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Hey Buzzfeed, DeVos Is Not Anti-Common Core | Truth in American Education




Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick - The Washington Post
Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick - The Washington Post : Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick Advocates of public education in the United States have worried that President-elect Donald Trump would tap an education secretary who would speed up the privatization of public schools, a move that many fear could destroy America’s pu
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Just When You Learn Rhee Won't be Secretary of Ed, Trump Goes One Worse
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Just When You Learn Rhee Won't be Secretary of Ed, Trump Goes One Worse : Just When You Learn Rhee Won't be Secretary of Ed, Trump Goes One Worse Trump has selected Betsy DeVos of Michigan as his pick for the next Secretary of Education. Who is she? Well, for one, not an educator. From Slate : But DeVos, a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, repres
Trump Nominates 'True Enemy' of Public Schools for Education Secretary | Common Dreams
Trump Nominates 'True Enemy' of Public Schools for Education Secretary | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community : Trump Nominates 'True Enemy' of Public Schools for Education Secretary Billionaire Betsy DeVos 'has consistently pushed a corporate agenda to privatize, de-professionalize, and impose cookie-cutter solutions to public education' President-elect Donald Trum
Betsy DeVos and Campbell Brown: Good Friends | Diane Ravitch's blog
Betsy DeVos and Campbell Brown: Good Friends | Diane Ravitch's blog : Betsy DeVos and Campbell Brown: Good Friends The corporate reform movement must be popping the champagne corks with the selection of Betsy DeVos as Trump’s Secretary of Education. Finally, a secretary who advocates for the elimination of public schools without embarrassment and who will fight unions and teacher tenure. As it ha
GLSEN Joins National Call to Make School Values Known | GLSEN
GLSEN Joins National Call to Make School Values Known | GLSEN : GLSEN Joins National Call to Make School Values Known GLSEN is among nine leading national education organizations to announce a national call to action affirming the right of all students to attend school in an environment free from fear, violence, and intimidation, including those who are black, brown, undocumented, LGBTQ, Muslim,
RFA: School Improvement Grant (SIG) Cohort 4 (CA Dept of Education)
RFA: School Improvement Grant (SIG) Cohort 4 (CA Dept of Education) : Request for Applications School Improvement Grant (SIG) Cohort 4 Projected Funding Profile: No due date information is available. The School Improvement Grant (SIG), authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), are grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) that are
Initial Response to Betsy DeVos for EduBloggers and Everyone Else
Initial Response to Betsy DeVos for EduBloggers and Everyone Else Washington Post: Meet Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://wp.me/p2odLa-fKO via @dianeravitch CURMUDGUCATION: Betsy DeVos-- Secretary of Education - http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2016/11/betsy-devos-secretary-of-education.html Betsy DeVos, billionaire donor and school privatizer, is the new EdSec. | Fred Klonsky - http:
Hey Buzzfeed, DeVos Is Not Anti-Common Core | Truth in American Education
Hey Buzzfeed, DeVos Is Not Anti-Common Core | Truth in American Education : Hey Buzzfeed, DeVos Is Not Anti-Common Core Buzzfeed reports that Donald Trump has narrowed his choices down to Betsy DeVos and Michelle Rhee whom he met with over the weekend. This is based on an anonymous source who says he or she is familiar with the search process. I have my doubts. The Washington Post indicates the t
Trump Picks Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary - BuzzFeed News
Trump Picks Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary - BuzzFeed News : Trump Picks Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary Picking the Republican mega donor will please mainstream Republicans but may anger some of Trump’s far-right supporters. Donald Trump has appointed Republican megadonor Betsy DeVos as his education secretary, in a move that is likely to appease mainstream Republicans but will also upset
Fordham: Make America Great Again, but for education - NonDoc
Fordham: Make America Great Again, but for education - NonDoc : Fordham: Make America Great Again, but for education Capitol Hill High School is one of Oklahoma City's largest high schools. (Josh McBee) S tate Superintendent Joy Hofmeister spoke recently at a community meeting hosted by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. After hearing what she had to say, it was easy to believe that Okla
NASBE - The Impact of the 2016 Elections on State Boards of Education
NASBE - The Impact of the 2016 Elections on State Boards of Education : The Impact of the 2016 Elections on State Boards of Education This NASBE analysis examines the 2016 election results in the 11 states (plus Guam and the District of Columbia) that elect state board members directly, as well as 12 states where the governor appoints the board that held gubernatorial elections this year. In gene
Make America dumb again: What Michelle Rhee’s meeting with Donald Trump says about the president-elect’s education priorities - Sacramento News & Review -
Sacramento News & Review - Make America dumb again: What Michelle Rhee’s meeting with Donald Trump says about the president-elect’s education priorities - News - Local Stories - November 24, 2016 : Make America dumb again: What Michelle Rhee’s meeting with Donald Trump says about the president-elect’s education priorities Focus on expanding school vouchers could further segregate schools, say edu
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump's Naked Normal
CURMUDGUCATION: Trump's Naked Normal : Trump's Naked Normal People keep reposting the latest Trumpian shenanigans and saying, "This is not normal." On the one hand, I get what they're saying. On the other hand, as I've watched this administration unfold like a pile of maggots bursting out of a rotting deer carcass, it's dawning on me that Trump is actually normal. Fully normal. Nakedly normal. As
Russ on Reading: How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Reflection
Russ on Reading: How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Reflection : How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Reflection The title of this post comes from a picture book by Eve Bunting, with illustrations by Beth Peck. Back when I was teaching elementary school, I always read this book aloud to the students around Thanksgiving. The book tells the contemporary story of a family from an unnamed C
Frank Cannon: Betsy DeVos Would Be a Jeb-Like Pick for Secretary of Education | Truth in American Education
Frank Cannon: Betsy DeVos Would Be a Jeb-Like Pick for Secretary of Education | Truth in American Education : Frank Cannon: Betsy DeVos Would Be a Jeb-Like Pick for Secretary of Education American Principles Project’s President Frank Cannon released a statement about the speculation that school choice advocate and GOP donor Betsy DeVos. From the very beginning of his campaign, President-elect Don
Daring to Confront Race and Class through Poetry in Trumplandia | the becoming radical
Daring to Confront Race and Class through Poetry in Trumplandia | the becoming radical : Daring to Confront Race and Class through Poetry in Trumplandia My mind is racing, as it always will My hands tired, my heart aches “Half a World Away,” R.E.M. Writing specifically about Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and drawing on powerful words from Toni Morrison, Jocelyn Chadwick , president-
CURMUDGUCATION: Pearson Hurt By Common Core
CURMUDGUCATION: Pearson Hurt By Common Core : Pearson Hurt By Common Core Yesterday's Wall Street Journal reports that Pearson bet big on Common Core and came up snake eyes or triple lemons or whatever gambling metaphor for losing your prefer. The Journal article (it's behind a paywall but if you squint real hard, you can read it through the "don't you want to subscribe" haze) says that two facto
Loosely regulated, charter schools pose fiscal risk (by Jonathan Pelto) - Wait What?
Loosely regulated, charter schools pose fiscal risk (by Jonathan Pelto) - Wait What? : Loosely regulated, charter schools pose fiscal risk (by Jonathan Pelto) This article was first published in The Hill newspaper of Washington D.C. You can read and comment on the article at: http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/303815-loosely-regulated-charter-schools-pose-fiscal-risk?amp W
What Will It Mean if Trump Extends the Privatization of Public Education? | janresseger
What Will It Mean if Trump Extends the Privatization of Public Education? | janresseger : What Will It Mean if Trump Extends the Privatization of Public Education? In the New York Review of Books, Diane Ravitch asks: When Public Goes Private (in Education), as Trump Wants: What Happens? Privatization of our schools is not new, but many of its promoters have been obscuring its growth over the past
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Clinton Lost the Election by "George Washington"
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Clinton Lost the Election by "George Washington" : Why Clinton Lost the Election by "George Washington" Did Hillary Clinton throw the election by George Washington Looking at the Clinton support from the 2008 Democratic Primary we saw an abundance of support from white working class voters.( http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-03-31/news/0803300390_1_blue-collar-hi
NYC Educator: Danielson's Guide to a Highly Effective Thanksgiving
NYC Educator: Danielson's Guide to a Highly Effective Thanksgiving : Danielson's Guide to a Highly Effective Thanksgiving Full disclosure --found on the internet, unattributed. Ineffective : You don't know how to cook a turkey. You serve a chicken instead. Half your family doesn't show because they are unmotivated by your invitation, which was issued at the last minute via facebook. The other hal
MythBuster: Do We Have a “Government-Run Education Monopoly”? | gadflyonthewallblog
MythBuster: Do We Have a “Government-Run Education Monopoly”? | gadflyonthewallblog : MythBuster: Do We Have a “Government-Run Education Monopoly”? “There’s no failed policy more in need of change than our government-run education monopoly, and you know that’s exactly what it is.” With these words , candidate Donald Trump unleashed his K-12 education policy at a campaign stop in September , two m
I am Thankful for…. | The Merrow Report
I am Thankful for…. | The Merrow Report : I am Thankful for…. Although I am very concerned about our future, Thanksgiving Week is a time to reflect on how much I am thankful for . Here’s my list of some of the people and organizations that make our lives life better. Because some of them are non-profits relying on individual generosity, I am including their contact information. FAIRTEST : This or

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Michelle Rhee takes herself out of the running for Trump’s education secretary - The Washington Post
Michelle Rhee takes herself out of the running for Trump’s education secretary - The Washington Post : Michelle Rhee takes herself out of the running for Trump’s education secretary Michelle Rhee, who rose to national prominence as the controversial chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, appeared on Tuesday to take herself out of the running to become President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretar
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/22/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/22/16 Featured Post Jeff Sessions’ Other Civil Rights Problem - The New York Times The results from Georgia— Victory in the Battle Against a State Takeover District - Network For Public 

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