Saturday, September 17, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/17/16

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/17/16






Back to School 2016 - Part 2
Back to School 2016 - Part 2 Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for part 2 of our special Back To School 2016 War Report. Dr. Miller will be taking a close look at what our college students are facing in 2016. They have been told that college and career is their ultimate goal, but they find themselves facing a life time of debt. Is college the modern-day indentured ser
Two Americas: Racial inequality has persisted since '60s - NonDoc
Two Americas: Racial inequality has persisted since '60s - NonDoc : Two Americas: Racial inequality has persisted since '60s Gold medalist Tommie Smith (podium), silver medalist Peter Norman (left) and bronze medalist John Carlos (rear) infamously protested racial inequality during a ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. (WikiCommons) M any years after the protests of the Civil Rights Mov
California Students and Teachers Win Major Ethnic Studies Fight | News | teleSUR English
California Students and Teachers Win Major Ethnic Studies Fight | News | teleSUR English : California Students and Teachers Win Major Ethnic Studies Fight The new bill marks a huge achievement for educators across the country fighting for the inclusion of Latino, Black, Native and Asian communities. The state of California approved on Thursday an Ethnic Studies Bill that mandates the creation of
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » The price black students pay…
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » The price black students pay… : The price black students pay… Right before school started, edublogger Jersey Jazzman, posted a video of a lesson being taught from Success Academy meant to be used for teacher training. The response from his readers was scathing, as it involved a couple of typical methods of teaching favored by no-excuses charters (but loath
The Purpose of Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
The Purpose of Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : The Purpose of Education In their annual poll of the public’s attitude toward public education, what prompted the well-respected PDK (Phi Delta Kappa) association’s new question about the purpose of education ? And how is it the question asks about the main goal of a public school education while the websi
Diane Ravitch Recommends: MY TWO CENTS – My thoughts on public education and other things
MY TWO CENTS – My thoughts on public education and other things : MY TWO CENTS – My thoughts on public education and other things Mary Holden: A Teacher Begins Her Blog | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://wp.me/p2odLa-ffF I had planned to start this blog in April of 2015. Having recently attended the 2nd annual Network for Public Education ( NPE ) conference in Chicago, I was really motivated to star
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: John King's Evidence-Based Revisionist History
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION John King's Evidence-Based Revisionist History 30 by Peter Greene / 2h The US Department of Education and Secretary of Education John King are out with a one-two punch of silly bureaucratic blather and revisionist history. Friday's PR release carries the pithy title " U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Using Evidence to Strengt
The Privatized Beaded Necklace “School of the Future”
The Privatized Beaded Necklace “School of the Future” : The Privatized Beaded Necklace “School of the Future” The PBS NOVA “School of the Future” was interesting in that many corporate messages were strung together like an expensive necklace made of plastic beads. Grit, mindset, brain studies, social-emotional learning…you name it…it was there. Showcased individuals gave shout-outs to others in t
Schools Matter: Today's Communique to the Ravitch Forces
Schools Matter: Today's Communique to the Ravitch Forces : Today's Communique to the Ravitch Forces After what seems to me to have been a pretty effective skirmish , the Ravitch forces have climbed out of their tent at their permanent Basecamp, stomping the ground and waving their, um, whatevers. For those Ravitch acolytes who are not too drunk on revenge to read, here's something to ponder, as I
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Middle Class Revolutionaries of Edgecombe Avenue: Presentation at "When Sugar Hill Was Sweet" Conference
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Middle Class Revolutionaries of Edgecombe Avenue: Presentation at "When Sugar Hill Was Sweet" Conference : The Middle Class Revolutionaries of Edgecombe Avenue: Presentation at "When Sugar Hill Was Sweet" Conference It is an honor to be on this panel with such distinguished scholars and public intellectuals. We are here to celebrate a great history
Did That Edtech Tool Really Cause That Growth? (Mary Jo Madda) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Did That Edtech Tool Really Cause That Growth? (Mary Jo Madda) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Did That Edtech Tool Really Cause That Growth? (Mary Jo Madda) The quality of research on technology use in schools and classrooms leaves much to be desired. Yet academics and vendors crank out studies monthly. And they are often cited to justify using particular programs. How pr
Racism Never Ended – It Just Keeps Evolving | gadflyonthewallblog
Racism Never Ended – It Just Keeps Evolving | gadflyonthewallblog : Racism Never Ended – It Just Keeps Evolving “One of our founding principles as a nation [is] that Black lives and Black bodies don’t matter; you see that in all our headlines today. This original sin lingers on, that’s why we got to call it sin… Slavery never ended, it just evolved. Mass incarceration is the current evolution of
Did You Know That Charter Schools “Bury Their Dead”? | deutsch29
Did You Know That Charter Schools “Bury Their Dead”? | deutsch29 : Did You Know That Charter Schools “Bury Their Dead”? On September 14, 2016, The New York City Coalition of Community Charter Schools (C3S) posted a piece by co-director, Steve Zimmerman, entitled, “The Summer of Our Discontent.” The piece is a charter school lament; in it Zimmerman states that he is particularly concerned about “c
What Are Chicago Teachers Actually Paid? Crunching The Numbers - Edison Park - DNAinfo Chicago
What Are Chicago Teachers Actually Paid? Crunching The Numbers - Edison Park - DNAinfo Chicago : What Are Chicago Teachers Actually Paid? Crunching The Numbers CHICAGO — Chicago teachers are expected to vote to authorize a strike next week after months of negotiations over teacher pay — and how much teachers will contribute to their pensions — have faltered. The $5.4 billion Chicago Public School
Federal case on The “Wild, Wild West” of charter schools
Federal case on charter schools - Editorials - Ohio : Federal case on charter schools The federal Department of Education invited cackling when it awarded Ohio $71 million last fall to expand high-performing charter schools. The grant announcement followed word that a state education official doctored data to make poorly performing charter schools look better. His pencil work coincided with repor
Thank God For Charter Schools: Arizona charter schools of teaching history with religious slant
Lawsuit accuses Arizona charter schools of teaching history with religious slant : Lawsuit accuses Arizona charter schools of teaching history with religious slant A lawsuit filed this month against a prominent Valley charter school and the state charter schools board challenges how it incorporates religion in its teaching of history. The lawsuit against Mesa-based Heritage Academy, a publicly fu
Richmond County Schools Superintendent: charter schools suck
Richmond County Daily Journal | Richmond County Schools Superintendent weighs in on charter schools : Richmond County Schools Superintendent weighs in on charter schools HAMLET — Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman, responding to news of charter school selecting sites in Wadesboro and Monroe, said while some charter schools are successful most of them are failing, yet continu

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Children are more than test scores: Who decides
Children are more than test scores: Who decides : Who decides? Who decides? I hear some educational activists want to be the deciders? Who is authentic? Who is a sell out? Who is weak? Who is pure? Who is a real activist? Who decides? 






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