Monday, December 12, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/12/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/12/16

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Trump choice for secretary of education calls for ‘local control’ of schools | EdSource





CURMUDGUCATION: An A-Plus Method of Liberating Money
CURMUDGUCATION: An A-Plus Method of Liberating Money : An A-Plus Method of Liberating Money The Very Conservative Heritage Foundation has posted on Facebook a video with their six suggestions for the first 100 days of Betsy DeVos's attempt to drive the Department of Education into the privatization ditch (they might have phrased it a little differently). Support states as they work to exit Common
Betsy DeVos: In Her Own Words | Diane Ravitch's blog
Betsy DeVos: In Her Own Words | Diane Ravitch's blog : Betsy DeVos: In Her Own Words What does Betsy DeVos say about education? What does she care about? What matters most? Charters and vouchers. The charter chain that she praises in this video operates for profit. As the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press recently wrote, she is a lobbyist for privatized alternatives to public school
john thompson: Why Community Schools and Community Health Providers Must Unite | The Huffington Post
Why Community Schools and Community Health Providers Must Unite | The Huffington Post - Linkis.com : Why Community Schools and Community Health Providers Must Unite john thompson @drjohnthompson For the last two decades or so, education policy-makers have been like the drunk who looked for his lost keys not where he dropped them, but under the street light – because that’s where the light was bet
Weingarten on Betsy DeVos: 3 Ways Betsy DeVos Worked to Destroy Public Education - YouTube
3 Ways Betsy DeVos Worked to Destroy Public Education - YouTube : 3 Ways Betsy DeVos Worked to Destroy Public Education 3 Ways Betsy DeVos Worked to Destroy Public Education - YouTube :
Trump choice for secretary of education calls for ‘local control’ of schools | EdSource
Trump choice for secretary of education calls for ‘local control’ of schools | EdSource : Trump choice for secretary of education calls for 'local control' of schools Using terminology entrenched in California’s school reform vernacular, Betsy DeVos called for “local control” of schools in her most extensive public comments since President-elect Donald Trump selected her to be his secretary of ed
The Charter School Company Store | School Finance 101
The Charter School Company Store | School Finance 101 : The Charter School Company Store You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store Tennessee Ernie Ford About a year ago, I released this report: http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/charter-revenue In which Gary Miron and I discuss v
New Orleans may become first major city with all-charter public school system | Education | theadvocate.com
New Orleans may become first major city with all-charter public school system | Education | theadvocate.com : New Orleans may become first major city with all-charter public school system The remaining handful of traditional public schools in Orleans Parish may finally be turned into independent charter schools, making New Orleans the first big city in the U.S. to have an all-charter system. Hend
Civil and Human Rights Groups: Education Secretary Must Enforce Civil Rights Law and Advance Public Education
Civil and Human Rights Groups: Education Secretary Must Enforce Civil Rights Law and Advance Public Education : Civil and Human Rights Groups: Education Secretary Must Enforce Civil Rights Law and Advance Public Education WASHINGTON – Today, 33 civil and human rights groups issued the following statement in response to President-elect Trump’s intent to nominate Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Educat
School choice advocates divided over Trump and his education pick, Betsy DeVos - The Washington Post
School choice advocates divided over Trump and his education pick, Betsy DeVos - The Washington Post : School choice advocates divided over Trump and his education pick, Betsy DeVos Teachers unions have — predictably — attacked President-elect Donald Trump and his nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, a conservative Michigan power broker who has pushed to expand taxpayer-funded vouchers f
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Counterrevolution That Preceded The Non Violent Civil Rights Movement
With A Brooklyn Accent: The Counterrevolution That Preceded The Non Violent Civil Rights Movement : The Counterrevolution That Preceded The Non Violent Civil Rights Movement As people around the nation wonder how their communities and causes will be affected by the Presidency of Donald Trump, it is important to remember a time not that long ago when a similar attack was launched on efforts to cha
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Glenn Greenwald THE PHRASE “FAKE NEWS”... lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of propaganda and censorship. The most important fact to realize about this new term: those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it. -- The Intercept Bob Dylan
Trump Time Capsule #4: The “murder” of Vince Foster |
Trump Time Capsule #4: The “murder” of Vince Foster | : Trump Time Capsule #4: The “murder” of Vince Foster Vince Foster 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 election campaign–as Trump began his
The Inevitable Rise of Trumplandia: Market Ideology Ate Our Democracy | the becoming radical
The Inevitable Rise of Trumplandia: Market Ideology Ate Our Democracy | the becoming radical : The Inevitable Rise of Trumplandia: Market Ideology Ate Our Democracy Writing in 2000 specifically about education reform, Michael Engel [1] acknowledges: “Market ideology has triumphed over democratic values not because of its superiority as a theory of society but in part because in a capitalist syste
Good News! We Can Cancel The Common Core Tests | The Huffington Post
Good News! We Can Cancel The Common Core Tests | The Huffington Post : Good News! We Can Cancel The Common Core Tests Christopher Tienken (Seton Hall) has solved a mystery, and we can cancel the Big Standardized Test. Along with Anthony Colella (Seton Hall), Christian Angelillo (Boonton Township SD), Meredith Fox (Nanuet Union SD), Kevin McCahill (George W. Miller Elementary) and Adam Wolfe (Peor
Home-grown school superintendents bring stability, deep knowledge to their districts | EdSource
Home-grown school superintendents bring stability, deep knowledge to their districts | EdSource : Home-grown school superintendents bring stability, deep knowledge to their districts A small group of home-grown school superintendents in California defy the stereotype of a school leader who parachutes into a district, spends three or four years there, and moves on to a new job in another district.
This lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee? | Chalkbeat
This lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee? | Chalkbeat : This lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee? One of the newest Republican members of the House Education Committee was sent to a Jefferson County jail on Friday for violating the t
High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes - The Washington Post
High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes - The Washington Post : High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes Mya Alford dreams of studying chemical engineering in college, but the high school junior is at a disadvantage: Last year, her chemistry teacher at Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Academy quit just weeks after school started, and the class was tau
LAUSD’s Parent Jail
LAUSD’s Parent Jail : LAUSD’s Parent Jail Disruptive Person Letters (DPL) are issued by principals within the LAUSD when someone interferes with the ability “ to maintain a safe campus free of disruption .” There is concern among parents that in addition to protecting against “ behavior that poses a danger to staff or students ”, these letters are also being used to retaliate against those who qu
UConn student paper speaks out for UConn’s Natural History Museum - Wait What?
UConn student paper speaks out for UConn’s Natural History Museum - Wait What? : UConn student paper speaks out for UConn’s Natural History Museum As previously reported here at Wait, What?, The administration at the University of Connecticut is on a mission to destroy Connecticut’s Museum of Natural History. For coverage read; UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting
How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down : NPR Ed : NPR
How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down : NPR Ed : NPR : How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down If you got 13 percent back on your investments every year, you'd be pretty happy, right? Remember, the S&P 500, historically, has averaged about 7 percent when adjusted for inflation. What if the investment is in children, and the return on investment not on
Betsy DeVos Won't Be Doing Too Much As Secretary of Education, But It Is Not Clear She Knows That - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Betsy DeVos Won't Be Doing Too Much As Secretary of Education, But It Is Not Clear She Knows That It is not clear whether Betsy DeVos really knows what her job will be as Secretary of Education or if she is just blowing smoke like the person who nominated her. She is telling news sources that she will put the brakes on the Common Core. “It’s time to make education great
Would Donald Trump's Giant Voucher Proposal Work For Rural Students? - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Would Donald Trump's Giant Voucher Proposal Work For Rural Students? - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Would Donald Trump's Giant Voucher Proposal Work For Rural Students? Most people have taken President-elect Donald Trump's decision to tap billionaire GOP donor and school choice champion Betsy DeVos as his education secretary as a sign that he wants to make good on his campaign promise to crea
Jitu Brown Explains the Reasons for New Anti-Charter School Resolution from National NAACP | janresseger
Jitu Brown Explains the Reasons for New Anti-Charter School Resolution from National NAACP | janresseger : Jitu Brown Explains the Reasons for New Anti-Charter School Resolution from National NAACP In October, the national NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, passed a strong resolution demanding a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools and the end of school privatization
Russ on Reading: Our Schools and Prejudice: The Need to Connect
Russ on Reading: Our Schools and Prejudice: The Need to Connect : Our Schools and Prejudice: The Need to Connect Three articles in the Sunday Review Section of the New York Times this week resonated strongly with me in this time of greater and greater division in my country. First was a report by Ben Austin on Violence and Division on the South Side of Chicago , which reported on efforts to get s
Personalized Learning in Milpitas (CA): District Reforms | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Personalized Learning in Milpitas (CA): District Reforms | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Personalized Learning in Milpitas (CA): District Reforms A former high school science teacher in a small Northern California district, Cary Matsuoka eventually moved into administration and became superintendent in 2006 in Los Gatos-Saratoga Union school district with two high schools,
A Teacher’s Tale – Illuminates | tultican
A Teacher’s Tale – Illuminates | tultican : A Teacher’s Tale – Illuminates A Teacher's Tale: A Teacher's Tale: Learning, Loving and Listening to Our Kids: John Thompson: 9781681646428: Amazon.com: Books - https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Tale-Learning-Loving-Listening/dp/1681646420 John Thompson is an historian and a legislative analyst who found his calling – educator. His A Teacher’s Tale is pro

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