Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/31/17


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Senate committee approves DeVos nomination | TheHill



Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education” - The Hechinger Report
Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education” - The Hechinger Report : Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education” The vote went along party lines Next up, the nomination moves to the full Senate, which is expected to confirm the appointment, and only needs a majority vote, in
DeVos and the Domino Effect on State Legislatures
DeVos and the Domino Effect on State Legislatures : DeVos and the Domino Effect on State Legislatures So Betsy is in. DeVos stands as an example of both the corruption and stupidity of corporate America with its involvement attempting to educate America’s children. Republicans are spineless to confirm her, and Democrats, while united today, have also been complicit in permitting the dismantling o
Farcical Senate Closer to Selling Education Secretary Position to Highest Bidder | gadflyonthewallblog
Farcical Senate Closer to Selling Education Secretary Position to Highest Bidder | gadflyonthewallblog : Farcical Senate Closer to Selling Education Secretary Position to Highest Bidder Unqualified billionaire Betsy DeVos is one step closer to becoming our next Education Secretary. In one of the most embarrassing displays of subservience, once-respected Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) pushed the nomi
DeVos nomination moves to Senate: NPE's 300,000 will continue to fight - Network For Public Education
DeVos nomination moves to Senate: NPE's 300,000 will continue to fight - Network For Public Education : DeVos nomination moves to Senate: NPE's 300,000 will continue to fight Although disappointed by the decision of the HELP committee to send the vote on Betsy DeVos to the Senate floor, The Network for Public Education (NPE) was pleased by the strong opposition to DeVos. All Democrats voted again
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Two Major Issues to Keep on Your Radar - Levy Cliff and Republican McCleary Funding Plan
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Two Major Issues to Keep on Your Radar - Levy Cliff and Republican McCleary Funding Plan : Two Major Issues to Keep on Your Radar - Levy Cliff and Republican McCleary Funding Plan I attended the legislative hearing at the State Senate yesterday on the levy cliff bill and the Republicans' long-awaited "plan" for McCleary. There were many parents (with children), co
Teachers in the Trump Era: Your Students are Still Watching | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Teachers in the Trump Era: Your Students are Still Watching | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Teachers in the Trump Era: Your Students are Still Watching I’d like to introduce you to the Abels. They are one of the four families with immigrant parents who are responsible for my family’s history in the United States of America. Golda and Samuel sought a better life than they could have had in Eastern Europe e
Choosing Democracy: Defeat DeVos- Call Your Senator Now
Choosing Democracy: Defeat DeVos- Call Your Senator Now : Defeat DeVos- Call Your Senator Now The Senate education committee just voted to advance Betsy DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education. Next she’ll face the real test: a vote of the entire senate. It's taken almost a month for her nomination to get this far, and the fight isn’t nearly over yet. You've sent more than 1 million emails,
Why Betsy DeVos is the most polarizing education secretary nominee ever - The Washington Post
Why Betsy DeVos is the most polarizing education secretary nominee ever - The Washington Post : Why Betsy DeVos is the most polarizing education secretary nominee ever President Barack Obama had two education secretaries who were highly divisive in the education world. In fact, the man who ran Obama’s Education Department for seven years, Arne Duncan, became so controversial that members of two t
Today's Google Doodle honors Fred Korematsu Day
Today's Google Doodle honors Fred Korematsu Day : Today's Google Doodle honors Fred Korematsu Day Happy Fred Korematsu Day! On this day, January 30, we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu. And at long last, Google has honored Mr. Korematsu's birthday -- officially designated "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution" -- with a hallowed ho
John Thompson: 'Toxic' Steve Perry should embarrass charter supporters - NonDoc
'Toxic' Steve Perry should embarrass charter supporters - NonDoc : ‘Toxic’ Steve Perry should embarrass charter supporters U pon arriving at the OK School Choice Summit last Thursday, I was surprised to see a handful of friends who were denied entry and a larger number of Oklahoma City police guarding Oklahoma City Community College’s performing arts auditorium. Apparently, about 20 protesters we
DeVos Family Has Made At Least $82 Million In Political Contributions Since 1999, According To Campaign Finance Disclosures
DeVos Family Has Made At Least $82 Million In Political Contributions Since 1999, According To Campaign Finance Disclosures : DeVos Family Has Made At Least $82 Million In Political Contributions Since 1999, According To Campaign Finance Disclosures As The U.S. Senate Considers Whether To Confirm Betsy DeVos As U.S. Education Secretary, MCFN Analyzed The Family’s Political Giving In Michigan, At
Trump’s education secretary pick plagiarized her Senate questionnaire responses- The Washington Post
DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources - The Washington Post : DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution — including from a top Obama administration civ
Under DeVos, Here's How School Choice Might Work : NPR Ed : NPR
Under DeVos, Here's How School Choice Might Work : NPR Ed : NPR : Under DeVos, Here's How School Choice Might Work A key Senate committee voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Betsy DeVos, a school choice activist and billionaire Republican donor, to be secretary of education, despite the fierce objections of Senate Democrats, teachers unions and others. There's much speculation as to exactl
Few school supplies but a lavish party: At charter school, teachers saw a clash between scarcity and extravagance - LA Times
Few school supplies but a lavish party: At charter school, teachers saw a clash between scarcity and extravagance - LA Times : Few school supplies but a lavish party: At charter school, teachers saw a clash between scarcity and extravagance The longer she worked for Celerity Dyad Charter School in South Los Angeles, the more Tien Le wondered where the public money the school received was going. S
School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools - The Hechinger Report
School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools - The Hechinger Report : School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools New Orleans to turn remaining five public schools into charters Integrity Schools of New Orleans, you have options. Our five school networks support teaching terminals at over 80 locations and automated teaching machines (ATMs) throughout the Crescent City
Two Republican senators says they aren’t committed to voting for Betsy DeVos on Senate floor - The Washington Post
Two Republican senators says they aren’t committed to voting for Betsy DeVos on Senate floor - The Washington Post : Two Republican senators says they aren’t committed to voting for Betsy DeVos on Senate floor Two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — said Tuesday they are not yet committed to voting for Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos for U.S. education sec
Time to explore a new property tax system for Connecticut - Wait What?
Time to explore a new property tax system for Connecticut - Wait What? : Time to explore a new property tax system for Connecticut In an important step forward, CT Voices for Children, a Connecticut based non-profit research institute, recently proposed a plan to reform Connecticut’s outdated property tax system and replace it with one that will reduce the tax burden on middle-income and working
Betsy DeVos appointment means less cash for GOP
Betsy DeVos appointment means less cash for GOP : Betsy DeVos appointment means less cash for GOP For nearly three decades, Betsy and Dick DeVos have been reliable and generous benefactors to Republican candidates and conservative causes, donating tens of millions to hundreds of politicians and dozens of causes. But that political patronage is about to come to an end if Betsy DeVos’ nomination as
Senate committee approves DeVos nomination | TheHill
Senate committee approves DeVos nomination | TheHill : Senate committee approves DeVos nomination The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Tuesday morning approved Betsy DeVos’s nomination to lead the Department of Education. DeVos was confirmed 12-11 along party lines. Her nomination will now go to the Senate floor, where she’ll need only need a simple majority to
Betsy DeVos Invests in a Therapy Under Scrutiny - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos Invests in a Therapy Under Scrutiny - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos Invests in a Therapy Under Scrutiny A group of brain performance centers backed by Betsy DeVos, the nominee for education secretary, promotes results that are nothing short of stunning: improvements reported by 91 percent of patients with depression , 90 percent with attention deficit disorder , 90 percent with anx
How big a factor is Trump's school choice support in the LA charter school debate? | 89.3 KPCC
How big a factor is Trump's school choice support in the LA charter school debate? | 89.3 KPCC : How big a factor is Trump's school choice support in the LA charter school debate? Luna Cruz, 9, pushed through the crowd at the teachers union rally in front of her school, Grand View Boulevard Elementary. A teacher had asked if she would speak in front of the gathering — a protest of President Donal
The Vulnerable Young People Denied Access to What We Call the American Dream | janresseger
The Vulnerable Young People Denied Access to What We Call the American Dream | janresseger : The Vulnerable Young People Denied Access to What We Call the American Dream As he promised during the campaign, President Donald Trump is cracking down on immigration—pledging to deport anyone who is caught without papers and creating chaos and injustice with an outrageous executive order late last week
January Grassroots Education Network Newsletter - Network For Public Education
January Grassroots Education Network Newsletter - Network For Public Education : January Grassroots Education Network Newsletter When we emailed Grassroots Network members earlier this month, we asked you to encourage your members to call senators and ask them to “say no” to Betsy DeVos. The response across the country has been unprecedented, with Politico , The Hil l, and others reporting that S
Russ on Reading: The Writing Strategies Book, by Jennifer Serravallo A Review
Russ on Reading: The Writing Strategies Book, by Jennifer Serravallo A Review : The Writing Strategies Book, by Jennifer Serravallo A Review Jennifer Serravallo calls herself a “dedicated reading and writing workshop teacher.” As any dedicated reading and writing workshop teacher will tell you, teaching in this fashion is both tremendously rewarding and damned hard work. In her new book, The Writ
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'!
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'! : DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'! Alaskans gathered outside U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Anchorage office urging her to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary Monday. (Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News) Unless the vote is postponed, today is the day of decisio
The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia
The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia : The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia Please list your top 4 priorities for the elective office you are seeking. “ 1. Increase graduation Increase 3rd grade reading Reduce suspensions Reduce drop-outs ” – Monica Garcia There are many challenges facing the LAUSD. As an example, just last month the District warned state and county officials that
CURMUDGUCATION: Beyond Tuesday
CURMUDGUCATION: Beyond Tuesday : Beyond Tuesday It's late. I've finished firing off today's set of e-mails and vented some general internet outrage (because, you know, a well-turned tweet from a small town English teacher is totally going to shift the American conversation). And I think I'm settled for tomorrow. Look, sooner or later one of two things is going to happen. Betsy DeVos is going to b
Tweets from Betsy DeVos Now Signed “-Betsy” | deutsch29
Tweets from Betsy DeVos Now Signed “-Betsy” | deutsch29 : Tweets from Betsy DeVos Now Signed “-Betsy” On January 20, 2017, Michigan billionaire and USA ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos found herself the subject of embarrassing grammatical errors related to a tweet posted on her Twitter page presumably by her. The original tweet was corrected and posted on social media, where it made the rounds in short
Schools Encouraged to Continue Safe Haven Efforts - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Schools Encouraged to Continue Safe Haven Efforts - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Encourages All California Schools to Continue "Safe Haven" Efforts SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today urged all California public schools to continue “Safe Haven” efforts for students and their families, particularly
Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office? | Ed In The Apple
Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office? | Ed In The Apple : Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office? Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them. George Santayana Hard to believe, only week two of the Trump suzerainty; he did what Bernie a

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