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CURMUDGUCATION: Education's Existential Crisis
CURMUDGUCATION: Education's Existential Crisis : Education's Existential Crisis No, it's not the possibility that Betsy DeVos's DeVoucher program may gut public education with the goal of replacing it with privatized school by and for the People Who Matter. Nor is it the policy goal held by some that the whole concept of "school" can be replaced with an array of modules geared to different compet
At West Virginia Public School, AFT President Rips Trump Budget Cuts | MilTech
At West Virginia Public School, AFT President Rips Trump Budget Cuts | MilTech : At West Virginia Public School, AFT President Rips Trump Budget Cuts WAR, W.Va.— Following a tour of a McDowell County, W.Va., community school that provides essential services to help lift its disadvantaged students, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten blasted President Trump’s proposed budget
Are Tech & Learning Compatible? | My Island View
Are Tech & Learning Compatible? | My Island View : Are Tech & Learning Compatible? I recently read yet another article that questioned the effect of using technology in education. I believe it stated that there are 3.6 million educators using edtech as the basis for the post. The post itself was well done, but throughout my reading I was troubled by what defined an edtech-using educator. How is i
Episode 34: Speaking "Freely" about Social Justice and Faster Pussycat! | BustED Pencils
Episode 34: Speaking "Freely" about Social Justice and Faster Pussycat! | BustED Pencils : Speaking "Freely" about Social Justice and Faster Pussycat! Feature Interview: Dr. Kevin Kumashiro joins Tim to talk about his new adventure as a social justice warrior “consultant.” Trending News with Attitude: Free Speech on College Campuses: “That’s Not Right!” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about polit
Mitchell Robinson: The “Brave New World” of Teacher Evaluation | Eclectablog
The “Brave New World” of Teacher Evaluation | Eclectablog : The “Brave New World” of Teacher Evaluation from: https://today.ucf.edu/deal-moves-teaching-simulator-developed-at-ucf-into-private-sector/ Just when you think the masters of the universe who run the corporate reform movement can’t be even more clueless, you catch wind of the newest effort to turn education into a profit-generating endea
Teachable Moment – Have You Heard
Teachable Moment – Have You Heard : Teachable Moment A Massachusetts charter school suspends its controversial discipline policy. But parent complaints about the state’s largest charter are nothing new and are usually ignored… BREAKING: that Massachusetts charter school that was disciplining Black students for the way they braid their hair, and using equity-ish ling as justification has officiall
California Turnip the Beet Award Recipients - Summer Meal Programs (CA Dept of Education)
California Turnip the Beet Award Recipients - Summer Meal Programs (CA Dept of Education) : California Turnip the Beet Award Recipients An annual listing of the California Turnip the Beet Award winners. Program Details The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently awarded the first-ever Turnip the Beet awards to Summer Meal Program sponsors across the nation
The New York Times on “The Little Known Statistician” Who Passed | VAMboozled!
The New York Times on “The Little Known Statistician” Who Passed | VAMboozled! : The New York Times on “The Little Known Statistician” Who Passed As many of you may recall, I wrote a post last March about the passing of William L. Sanders at age 74. Sanders developed the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) — the value-added model (VAM) on which I have conducted most of my research (se
Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and the State Board of Education Notice and Agenda, June 2017 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education)
CPAG Meeting Notice and Agenda, June 2017 - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education) : Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and the State Board of Education AGENDA June 1, 2017 California Practitioners Advisory Group Members Jo Ann Isken, Chair Ed Manansala, Vice Chair Melissa Agudelo Jorge Aguilar Mariana Astorga-Almanza Ulises Garcia Carolina Hernan
What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos - The Washington Post
What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos - The Washington Post : What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos If President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have made one thing clear when it comes to education policy, it is this: Their priority is expanding “school choice.” What is that, exactly? This is a primer about the school choice movement, which supporte
Mandatory Retention Laws Are Failing Students
Mandatory Retention Laws Are Failing Students : Mandatory Retention Laws Are Failing Students Any teacher could tell you that a good education inspires students’ natural curiosity, imagination, and desire to learn, and no bubble test can truly capture any one of these traits. Yet—and despite what many educators already know—more and more states are adopting laws that require students to repeat th
Gov. Brown’s proposal delays $1 billion for schools until 2019 | EdSource
Gov. Brown’s proposal delays $1 billion for schools until 2019 | EdSource : Gov. Brown's proposal delays $1 billion for schools until 2019 Regarding the $1 billion in one-time funding for K-12 schools that Gov. Jerry Brown proposed last week in his 2017-18 budget: The word is don’t count on it – at least not next year. In what a school consultant is calling a “bait and switch,” the Department of
U.S. Education Secretary to Roll Out Plan to Destroy Public Schools to Her Cult | Fox 59
U.S. Education Secretary to roll out school choice plan in Indy | Fox 59 : U.S. Education Secretary to Roll Out Plan to Destroy Public Schools to Her Cult In Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Before she was picked by President Trump to head up the U.S. Department of Education, Betsy DeVos was the chairwoman of the American Federal for Children, a pro-school choice lobbying group. When she visits Indianap
Head of Democrats For Education Reform blasts DeVos, calls push for vouchers a ‘sideshow’ | Chalkbeat
Head of Democrats For Education Reform blasts DeVos, calls push for vouchers a ‘sideshow’ | Chalkbeat : Head of Democrats For Education Reform blasts DeVos, calls push for vouchers a ‘sideshow’ It’s a tough time to be a Democrat for education reform. After eight years with one of the original DFER members, President Obama, in the White House, the well-financed organization is under siege from bot
Teacher licensing overhaul sent back for negotiations after veto. But for teachers in limbo, changes can’t come soon enough | MinnPost
Teacher licensing overhaul sent back for negotiations after veto. But for teachers in limbo, changes can’t come soon enough | MinnPost : Teacher licensing overhaul sent back for negotiations after veto. But for teachers in limbo, changes can’t come soon enough Thursday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a long-awaited bill to reform the state’s broken teacher licensing system. The bill made its way
Connecticut elected officials propose record budget cuts to public colleges and universities - Wait What?
Connecticut elected officials propose record budget cuts to public colleges and universities - Wait What? : Connecticut elected officials propose record budget cuts to public colleges and universities While remaining dedicated to coddling the rich by refusing to require them to pay their fair share in taxes, Governor Malloy and members of the Connecticut General Assembly have offered up state bud
SB1 is a bad school funding bill and that’s not crazy talk. | Fred Klonsky
SB1 is a bad school funding bill and that’s not crazy talk. | Fred Klonsky : SB1 is a bad school funding bill and that’s not crazy talk. If I write about pension theft in Illinois someone inevitably will tell me that all I ever talk about is pensions and I’m selfish and I don’t care about the needs of others. Of course, the current attack on pensions is not directed at folks like me who are alrea
Controversial Debate: “Choice is essential to improving education in the US” – Cloaking Inequity
Controversial Debate: “Choice is essential to improving education in the US” – Cloaking Inequity : Controversial Debate: “Choice is essential to improving education in the US” Did we win the school choice debate that I almost missed? A Better Chicago, a foundation that seeks to “empower high performing nonprofits that are dramatically improving educational opportunities for low income Chicagoans”
Nick Melvoin Takes Up A Seat On The Board Of An Entity He Considers “Abstract” – redqueeninla
Nick Melvoin Takes Up A Seat On The Board Of An Entity He Considers “Abstract” – redqueeninla : Nick Melvoin Takes Up A Seat On The Board Of An Entity He Considers “Abstract” It never was very clear why someone who attended private primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, and then attended law school on a scholarship intended for the disadvantaged – it never made a lot of sense why he woul
Vivid Dreams and Hard Work | The Jose Vilson
Vivid Dreams and Hard Work | The Jose Vilson : Vivid Dreams and Hard Work “My dreams is vivid, work hard to live it …” – Christopher “Biggie” Wallace on Shaq’s “You Can’t Stop The Reign” My kids call Biggie old school. That floors me every time I hear it. I’ve heard that said for the last 12 years. Every so often, I catch myself rhyming a Biggie lyric aloud to them, which always astonishes them.
Trip Down Memory Lane with Florida’s McKay Vouchers
Trip Down Memory Lane with Florida’s McKay Vouchers : Trip Down Memory Lane with Florida’s McKay Vouchers One more awful bill in Florida is being used to push public schools towards privatization and poor schooling for students. Said to be 55 bills in one, HB 7069 use words like “starvation” to reference funding for public schools. Charters are called “Schools of Hope” even though Florida’s chart

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School Choice Leads to Segregation – Have You Heard
School Choice Leads to Segregation – Have You Heard : "School Choice Leads to Segregation" School Choice Leads to Segregation Don’t believe me? Pay a visit to Betsy DeVos’ hometown… To see for yourself how school choice leads to segregation, I recommend a visit to Betsy DeVos’ hometown of Holland, MI. Here, two decades of the policies that the Trump/DeVos education budget now wants to take nation
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/21/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/21/17 Featured Post Hialeah charter schools offer parents incentives for supporting education bill | Miami Herald David Rosenberg's testimony on what should be included in the state's

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