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Mother Crusader: Betsy DeVos: Conflict of Interest Concerns Arise on Future Secretary's Twitter Account




How Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could gut public education.
How Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could gut public education. : How Trump Could Gut Public Education He wants to redirect federal funds toward school vouchers—and his choice of education secretary shows he’s serious. School-choice philanthropist Betsy DeVos is set to become Donald Trump’s secretary of education. The school choice movement that Trump has embraced is bipartisan; centris
Group Funded By Trump's Education Secretary Pick: 'Bring Back Child Labor' | The Huffington Post
Group Funded By Trump's Education Secretary Pick: 'Bring Back Child Labor' | The Huffington Post : Group Funded By Trump's Education Secretary Pick: 'Bring Back Child Labor' A think tank funded by Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education pick recently advocated for putting kids back in the workforce. The Acton Institute, a conservative nonprofit that is said to have received thousands of dollars in
Black Friday leftovers. | Fred Klonsky
Black Friday leftovers. | Fred Klonsky : Black Friday leftovers. Now that Betsy DeVos is set to be our next Secretary of Education, we have a few weeks to unpack some of her intriguing associations. We already know the basics– DeVos is a rich patron of the GOP establishment, DeVos wants vouchers very badly, and DeVos wants tax dollars to flow freely to white Christian schools. If you want to now
Thunderclap: #NotMySOE - Badass Teachers Asso
Thunderclap: #NotMySOE : #NotMySOE by Badass Teachers Asso Donald Trump has chosen a true enemy to public education to head the USDOE. We are asking all teachers, parents, and supporters of public education to call your federal lawmakers NOW and tell them to say NO to Betsy DeVos. The children of this nation deserve someone who is an advocate for public education not an advocate for privatization
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Another Charter Fiasco
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Another Charter Fiasco : FL: Another Charter Fiasco Folks will be looking at Michigan (particularly Detroit) for the immediate future, as it's the state where Education Secretary-in-Waiting Betsy DeVos has purchased the power to implement many of her beloved education reforms, in particular, the unfettered proliferation of charter schools accompanied by little or no oversight.
How Trump’s education secretary pick showered lawmakers with cash to kill charter school oversight
How Trump’s education secretary pick showered lawmakers with cash to kill charter school oversight : How Trump’s education secretary pick showered lawmakers with cash to kill charter school oversight Betsy DeVos, whom President-elect Donald Trump has tapped as his future education secretary, is sure to be highly controversial with public schools advocates — and not just because she’s been a longt
Federal officials audit California’s rising high school graduation rates | 89.3 KPCC
Federal officials audit California’s rising high school graduation rates | 89.3 KPCC : Federal officials audit California’s rising high school graduation rates The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is probing the calculation and reporting of graduation rates by California education officials. The office revealed the audit in a report outlining the OIG’s forthcoming
After Two Decades, California Restores Bilingual Education : NPR Ed : NPR
After Two Decades, California Restores Bilingual Education : NPR Ed : NPR : Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What? Voters in California officially ended the era of English-only instruction in public schools and lifted restrictions on bilingual education that had been in place for 18 years. Proposition 58 passed by a 73-27 percent margin. What happens next though, could get complicat
Mother Crusader: Betsy DeVos: Conflict of Interest Concerns Arise on Future Secretary's Twitter Account
Mother Crusader: Betsy DeVos: Conflict of Interest Concerns Arise on Future Secretary's Twitter Account : Betsy DeVos: Conflict of Interest Concerns Arise on Future Secretary's Twitter Account So it's done. Trump has appointed billionaire school choice fetishist Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. "Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a statement. “Under
Never Thought I Would See This in My Lifetime: Fascism in America | Diane Ravitch's blog
Never Thought I Would See This in My Lifetime: Fascism in America | Diane Ravitch's blog : Never Thought I Would See This in My Lifetime: Fascism in America The New York Times depicted an extraordinary spectacle: the gathering of a group of people wearing swastikas and giving the Nazi salute, convening in a federal office building to celebrate the election of the new President. They call themselv
Confederate Battle Flags, Nazi Salutes, and Causes | One Flew East
Confederate Battle Flags, Nazi Salutes, and Causes | One Flew East : CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAGS, NAZI SALUTES, AND CAUSES Are we stuck with the hatred unleashed by Donald Trump’s success? Are we seeing something that has always been there, but repressed, bubbling to the surface? I don’t think it’s quite so simple. Or as necessarily permanent as it now may seem. Let me say this at the outset: All fo
Tell Your Senator to Vote NO for Betsy DeVos - Network For Public Education
Tell Your Senator to Vote NO for Betsy DeVos - Network For Public Education : Tell Your Senator to Vote NO for Betsy DeVos The Network for Public Education is appalled, but not surprised, by Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. DeVos is a long-time advocate for the Trump/Pence education privatization agenda. She, like the Trump/Pence team, favors vouchers that would give p
Stuffing the Public Education Turkey: How’s it going to Turn Out With DeVos as the Cook? – Missouri Education Watchdog
Stuffing the Public Education Turkey: How’s it going to Turn Out With DeVos as the Cook? – Missouri Education Watchdog : Stuffing the Public Education Turkey: How’s it going to Turn Out With DeVos as the Cook? If you follow education reform, this Thanksgiving has been, well, interesting . Twitter comments on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary have ranged from those celebrating a
Audio: New research finds Latino families want preschool as much as others, but big gaps in access remain | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: New research finds Latino families want preschool as much as others, but big gaps in access remain | 89.3 KPCC : New research finds Latino families want preschool as much as others, but big gaps in access remain Marissa González is desperate for her 3-year-old to be in preschool. The Pico Union mother quit her job as a special education teacher when her first child was born because she wan
“Out of Time” in Post-Truth Trumplandia | the becoming radical
“Out of Time” in Post-Truth Trumplandia | the becoming radical : “Out of Time” in Post-Truth Trumplandia We’ve been through fake-a-breakdown Self-hurt, plastics, collections Self-help, self-pain EST, psychics, fuck all “Country Feedback,” R.E.M. Maybe this is the stuff of Legend, or false memory—or that the Russians can hack even that —but it seems R.E.M. kept a running list of possible album tit
glen brown: A Letter on Behalf of Human Rights to President-elect Trump by Kenneth Roth
glen brown: A Letter on Behalf of Human Rights to President-elect Trump by Kenneth Roth : A Letter on Behalf of Human Rights to President-elect Trump by Kenneth Roth November 23, 2016 Donald Trump President-elect of the United States of America Trump Tower 735 5 th Avenue New York, NY 10022 Dear President-elect Trump: I write to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch to urge you to repudiate and res
FLASHBACK: Meet the New Kochs: The DeVos Clan's Plan to Defund the Left | Mother Jones
Meet the New Kochs: The DeVos Clan's Plan to Defund the Left | Mother Jones : Meet the New Kochs: The DeVos Clan's Plan to Defund the Left They beat Big Labor in its own backyard. Next up: your state? IN THE PREDAWN TWILIGHT of December 4, 2012, Randy Richardville , the Republican majority leader of the Michigan Senate, called an old friend to deliver some grim news. Richardville's two-hour commu

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/24/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/24/16 Featured Post TFA Makes A Statement On DeVos | Gary Rubinstein's Blog Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Thanksgiving a good day to resist Trumpism by mike simpson / 6min Mike 

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