Sunday, February 5, 2017

CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Some Game Today Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION

CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Some Game Today Edition (2/5):

ICYMI: Some Game Today Edition (2/5)


Is there some sort of sporting event going on today? I've heard rumors, and I may find it in me later to care. But in the meantime, here's some readings for the day. And remember-- there's still time to bother your senator about the upcoming DeVos vote. 

American Schools are Still Segregated. These Parents Are Making It Worse.

There are some complicated issues here. This piece takes a fairly balanced look at the challenges.

Past, Future and Present

A raw and honest look at some of the personal challenges of being a teacher.


Bigger Than Sputnik

The first of two pieces proposing that the DeVos nomination is sort of good news.

I Love Betsy DeVos 

This would be the second one. I don't think this argument is wrong. 

It's Not All About the Kids

It's okay to stand up for the institution and the people who work there.

Ten Reasons to Confirm Betsy DeVos

Rob Miller keeps writing pieces that I wish I'd written myself. 

Pennsylvania: No Property Tax for the Rich, the Poor Still pay

In Pennsylvania we're looking at a way to get rid of property taxes for funding schools. It is not good news unless you are rich or a corporation. 
 
Beyond Grades How Are We Doing

Russ Walsh continues his series about moving beyond traditional grades.

Masquerading as Recess

Nancy Bailey looks at the many activities proposed as ways to hide the denial of recess to children 
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Some Game Today Edition (2/5):


Choice and the Un-opened Door
There are so many criticisms and counter-criticisms that swirl around the issue of choice and charters in the Great Unending Education Debate, but there are some criticisms of choice that have never been answered, because they can't be. It's not all the surprising that Betsy DeVos came up stumped by IDEA at her hearing-- charter-choice systems don't spend a lot of energy, effort or (most important
PA: Another Attack on Unions
It's an idea that crops up from time to time, unique in that there isn't really any camouflage for it-- it just baldly attempts to make life more difficult for unions. This time it's coming up in Pennsylvania under one of its common names-- "Paycheck Protection." This bill pops up in Pennsylvania roughly as often as Punxsutawney Phil, and the rationale is as simple as it is transparent. Here's the
Chiefs' New Hilarious Practical Joke
I am about 72% certain that this is a practical joke, right down to this stock photo: "Seriously, dude?" That photo is on the top of a Chiefs for Change news item for the new Student Growth Simulator. A new web-based tool will offer far greater ease and clarity for state and district leaders seeking to set learning goals and measure progress under the sweeping Every Student Succeeds Act. The Chief
Nevada's Voucher Fail
Back in 2015, Nevada decided to go all-in on vouchers, establishing the voucheriest of voucher programs-- the education savings account. With ESA's the state just hands every parent a check or a debit card (in Nevada's case, $5,700 for poor families and $5,100 for not-so-poor families) and families can spend that money on private school tuition, tutors, homeschool supplies, a case of Lisa Frank tr
ICYMI: Some Game Today Edition (2/5)
Is there some sort of sporting event going on today? I've heard rumors, and I may find it in me later to care. But in the meantime, here's some readings for the day. And remember-- there's still time to bother your senator about the upcoming DeVos vote. American Schools are Still Segregated. These Parents Are Making It Worse. There are some complicated issues here. This piece takes a fairly balanc
DeVos on SNL
So Melissa McCarthy did a Spicer press briefing last night, and it included an appearance by Betsy DeVos. It was pretty hilarious, and I present it to you here (just in case you've missed it) but I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, when 


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