Thursday, December 1, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/1/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/1/16

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How much do Charter School Executives make? – School Data Nerd





CURMUDGUCATION: Unionizing Charters (PT. 2)
CURMUDGUCATION: Unionizing Charters (PT. 2) : Unionizing Charters (PT. 2) As I noted in Part I, Peter Cunningham and others from the Why Of Course We're Liberal Democrats Who Support Charter Schools crowd have been trying to rustle up a new conversation about unions and charters and why they should be BFFs. This newly minted conversation has cropped up and there, but Ed Post has whipped a whole l
Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary | Democracy Now!
Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary | Democracy Now! : Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary TOPICS Education GUESTS Diane Ravitch Assistant Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush. She is a historian of education and best-selling author of over 20 books, including "Reign of
CURMUDGUCATION: Unionizing Charters (PT. I)
CURMUDGUCATION: Unionizing Charters (PT. I) : Unionizing Charters (PT. I) A curious conversation is unfolding over at Education Post, kicked off by this piece by Dirk Tillotson , founder and executive direct of Great Schools Choices, a charter advocacy group. It's a "provocative" piece simply because it is a charter fan writing in favor of unionizing charter work forces. Tillotson kicks off his c
Cross-Cultural Dialogues... Where do we go from here? - SF Public School Mom #educolor
Cross-Cultural Dialogues... Where do we go from here? - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : Cross-Cultural Dialogues… Where do we go from here? or White Educators Talk about Race – Part Deux In my last post , I discussed the ways White educators tend to handle cross-cultural dialogues. This is especially important now. In an effort to make our schools more emotionally and physically safe,
Randi Weingarten: 'This is anti-public schools' | MSNBC
AFT President: 'This is anti-public schools' | MSNBC : Randi Weingarten: 'This is anti-public schools' AFT President: 'This is anti-public schools' MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle talks with the President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, about Donald Trump's new pick for Education Secretary. Duration: 6:18
RANDI WEINGARTEN: Donald Trump vs. public schools - NY Daily News
Donald Trump vs. public schools - NY Daily News : Donald Trump vs. public schools: Betsy DeVos is a radical choice Our public schools are the means by which the United States fulfills a collective promise: to take and teach every child seeking an education. While private, religious and charter schools have a place in the educational landscape, this most democratic of promises is unique to public
New Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee Wants to Get the Feds Out of Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
New Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee Wants to Get the Feds Out of Education | Diane Ravitch's blog : New Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee Wants to Get the Feds Out of Education Politico reports on the new chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee: FOXX IN THE HOUSE: Virginia Foxx wants to dismantle the Education Department and erase Barack Obama’
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Understanding the Dire State of SPS' 2017-2018 Budget
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Understanding the Dire State of SPS' 2017-2018 Budget : Understanding the Dire State of SPS' 2017-2018 Budget Here's some information on what the levy cliff is and what you can do to try to head it off before our district falls off that cliff. I do note that I'm not sure how much of the $71-74M deficit projected by staff is due to the levy cliff. All? Part? If so,
'We need to monitor this closely': NC virtual charter schools report shows high withdrawals, low performance :: WRAL.com
'We need to monitor this closely': NC virtual charter schools report shows high withdrawals, low performance :: WRAL.com : 'We need to monitor this closely': NC virtual charter schools report shows high withdrawals, low performance RALEIGH, N.C. — State Board of Education members on Wednesday said they want to do a better job of monitoring the state's two virtual charter schools after a report fo
New study links Pa. charter school growth with loss of district resources | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
New study links Pa. charter school growth with loss of district resources | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : New study links Pa. charter school growth with loss of district resources By Elizabeth Behrman and Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette An Economic Policy Institute paper out this week has linked rapidly growing charter schools in some urban districts to a lack of resources and budget shortfalls
NEA Member's Exploration Into Racist Ideas Wins National Book Award
NEA Member's Exploration Into Racist Ideas Wins National Book Award : NEA Member’s Exploration Into Racist Ideas Wins National Book Award BY MARY ELLEN FLANNERY In his recent National Book Award-winning book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, NEA Higher Ed member Ibram X. Kendi dives into the world of racist ideas. Recently, Kendi, an assistant profess
Chilling 'Professor Watchlist' Aims to 'Expose' Leftist Educators | Common Dreams
Chilling 'Professor Watchlist' Aims to 'Expose' Leftist Educators | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community : Chilling 'Professor Watchlist' Aims to 'Expose' Leftist Educators 'It would be easier to dismiss this rather silly project if the United States had not just elected a president who shouts over attempts at rational discourse and reactionary majorities in both ho
I, Too, Am a Dangerous Professor if You Covet Ignorance, Hatred | the becoming radical
I, Too, Am a Dangerous Professor if You Covet Ignorance, Hatred | the becoming radical : I, Too, Am a Dangerous Professor if You Covet Ignorance, Hatred We Marxists are rightfully criticized for being idealistic, but we are unfairly demonized by those across the U.S. who wrongly associate Marxism, socialism, and communism with totalitarian governments and human oppression. You see, Marxism as a s
Why America’s labor unions are about to die
Why America’s labor unions are about to die : Why America’s labor unions are about to die I've written before on how the decline of organized labor beginning in the late 1970s gave birth to the backlash that fueled Donald Trump’s election. Labor’s deterioration weakened worker protections, kept wages stagnant and caused income inequality to soar to the highest levels in over eight decades . It al
Charter School Failure (The Schools, Not The Kids) | The Huffington Post
Charter School Failure (The Schools, Not The Kids) | The Huffington Post : Charter School Failure (The Schools, Not The Kids) Reeces Pieces @ReecesPieces8 President-elect Donald “Hardly-a-Landslide” Trump and nominee for Secretary of the federal Department of Education, Betsy “Voucher Queen” DeVos, are championing vouchers and charter schools as ways to dismantle public education, subsidize priva
Ex-charter school chief gets $215K after resigning in wake of spending controversy
Ex-charter school chief gets $215K after resigning in wake of spending controversy : Ex-charter school chief gets $215K after resigning in wake of spending controversy WOODLAND HILLS >> Former El Camino Real Charter High School principal David Fehte, who resigned in October after becoming embroiled in a credit card-spending controversy, will be receiving $215,000 for his sudden departure under an
How much do Charter School Executives make? – School Data Nerd
How much do Charter School Executives make? – School Data Nerd : How much do Charter School Executives make? Michelle King, the Superintendent of LAUSD makes $350,000 per year . She gets paid the big bucks because she is the leader of the second largest school district in the country. She has 639,000 (give or take) students under her purview – that number includes charter schools which LAUSD over
Warning - Malloy likely to propose shifting State’s massive unfunded liability problem onto our children - Wait What?
Warning - Malloy likely to propose shifting State’s massive unfunded liability problem onto our children - Wait What? : Warning – Malloy likely to propose shifting State’s massive unfunded liability problem onto our children Since taking office in January 2011, Governor Dannel Malloy’s fiscal policies have been based on a reckless strategy of coddling the rich, record cuts to Connecticut’s public
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse - LA Times
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse - LA Times : California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse Tamara Moore thought of herself as a career teacher, but she could see burnout in her future. In her first year, she was putting in 60 hours a week but was troubled by how her school focused more on raising test scores than on wor
Important Reading on Betsy DeVos | janresseger
Important Reading on Betsy DeVos | janresseger : Important Reading on Betsy DeVos Today’s post is an update—some new tidbits and clarifications about the record of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. Jennifer Berkshire on Betsy DeVos I encourage you to read Jennifer Berkshire’s fascinating commentary on Betsy DeVos’s role in the mess created by an
CURMUDGUCATION: Revising Reform for Trumplandia
CURMUDGUCATION: Revising Reform for Trumplandia : Revising Reform for Trumplandia If reformsters are good at anything, it's revising the narrative to match current conditions. They are masters of the retcon (a comics term referring to retroactively altering character continuity, like when Frank Miller introduced Elektra into Daredevil continuity and we suddenly learned that a character we had nev
See Betsy DeVos' Donations to Senators Who Will Oversee Her Confirmation - Politics K-12 - Education Week
See Betsy DeVos' Donations to Senators Who Will Oversee Her Confirmation - Politics K-12 - Education Week : See Betsy DeVos' Donations to Senators Who Will Oversee Her Confirmation President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, is best known in the education policy world as a school choice advocate. But on the national political stage, she and her husband, Di
Education in the Age of Globalization » Never Send a Human to do a Machine’s Job: Top 5 Mistakes in Ed Tech
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Never Send a Human to do a Machine’s Job: Top 5 Mistakes in Ed Tech : Never Send a Human to do a Machine’s Job: Top 5 Mistakes in Ed Tech Do what you do best and let technology do the rest Technology has transformed our lives. Virtually every school and classroom is connected. Why then, has it not transformed education? Consider these five wa
Schools Matter: Reporting Jim Horn to the Professor Watchlist
Schools Matter: Reporting Jim Horn to the Professor Watchlist : Reporting Jim Horn to the Professor Watchlist Turding Point USA is small group of white young asshats who can't wait for the second coming of Adolf Hitler. One of their "projects" is to create a McCarthyistic list of professors who have the audacity to exercise their Constitutional rights in and out of the classroom. I hope that ever

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