Sunday, January 1, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/1/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/1/17

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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos





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Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia | Diane Ravitch's blog
Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia | Diane Ravitch's blog : Trump Moving Ahead with Business Deals in Indonesia trump often says that the President is not covered by conflict of interest law. Try this one on: the New York Times reports that the Trump Organization is closing two new deals on Indonesia for super-luxury hotels. Having the president of the US as CEO should help the d
Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It - The New York Times
Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It - The New York Times : Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans . And Mr. Trump and the platform advo
How Unqualified Is Betsy DeVos? | The Huffington Post
How Unqualified Is Betsy DeVos? | The Huffington Post : How Unqualified Is Betsy DeVos? The nomination of Betsy DeVos to the post of Secretary of Education is such a bad choice that we don’t even have to talk about actual policy ideas to understand how unsuited she is for the position. Consider— John King was a lousy choice for Secretary of Education. But John King has worked in a classroom with
Sheltering in place: For students in Donald Trump-loving coal country, “school choice” isn’t a solution - Salon.com
Sheltering in place: For students in Donald Trump-loving coal country, “school choice” isn’t a solution - Salon.com : Sheltering in place: For students in Donald Trump-loving coal country, “school choice” isn’t a solution The only high school in Martin County, KY, is condemned. 45% of its minors live in poverty. How will Trump help? Donald Trump supporters at a rally in Charleston, W.Va., May 5,
Marie Corfield: Happy Anniversary! NJ Pension Meltdown Hits Milestone
Marie Corfield: Happy Anniversary! NJ Pension Meltdown Hits Milestone : Happy Anniversary! NJ Pension Meltdown Hits Milestone Happy New Year! But, more importantly, Happy Anniversary! Who doesn't love an anniversary celebration? Well, let's get out the hats and noisemakers 'cause NJ's got a big one! In exactly 10 years the lousiest pension fund in the United States —that's been raided for everyth
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Kicking Off the Year + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Kicking Off the Year : ICYMI: Kicking Off the Year Let's get ready for another round. Remember to share the pieces that speak to you-- amplifying voices is the very least we can do. The Great Unwinding of Public Education One of the better explanations of what has happened in Detroit and how Betsy DeVos shares blame for it. Carolina Coup and the Fight for Public Education J
Happy New Year! Gird Your Loins! | Diane Ravitch's blog
Happy New Year! Gird Your Loins! | Diane Ravitch's blog : Happy New Year! Gird Your Loins! Happy New Year! I hope 2017 brings you health, happiness, and good times with family and friends. 2017 will be a dangerous time for our nation. Somehow, a man was elected as president who has no experience or qualifications or knowledge. He is not a “populist,” the term adopted by the media. He is a white n
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos : Stopping the nomination of Betsy DeVos From Thomas Garrard at Moveon.Org Dec 31 at 3:02 PM To: Michaelklonsky@... Thank you for standing up for public education by signing this petition urging senators to oppose the DeVos nomination in committee. Thank you also to the National Council of Urban Education Associations for its e
Building More Affordable Housing Nearby (Mareesa Nicosia) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Building More Affordable Housing Nearby (Mareesa Nicosia) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Building More Affordable Housing Nearby (Mareesa Nicosia) Mareesa Nicosia is a senior reporter at The 74. This post appeared December 4, 2016 This post offers another way to improve schooling for minority and poor children that acknowledges the strong links between neighborhood, housi
Turtle Learning: 2016 WAS A VERY BAD YEAR... A so-so year...Ending in horror.
Turtle Learning: 2016 WAS A VERY BAD YEAR... A so-so year...Ending in horror. : 2016 WAS A VERY BAD YEAR... A so-so year...Ending in horror. Have not felt much like writing these past few months. Still physically recovering from the effects of chemo -- never really goes away 100%. So glad to finally have the cats back at home. They are affectionate but mostly mischievous. They climb up everything
Happy New Year’s Eve, Teachers! | deutsch29
Happy New Year’s Eve, Teachers! | deutsch29 : Happy New Year’s Eve, Teachers! On this eve of a new year, let us celebrate by taking a moment to remember a favorite teacher, one who inspired us, or challenged us– and one who was not necessarily held high in our estimation until we matured enough to appreciate his/her efforts on our behalf. In this spirit, I feature a few open letters of appreciati

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