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WHY TRUMPLANDIA ALTERNATIVE FACTS ARE BETTER THAN THE TRUTH (A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON TEST)




Kellyanne Conway’s Use of “Alternative Facts” Causes a Spike on Merriam-Webster Website | deutsch29
Kellyanne Conway’s Use of “Alternative Facts” Causes a Spike on Merriam-Webster Website | deutsch29 : Kellyanne Conway’s Use of “Alternative Facts” Causes a Spike on Merriam-Webster Website As a high school English teacher, I often find myself consulting the dictionary to make sure I am precise in my usage of obscure words. “Fact” and “falsehood” are not on my obscure word list. In a January 22,
CURMUDGUCATION: Foggy College Readiness
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#DearBetsy - Living in Dialogue
#DearBetsy - Living in Dialogue : #DearBetsy Wendy Davis on holding Betsy DeVos accountable for the needs of sexual assault survivors and all students. #DearBetsy - Living in Dialogue :
Why Trumplandia Alternative Facts Are Better Than The Truth (A Scientific Comparison Test)
WHY TRUMPLANDIA ALTERNATIVE FACTS ARE BETTER THAN THE TRUTH (A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON TEST) I. Credibility All ALTERNATIVE FACTS are designed to seem true. The expert liar carefully uses elements that seem probable and logical and are therefore easy to believe. On the other hand, The Truth is often illogical, wildly improbable and hard to explain. ALTERNATIVE FACTS are more believable than The Tru
On Saturday four million in the streets made America great. | Fred Klonsky
On Saturday four million in the streets made America great. | Fred Klonsky : On Saturday four million in the streets made America great. “The Democratic Party has got to make it very clear that they are prepared to stand up to powerful special interests like the pharmaceutical industry and like Wall Street, and they’re not going to win elections and they’re not going to be doing the right thing f
Testing has elevated assessment above curriculum and pedagogy
Testing has elevated assessment above curriculum and pedagogy : 'Whether students take too many tests misses the point: testing has elevated assessment above pedagogy' The quantitative amount of testing is not the issue; the point is the effect of testing on education: over-testing has bent teaching out of shape, writes one leading educationist Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s new chief inspector, says
CURMUDGUCATION: The Most Troubling Lie
CURMUDGUCATION: The Most Troubling Lie : The Most Troubling Lie Sure, we know that Trump has a tendency to tell whoppers, stretch the facts, and just make shit up. But his insistence yesterday that his inauguration crowd was not smaller than Obama's 2009 inauguration crowd-- well, this one I find extra troubling. Here's why. It's so transparent. It's not like you can look at the photos, squint, a
What Trump said when he signed the executive order on Betsy DeVos, his education nominee - The Washington Post
What Trump said when he signed the executive order on Betsy DeVos, his education nominee - The Washington Post : What Trump said when he signed the executive order on Betsy DeVos, his education nominee Shortly after Donald Trump took the oath of office and become the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, he signed a series of executive orders, many of them formal nominations for his Cab
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Let's Not Talk About Trump Edition (1/22)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Let's Not Talk About Trump Edition (1/22) : ICYMI: Let's Not Talk About Trump Edition (1/22) The problem with living through big moments in history is that everybody has to talk about them constantly while they're happening. Remember when the interwebs were all about cute cat pictures? Boy, those were the days. Meanwhile, remember to post and pass on things that speak to yo
Russ on Reading: No, Betsy, School Choice Is Not a Good Thing
Russ on Reading: No, Betsy, School Choice Is Not a Good Thing : No, Betsy, School Choice Is Not a Good Thing With choice champion, Betsy DeVos, under consideration for Secretary of Education, I thought it would be a good time to revisit what school choice really means. This post is adapted from my book, A Parent's Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century, published by Garn Press. What could
Cartoons on Leaders | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Cartoons on Leaders | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Cartoons on Leaders This month I hope you will enjoy a dozen or so ways of picturing leaders in and out of school. If they get you to smile, let me know. More Cartoons on Leaders Cartoons on Leaders | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice :
Learn the Facts. Stop School Privatization. - Network For Public Education
Learn the Facts. Stop School Privatization. - Network For Public Education : Learn the Facts. Stop School Privatization. Help the Network for Public Education stop Betsy DeVos and her “School Choice” movement. Letter Writing Campaign to Congress We understand that “choice” is no more than a smokescreen to allow privatizers to takeover our public schools. That is why we’ve launched a letter writin
Betsy DeVos Offers No Guarantee That She Will Enforce Fed Ed Law– Or That She Even Knows the Law | deutsch29
Betsy DeVos Offers No Guarantee That She Will Enforce Fed Ed Law– Or That She Even Knows the Law | deutsch29 : Betsy DeVos Offers No Guarantee That She Will Enforce Fed Ed Law– Or That She Even Knows the Law On Thursday, January 17, 2017, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos had her first job interview– as US secretary of education. DeVos, who turned 59 on January 08, 2017, has never held a job; howe
I Want Each Of You To Remember The People Who Taught You - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: I Want Each Of You To Remember The People Who Taught You by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley : I Want Each Of You To Remember The People Who Taught You by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley Sorry, I just can't leave Trumps speech passages about our school system standing. First of all, I want each of you to remember the people who taught you, and the schools you went to. Now, I want you to thi

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/21/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/21/17 Featured Post Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump’s education pick grows - The Washington Post New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Statement: Size Matters by mike simpson / 25min New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to Deliver Statement 12117 ✔ - YouTube : New White House Press Secretary
New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Statement: Size Matters
New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to Deliver Statement 12117 ✔ - YouTube : New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Statement: Size Matters
Education leaders challenge Trump assertion that students are ‘deprived of all knowledge’ | EdSource
Education leaders challenge Trump assertion that students are ‘deprived of all knowledge’ | EdSource : Education leaders challenge Trump assertion that students are 'deprived of all knowledge' In his first remarks on education after 

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