assets and Social Policy (Brandeis University), two left-tilted thinky tanks. The researchers used the Su
The race for the Democratic National Committee Chairperson | 34justice
Ellison for DNC Chair: It Matters | 34justice : The race for the Democratic National Committee Chairperson is very important . In case you haven’t been following it, there are many candidates running, but only two major contenders: Keith Ellison, Democratic Congressman from Minnesota’s 5 th congressional district for 10 years straight, and Tom Perez, the Secretary of Labor from the Obama Administ
Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State | GOBankingRates
Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State | GOBankingRates : Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State The average teacher's salary on a national level isn't impressive, but some states offer well-paying opportunities. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 It might seem like a no-brainer t
WATCH: Betsy DeVos quickly gives up and leaves DC school after a couple of protesters block her path
WATCH: Betsy DeVos quickly gives up and leaves DC school after a couple of protesters block her path : WATCH: Betsy DeVos quickly gives up and leaves DC school after a couple of protesters block her path tsy DeVos quickly gave up and left after she was met by a few protesters outside a Washington, D.C., school. The newly confirmed education secretary, who prompted a wave of phone calls opposing h
RFA: Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant--Round 2 (CA Dept of Education)
RFA: Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant--Round 2 (CA Dept of Education) : Request for Applications Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant--Round 2 Due: Thursday, March 9, 2017 The Federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) a discretionary grant program administered by the Charter Schools Division. Grant applications are
Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility
Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility : Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility There were several senators who I expected would change their vote on Betsy DeVos. In the end none of them did, and I think they need to called-out. Their votes for DeVos were especially unethical due to their past positions, or where they are from. I will write today about one,
Schools In The Nation's Capital Are Embarrassingly Segregated | The Huffington Post
Schools In The Nation's Capital Are Embarrassingly Segregated | The Huffington Post : Schools In The Nation’s Capital Are Embarrassingly Segregated Washington, D.C., is still very separate and unequal. Even several decades ago, it wasn’t hard for Gary Orfield to convince white parents in his Washington, D.C., neighborhood to send their kids to a racially segregated black school. At the time, his
Bipartisan Education Politics a Thing of the Past | Education News | US News
Bipartisan Education Politics a Thing of the Past | Education News | US News : Bipartisan Education Politics a Thing of the Past House Republicans voted to block Obama-era education regulations. hen Congress passed a sprawling rewrite of the federal education law at the tail-end of 2015, it was hailed as a "Christmas miracle." Drafted, negotiated and passed by members on both sides of the aisle a
A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next - Vox
A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next - Vox : A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next After barely surviving a contentious confirmation process, Betsy DeVos is now in charge at the Education Department. She and her fiercest opponents might be surprised by how little power she actually has in the job. Liberals’ biggest worry about DeVos, aire
#HITTINGLEFT17 Brother Fred & I will be HITTING LEFT & streaming live this morning Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Brother Fred & I will be HITTING LEFT & streaming live this morning. : Brother Fred & I will be HITTING LEFT & streaming live this morning. Tune in this morning at 11 (CST) for week 2 of Klonsky Brothers, HITTING LEFT on Lumpen Radio at 105.5 FM and streaming live here . Fred and I will be joined by Chicago's 22nd Ward Ald. Rick Munoz , who definitely hits lefty. He
What Was Accomplished in the DeVos Confirmation Process? | janresseger
What Was Accomplished in the DeVos Confirmation Process? | janresseger : What Was Accomplished in the DeVos Confirmation Process? Public education supporters relentlessly made phone calls and wrote letters to Senators to complain about Betsy DeVos. Despite that the entire Democratic Senate Caucus held an all-night session enumerating problems with the Education Secretary nominee—her ignorance, he
Mother Jones on Betsy DeVos’ Sheltered Background (and More) | deutsch29
Mother Jones on Betsy DeVos’ Sheltered Background (and More) | deutsch29 : Mother Jones on Betsy DeVos’ Sheltered Background (and More) In January 2017, Mother Jones originally published an article entitled, “Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America’s Schools to ‘Build God’s Kingdom.'” It has since been updated. I did not read the original article; however, I am intrigued by the details I read today on U
CURMUDGUCATION: Impersonal Personalization
CURMUDGUCATION: Impersonal Personalization : Impersonal Personalization Your child sits at a desk, alone in the room. No teacher ever enters the room. An aid comes into the room periodically to give your child a quiz, or a worksheet. Your child fills out the sheet, the aid scores it. Maybe the aid gives it back to your child to do again, but the aid can't explain anything. All the worksheets and
BAT Educators: Why Did You Go Into This Profession? by Priscilla Sanstead and Dr. Michael Flanagan Badass Teachers Association:
Badass Teachers Association: BAT Educators: Why Did You Go Into This Profession? by Priscilla Sanstead and Dr. Michael Flanagan : BAT Educators: Why Did You Go Into This Profession? by Priscilla Sanstead and Dr. Michael Flanagan We recently posed the question on the Badass Teachers’ Association Facebook group, “Why did you become educators?” The answers were as interesting, as inspiring, and as d
School district chiefs: Proposed Medicaid changes would hurt poor children and students with disabilities - The Washington Post
School district chiefs: Proposed Medicaid changes would hurt poor children and students with disabilities - The Washington Post : School district chiefs: Proposed Medicaid changes would hurt poor children and students with disabilities A new survey of school district leaders across the country finds that they are deeply worried that Republican proposals to refinance Medicaid, if they become law,
PA Senate Regulates Union Political Spending But Not Corporate Political Spending | gadflyonthewallblog
PA Senate Regulates Union Political Spending But Not Corporate Political Spending | PA Senate Regulates Union Political Spending But Not Corporate Political Spending In a display of blatant hypocrisy, the Pennsylvania state Senate voted yesterday to further regulate labor unions political spending but not that of corporations. By a vote of 28-22 , the Senate passed a bill blocking government agen

YESTERDAY

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/9/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/9/17 Featured Post About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education : NPR Ed : NPR Betsy DeVos Is Coming For Your Children by mike simpson / 1h Betsy DeVos Is Coming For Your 

Top Posts This Week


LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers

Latest News and Comment from Education