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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/7/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/7/17

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Protest the Confirmation of Billionaire Betsy DeVos - New U.S. Senate Education Committee Members | Truth in American Education




Will Trump and DeVos cripple education? – Cloaking Inequity
Will Trump and DeVos cripple education? – Cloaking Inequity : Will Trump and DeVos cripple education? The president-elect’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education has no experience in public education. From all appearances, she seeks to use her philanthropy to destroy public schools. The Senate “HELP” (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee on examines her (lack of) qualification on Janu
Saturday With Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Democrats Call for Delay in DeVos Hearing Until She Completes Financial Report Democrats in the Senate say that Betsy Devos’ hearing should be delayed because she has not completed her financial disclosure, which is required of all Cabinet appointments. Presumably, she has an accountant. Democrats are pushing to delay Betsy DeVos
Here’s Betsy DeVos’s financial disclosure form. Read what Trump’s billionaire education nominee included — and left out. - The Washington Post
Here’s Betsy DeVos’s financial disclosure form. Read what Trump’s billionaire education nominee included — and left out. - The Washington Post : Here’s Betsy DeVos’s financial disclosure form. Read what Trump’s billionaire education nominee included — and left out. Congress has scheduled a Jan. 11 confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary
Jersey Jazzman: More Mapping "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers
Jersey Jazzman: More Mapping "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers : More Mapping "Kingdom Gain" Through School Vouchers A few posts ago I made some maps that showed how school voucher programs around the nation invariably result in tax dollars overwhelmingly flowing to religious schools; specifically, Catholic and other Christian schools. Remember that our incoming Secretary of Education, Betsy
“How can anybody know/How they got to be this way?” | radical eyes for equity
“How can anybody know/How they got to be this way?” | radical eyes for equity : “How can anybody know/How they got to be this way?” How can anybody know How they got to be this way? “Daughters of the Soho Riots,” The National It’s 7 January 2017, Zore Neale Hurston‘s birth day; Hurston passed away 28 January 1960, a couple days short of one year before my birth 26 January 1961. So my 56th birth d
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: How Privatization Works (Part 2,351,142) + The DeVos in the Details
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION How Privatization Works (Part 2,351,142) 7 by Peter Greene / 50min Here's a recent story from the DC area Fox affiliate that shows how things play out when you privatize a public service. In this case, the service is roads. And this picture tells you what you need to know. That's right-- $30 to use the express lane. Express lanes are managed by Transu
Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear | BustED Pencils
Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear | BustED Pencils : Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear Objects in Mirror are… As lightning struck closer and closer, I looked to other parents who chatted casually on the sidelines. I felt almost embarrassed to be the one to raise the alarm as I sheepishly approached by daughter’s soccer coach and exclaimed as calmly as I could, “Coach, I th
Chris Emdin: Why are There So Few Black Male Teachers? | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Chris Emdin: Why are There So Few Black Male Teachers? | NewBlackMan (in Exile) : Chris Emdin: Why are There So Few Black Male Teachers? 'Why are there so few black male teachers? Chris Emdin of Columbia University suggests that a cycle of failure haunts students and their teachers. Students act out, so teachers tighten the rules; more restrictions combined with dull and irrelevant curricula caus
Cutting Our (Financial) Losses in the Public Realm: Running Schools Like a Business | educarenow
Cutting Our (Financial) Losses in the Public Realm: Running Schools Like a Business | educarenow : Cutting Our (Financial) Losses in the Public Realm: Running Schools Like a Business Well, it’s beginning. Well, actually, it had already begun. So it continues. And the pace of it just might be picking up. School closings that is. Detroit Public Schools Community District has just announced that it
The Analog and Digital Lives We Live | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Analog and Digital Lives We Live | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The Analog and Digital Lives We Live Did you know that new calendars, appointment books, and planners had increased sales of nearly 10 percent over 2014-2015 amounting to nearly a half-billion dollars? Did you know that over a half-billion print books were sold in 2015, nearly four percent more than the p
Fordham Institute Is Still Pitching Common Core. Big Surprise. | deutsch29
Fordham Institute Is Still Pitching Common Core. Big Surprise. | deutsch29 : Fordham Institute Is Still Pitching Common Core. Big Surprise. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute (TBF) has been trying to sell the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for years. In October 2009, TBF received almost $1 million from the Gates Foundation “ to review the common core standards and develop supportive materials.”
Chaz's School Daze: Teachers And Stress, The Unseen Reason Why Good Teachers Quit.
Chaz's School Daze: Teachers And Stress, The Unseen Reason Why Good Teachers Quit. : Teachers And Stress, The Unseen Reason Why Good Teachers Quit. As a second career teacher I know what it was like to work in an office and now in the classroom and the difference is night and day. In an office you interact with a dozen adult personalities. By contrast, most secondary school teachers interact with
Audio: Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth | 89.3 KPCC
Audio: Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth | 89.3 KPCC : Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth Supporters of Proposition 58, the successful ballot initiative to overturn bilingual education limits in California, said more bilingual programs in public schools would better prepare students for future careers. Well, the changes aren’t moving so fast. “

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/6/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/6/17 Featured Post Embedded Assessments: An End Around Parental Opt-Outs | Truth in American Education Protest the Confirmation of Billionaire Betsy DeVos - New U.S. Senate Education Committee Members | Truth in American Education by mike simpson / 10min 


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