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Digale a su senador que vote no por Betsy DeVos - Network For Public Education
Digale a su senador que vote no por Betsy DeVos - Network For Public Education : Digale a su senador que vote no por Betsy DeVos Cuanto más aprendemos, más estamos seguros de que Betsy DeVos es mala para las escuelas públicas y para los niños. Cuando De Vos tiene que elegir entre escuelas de calidad y el “libre mercado”, elige “el mercado libre” de la privatización cada vez. Los mejores intereses
CURMUDGUCATION: The New Charter Packaging
CURMUDGUCATION: The New Charter Packaging : The New Charter Packaging The election of Donald Trump presented nominally-Democratic reformsters with a problem. How could they put some distance between themselves and Trump and his Ed Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos. Neither one would pass for a progressive in even the darkest alley, and yet their preferred policies are the preferred policies of Trum
Rahm Emanuel: Don’t Be Afraid of School Choice | Diane Ravitch's blog
Rahm Emanuel: Don’t Be Afraid of School Choice | Diane Ravitch's blog : Rahm Emanuel: Don’t Be Afraid of School Choice Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel published an opinion article in the Washington Post saying something about how choice is a good thing when it is a good thing, so don’t get your knickers twisted against school choice just because Trump is for it. At least I think that is what he is say
Michigan, Here I Come! – EduShyster
Michigan, Here I Come! – EduShyster : Michigan, Here I Come! Wow —a huge thanks to everyone who chipped in and made my *send EduShyster to the Mitten State* fundraising campaign such a success . In seven days, I raised $5,000 from 100 donors. Make that $5,025 from 101 donors. And while I did get a few three figure gifts (thanks Dad!), most of my contributions were small—$10 here, $18 there—from r
Another Study about Bias in Teachers’ Observational Scores | VAMboozled!
Another Study about Bias in Teachers’ Observational Scores | VAMboozled! : Another Study about Bias in Teachers’ Observational Scores Following-up on two prior posts about potential bias in teachers’ observations (see prior posts here and here ), another research study was recently released evidencing, again, that the evaluation ratings derived via observations of teachers in practice are indeed
Teachers Are Delusional | Blue Cereal Education
Teachers Are Delusional | Blue Cereal Education : Teachers Are Delusional I don’t necessarily mean this in a bad way, although it does have a few downsides. As you probably know, public education in general and teachers in particular were thoroughly rebuked in the recent state elections. SQ779 went down in flames after polling rather well only weeks before, largely due to the efforts of mysteriou
What now? | Deborah Meier on Education
What now? | Deborah Meier on Education : What now? What few months we’ve been through. No point in rehearsing all the stages I have gone through. But since I am incapable of not being an optimist, even though I know better, I have solved it in this way: I had been thinking that if I made it for five more years I would probably see a great-grandchild or two born. Worth doing. But now I have decide
All Things Education: Book Review: The End of Consensus
All Things Education: Book Review: The End of Consensus : Book Review: The End of Consensus I wanted to announce my first official academic publication. Woot, woot! It's a second-authored book review in Teachers College Record with one of the professors at VCU who I work with, Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley. The book is The End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public Schoo
Can Our Democracy Survive Trump? and a 'Few' Words from Diane
Can Our Democracy Survive Trump? | Diane Ravitch's blog : Can Our Democracy Survive Trump? The New York Times contains a column that expresses the fears of many people and asks whether our democracy is sturdy enough to survive the reign of Trump. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, professors of government at Harvard, write: “Donald J. Trump’s election has raised a question that few Americans eve
Louisiana Educator: Can High Poverty Schools Beat the Odds?
Louisiana Educator: Can High Poverty Schools Beat the Odds? : Can High Poverty Schools Beat the Odds? Part II: An Analysis of School Performance Related to Family Poverty. Unintended negative consequences of Louisiana’s school grading system Does the grading of schools based on student test scores produce higher student performance? My analysis reveals that the evidence is building each successiv
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: NC: New Depths of Shame + Do Poor Students Get the Worst Teachers?
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: NC: New Depths of Shame + Do Poor Students Get the Worst Teachers? NC: New Depths of Shame 18 by Peter Greene / 1h Once upon a time, North Carolina was a forward-thinking state that took good care of its citizens. But they have spent the last few years hell-bent on turning it into a backward bottom-feeder. Now, in an attempt to win the prize for Wors
Marie Corfield: School 'Choice' in Trumplandia
Marie Corfield: School 'Choice' in Trumplandia : School 'Choice' in Trumplandia via GIPHY Like so many other 'reformers', DeVos will dangle the carrots of 'choice' and vouchers in front of urban parents, and public education as we know it will end—at least in the inner cities where parents have little say. She's already wreaked havoc in Detroit, a city that doesn't need one more ounce of despair.
The Unbearable Lightness of Lying: Renaming What We Value, Fear | the becoming radical
The Unbearable Lightness of Lying: Renaming What We Value, Fear | the becoming radical : The Unbearable Lightness of Lying: Renaming What We Value, Fear “Who is more to be pitied,” muses artist and main character Rabo Karabekian in Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard , “a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” As in most of Vonnegut’s fiction, th
A teacher makes eight education predictions for 2017 — some of them dire - The Washington Post
A teacher makes eight education predictions for 2017 — some of them dire - The Washington Post : A teacher makes eight education predictions for 2017 — some of them dire Ever year veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo makes an annual list of education predictions — and here are eight for 2017. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has wri
FL Speaker’s rant against voucher lawsuit linked to national”Reform” endgame: Get parents to opt out of Public Ed, take a low-$ tax-funded debit card & pay the difference | The Edvocate Blog
FL Speaker’s rant against voucher lawsuit linked to national”Reform” endgame: Get parents to opt out of Public Ed, take a low-$ tax-funded debit card &; pay the difference | The Edvocate Blog : FL Speaker’s rant against voucher lawsuit linked to national”Reform” endgame: Get parents to opt out of Public Ed, take a low-$ tax-funded debit card & pay the difference By now, many know that Florida Spe
North Carolina’s assault on public education just got worse - The Washington Post
North Carolina’s assault on public education just got worse - The Washington Post : North Carolina’s assault on public education just got worse “I am no fan of hyperbole, but I mean it when I say this: North Carolina is waging war against public education.” That was written in August 2015 by James Hogan, a former teacher who is now a writer and a fundraiser at Davidson College and a board member
The NPE Toolkit: Stop Betsy DeVos - Network For Public Education
The NPE Toolkit: Stop Betsy DeVos - Network For Public Education : The NPE Toolkit: Stop Betsy DeVos The more we learn, the more we are certain that Betsy DeVos is bad for public schools and for kids. When De Vos has to choose between quality schools and “the free market,” she chooses “the free market” of privatized choice every time. The best interests of children take a back seat. And we know t
SBE Agenda for January 2017 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education)
SBE Agenda for January 2017 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education) : SBE Agenda for January 2017 Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on January 11-12, 2017. Big Education Ape: Federal Denial of Science Testing Waiver Request - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/12/federal-denial-of-science-testing.html State Board Me

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