Saturday, December 31, 2016

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/31/16


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/31/16

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BATs Statement About Racism in Public Schools - Badass Teachers Association





CURMUDGUCATION: 2017: 9 Wishes + What Can I Do?
CURMUDGUCATION: 2017: 9 Wishes : 2017: 9 Wishes It is easy when you're in the pro-public education camp, trying to call out and push back against the many and varied attacks on public education-- it's easy in that place to get wrapped up in No and forget to articulate what you want to see. So as a sort of New Year's palate cleanser, let me lay out what things I do want to see happen in the world
NYC Public School Parents: My most popular blog posts of 2016, along with highlights and lowlights of the year
NYC Public School Parents: My most popular blog posts of 2016, along with highlights and lowlights of the year : My most popular blog posts of 2016, along with highlights and lowlights of the year Here are my most popular blog posts of 2016, along with some of the highlights and low-lights of the year: Read the blog post that PARCC doesn't want you to read ... May 14, 2016, 73 comments; 114,827 p
Schools Matter: Undoing the Military-Corporate Complex
Schools Matter: Undoing the Military-Corporate Complex : Undoing the Military-Corporate Complex Even as the malicious pretenders of climate change denial are installed by the Trumpists throughout Washington to keep the lid on any effort to halt the coming environmental catastrophe imposed by lethal energy extraction and use , the power brokers who have chosen certain death for their and our desce
2016 Accomplishments and Top 10 Posts this Year! - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
2016 Accomplishments and Top 10 Posts this Year! - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : 2016 Accomplishments and Top 10 Posts this Year! 2016 started off with a bang and is thankfully shlumping toward its ultimate demise. While I’ll be happy to see it go, it has been an amazing year. Personal and family accomplishments… In 2016, my daughters graduated elementary school and my husband and I
Marie Corfield: Who Really Wins in Privatization?
Marie Corfield: Who Really Wins in Privatization? : Who Really Wins in Privatization? Who was the biggest lottery winner in NJ in 2016? Not Joe Schmoe. Not the people in that office pool. Not even that kid in Newark trying to get into that charter school. Nope, it was the lottery company itself. Today's Star Ledger ran this story a bout Northstar New Jersey, the private company that Gov. Christie
Education Discernments for 2017 | tultican
Education Discernments for 2017 | tultican : Education Discernments for 2017 The education journalist Kristina Rizga spent four years embedded at Mission High School in San Francisco and apprehended this key insight concerning modern education reform: “ The more time I spent in classrooms, the more I began to realize that most remedies that politicians and education reform experts were promoting
Help Re-Elect Steve Zimmer to LA School Board | Diane Ravitch's blog
Help Re-Elect Steve Zimmer to LA School Board | Diane Ravitch's blog : Help Re-Elect Steve Zimmer to LA School Board Board Member Steve Zimmer - https://www.facebook.com/boardmember.stevezimmer Steve Zimmer (@lausd_zimmer) | Twitter - https://twitter.com/lausd_zimmer?lang=en I am sending $200 to Steve Zimmer, president of the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Each time Steve runs
Trump Loves Putin | Diane Ravitch's blog
Trump Loves Putin | Diane Ravitch's blog : Trump Loves Putin Vanity Fair reports that Twitter is a-twitter because of Trump’s little mash notes to Vladimir Putin. Trump does have a crush on Putin. He didn’t know that Russia had invaded Crimea, and now that he knows he doesn’t care. He doesn’t know that businessmen who dare to cross Putin lose everything and are imprisoned. He doesn’t know that di
Private Schools: 3 Reasons Public Schools Are Better!
Private Schools: 3 Reasons Public Schools Are Better! : Private Schools: 3 Reasons Public Schools Are Better! Private schools don’t always want your children, might not want vouchers, and don’t necessarily do better than public schools! There’s some fascinating information flying around about private schools vs. public schools, and I thought I would write about it today since vouchers are likely
Student Growth | Johnathan Chase
Student Growth | Johnathan Chase | LinkedIn : Student Growth Learning unfolds in a vibrant and vigorous environment where student growth is cultivated and regularly nurtured, not standardized and repeatedly measured. Today many schools are eliminating vigorous extracurricular experiences that help students discover the ways they are “smart”, so they can devote more time to preparing students for
Worse Than Fake News – Ignored News. Top 5 Education Stories You May Have Missed in 2016 | gadflyonthewallblog
Worse Than Fake News – Ignored News. Top 5 Education Stories You May Have Missed in 2016 | gadflyonthewallblog : Worse Than Fake News – Ignored News. Top 5 Education Stories You May Have Missed in 2016 Fake news! Watch out for fake news ! In the wake of the disastrous 2016 election cycle that left us with a conman turned reality TV star as President, the media has suddenly decided the whole thing
Privilege, PC and Christmas | One Flew East
Privilege, PC and Christmas | One Flew East : PRIVILEGE, PC AND CHRISTMAS A friend of mine, like thousands of others and not without reason, says that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election through ‘fraud, manipulation and outright lies.’ Others say it was a simple case of racism. Still others blame Hillary Clinton for running the wrong type of campaign—or for simply being Hillary Clinto
BATs Statement About Racism in Public Schools - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association : BATs Statement About Racism in Public Schools Today Shaun King wrote a powerful piece titled “ America’s Schools Must Have Zero Tolerance for Racism.” This is a must read for all involved in education and society. Here is the link http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-america-schools-zero-tolerance-racism-article-1.2928823 Please sign and share this petition
Schools Matter: Houston's Systematic Mistreatment of Special Needs Children
Schools Matter: Houston's Systematic Mistreatment of Special Needs Children : Houston's Systematic Mistreatment of Special Needs Children The Houston Independent School District has an established history of miseducative corruption, which goes back to the glory days of Rod Paige, who made a national reputation with made up graduation and dropout numbers for Houston high schools . His compelling l
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: TX: Education Savings Accounts & Vouchers 2.0 + Reading Reformsters
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION TX: Education Savings Accounts & Vouchers 2.0 63 by Peter Greene / 1d Yesterday the Dallas News gave Mack Morris "Special Contributor" some space to plug Education Savings Accounts. ESAs are often called another way to do vouchers, but they are actually worse. Still, folks can be excused for misunderstanding-- the Dallas News includes headline art of
Diane Ravitch - please give to Class Size Matters!
NYC Public School Parents: From Diane Ravitch - please give to Class Size Matters! : From Diane Ravitch - please give to Class Size Matters! To My Friends, Please consider giving to Class Size Matters ; a remarkably streamlined and effective non-profit on whose board I serve, that relies on the contributions of parents, teachers and concerned citizens just like you. Your support will help the org
Education is a Trust: Carl Paladino Must Go | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Education is a Trust: Carl Paladino Must Go | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Education is a Trust: Carl Paladino Must Go On Thursday night, the school board for Buffalo Public Schools sent a clear and scathing message to one of its own: resign or we will find a way to force you off our council . The member in question is upstate real estate developer, former Republican candidate for Governor of New York, c
Jersey Jazzman: The Attacks on Teacher Tenure Still Don't Make Sense
Jersey Jazzman: The Attacks on Teacher Tenure Still Don't Make Sense : The Attacks on Teacher Tenure Still Don't Make Sense The attacks on teacher tenure keep on coming -- and they're as illogical as ever. From the Partnership for Educational Justice : Newark, NJ—Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Department of Education released state and district level educator evaluation data from the 20
Goodbye, 2016, and Good Riddance – Top 10 Blog Post by Me From a Crappy Year | gadflyonthewallblog
Goodbye, 2016, and Good Riddance – Top 10 Blog Post by Me From a Crappy Year | gadflyonthewallblog : Goodbye, 2016, and Good Riddance – Top 10 Blog Post by Me From a Crappy Year Is it just me or did 2016 really stink? Both personally and publicly, it was a year I’d rather not revisit. I lost family. I lost idols (RIP, David Bowie and Prince). And we lost a horrible, protracted Presidential electi
Buffalo Board Of Education Demands Carl Paladino's Resignation After His Racist Anti-Obama Rant: Gothamist
Buffalo Board Of Education Demands Carl Paladino's Resignation After His Racist Anti-Obama Rant: Gothamist : Buffalo Board Of Education Demands Carl Paladino's Resignation After His Racist Anti-Obama Rant The Buffalo Board of Education is demanding that your racist uncle board member, real estate bigwig, and Trump adviser Carl Paladino resign for a lengthy, unhinged anti-Obama screed in a local p

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The Corporate Education Reform (CER) Flu has knocked the Big Education Ape off the Internet.
The Corporate Education Reform (CER) Flu has knocked the Big Education Ape off the Internet. The Corporate Education Reform (CER) Flu has knocked the Big Education Ape, a popular blog site, off the Internet. Damage to the blog site was minor, but the entire staff was idled and is recovering at home. Spokesperson for the Big Education Ape, Big Ed Ape said the site would be back up shortly. Big Ed

DEC 27

Top posts of 2016. | Fred Klonsky
Top posts of 2016. | Fred Klonsky : Top posts of 2016. Outside Trump Tower in Manhattan. Two of my most popular blog posts in 2016 simply provided information. A list of school layoffs at CPS had over 51,000 hits. And a post providing information about how to donate money and supplies to Standing Rock had 20,000 visitors. A Chicago taxpayer talks about the possible teachers strike (October 3, 201
John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah Talk Education - The Atlantic
John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah Talk Education - The Atlantic : How Comedy Became Education's Best Critque Late-night hosts including John Oliver and Samantha Bee devoted air time to school-related issues this year, pushing the topics into mainstream conversation. This is the second installment in our series examining the intersections of education and entertainment in 2016. Read a previou
A Teacher on Teaching: Carl Paladino: Worst School Board Member of the Year
A Teacher on Teaching: Carl Paladino: Worst School Board Member of the Year : Carl Paladino: Worst School Board Member of the Year December started well for Carl Paladino. A member of the Buffalo, New York school board, co-chair of Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in the state, Paladino met with the president-elect and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, just before Christmas. He told reporters
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Looking Ahead (Nationally) - Part One
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Looking Ahead (Nationally) - Part One : Looking Ahead (Nationally) - Part One You'll notice I didn't say "looking forward" because honestly, I don't see much hope for public education for all students in this country, state and city. Let's start with nationally. Trump won the Electoral College and is therefore elected president. However, that win is clearly not a
Slideshow: When deportation fears keep kids out of preschool: a Florida case study | 89.3 KPCC
Slideshow: When deportation fears keep kids out of preschool: a Florida case study | 89.3 KPCC : When deportation fears keep kids out of preschool: a Florida case study For a 16 year-old, Armando Bautista knows a lot about cucumbers. As a small child he helped his parents, both migrant farmworkers in the U.S. illegally, plant and pick cucumbers in vast fields from Michigan to Florida. The high sc

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/26/16
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 12/26/16 Featured Post Will we see you at our 2017 conference? - Network For Public Education Jersey Jazzman: "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers: It's Already Working by mike 

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