Sunday, November 27, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/27/16



Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/27/16

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Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools - The New York Times





Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos | deutsch29
Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos | deutsch29 : Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos On November 17, 2016 , the corporate reform pseudo-Democratic organization, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) President Shavar Jeffries released a statement strongly discouraging any Democrat from accepting the position of US secretary of education under Presiden
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Civil Rights group critical of recount efforts in WI and NC
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Civil Rights group critical of recount efforts in WI and NC : Civil Rights group critical of recount efforts in WI and NC FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT: press@lawyerscommittee.org National Civil Rights Organization Notes that Recount Efforts Do Not Address Impact of Voter Suppression on 2016 Election Cycle In response to recounts underway in Wisconsin and North Carolina, La
These Democrats “Applaud” Trump’S Billionaire Education Secretary |
THESE DEMOCRATS “APPLAUD” TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE EDUCATION SECRETARY | : THESE DEMOCRATS “APPLAUD” TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE EDUCATION SECRETARY The people who run Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), a national, pro-school-privatization organization with roots in Newark, can’t quite figure out what to do about an incoming national administration that promises to give the group just what it wants–billio
What’s the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios. - The Washington Post
What’s the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios. - The Washington Post : What’s the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios President-elect Donald Trump’s decision last week to nominate Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire and conservative activist, as his education secretary has caused great consternation in parts of
NEA BAT Caucus NBI Update - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : NEA BAT Caucus NBI Update What is an NBI? NBI stands for New Business Item. An NBI is what caucuses and state/local unions can do to set the course of NEA for the coming year. The NEA RA was held in DC this past summer. BATs has a strong NEA BAT Caucus that did amazing work at the NEA RA this summer. To read more about that work from NEA BAT Caucus Chair Becca Ritchi
Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools NEW ORLEANS — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has sent shock waves through the educational establishment. Understandably so, since this is a clear sign that Mr. Trump intends a major national push to direct public funds to private an
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Post Turkey Edition (11/27)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Post Turkey Edition (11/27) : ICYMI: Post Turkey Edition (11/27) I briefly toyed with the idea of collecting all the articles that explain how awful Betsy DeVos will be as Secretary of Education, but it just made my computer sad, so I just picked a couple and selected some other pieces to help us all remember that there are other things to pay attention to. Higher Education
Russ on Reading: Heavens to Betsy (DeVos)!
Russ on Reading: Heavens to Betsy (DeVos)! : Heavens to Betsy (DeVos)! My paternal grandmother, Eleanor Cunningham Walsh, disdained the use of coarse language of any type. Whenever one of her many grandchildren would do something particularly boneheaded, the most virulent epithet she could muster was, "Heavens to Betsy!" When president-elect, Donald Trump, announced his choice for Secretary of Ed
Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – $8 Million from the Gates Foundation and the Myth of Local Control | Seattle Education
Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – $8 Million from the Gates Foundation and the Myth of Local Control | Seattle Education : Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – $8 Million from the Gates Foundation and the Myth of Local Control Remember when a return to local control was the biggest selling point for the passage of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)? States would
Advocate NOW For Your Special Needs Child – Exceptional Delaware
Advocate NOW For Your Special Needs Child – Exceptional Delaware : Advocate NOW For Your Special Needs Child Why do parents of special needs children need to advocate for them? Because we have to. If we don’t, who will? There are those who will help, but nobody understands your child more than you. I see it as my moral responsibility to advocate for my own special needs child when something is wr
CURMUDGUCATION: How Bad Is DeVos? So Bad...
CURMUDGUCATION: How Bad Is DeVos? So Bad... : How Bad Is DeVos? So Bad... The nomination of Betsy DeVos to the post of Secretary of Education is such a bad choice that we don't even have to talk about actual policy ideas to understand how unsuited she is for the position. Consider-- John King was a terrible choice for Secretary of Education. But John King has worked in a classroom with students a
Barbara Kingsolver: “everything we do becomes political: speaking up or not speaking up” | the becoming radical
Barbara Kingsolver: “everything we do becomes political: speaking up or not speaking up” | the becoming radical : Barbara Kingsolver: “everything we do becomes political: speaking up or not speaking up” “So many of us have stood up for the marginalized,” explains writer Barbara Kingsolver in the wake of Trumplandia, “but never expected to be here ourselves,” adding: It happened to us overnight, n
The AltSchool: Progressivism Redux (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The AltSchool: Progressivism Redux (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The AltSchool: Progressivism Redux (Part 2) [Progressive schools] as compared with traditional schools [display] a common emphasis upon respect for individuality and for increased freedom; a common disposition to build upon the nature and experience of the boys and girls common to them, instead of
SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Mayor Sternberg Promises to Protect Sanctuary City Status
SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Mayor Sternberg Promises to Protect Sanctuary City Status : Mayor Sternberg Promises to Protect Sanctuary City Status Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg is vowing to fight federal attempts to deport undocumented immigrants under incoming president Donald Trump, who promised during his campaign to stop cities from shielding people from immigration enforcement
Bad News Betsy – Save Maine Schools
Bad News Betsy – Save Maine Schools : Bad News Betsy On Wednesday, President-Elect Donald Trump became the latest leader in a succession stretching decades into the past to prove that it matters not who is in charge: the Big Education Agenda – the real agenda – is all but indestructible. With his pick of billionaire Betsy DeVos for the role of Secretary of Education, Trump signaled either his wil

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/26/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 11/26/16 Featured Post What's the worst that could happen under New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some Scenarios - The Hechinger Report DreamBox, Datamining & DeVos? – Missouri Education Watchdog by mike simpson / 20min DreamBox, Datamining & DeVos? – Missouri 

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