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Badass Teachers Association: Hey there! It’s Amy Dubé M.Ed.!
Badass Teachers Association: Hey there! It’s Amy Dubé M.Ed.! : Hey there! It’s Amy Dubé M.Ed.! Amy Dubé, M.Ed. responds to Myopic Globe Editorial on February 12. Originally posted at: https://publicschoolmama.com/2017/02/13/hey-there-its-amy-dube-m-ed/ In a recent February 12 Globe editorial titled “ The MTA’s Myopic Agenda ”, the first line reveals the author’s purpose, “FRESH OFF A victory on Q
People's March for Education Justice | The Huffington Post
People's March for Education Justice | The Huffington Post : People’s March for Education Justice Besty “Amway” DeVos clearly demonstrated at her confirmation hearings that she is unqualified to be Education Secretary. While her approval by Republicans in the United States Senate is a national embarrassment and an insult to public school families, the bigger issue is the Republican/Trump plan to
Choosing Democracy: We Can Resist Trump's Immigration Raids and the Wall
Choosing Democracy: We Can Resist Trump's Immigration Raids and the Wall : We Can Resist Trump's Immigration Raids and the Wall By Duane Campbell The chaos created by Donald Trump’s ban on refugees is only the beginning of a crisis that Trump and his allies are creating. Less noticed was Trump’s rollout of executive actions on immigration and the border wall on Jan . 25. These executive orders we
How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector | The Huffington Post
How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector | The Huffington Post : How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impendin
Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right - The Washington Post
Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right - The Washington Post : Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right Nancy Truitt Pierce is a member of the Monroe School Board in Washington state who was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to his STEM Alliance Advisory Board. In her day job, she is a consultant who convenes monthly pee
Know-Nothing Follies, American Style | radical eyes for equity
Know-Nothing Follies, American Style | radical eyes for equity : Know-Nothing Follies, American Style Some time in the 1980s while I was teaching high school English in rural upstate South Carolina, my home town, a student turned in an essay about Pink Floyd, a group my students knew I liked. The student’s essay raved about Pink Floyd—as a person, not a group. The irony of this, of course, was to
LAO hits Brown’s downbeat revenue projections again :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet
LAO hits Brown’s downbeat revenue projections again :: SI&A Cabinet Report :: The Essential Resource for Superintendents and the Cabinet : LAO hits Brown’s downbeat revenue projections again (Calif.) The non-partisan Legislative Analyst has once again expressed skepticism about Gov. Jerry Brown’s extremely conservative revenue forecasts. In a detailed review of the administration’s K-12 budget pl
Malloy’s proposed state budget slashes aid to Connecticut’s public schools - Wait What?
Malloy’s proposed state budget slashes aid to Connecticut’s public schools - Wait What? : Malloy’s proposed state budget slashes aid to Connecticut’s public schools Call it devastating, draconian or simply a vicious attack on Connecticut’s children, parents, educators and public schools, the governor who has consistently worked to undermine and privatize public education, since taking office in 2
GREATER SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Defend the Immigrants Among Us- Our Revolution
GREATER SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Defend the Immigrants Among Us- Our Revolution : Defend the Immigrants Among Us- Our Revolution Donald Trump’s attack on immigrants has taken a frightening turn. I’m writing you from Phoenix, one of the dozens of cities under attack from Trump’s gestapo-style raids targeting immigrant families. Since Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers
Not Getting Enough Sleep? Tired Teachers Aren't Usually the Best Teachers
Not Getting Enough Sleep? Tired Teachers Aren't Usually the Best Teachers : Not Getting Enough Sleep? Tired Teachers Aren’t Usually the Best Teachers Sleep is extremely important to the well-being of teenagers – but they’re not getting enough. According to a 2016 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of high school students are getting less than eight hours
The man who said no to DeVos. | Fred Klonsky
The man who said no to DeVos. | Fred Klonsky : The man who said no to DeVos. On Friday newly appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attempted to enter a Washington D.C. public neighborhood elementary school. Protesters turned her away. Some, like American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, accused protesters of using violence. But that wasn’t so. It was a peaceful protest. W
Why Laverne Cox told you to Google ‘Gavin Grimm’ - The Washington Post
Why Laverne Cox told you to Google ‘Gavin Grimm’ - The Washington Post : Why Laverne Cox told you to Google ‘Gavin Grimm’ Gavin Grimm with his parents, David Grimm and Deirdre Grimm, at their home in Gloucester, Va., this past August. The transgender teen sued the Gloucester County School Board after it barred him from using the boys’ bathroom. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) A few years ago, Ga
Only Free Students Can Exercise School Choice - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Only Free Students Can Exercise School Choice The President of South Africa offered Nelson Mandela his freedom if he would renounce violence and then remain silent upon his release. Mandela rejected the offer, saying "Only free men can negotiate; prisoners can't enter in contracts.” The concept of forced and unfair negotiation rings true in today’s education reform debat
In LA school board race, candidates try to move beyond the issue that pays: charter schools | 89.3 KPCC
In LA school board race, candidates try to move beyond the issue that pays: charter schools | 89.3 KPCC : In LA school board race, candidates try to move beyond the issue that pays: charter schools Twenty minutes into my interview with Los Angeles Unified School Board member Mónica García, as I paused to record the sound of the loud street where we were sipping coffee, she fired an unprompted que
Lacking Experience, What Will Trump and DeVos Do to Rural and Small Town Public Schools? | janresseger
Lacking Experience, What Will Trump and DeVos Do to Rural and Small Town Public Schools? | janresseger : Lacking Experience, What Will Trump and DeVos Do to Rural and Small Town Public Schools? I am fascinated by an article that appeared the Washington Post over the weekend: Where School Choice Isn’t an Option, Rural Public Schools Worry They’ll be Left Behind . The reporters take us to East Mill
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES A demonstrator wears handcuffs Saturday, as thousands rally in Washington Square Park to protest the immigration raids and New York City's policing policy. Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine Chicago activist Ja'Mal Green tells Chris Hayes "Nobody has really said it, but his name is Rahm Emanuel. This ma
antiracismdsa: Immigrants and Allies Fight Back
antiracismdsa: Immigrants and Allies Fight Back : Immigrants and Allies Fight Back During his first weeks as President, Donald Trump has enacted some alarming and draconian executive orders. The most alarming has been his executive orders attacking immigrants . This executive action, among other things, affects deportation policy and priorities. One of the main things that this executive order do
Third Millennium Teacher by Cheryl Binkley - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: Third Millennium Teacher by Cheryl Binkley : Third Millennium Teacher by Cheryl Binkley How Mrs. DeVos Sees Innovation and Transformation And How Parents and Teachers See it With Mrs. Betsy DeVos’ taking office, Reformers are pleased and excited with the thought that at last they may have the person in place to deliver quickly what they have long wanted. -- A New Mark
Do public school advocates have the will to fight Trump? Open question. |
Do public school advocates have the will to fight Trump? Open question. | : Do public school advocates have the will to fight Trump? Open question A few days after the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of an avowed enemy of public education–Betsy DeVos–to be the nation’s education secretary, advocates of public education held a conference in New Brunswick to search for some reason fo
What To Make Of Bad News Betsy’s Letter About ESSA To Chief State School Officers – Exceptional Delaware 2017
What To Make Of Bad News Betsy’s Letter About ESSA To Chief State School Officers – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : What To Make Of Bad News Betsy’s Letter About ESSA To Chief State School Officers On Friday, newly christened U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a, how shall I call it, awkward letter to all the education leaders of each state. Alarm bells went up immediately. Many people are
Stop Humiliating Teachers - The New Yorker
Stop Humiliating Teachers - The New Yorker : STOP HUMILIATING TEACHERS A necessary commonplace: Almost everyone we know has been turned around, or at least seriously shaken, by a teacher—in college, maybe, but often in high school, often by a man or a woman who drove home a point or two about physics, literature, or ethics, and looked at us sternly and said, in effect, You could be more than what

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McCleary Crime Scene Find the Money Word Search | Seattle Education
McCleary Crime Scene Find the Money Word Search | Seattle Education : McCleary Crime Scene Find the Money Word Search A year ago Teacher Retention Advocate Parents (TRAP) hosted a coloring contest to draw attention 


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