Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Walk-Out is On : Student Walk-Out is On I received a press release this morning about the high school student walk-out. The walkout will take place starting at 1:30 from the students school of origin (included schools: Franklin, Garfeild (sic), The Center School, Nova, Sealth, and UW). Students will then meet up at Cal Anderson park (1653 11th Ave, Seattle
Lacking Civics Education and School Privatization : Lacking Civics Education and School Privatization We have just come to the end of a long and contentious political season. Many of us are worried about America’s future. It’s never too late to ask how civics education is being addressed in our public schools. Public schools don’t usually teach civics well. Have you ever wondered why it isn’t a p
Will Donald Trump destroy U.S. public education? - The Washington Post : Will Donald Trump destroy U.S. public education? There’s a reason that people who care about public education in the United States are mightily worried about President-elect Donald Trump. There are, actually, a number of reasons — all of which lead to this question: Will Trump’s administration destroy U.S. public education?
Post election thoughts | Deborah Meier on Education : Post election thoughts Dear friends, I was hoping that if I waited to write until after the election it would be easier to think of what we must do. But…. Maybe it isn’t so different? Clinton would have needed mobilized nudges on a lot of fronts and maybe especially on education. But I am kidding myself if I pretend it is not going to be a lot
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Pritzker gives Hillary a pat on the head and wants her to move into ed philanthropy. : Pritzker gives Hillary a pat on the head and wants her to move into ed philanthropy. Chicago Billionaire J.B. Pritzker was the chair and chief money bungler bundler for the Clinton campaign. He's the heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune and hotel union-buster supreme. He told Crai
Seattle’s response to the election: Student walk outs, community meetings and more | Seattle Education : Seattle’s response to the election: Student walk outs, community meetings and more This is one of the many reasons I love Seattle. First, a press release: All School Walkout and Students Protest for Solidarity November 14, 2016 Students all across Seattle, will be hosting a walkout and gatheri
From parents to partners - Lily's Blackboard : From parents to partners Rearrange the letters in “PARENTS,” and what do you get? PARTNERS! Of course I’m cheating a little bit; you have to add another “r.” But you get the point I’m trying to make: Aside from the relationships we build with our students, the connections we establish with their parents or other caregivers are the most important part
Filling the Dozen Top Jobs in Trump's Department of Education - Rick Hess Straight Up - Education Week : Filling the Dozen Top Jobs in Trump's Department of Education In Washington, when a new president is elected, it sparks weeks of feverish ruminating on each personnel decision, with breathless discussions of everything from high-profile cabinet appointments to who should (or will) be the Burea
Saturday Night Live, Leonard Cohen, Hillary Clinton, and Hallelujah | The Huffington Post : Saturday Night Live, Leonard Cohen, Hillary Clinton, and Hallelujah Countless Americans woke up Sunday morning with the words of the late Leonard Cohen echoing from their night’s dreams, “From your lips she drew the Hallelujah. Hallelujah.” Hillary Clinton, performed by Kate McKinnon, played the piano and
Which President Trump Will Show Up Jan.20 Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days Below is the 100-day plan Trump's campaign released in October, called "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter." What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter — and begins with restoring honesty, accountability
Ohio Has Dabbled in Charter School Oversight but Huge Problems Remain | janresseger : Ohio Has Dabbled in Charter School Oversight but Huge Problems Remain Buried in all the election news this past week was a story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the closure of the OAK Leadership Institute charter school by its sponsor, now under pressure after the Ohio legislature began last winter to requir
With A Brooklyn Accent: Real Talk About Affirmative Action : Real Talk About Affirmative Action At various points in the campaign, commentators have referred to Affirmative Action as one of the issues driving white working class and middle class support for the Trump campaign There are a lot of misconceptions about Affirmative Action in college admissions which I need to clarify. It always surpri
glen brown: "The time for ignoring the American people is over. It’s time for us to come together to work on America’s agenda. Democracy demands that we do so, and we are ready"-Elizabeth Warren : "The time for ignoring the American people is over. It’s time for us to come together to work on America’s agenda. Democracy demands that we do so, and we are ready"-Elizabeth Warren “In her first post-
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES -- Election post mortem : WEEKEND QUOTABLES -- Election post mortem Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack, a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in -- Anthem Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla) “I’ve been on the phone with giddy Republicans for about 48 hours now. Everybody ass
NYC Educator: No Direct Political Talk in Classrooms, Says the Chancellor : No Direct Political Talk in Classrooms, Says the Chancellor I really struggled with the results of Tuesday's election. I'm in shock, actually. Robert de Niro says he feels as he did after 9/11, and so do I. On Wednesday, I didn't know what to do. I simply gave the class I planned to give. I couldn't think about it. In fac
NYC Public School Parents: So what happened? And how we need to be ready for the fight to save our public schools : So what happened? And how we need to be ready for the fight to save our public schools I've been hesitant about writing about the Presidential election for many reasons. I am as shocked and appalled as many others, and have no special insights or expertise to explain what happened.
The Trump Time Capsule #1: Rushing to dangerous judgment | : The Trump Time Capsule #1: Rushing to dangerous judgment James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly Editor’s Note: In the spring of 2016, James Fallows, the senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly magazine, began what he called a series of “time capsules” that could, in the future, provide a key as to what Americans were thinking during the el
Badass Teachers Association : A Time for Dynamic Compassion in Our Schools By Dr. Michael Flanagan During the last decade or so, there have been countless attacks on public education . Over-testing of our students, the implementation of Common Core, test-based teacher evaluations and the proliferation of charter schools are but a few of our challenges. All this is on top of the lives of poverty a
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, Faces the Press about the Upcoming Trump Presidency | deutsch29 : Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, Faces the Press about the Upcoming Trump Presidency President-elect Donald J. Trump has entered what seems to be uncharted territory for a man of wealth and privilege, one who is used to being the man in charge. The truth is that being president of th
How and why to send your comments in opposition to a federal student data system | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy : HOW AND WHY TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS IN OPPOSITION TO A FEDERAL STUDENT DATA SYSTEM See also our press release and our letter to the Commission, sent Nov. 14, 2016. Recently, Dan Greenstein, director of the Gates Foundation ‘s Postsecondary Success Strategy, released the Foundati
Education Law Prof Blog : Lawsuit Warns That Lead Exposure in Flint Schools Raises Special Education Concerns Students in Flint, Michigan, recently filed suit in U.S. District Court against the Michigan Department of Education, the Flint and Genesee school districts. They allege that exposure to lead in the school system can exacerbate learning disabilities and warrants a response under the IDEA.
After the Election: A To-Do List | Cult of Pedagogy : After the Election: A To-Do List Since the election results were announced , I haven’t mentioned them in any public forum. I was too overwhelmed, and I didn’t want to muddy the waters here; I wanted to stay focused on teaching. But everywhere I look, the waters are plenty muddy. Over the past five days, the pain I’m hearing in the voices of fr