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Bruce Lesley: Shortchanging Our Children, Our Schools, and Our Future – Voices4Kids – Medium
Shortchanging Our Children, Our Schools, and Our Future – Voices4Kids – Medium : Shortchanging Our Children, Our Schools, and Our Future In a new report by the Urban Institute entitled Kids’ Share 2016 , the authors found that state and local spending on education declined dramatically during the Great Recession. Co-author Julia Issacs writes , “As the economy turned downward in late 2008, local
Why bankers got fined for wrongdoing — but teachers went to jail - The Washington Post
Why bankers got fined for wrongdoing — but teachers went to jail - The Washington Post : Why bankers got fined for wrongdoing — but teachers went to jail John Stumpf, chief executive officer of Wells Fargo & Co., swears in to a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Stumpf, fighting to keep his job amid a national political furor, will f
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 11
Schools Matter: Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 11 : Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 11 This is Part 11 from Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching. It's another piece of the puzzle providing a clear picture of the KIPP Model "Miracle." Chapter 11 Special Needs Students and the KIPP Model: “A Lawsuit Waiting to Happen” Research (Miron, Urschel, &
CURMUDGUCATION: College Digitized and Privatized
CURMUDGUCATION: College Digitized and Privatized : College Digitized and Privatized Slice the "a" from 'audacity" and you have Udacity, the leading purveyor of for-profit, on-line college. Udacity is the dead of digitizing, the maharajah of MOOCkery. In them, we can see everything in the digitally privatized future face of higher ed that some folks love and other folks find appalling. Born in 196
Gates Want Taxpayers to Subsidize Ed Tech Research - Living in Dialogue
Gates Want Taxpayers to Subsidize Ed Tech Research - Living in Dialogue : Gates Want Taxpayers to Subsidize Ed Tech Research By Anthony Cody. Bill Gates has posted a blog in which he argues for government investment in various sectors , including educational technology. He suggests that the government should: Provide everyone on earth with affordable energy without contributing to climate change.
Hupfeld Academy meets 'original vision' of charter schools - NonDoc
Hupfeld Academy meets 'original vision' of charter schools - NonDoc : Hupfeld Academy meets ‘original vision’ of charter schools Text scrolls along a digital marquee Tuesday outside of Stanley Hupfeld Academy in Oklahoma City. (Josh McBee) C ongratulations to Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village for being named an exemplar school by The Partnership for 21st-Century Learning (P21), an organi
Is California's new accountability plan "gobbledygook"? — PS connect
Is California's new accountability plan "gobbledygook"? — PS connect : Is California's new accountability plan "gobbledygook"? Joe Mathews of KCRW's Zocalo thinks so. I listened to Mathews complain about California's new accountability plan today on Los Angeles' NPR affiliate. He said the new program, which gives feedback on multiple measures rather than API, is confusing and lacks coherence. He'
Segregated Schools are NOT Community or Neighborhood Schools
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: Segregated Schools are NOT Community or Neighborhood Schools : Segregated Schools are NOT Community or Neighborhood Schools Segregated Schools = Less Funding for Black Schools While Being Controlled by Whitefolks This is still happening in the US. It is part of the American education system's DNA. To rid this deformity, serious de
Evidence Shows Brutal Impact of Racial and Economic Segregation - Living in Dialogue
Evidence Shows Brutal Impact of Racial and Economic Segregation - Living in Dialogue : Evidence Shows Brutal Impact of Racial and Economic Segregation By John Thompson. Most of the chapters in Learning from the Federal Market-based Reforms: Lessons for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) , edited by William Mathis and Tina Trujillo, place the last 15 years of test-driven, competition-driven ref
EdSource symposium focuses on state’s “new vision for school success” | EdSource
EdSource symposium focuses on state’s “new vision for school success” | EdSource : EdSource symposium focuses on state's "new vision for school success" Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the Learning Policy Institute, at EdSource’s 2016 symposium in Oakland. Several education reforms currently underway in California have the potential to result in improved student achievement, but more work is
Chicago is a union town. Public schools and charter schools prepare for a shut down. | Fred Klonsky
Chicago is a union town. Public schools and charter schools prepare for a shut down. | Fred Klonsky : Chicago is a union town. Public schools and charter schools prepare for a shut down. “The Chicago Teachers Union is the most democratic union in the country,” President Karen Lewis told the crowd at The Girl Talk with Erika Wozniak and Jen Sabella last week. It wasn’t boasting. And it really wasn
Demand the Impossible (excerpt # 6) | Bill Ayers
Demand the Impossible (excerpt # 6) | Bill Ayers : Demand the Impossible (excerpt # 6) Demand the Impossible! is available now from Haymarket Books: Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly c
CPS Screening Process Discriminated Against Black Candidates | WBEZ
CPS Screening Process Discriminated Against Black Candidates | WBEZ : CPS Screening Process Discriminated Against Black Candidates Chicago Public Schools has admitted a teacher screening process used since 2012 discriminated against black and Latino applicants. The process blocked many applicants of color from even getting interviews. The district agreed the process was unfair and halted it after
Michigan to Retain Children with Lead Poisoning
Michigan to Retain Children with Lead Poisoning : Michigan to Retain Children with Lead Poisoning Michigan has a lead problem with its children in Flint, and a governor who failed badly his own accountability test. Many wonder why he is still governor. Some wonder why he isn’t in jail. But yesterday he signed off on a bill to fail third graders. How many children in Flint will wind up failing thi
Malloy Administration considering 64.5% tuition increase for 17,000 Community College students - Wait What?
Malloy Administration considering 64.5% tuition increase for 17,000 Community College students - Wait What? : Malloy Administration considering 64.5% tuition increase for 17,000 Community College students Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democrat controlled General Assembly have already made record cuts to Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, cuts that have resulted in massive tuition in
U.S. Dept. of Education’s Own Inspector Again Condemns DOE’s Oversight of Charter School Grants | janresseger
U.S. Dept. of Education’s Own Inspector Again Condemns DOE’s Oversight of Charter School Grants | janresseger : U.S. Dept. of Education’s Own Inspector Again Condemns DOE’s Oversight of Charter School Grants You may not be aware that the U.S. Department of Education—under President Barack Obama’s appointees, Arne Duncan and John King—has been awarding billions of dollars to promote the growth of
CURMUDGUCATION: Bill Gates Wants Your Tax Dollars
CURMUDGUCATION: Bill Gates Wants Your Tax Dollars : Bill Gates Wants Your Tax Dollars On his blog yesterday, Bill Gates made his pitch to get more our of our tax dollars . Gates notes that the Presidential campaign hasn't touched much on innovations (which I guess is true if you don't count innovative ways to repackage reality). Invoking the 1961 moon-shot declaration of John F. Kennedy, Gates wa
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Busy first day back at Standing Rock
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Busy first day back at Standing Rock : Busy first day back at Standing Rock I took this picture at 6:30 p.m. By 8 p.m. the tepee construction was complete The ride down from Bismarck was easy. I decided to take the main road, Hwy. 1806, to Standing Rock rather than trying to evade the roadblock. It's now manned by National Guardsmen, mobilized by the state's right-w
CHRIS CHRISTIE: The master of political porn |
CHRIS CHRISTIE: The master of political porn | : CHRIS CHRISTIE: The master of political porn New Jersey, despite the sentiments of many residents and the producers of television shows and authors of books with catchy titles, is no more politically corrupt than any other big urban state. It has, however, in the last few decades become the center of a new political phenomenon: Political pornograph
NYC Public School Parents: Receivership schools, class size and nine years of broken promises to our kids from the DOE: a letter from the Education Law Center
NYC Public School Parents: Receivership schools, class size and nine years of broken promises to our kids from the DOE: a letter from the Education Law Center : Receivership schools, class size and nine years of broken promises to our kids from the DOE: a letter from the Education Law Center Check out the letter below from Wendy Lecker of the Education Law Center, asking Commissioner Elia if she
Fedex Sued for Printing Eureka Math Without a License | deutsch29
Fedex Sued for Printing Eureka Math Without a License | deutsch29 : Fedex Sued for Printing Eureka Math Without a License Eureka Math (also known as EngageNY ) was once owned by the nonprofit, Common Core, Inc., which is now the nonprofit, Great Minds, Inc. If you click this commoncore.org link , it will redirect you to greatminds.org. The Great Minds website has rewritten its history to remove a
WEAC: New style of vouchers 'back-door scheme' to defund public schools | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com
WEAC: New style of vouchers 'back-door scheme' to defund public schools | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com : WEAC: New style of vouchers 'back-door scheme' to defund public schools The state’s largest teachers union came out swinging Thursday after the Wisconsin State Journal reported that Assembly Republicans are looking at bringing a new style of school voucher to Wisconsin. Assembly Republica
Testing, Common Core Place Additional Stress on Teachers - The Atlantic
Testing, Common Core Place Additional Stress on Teachers - The Atlantic : The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers Unrealistic standards put educators on an anxiety-ridden trajectory. Forty-six percent of U.S. teachers say they experience a lot of daily stress—that’s more than what the nation’s doctors report, and the topmost among other professional categories, level with nurses. “
Diane Ravitch: 'We have been through an era of disastrous attacks on education. The next president must treat teachers with respect.' | News
Diane Ravitch: 'We have been through an era of disastrous attacks on education. The next president must treat teachers with respect.' | News : Diane Ravitch: 'We have been through an era of disastrous attacks on education. The next president must treat teachers with respect.' 'We need to stop using teachers as a scapegoat to excuse our society’s unwillingness to do anything to improve the lives o
The Wemstroms: A closer look at Chicago teacher pensions
The Wemstroms: A closer look at Chicago teacher pensions : The Wemstroms: A closer look at Chicago teacher pensions Continuing with his “Let’s hate Chicago” agenda, Rep. Brian Stewart contributes to public misunderstanding regarding pensions. Stewart lists the average Chicago teacher’s salary as more than $78,000 a year. As Diane Ravitch, a research professor at New York University, points out, t

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 10/6/16 Featured Post John Thompson: Education Week and PBS Explain Why More than Forty Teachers are Running for Office in Oklahoma. NEA - Thousands “walk in” for public schools in largest coordinated education action in history by mike simpson / 6min NEA - Thousands “walk in” for public schools in largest coordinated education action in history : Thousa

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