Monday, December 5, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/5/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/5/16

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Teach For America in Charlotte: Making segregated schools work | The Charlotte Observer





Blaming teachers. I am a “negative demographic change.” I ain’t dead yet. | Fred Klonsky
Blaming teachers. I am a “negative demographic change.” I ain’t dead yet. | Fred Klonsky : Blaming teachers. I am a “negative demographic change.” I ain’t dead yet Standing among the Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors at the Field Museum, created for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 BCE. He’s dead and I’m not, making me a negative demographic change I had some time on my hands this af
THE 10 IDEAS TO FIX PUBLIC EDUCATION TRUMP APPOINTEE BETSY DEVOS IS LEAST LIKELY TO PROPOSE - Perdaily.com
THE 10 IDEAS TO FIX PUBLIC EDUCATION TRUMP APPOINTEE BETSY DEVOS IS LEAST LIKELY TO PROPOSE - Perdaily.com : THE 10 IDEAS TO FIX PUBLIC EDUCATION TRUMP APPOINTEE BETSY DEVOS IS LEAST LIKELY TO PROPOSE After rereading Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine in the context of Trump's recent election as president with incessant ultra-conservative appointees, it occurred to me that the social and ecomomic s
Yong Zhao » Don’t Read Too Much Into It: What Brexit and U.S. Election Surprises Can Teach Us about PISA
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Don’t Read Too Much Into It: What Brexit and U.S. Election Surprises Can Teach Us about PISA : Don’t Read Too Much Into It: What Brexit and U.S. Election Surprises Can Teach Us about PISA The results of the Brexit referendum and U.S. presidential election will go down in history as the biggest surprises of 2016. The final results defied all p
The Evidence is In: 'Happy' Schools Boost Student Achievement
The Evidence is In: 'Happy' Schools Boost Student Achievement : The Evidence is In: ‘Happy’ Schools Boost Student Achievement A positive climate, most education stakeholders agree, is on most schools’ wish-list. Schools do not aspire, after all, to create environments that are detrimental to students and educators. But the No Child Left Behind era – a decade plus of “test and punish,” a stripped
Another Education Blogs Sells Out - Big Education Ape for Sale!
Another Education Blogs Sells Out - Big Education Ape for Sale! Blog For Sale by Owner | No Agent Huge Benefits of Owning the Big Education Ape: Huge Circulation Huge Pageviews yesterday 11,728 Huge Pageviews last month 262,042 Huge Pageviews all time history 9,719,335 Huge Pageviews last month by Countries Entry Pageviews United States 175975 Huge France 40943 Russia 10172 Germany 7272 Slovakia
Jeff Bryant: Tar Heel Heist: How the Charter School Industry is Hijacking Public Education | Alternet
Tar Heel Heist: How the Charter School Industry is Hijacking Public Education | Alternet : Tar Heel Heist: How the Charter School Industry is Hijacking Public Education North Carolina offers a harrowing preview of what American classrooms might look like under President Trump If the American Dream is still alive – the one that includes a good job and a house with a yard, kids, and a two-car garag
Once Again, Bruce Springsteen Inspires Hope And Courage | The Huffington Post
Once Again, Bruce Springsteen Inspires Hope And Courage | The Huffington Post - Linkis.com : Once Again, Bruce Springsteen Inspires Hope And Courage Once again, as our nation deals with Trumpism, Bruce Springsteen’s poetry and prose can bring courage. When returning to the United States in 1982, I was stunned by the way the Reagan administration had sped up deindustrialization, expanded the arms
Is Educational Research Validating Corrupt Practices in New Orleans? - Living in Dialogue
Is Educational Research Validating Corrupt Practices in New Orleans? - Living in Dialogue : Is Educational Research Validating Corrupt Practices in New Orleans? By John Thompson. In the aftermath of the Trump election, and as our “post fact” politics becomes even worse, it will be interesting to see what school reformers do. Will they double down on their truth-challenged spin on charter schools,
“You can call a dog a pig, but you can’t get no bacon from a dog.” | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
“You can call a dog a pig, but you can’t get no bacon from a dog.” | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : “You can call a dog a pig, but you can’t get no bacon from a dog. Bertrand Russell said. “We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one in which we preach but do not practice, and one in which we practice, but do not preach.” This quote speaks to the current education issues natio
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Contact the Governor NOW
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Contact the Governor NOW : Seattle Schools Community Forum: Contact the Governor NOW I'm going to offer the simplest advice I can on the levy cliff. There is NO reason it has to happen. I urge everyone to call 360-902-4111 or, email https://fortress.wa.gov/es/governor/ or tweet @GovInslee and tell him to put pressure on the Legislature to have a one-day special se
Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto Book Tour: Up the Left Coast | Bill Ayers
Book Tour: Up the Left Coast | Bill Ayers : Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto Book Tour: Up the Left Coast Bill Ayers -- Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto | Haymarket Books - http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible Book Tour: Up the Left Coast The Rainbow Queer, Abolition/Disarm, Free Mumia, Pardon Peltier/Lopez/Manning/Snowden, Fight Fascism, Resist and Rise Up
Cyber Charter Schools Fail to Provide Much of an Education
Cyber Charter Schools Fail to Provide Much of an Education : CYBER CHARTER SCHOOLS FAIL TO PROVIDE MUCH OF AN EDUCATION This article originally was published on The Conversation. What President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican sweep of government will mean for K-12 education priorities over the next four years is not entirely clear yet. However, policy statements and administration selection
An Anti-Trump Agenda For American Education | The Huffington Post
An Anti-Trump Agenda For American Education | The Huffington Post : An Anti-Trump Agenda For American Education It is not enough to be a critic. If educators, parents, and students, and progressive citizens are going to transform public education in the United States we have to develop an Anti-Trump Agenda and build an Anti-Trump social movement. Periodically I am asked, somewhat suspiciously, “W
With Trump’s Title IX stance unknown, video aims to educate about sexual harassment at school | EdSource
With Trump’s Title IX stance unknown, video aims to educate about sexual harassment at school | EdSource : With Trump's Title IX stance unknown, video aims to educate about sexual harassment at school tional experts on sexual harassment in K-12 schools have teamed up to create a new educational video about gender equality, intended to inform students that they have a legal right to attend a schoo
After the election – Welcome to our new future :( | Parents United for Public Education
After the election – Welcome to our new future :( | Parents United for Public Education : After the election – Welcome to our new future :( We wish we could provide a more insightful blob post, but there are already great investigative works out there. Please take some time to inform yourself on the latest Secretary of Education appointment. Public education is incredibly important to our republi
Finland can teach Betsy DeVos a thing or two about valuing teachers and school choice that’s real - The Hechinger Report
Finland can teach Betsy DeVos a thing or two about valuing teachers and school choice that’s real - The Hechinger Report : Finland can teach Betsy DeVos a thing or two about valuing teachers and school choice that’s real Lessons in educational options from a highly ranked nation Joensuu, FINLAND — Things are not going well in Pessi Pollanen’s physics class at the University of Eastern Finland’s e
Majority of students restrained in Kentucky schools are in 3rd grade or younger | Lexington Herald-Leader
Majority of students restrained in Kentucky schools are in 3rd grade or younger | Lexington Herald-Leader : Majority of students restrained in Kentucky schools are in 3rd grade or younger Restraint and seclusion of students in Kentucky schools is often unnecessary, and students with disabilities and students of color were the most likely to be restrained and secluded in 2014-15, a report released
Teach For America in Charlotte: Making segregated schools work | The Charlotte Observer
Teach For America in Charlotte: Making segregated schools work | The Charlotte Observer : Can segregated schools work in CMS? Teach For America’s Charlotte forum says yes While the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board talks about breaking up racial and economic isolation, Teach For America Charlotte is holding a forum on making “hypersegregated” schools successful. On Dec. 15, two national speakers
Schools Matter: DeVos Will Make Democrat's Charter Plan Easier to Sell
Schools Matter: DeVos Will Make Democrat's Charter Plan Easier to Sell : DeVos Will Make Democrat's Charter Plan Easier to Sell A few years back Diane Ravitch was forced to admit openly what the opponents of testing accountability knew when No Child Left Behind became law: the ridiculous goal of 100% percent student proficiency in reading and math could never be met, and the fanciful imposition o
Politico: Where Betsy gives her money. | Fred Klonsky
Politico: Where Betsy gives her money. | Fred Klonsky : Politico: Where Betsy gives her money. Reposted from Politico’s Morning Education: By Michael Stratford | 12/05/2016 10:00 AM EDT With help from Caitlin Emma and Benjamin Wermund WHERE BETSY AND DICK DEVOS HAVE FUNNELED THEIR PHILANTHROPY: Beyond the millions of dollars that the DeVos family has spent bankrolling Republican candidates across
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Victory celebrations at Standing Rock. Struggle continues. Tom Goldtooth “This isn’t our first rodeo with the forces of genocide,” said Goldtooth, a great-grandfather with long black braids sticking out from under the hooded sweatshirt ...Capitalism feeds on unlimited growth. It’s like this monster that’s always hungry and thirs
Boston students plan walkout in protest of Trump - The Boston Globe #bpswalkout
Boston students plan walkout in protest of Trump - The Boston Globe : Boston students plan walkout Monday in protest of Trump Students across Boston plan to walk out of their classes Monday afternoon, marching to the State House and City Hall with demands that Massachusetts leaders stand up to President-elect Donald Trump. Organizers expect hundreds to join, including students from middle school,
Report: Black Public School Students In NYC Arrested 10 Times More Often Than White Peers: Gothamist
Report: Black Public School Students In NYC Arrested 10 Times More Often Than White Peers: Gothamist : Report: Black Public School Students In NYC Arrested 10 Times More Often Than White Peers Black students at New York City's public schools are arrested at a rate 10 times higher than their white peers, according to a new report on school discipline from the New York Civil Liberties Union. The re
Labor leader defends Ellison from anti-Semitism accusations | TheHill
Labor leader defends Ellison from anti-Semitism accusations | TheHill : Labor leader defends Ellison from anti-Semitism accusations The president of the American Federation of Teachers defended Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Saturday against those accusing the Democratic National Committee candidate of anti-Semitism. “I can feel and smell anti Semitism. Keith Ellison is no anti-Semite and it is
Wendy Lecker: Secretary of Education designate Betsy DeVos’ crusade against public education - Wait What?
Secretary of Education designate Betsy DeVos’ crusade against public education (By Wendy Lecker) - Wait What? : Secretary of Education designate Betsy DeVos’ crusade against public education (By Wendy Lecker) First published in the Samford Advocate , Wendy Lecker lays out the details about Secretary of Education designate Betsy DeVosas anti-public education legacy. Lecker writes; President-elect
Eleven-Year-Old's Suspension for Butter Knife Exposes Irrational Discipline Once More - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Eleven-Year-Old's Suspension for Butter Knife Exposes Irrational Discipline Once More According to local reports and the parents, an eleven-year-old honor roll student in Pembroke Pines, Florida, was suspended for six days when she used a children's knife to cut a peach and share it with a classmates. According to the family, the knife was as dull as a butter knife and w
Betsy DeVos: School Choice, the Establishment Clause, Religious Liberty, and Public Education | janresseger
Betsy DeVos: School Choice, the Establishment Clause, Religious Liberty, and Public Education | janresseger : Betsy DeVos: School Choice, the Establishment Clause, Religious Liberty, and Public Education According to Benjamin Wermund of POLITICO , the religious views of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, are closely connected to her philosophy of school choic
With A Brooklyn Accent: Turning Tragedy Into Opportunity-The Creation of Fordham's Bronx Course and the #BronxHistoryCollaborative
With A Brooklyn Accent: Turning Tragedy Into Opportunity-The Creation of Fordham's Bronx Course and the #BronxHistoryCollaborative : Turning Tragedy Into Opportunity-The Creation of Fordham's Bronx Course and the #BronxHistoryCollaborative Last Fall there were a series of racial incidents at Fordham that traumatized the University community. The administration responded with powerful statements t

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