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Charter School Movement: ‘Insidious Plan’ to Take Over Public Education





How Standardized Testing Maintains Achievement Gap, Perpetuates Black Self-Doubt and Self-Hatred - Atlanta Black Star
How Standardized Testing Maintains Achievement Gap, Perpetuates Black Self-Doubt and Self-Hatred - Atlanta Black Star : How Standardized Testing Maintains Achievement Gap, Perpetuates Black Self-Doubt and Self-Hatred Standardized testing has emerged as an important civil rights and racial justice issue. As society examines the institutions and practices that engender and perpetuate racial inequit
More Powerful Than Campaign Cash? See Teachers' Unions Volunteering Stats - Politics K-12 - Education Week
More Powerful Than Campaign Cash? See Teachers' Unions Volunteering Stats - Politics K-12 - Education Week : More Powerful Than Campaign Cash? See Teachers' Unions Volunteering Stats Teachers' unions are known for giving millions in campaign cash to the candidates they endorse. But they actually may have a more powerful tool in their arsenal: shoe leather, said Patrick McGuinn, a political scienc
Charter Schools Association Sends Negative Attack Mailers in D-5 School Board Race - Post News Group
Charter Schools Association Sends Negative Attack Mailers in D-5 School Board Race - Post News Group : Charter Schools Association Sends Negative Attack Mailers in D-5 School Board Race In the final days before Oaklanders go to the polls, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), funded by pro-charter school billionaires, is sending out negative mailers to voters’ homes. The “hit pieces”
Still Haven't Made Up Your Mind? Here's What The Candidates Say About Education : NPR Ed : NPR
Still Haven't Made Up Your Mind? Here's What The Candidates Say About Education : NPR Ed : NPR : Still Haven't Made Up Your Mind? Here's What The Candidates Say About Education The candidates aren't talking much about education. But we are. Voters are, too — education is rated as one of the top campaign issues this election cycle. Why? Well, even though a lot of education policy is determined at
My son’s only president: Obama let black children see their own possibilities - The Hechinger Report
My son’s only president: Obama let black children see their own possibilities - The Hechinger Report : My son’s only president: Obama let black children see their own possibilities Diverse representation benefits the highest office in the land Robeson Perry, 5, with President Barack Obama, at Trick or Treat at the White House, Oct. 31, 2016. Photo: Andre Perry This past Halloween, my son Robeson
New Mexico’s Mountains and Molehills | VAMboozled!
New Mexico’s Mountains and Molehills | VAMboozled! : New Mexico’s Mountains and Molehills “A Concerned New Mexico Parent” sent me another blog entry for you all to review. In this post (s)he explains and illustrates another statistical shenanigan the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently pulled to promote the state’s value-added approach to reform (see this parent’s prior posts
Election Update: Charter schools, billionaire supporters, and their lobbyists are despicable – Cloaking Inequity
Election Update: Charter schools, billionaire supporters, and their lobbyists are despicable – Cloaking Inequity : Election Update: Charter schools, billionaire supporters, and their lobbyists are despicable Charter schools and their lobbyists have quietly raise tens of millions of dollars from billionaires to attack supporters of public schools that are running for local school boards (see below
Don’t give up on teaching, union president urges
Don’t give up on teaching, union president urges : Don’t give up on teaching, union president urges With high stakes testing taking over class time and a national teacher shortage that keeps growing, being a teacher today can be tough. Despite these challenges, persistent students are still flocking to a profession they say offers plenty of rewards. “Any job has negatives, but this job has the mo
Why I am running for Congress by Jonathan Pelto, Green Party Candidate, 2nd CD - Wait What?
Why I am running for Congress by Jonathan Pelto, Green Party Candidate, 2nd CD - Wait What? : Why I am running for Congress by Jonathan Pelto, Green Party Candidate, 2nd CD Why I am running for Congress by Jonathan Pelto, Green Party Candidate, 2 nd CD As a public education advocate, investigative journalist, small business owner, parent and former Connecticut state representative, I understand h
2016 Election Coverage: Brush Up on Clinton, Trump, and K-12 One More Time - Politics K-12 - Education Week
2016 Election Coverage: Brush Up on Clinton, Trump, and K-12 One More Time - Politics K-12 - Education Week : 2016 Election Coverage: Brush Up on Clinton, Trump, and K-12 One More Time Election Day is here. At the start of the year, we wrote that public school policy was mostly getting ignored in the race for the White House—and sadly for many of you education wonks, not much has changed. But her
Bloomberg’s 2016 tally: $65 million and counting - POLITICO
Bloomberg’s 2016 tally: $65 million and counting - POLITICO : Bloomberg’s 2016 tally: $65 million and counting With little fanfare, the former New York mayor has emerged as one of the election’s top donors. Mike Bloomberg is quietly finishing as one of the biggest spenders of the 2016 cycle. The former New York City mayor, who’s adamant about his political independence and gives to Republicans an
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'Millennial' voters not just white
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'Millennial' voters not just white : 'Millennial' voters not just white "Show the younger generation what standing up looks like," Chance the Rapper at yesterday's free concert. Please, no more hand-wringing about under-voting, so-called "millennials". I say, so-called, because I don't really think there's one such thing as millennials. Of course I know there are yo
Teaching Geometry at Mountain View High School*: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching Geometry at Mountain View High School*: Technology Integration | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching Geometry at Mountain View High School*: Technology Integration It is 8:00 AM and a few 9 th grade students slowly enter the classroom. Music is playing, ballads and songs from an earlier decade—I recognized “Hotel California.” Brendan Dilloughery , working on hi
Without Recruits, Even Lobbying Cannot Save Teach for America | deutsch29
Without Recruits, Even Lobbying Cannot Save Teach for America | deutsch29 : Without Recruits, Even Lobbying Cannot Save Teach for America In July 2016, the teacher temp agency, Teach for America (TFA) filed its latest tax form, technically for 2014, but actually spanning June 01, 2014 to May 31, 2015. Here is TFA’s stated mission: OUR MISSION IS TO ENLIST, DEVELOP, MOBILIZE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OF
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » On the upcoming election of the first woman president…
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » On the upcoming election of the first woman president… : On the upcoming election of the first woman president… In many ways this has been a disheartening election. To see people make excuses for a candidate bragging about sexual assault (which was followed up by victims saying, “Yes he did.”) well, that’s almost sadder than the assault in the first instan
SKrashen: Announcement of my interest in becoming US Secretary of Education
SKrashen: Announcement of my interest in becoming US Secretary of Education : Announcement of my interest in becoming US Secretary of Education Stephen Krashen November 7, 2016. According to the BAT organization's poll, I was one of those mentioned as a possible candidate for the position of Secretary of Education. If appointed, here is some of my platform. Most of the ideas are not my own, and I
November 8th, 2016 – Your Students are Watching You | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
November 8th, 2016 – Your Students are Watching You | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : November 8th, 2016 – Your Students are Watching You I can hardly blame any teachers who hesitate to vote for the Democratic nominee this year. One obvious reason is that many teachers are themselves Republicans and hesitate to vote for any Democratic nominee. Another is that many teachers, with cause, are wary of many Demo
Charter School Movement: ‘Insidious Plan’ to Take Over Public Education
Charter School Movement: ‘Insidious Plan’ to Take Over Public Education : Charter School Movement: ‘Insidious Plan’ to Take Over Public Education GUEST COMMENTARY--David Leonhardt says: “Charter schools -- public schools that operate outside the normal system -- have become a quarrelsome subject, alternately hailed as saviors and criticized as an overrated fad.” There is no such thing as public c

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