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McCleary Crime Scene Find the Money Word Search | Seattle Education
McCleary Crime Scene Find the Money Word Search | Seattle Education : McCleary Crime Scene Find the Money Word Search A year ago Teacher Retention Advocate Parents (TRAP) hosted a coloring contest to draw attention to Washington State’s criminally under-funded public schools. Today, TRAP is back – because the Legislature STILL can’t find the money. Let’s help them out. Please print out your own c
CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Schism Explainer
CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Schism Explainer : Charter Schism Explainer The charter world (which is mostly all that's to what we mean by "education reform") has been wrestling and fracturing and considering serious marital counseling over the past year or so. This bit of a crisis has been exacerbated since, oh, November. I've been drawn into conversations about this schism several times in the last w
Moment of Silence - Bown v. Gwinnett County School District (1997) / Brown v. Gilmore (2001) | Blue Cereal Education
Moment of Silence - Bown v. Gwinnett County School District (1997) / Brown v. Gilmore (2001) | Blue Cereal Education : Moment of Silence - Bown v. Gwinnett County School District (1997) / Brown v. Gilmore (2001) Two cases in the early 1960s largely eliminated state-sponsored prayer from public schooling. Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington v. Schempp (1963) are to this day touted by the far right
Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. Coming up. Bill Ayers and Karen Lewis. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. Coming up. Bill Ayers and Karen Lewis. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. Coming up. Bill Ayers and Karen Lewis. Our weekly radio gig continues into week three. Friday, February 17th we will be joined in-studio by our old friend and teaching colleague, Bill Ayers. On Friday, March 3rd Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will b
The endgame of corporate reform in public school education: Part 1, | Seattle Education
The endgame of corporate reform in public school education: Part 1, What do Betsy DeVos and Seattle Public School’s IT Lead John Krull have in common? | Seattle Education : The endgame of corporate reform in public school education: Part 1, What do Betsy DeVos and Seattle Public School’s IT Lead John Krull have in common? “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any
Jersey Jazzman: Republicans Must Own Trump; "Reformers" Must Own DeVos
Jersey Jazzman: Republicans Must Own Trump; "Reformers" Must Own DeVos : Republicans Must Own Trump; "Reformers" Must Own DeVos One of the more amusing things to come out of the Trump presidency -- that is, as amusing as things can get during this horror show -- is watching "moderate" Republicans and other center-rightists try to distance themselves from The Donald. Here, for example, is Andrew S
Teacher's Response to Betsy DeVos | POPSUGAR News
Teacher's Response to Betsy DeVos | POPSUGAR News : A Thank You Letter to Betsy DeVos From a Public School Teacher Thank you, Betsy. That sounds strange coming from a public school teacher of 15 years. Indeed, after a day of teaching fourth graders, who are diverse in every way and whose future is now in your control, saying thank you is the last thing I thought I'd say today. But thanks. On Tues
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: This Week's Reading + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: This Week's Reading (2/12) : ICYMI: This Week's Reading The list is long this week, but at least it's not all politics. At least, I'm pretty sure it's not all politics. I Never Cared Much About Politics; The Trump Nominated Betsy DeVos A guest at the Washington Post. The title is self-explanatory Holy Warrior Against the Welfare State Jennifer Berkshire's trip to Michigan y
CURMUDGUCATION: Reformsters Contemplate Race (Part 2)
CURMUDGUCATION: Reformsters Contemplate Race (Part 2) : Reformsters Contemplate Race (Part 2) I've worked my way slowly through two panel discussions held at the American Enterprise Institute a couple of weeks ago. They're interesting and mostly thoughtful discussions among reformsters about how reformsterism (by which, mostly, they mean the charter movement) can navigate this new era and the fis
Are charters the answer for ed? Testifying @NAACP charter school hearing – Cloaking Inequity
Are charters the answer for ed? Testifying @NAACP charter school hearing – Cloaking Inequity : Are charters the answer for ed? Testifying @NAACP charter school hearing Are charters the answer for a nation’s long history of underserving the needs of poor children? The NAACP’s most recent national resolution on charter schools has elicited a vigorous discourse about charter schools in the United St
Alt Facts Alert: Don't let this public community college teacher lie about the Incarceration of Japanese Americans to his students.
Don't let this public school teacher lie about the Incarceration of Japanese Americans to his students. : DON'T LET THIS PUBLIC Community College TEACHER LIE ABOUT THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS TO HIS STUDENTS. Orphaned infants incarcerated at the Manzanar Children’s Village. Many children, some with as little as 1/8th Japanese ancestry, were ripped from orphanages and foster homes for
Betsy DeVos Made Me Want To Run For School Board : NPR Ed : NPR
Betsy DeVos Made Me Want To Run For School Board : NPR Ed : NPR : Betsy DeVos Made Me Want To Run For School Board Early one morning, the week before Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary , 23-year-old Allison Kruk was dropping her boyfriend off at the Philadelphia airport when she decided to swing by the office of her United States senator and give him a piece of her mind. Kruk was a
Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students - The New York Times
Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students - The New York Times : Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students The Trump administration has dropped the federal government’s challenge to a nationwide injunction issued last year that blocked the fulfillment of Obama administration guidelines stating that transgender students’ access to bathrooms and other gen
How Local Leaders Can Resist Trump’s Deportation Machine | The Nation
How Local Leaders Can Resist Trump’s Deportation Machine | The Nation : How Local Leaders Can Resist Trump’s Deportation Machine They should “explicitly remove immigration enforcement from the purview of their local law-enforcement departments.” O n Wednesday, a 35-year-old mother of two named Guadalupe García de Rayos was arrested in Phoenix. Her original contact with police came eight years ago
Sunday Morning Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Sunday Morning Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all Laura H. Chapman Has a Dialogue with Senator Rob Portman of Ohio (Fake Dialogue ALERT) Everyone who wrote to their Republican Senator urging them not to vote for Betsy DeVos got a form letter explaining why she was an excellent choice, blah blah blah
Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 2) Tax-supported public schools require all children between the ages of five or six to 16 to 18 to attend school. State compulsory attendance laws mean that the state has a legitimate interest in seeing that children and youth become literate, active, and engaged citizen
A Teachers Response to a DeVos Related Editorial Cartoon by Lynne Walker Winderbaum Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: A Teachers Response to a DeVos Related Editorial Cartoon by Lynne Walker Winderbaum : A Teachers Response to a DeVos Related Editorial Cartoon by Lynne Walker Winderbaum Teacher, Lynne Walker Winderbaum immediately responded to an editorial cartoon done by Lisa Benson of the Washington Post Writer's Group which was posted in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb.9th,2017. The ca

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Randi and Lily, For the Good of Our Unions, Please Step Down. You Are a Distraction | gadflyonthewallblog
Randi and Lily, For the Good of Our Unions, Please Step Down. You Are a Distraction | gadflyonthewallblog : Randi and Lily, For the Good of Our Unions, Please Step Down. You Are a Distraction Dear Randi Weingarten and Lily Eskelsen Garcia: Unions are facing hard times. We are under attack by the new fascist wing of the Republican party. So-called “right to work” laws are being drafted at the nati
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/11/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/11/17 Featured Post BATs: Teachers Don All Black To Protest DeVos’ Confirmation For Ed Secretary | PopularResistance.Org ACLU Video. What to do if ICE is at your door. | ACLU Video. Qué hacer si el ICE está en su puerta. | Fred Klonsky by mike simpson / 8min ACLU Video. What to do if ICE is at your door. | Fred Klonsky : ACLU Video. What to do if ICE i
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ACLU Video. What to do if ICE is at your door. | Fred Klonsky : ACLU Video. What to do if ICE is at your door. ACLU Video. Qué hacer si el ICE está en su puerta. | Fred Klonsky ACLU Video. What to do if ICE is at your door. | Fred Klonsky :

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