Saturday, September 24, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/24/16

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/24/16



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Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America — and Being Threatened for It




CURMUDGUCATION: Essential Reading for Education Activists (and Wonks)
CURMUDGUCATION: Essential Reading for Education Activists (and Wonks) : Essential Reading for Education Activists (and Wonks) Corporate, privatized, market-driven education reform hasn't worked-- and now there's a book chock full of research to prove it. The National Education Policy Center is based at the University of Colorado (Boulder) School of Education. They look kind of like what I always
This is our story. It must be told - Lily's Blackboard
This is our story. It must be told - Lily's Blackboard : This is our story. It must be told President Barack Obama, with first lady Michelle Obama and Ruth Odom Bonner, center, ring the bell opening the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The National Museum of African Amer
CT Court Ruling - Where is the truth, equity, and justice? The War Report on Public Education with Dr James Miller
The War Report on Public Education with Dr James Miller : CT Court Ruling - Where is the truth, equity, and justice? Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special report on the CCJEF vs. Rell court ruling and how this ruling significantly affects children, parents, teachers, communities, and potentially the whole country. Dr. Miller's featured guests will be CT blog
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: The Gates Plan for College + The Word Charters Leave Out
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION The Gates Plan for College 6 by Peter Greene / 1h Some days I feel kind of Rip Van Winklesque, as if I went to sleep and when I woke up the world had changed. Apparently while I was sleeping, the electorate rose up and elected Bill Gates the Grand Uber Head of Education. "Please," a bunch of you non-sleeping people said. "Redesign our e
More about the extremely disappointing CCJEF v. Rell ruling by Wendy Lecker - Wait What?
More about the extremely disappointing CCJEF v. Rell ruling by Wendy Lecker - Wait What? : More about the extremely disappointing CCJEF v. Rell ruling by Wendy Lecker The mass media was quick to fixate on the one “positive” element of the recent CCJEF v. Rell school funding lawsuit ruling, missing the many series problems associated with decision. In her first piece, Problems with the CCJEF Decis
Cheri Kiesecker: What Parents Need to Know About Google Apps for Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
Cheri Kiesecker: What Parents Need to Know About Google Apps for Education | Diane Ravitch's blog : Cheri Kiesecker: What Parents Need to Know About Google Apps for Education Cheri Kiesecker is a Colorado parent who pays close attention to technology that invades student privacy. She left the following warning as a comment: In response to the question about GAFE. Below are a few links that may be
Oregon Save Our Schools: Secretary of State Releases Flawed Audit of Smarter Balanced Asssessment
Oregon Save Our Schools: Secretary of State Releases Flawed Audit of Smarter Balanced Asssessment : Secretary of State Releases Flawed Audit of Smarter Balanced Asssessment On September 14, the Oregon Secretary of State's office released its long awaited audit of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, as required by House Bill 2713 . The audit appears to have relied heavily on information provided by t
Schools Matter: Teacher Evaluation, the Prequel
Schools Matter: Teacher Evaluation, the Prequel : Teacher Evaluation, the Prequel Imagine being able to evaluate a teacher before she is even hired! Too good to be true, you say? Read on. Imagine the ability to hire a teacher that you know in advance will be able to produce those test scores necessary to 1) help your school system stay head and shoulders above your neighbors, 2) help your poorest
The Schools All Children Deserve – Live Long and Prosper
The Schools All Children Deserve – Live Long and Prosper : The Schools All Children Deserve CHICAGO TRIBUNE: “REFORM” ADVOCATE There’s a battle going on in Chicago for the future of the Chicago Public Schools. It mirrors the national education story in at least one way…it’s a battle between vocal parents and teachers against a “reform” movement led by the rich and powerful at the expense of publi
Teaching in Triage - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : Teaching in Triage By: Emily Alberty Originally posted on Buckeye BATs Blog - https://buckeyebats.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/teaching-in-triage/ As posted in the public Facebook group Cleveland Caucus to Reclaim Our Schools/CLE UnitedRank & File Educators (CURE). I wrote this last March, after looking outside at the school playground and seeing the Cleveland police
Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 4) | Bill Ayers
Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 4) | Bill Ayers : Demand the Impossible! (excerpt # 4) Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible A pervasive and frantically promoted proposition that runs loose in the land is that being a military powerhouse makes the United States (and people everywhere) safe, protects f
Teaching Algebra II: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Algebra II: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Algebra II: Technology Integration I observed an Algebra 2 class at Hacienda (pseudonym), a Northern California high school, on September 9, 2016. The high school has over 1900 students, mostly minority (Asian and Latino). About 20 percent of the students are eligible for free and reduced
Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens – Exceptional Delaware
Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens – Exceptional Delaware : Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens At the first official meeting for the Delaware Dept. of Education/Rodel created Guiding Coalition for Competency-Based Learning, an email went out to members to research an organization called Reinventing Schoo
Louisiana Educator: School Disciplinary Authority is Being Seriously Eroded
Louisiana Educator: School Disciplinary Authority is Being Seriously Eroded : School Disciplinary Authority is Being Seriously Eroded This article in Education Week magazine describes a growing national trend to reduce educator authority to suspend students for disciplinary infractions. A major substitute for out-of-school suspension is a program called restorative justice . In this scheme, teach
I Am So Sick of White People’s Excuses (And I’m White!) | gadflyonthewallblog
I Am So Sick of White People’s Excuses (And I’m White!) | gadflyonthewallblog : I Am So Sick of White People’s Excuses (And I’m White!) What the heck is wrong with us, white people? Systematic racism is all around , but we refuse to see it. Oh, and I do mean REFUSE . It’s not a matter of being unable to see it. Our eyes and minds work just as well as anyone else’s. We can perceive reality. Too ma
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Note to some fellow lefties...
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Note to some fellow lefties... : Note to some fellow lefties... Students from Johnson C. Smith University at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, North Carolina. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times Sorry to say, rapacious capitalism will still be here in November. Not only that, but I doubt it will ever be simply voted out. Even if a "socialist" like
This Was The Summer of Charter School Discontent | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
This Was The Summer of Charter School Discontent | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : This Was The Summer of Charter School Discontent As summer gives way to Fall, it is worth taking note how shifts, both subtle and substantial, are changing the ground on which charter school advocates fight for more of our public education system. This is not what they are used to. Backed by billionaire financing , using that
College Board chief promises changes to SAT test amid controversies | Reuters
College Board chief promises changes to SAT test amid controversies | Reuters : College Board chief promises changes to SAT test amid controversies The maker of the SAT, America’s oldest college-entrance exam, promised to streamline its new math questions and scale back the reuse of tests, a longtime practice that has made the exam vulnerable to cheating. David Coleman, chief executive of the Col
Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America — and Being Threatened for It
Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America — and Being Threatened for It : Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America — and Being Threatened for It STUDENTS ARE BEING threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance — and they are fighting back. Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national a
Parent dives into Jefferson County transgender saga, helps create new school policy - stltoday com
Parent dives into Jefferson County transgender saga, helps create new school policy | Metro | stltoday.com : Parent dives into Jefferson County transgender saga, helps create new school policy Parent dives into Jefferson County transgender saga, helps create new school policy | Metro | stltoday.com : HILLSBORO • Derrick Good carries the aura of a fixer. At lunch the other day at the Courthouse Gr
Prop. 55 asks voters to extend governor’s income tax on wealthy - San Francisco Chronicle
Prop. 55 asks voters to extend governor’s income tax on wealthy - San Francisco Chronicle : Prop. 55 asks voters to extend governor’s income tax on wealthy SACRAMENTO — When Californians were asked four years ago whether wealthy people in the state should pay higher income taxes to prevent deep cuts to education and other public programs, opponents built a substantial war chest to fight the measu

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