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Pelto signs onto Revive the Peace Movement Letter entitled The Russia-US Bombing Deal Will Bring Neither Peace Nor Justice - Wait What?
Pelto signs onto Revive the Peace Movement Letter entitled The Russia-US Bombing Deal Will Bring Neither Peace Nor Justice - Wait What? : Pelto signs onto Revive the Peace Movement Letter entitled The Russia-US Bombing Deal Will Bring Neither Peace Nor Justice Pelto signs onto Revive the Peace Movement Letter entitled The Russia-US Bombing Deal Will Bring Neither Peace Nor Justice Revive the Peac
Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Establish Minimal Charter Accountability | Diane Ravitch's blog
Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Establish Minimal Charter Accountability | Diane Ravitch's blog : Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Establish Minimal Charter Accountability I confess that I once believed that Governor Jerry Brown of California would be a great friend to public education. I was wrong. Jerry Brown is in the pockets of the powerful charter lobby. He previously vetoed a bill to
They're walking 150 miles to save their public schools. Here's how you can help | Schott Foundation for Public Education
They're walking 150 miles to save their public schools. Here's how you can help | Schott Foundation for Public Education : They're walking 150 miles to save their public schools. Here's how you can help Education advocates are walking from NYC to Albany and need your help! Schott will match your donation up to $10,000: Why are advocates walking from New York City to Albany? In 2006, New York Stat
Choice for Me but Not for Thee? – EduShyster
Choice for Me but Not for Thee? – EduShyster : Choice for Me but Not for Thee? A voter is deeply conflicted over the ballot question to expand charter schools in Massachusetts. Paging the Edulosopher … Dear Edulosopher : A few years ago my family moved from New York City to Massachusetts. Before we made the move, we thought we’d be moving to Jamaica Plain, but we also looked at Brookline. Fear of
The charter school debate is over | Eclectablog
The charter school debate is over | Eclectablog : The charter school debate is over The charter school “debate” is no longer about charter schools vs. public schools ( charters are not public schools — that myth has been exploded ), or even about “for profit” vs. “not for profit” charters (the evidence HERE suggests this is really a difference without a distinction). No, the real issue here is ab
CURMUDGUCATION: OK: Teach LIke a Robot
CURMUDGUCATION: OK: Teach LIke a Robot : OK: Teach LIke a Robot This week Tulsa news outlets were covering an exciting non-innovation innovation arriving in local classrooms-- real time coaching. See, in normal coaching, a principal watches a teacher and then it is hours, or even days, before the teacher gets the feedback. But in real time coaching, the coach directs the teacher through an earpie
Houston Education and Civil Rights Summit - United Opt Out National
United Opt Out National - Events : Join Us at the Houston Education and Civil Rights Summit October 14-15, 2016 Houston Education and Civil Rights Summit The continued challenges of public education and the teaching profession have only been exacerbated by past and current policies and practices. Moreover, the gulf between civil rights organizations and education activists has not helped to provi
Join the October 6th National Walk-Ins! | Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
Join the October 6th National Walk-Ins! | Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools : Join the October 6th National Walk-Ins! AROS is proud to announce that dozens of cities are gearing up for a demonstration of support for their public schools and the fight for the Schools All Our Children Deserve. On October 6 parents, students and educators will gather outside of their schools before the bell to hold a
PSconnect is Public Schools connect, a new level of community engagement for public schools.
PS connect : PSconnect is Public Schools connect , a new level of community engagement for public schools. As a mom, I choose public schools because I believe diversity is better than division. I want my children to relate to the city and the world in which we live. But there is an assault on public education. Schools are stuck in a conflict that has nothing to do with our children. Schools bare
QUESTIONS for the coming debates | Bill Ayers
QUESTIONS for the coming debates | Bill Ayers : QUESTIONS for the coming debates Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible Here are a few questions Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were not asked at the first debate. Help me grow the list—think of it as a public service to future moderators. ~~Would you par
Attention Connecticut: SATs are WORTHLESS – A report by whistleblower Manuel Alfaro - Wait What?
Attention Connecticut: SATs are WORTHLESS – A report by whistleblower Manuel Alfaro - Wait What? : Attention Connecticut: SATs are WORTHLESS – A report by whistleblower Manuel Alfaro Tomorrow, October 1, 2016, thousands of Connecticut children will – once again – be taking the SATs in the hopes of acquiring a high enough score that they can attend the college of their choice. However, more and mo
Stand For Children Defends Spending In Nashville School Board Races As Hefty Fines Loom | Nashville Public Radio
Stand For Children Defends Spending In Nashville School Board Races As Hefty Fines Loom | Nashville Public Radio : Stand For Children Defends Spending In Nashville School Board Races As Hefty Fines Loom Candidate Thom Druffel was supported by Stand for Children and lost to incumbent Amy Frogge in August. He and three other candidates supported by Stand for Children face penalties under campaign f
Eva's Empty Seats: The Missing Children of Success Academy
City & State - Eva's Empty Seats: The Missing Children of Success Academy : EVA'S EMPTY SEATS: THE MISSING CHILDREN OF SUCCESS ACADEMY If Eva Moskowitz addresses a charter school rally in Prospect Park this Wednesday, she will no doubt complain that the city is not providing more seats for her charter schools. She will probably neglect to mention an awkward truth – Success Academy charter schools
New Mexico’s “New, Bait and Switch” Schemes | VAMboozled!
New Mexico’s “New, Bait and Switch” Schemes | VAMboozled! : New Mexico’s “New, Bait and Switch” Schemes “ A Concerned New Mexico Parent” sent me another blog entry for you all to help you all stay apprised of the ongoing “situation” in New Mexico with its New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). See “A Concerned New Mexico Parent’s” prior posts here, here , and here , but in this one (s)he
MA Receives $12.5 Million from Feds to Expand Charters– Before Public Votes on the Issue | deutsch29
MA Receives $12.5 Million from Feds to Expand Charters– Before Public Votes on the Issue | deutsch29 : MA Receives $12.5 Million from Feds to Expand Charters– Before Public Votes on the Issue On November 08, 2016, voters in Massachusetts will decide whether or not to lift the state’s charter cap. To date, almost $20 million has been spent on this ballot item, called Question 2, with most of the m
School Choice via Charter Schools: Individualism vs. the Common Good | janresseger
School Choice via Charter Schools: Individualism vs. the Common Good | janresseger : School Choice via Charter Schools: Individualism vs. the Common Good On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced new grants of $245 million (a quarter of a billion dollars) under its Charter Schools Program (CSP), for the creation and expansion of charter schools. The federal government awards these
With A Brooklyn Accent: Data Dictatorship: How the Police State Has Invaded Graduate School Applications
With A Brooklyn Accent: Data Dictatorship: How the Police State Has Invaded Graduate School Applications : Data Dictatorship: How the Police State Has Invaded Graduate School Applications Note: This was written by a brilliant graduate applicant who chooses to remain anonymous. Read it and weep! Merriam-Webster defines the term “ excess” as “an amount that is more than the usual or necessary amoun
Bankers and Teachers: Scandals and Accountability (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Bankers and Teachers: Scandals and Accountability (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Bankers and Teachers: Scandals and Accountability (Part 2) Part 1 described how Wells Fargo bank and the Atlanta public schools defrauded large numbers of customers and students. At the bank, over 5,000 employees were fired. The bank’s CEO admitted responsibility for the fraud before
Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers : NPR Ed : NPR
Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers : NPR Ed : NPR : Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers LA Johnson and Chelsea Beck/NPR What does it mean to declare that #blacklivesmatter in education? Last month the Movement for Black Lives, representing elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and related groups, issued a detailed policy platform de
CPS parents angry students' personal info sent to charter schools | abc7chicago.com
CPS parents angry students' personal info sent to charter schools | abc7chicago.com : CPS PARENTS ANGRY STUDENTS' PERSONAL INFO SENT TO CHARTER SCHOOLS CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of Chicago Public Schools parents want to know who gave away their contact information. They said the looming threat of a teacher strike has a charter school network soliciting them to switch schools. A mailer the size of
MN teacher licensing reform group breaks from national
MN teacher licensing reform group breaks from national : Group pushing Minnesota teacher licensing reform breaks from national backer An education reform group pushing to overhaul Minnesota’s teacher licensing system plans to break away from its national parent organization. The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now, or MinnCAN, will close up shop Friday and re-emerge next week as Ed Allies. Min

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The lengths that charter schools go to when their teachers try to form unions.
The lengths that charter schools go to when their teachers try to form unions. : How Charter Schools Bust Unions By intimidating teachers. By scaring parents. And sometimes by calling the cops. This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute . As a little girl growing up in Thousand Oaks, California, Alisha Mernick liked to play make-believe teacher. S
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/29/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 9/29/16 Featured Post Bill Schuette issues major ruling on Detroit schools, doesn't mention the thousands he's accepted from pro-charter DeVos family ​ | Detroit Metro Times Letter to the editor on EdTech | Parents Across America by mike simpson / 2h Letter to the 

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