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In a democratic union you can’t short circuit democracy. Even in Chicago. | Fred Klonsky
In a democratic union you can’t short circuit democracy. Even in Chicago. | Fred Klonsky : In a democratic union you can’t short circuit democracy. Even in Chicago. Over these next few days members of the Chicago Teachers Union will be voting once again on whether to authorize their leadership to call a strike against the those unelected managers of our city’s school system. Strikes and strike au
Transforming schools into "territories of peace" - Lily's Blackboard
Transforming schools into "territories of peace" - Lily's Blackboard : Transforming schools into “territories of peace” The world’s longest continuous armed conflict could soon come to an end, and educators are leading the way to transform a public school system ravaged by war into a “territory of peace.” Where is all this happening? The answer: Colombia. After six decades at war, and a
Solutions To The Emerging Teacher Shortage Crisis Even Republicans Will Like
Solutions To The Emerging Teacher Shortage Crisis Even Republicans Will Like : Solutions To The Emerging Teacher Shortage Crisis Even Republicans Will Like A new report is making big headlines for showing that public schools across the nation are experiencing severe problems with teacher shortages that are apt to develop into a “crisis” if left unaddressed. The report from an education think tank
Shocking overcrowding in Detroit schools - YouTube
Shocking overcrowding in Detroit schools - YouTube : Shocking overcrowding in Detroit schools
As an Education Prez, Trump Would Be Obama's Spiritual Heir :: Frederick M. Hess
As an Education Prez, Trump Would Be Obama's Spiritual Heir :: Frederick M. Hess : As an Education Prez, Trump Would Be Obama's Spiritual Heir On the Ed Week homepage, Max Eden and I lament the lack of a conservative in the presidential contest. We argue that a conservative candidate is sorely needed after 16 years of Bush-Obama tutelage in the perils of federal education expansionism. What's tha
Education Reformers Running Rampant in Oakland (Vote for Sean) – Cloaking Inequity
Education Reformers Running Rampant in Oakland (Vote for Sean) – Cloaking Inequity : Education Reformers Running Rampant in Oakland (Vote for Sean) The top-down, private control education reform supporters are currently running rampant in Oakland. The district is even led by a Broad trained superintendent . I have made several trips to Oakland at the request of community members to discuss what i
Education’s Diversity Dilemma: What Can Be Done | the becoming radical
Education’s Diversity Dilemma: What Can Be Done | the becoming radical : Education’s Diversity Dilemma: What Can Be Done My 18 years as a public high school teacher and current 15 years as a university professor have one dilemma in common: diversity. At the K-12 level, many schools struggle to recruit and maintain a diverse faculty; while universities often face a lack of diversity in both facult
Advocacy Research: So-Called Research Must Not Be Misused to Defend Politically Popular Educational Policies | Ed In The Apple
Advocacy Research: So-Called Research Must Not Be Misused to Defend Politically Popular Educational Policies | Ed In The Apple : Advocacy Research: So-Called Research Must Not Be Misused to Defend Politically Popular Educational Policies It has become commonplace for electeds, journalists and advocates to begin a speech or article with “Research says ….” The use of the word “research” adds credib
U.S. Lags Far Behind Other Countries in Access to Early Childhood Ed
U.S. Lags Far Behind Other Countries in Access to Early Childhood Ed : U.S. Lags Far Behind Other Countries in Access to Early Childhood Education Strong bipartisan support tends to allude more education issues, but expanding access to early childhood education is one of the few. Study after study has outlined the cogitive and social benefits of these programs and a 2016 survey by the First Five
Schools Matter: The Unbearable Costs of "Unity"
Schools Matter: The Unbearable Costs of "Unity" : The Unbearable Costs of "Unity" The other day after I posted my communique to the Ravitch forces that reiterated my conclusion that we are NOT allied but, rather, that her actions have made me the enemy, Norm Scott spent some of his valuable time to send me a comment to say that too much time had been devoted to the debate abou
New school improvement agency plans first public events | EdSource
New school improvement agency plans first public events | EdSource : New school improvement agency plans first public events The new state agency charged with overseeing school improvement in the era of local control will hold its first public events — all-day workshops in eight across the state — in early November. The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will focus on how school
MARK WEBER : If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom - NJ Spotlight
Opinion: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom - NJ Spotlight : OPINION: IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, STAY OUT OF THE CLASSROOM The sweltering weather has made it all too clear that New Jersey’s politicians have no real interest in giving teachers safe, comfortable working conditions Mark Weber When New Jersey’s teachers returned to their classrooms earlier this month, they found
Rubber Meets the Road and AFT Civil Rights Summit on Education Town Hall BUS – Education Town Hall Forum
Rubber Meets the Road and AFT Civil Rights Summit on Education Town Hall BUS – Education Town Hall Forum : Rubber Meets the Road and AFT Civil Rights Summit on Education Town Hall BUS The September 22 Education Town Hall BUS program focuses on “Rubber Meets the Road,” a Journey for Justice election-focused event, scheduled for Sept. 26, and the AFT Civil Rights summit Oct. 14-15. Listen Live on W
Hooray - CT Taxpayers to cough up $220 million for Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wait What?
Hooray - CT Taxpayers to cough up $220 million for Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wait What? : Hooray – CT Taxpayers to cough up $220 million for Lockheed Martin Corporation With annual sales in excess of $50 billion a year, the gigantic Lockheed Martin Corporation purchased Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corporation last year. Then, just last month, the mega-defense contractor announc
Gov. Rick Snyder takes Michigan Down a Hole on 3rd grade reading bill that could hold back struggling students | MLive.com
Compromise reached on 3rd grade reading bill that could hold back struggling students | MLive.com : Compromise reached on 3rd grade reading bill that could hold back struggling students A bill aimed at improving childhood literacy is moving forward in the Michigan Legislature after a committee reached a compromise Tuesday on controversial provisions that would hold back students who fail to read
CURMUDGUCATION: Grade Inflation?
CURMUDGUCATION: Grade Inflation? : Grade Inflation? Mike Petrilli (Fordham) is concerned about grade inflation. His concern, as expressed in a recent piece at Education Next, is hung on the hook of a recent-ish survey by Learning Heroes , a new group sponsored by the same old folks (Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Helmsley) that has partnered with some other outfits funded by the same
Please Read this Penetrating Indictment of the Every Student Succeeds Act | janresseger
Please Read this Penetrating Indictment of the Every Student Succeeds Act | janresseger : Please Read this Penetrating Indictment of the Every Student Succeeds Act Participating earlier this week in one of the Ohio Department of Education’s stakeholder meetings about the plan Ohio will be developing to submit to the U.S. Department of Education to comply with the new Every Student Succeeds Act (E
Controlling schools through federal housing grants – Missouri Education Watchdog
Controlling schools through federal housing grants – Missouri Education Watchdog : Controlling schools through federal housing grants Here in Missouri the original and continued push against Common Core was based on the governance structure being put into place to enforce compliance with the standards. NGO’s owned the copyright for which they could demand licensing fees at any time. They disallow
Parent Coalition for Student Privacy relieved Daines/Blumenthal SAFE KIDS Act pulled
Parent Coalition for Student Privacy relieved Daines/Blumenthal SAFE KIDS Act pulled | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy : PARENT COALITION FOR STUDENT PRIVACY RELIEVED DAINES/BLUMENTHAL SAFE KIDS ACT PULLED Parent Coalition for Student Privacy relieved Daines/Blumenthal SAFE KIDS Act pulled Coalition members fear ed the bill would open up the floodgates of commercialism The Parent Coalition f
Where Hillary Clinton stands on education - CBS News
Where Hillary Clinton stands on education - CBS News : Where Hillary Clinton stands on education By the end of 2016, student loan debt will have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. In fact, estimates report that approximately 43 million students in the United States will owe nearly $1.3 trillion . That means the average class of 2016 graduate has nearly $38,000 in debt--a six percent increase fr
School suspends N.C. teacher for stomping on American flag - CBS News
School suspends N.C. teacher for stomping on American flag - CBS News : School suspends N.C. teacher for stomping on American flag FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina high school teacher says he has been placed on leave after students say he stepped on an American flag as part of a history lesson. The Fayetteville Observer reported Massey Hill Classical High School teacher Lee Francis said he
Schools of choice creating white flight in metro Detroit
Schools of choice creating white flight in metro Detroit : Schools of choice creating white flight in metro Detroit When the high school in Eastpointe recently welcomed the football team from Lakeview High, it was a homecoming of sorts. That’s because nearly 700 students from Eastpointe actually attend school in Lakeview, a public school district five miles away in St. Clair Shores. As it happens
Booed in Brockton -- state education head hammered on charter schools
Booed in Brockton -- state education head hammered on charter schools : Booed in Brockton -- state education head hammered on charter schools Loud hissing and then booing broke out in a Brockton school cafeteria during a town hall-style forum on Tuesday when the state's public education commissioner mentioned the charter school he recommended for approval in the city this year. "You can deci
Trump's New Education Transition Team Has Corporate Dark-Money Ties
Trump's New Education Transition Team Has Corporate Dark-Money Ties : Trump's New Education Transition Team Has Corporate Dark-Money Ties Major education news outlet Education Week reported that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has appointed two new staffers to his “presidential transition team for education”: the Hoover Institution’s Williamson Evers and the American Enter
Content Changes Key for Teacher Success - The Atlantic
Content Changes Key for Teacher Success - The Atlantic : Don't Blame the Teachers Blame the curriculum. Why has the topic of teacher quality suddenly reached such a crescendo? Education reform has been on the national agenda since 1983, the year of A Nation at Risk , but only in the last few years has the teacher-quality issue risen to the top. I think it may be reform fatigue, possibly desperati

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Fear Of A Black Educator, Part 1 | The Jose Vilson
Fear Of A Black Educator, Part 1 | The Jose Vilson : Fear Of A Black Educator, Part 1 It’s hard telling kids to pledge allegiance to a flag when its representatives barely represent us. #TerenceCrutcher — Jose Vilson (@TheJLV) September 20, 2016 Last night, in a fit of angst, I sent off a series of tweets: Without hesitation, someone decided to reply with “ Why not move to a country where there i
Michigan Leads Nation … In Denying Child Care To Low-Income Families
Michigan Leads Nation … In Denying Child Care To Low-Income Families : Michigan Leads Nation … In Denying Child Care To Low-Income Families The cost of child care is one of the biggest expenses facing many families in the United States. For some, the cost is more than their rent or mortgage payment. Low income families especially struggle to find affordable child care. Child care providers are am
The Child Predator We Invite into Our Schools | gadflyonthewallblog
The Child Predator We Invite into Our Schools | gadflyonthewallblog : The Child Predator We Invite into Our Schools There is a good chance a predator is in the classroom with your child right now. He is reading her homework assignments, quizzes and emails. He is timing how long it takes her to answer questions, noting her right and wrong answers. He’s even watching her body language to determine
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/20/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/20/16 Featured Post Charter school bill calls for accountability - The San Diego Union-Tribune Civic Learning Award For CA Public Schools - Initiatives & Programs (CA Dept of Education) by mike 

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