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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/18/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/18/17

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DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it - The Washington Post




CURMUDGUCATION: Evidence
CURMUDGUCATION: Evidence : Evidence This work is Romantic because the author used lots of Romantic ideas, and the characters behave in a Romantic way that captures just how very extremely Romantic the work really is. The author has really infused Romanticism into the whole writing in a way that makes in undeniably Romantic. Welcome to my world. While this is not a direct quote of an actual studen
Seattle Schools Community Forum: DeVoss - Not Off to a Good Start
Seattle Schools Community Forum: DeVoss - Not Off to a Good Start : Not Off to a Good Start As you may recall, Secretary of Ed Betsy DeVoss, went to a traditional D.C. middle school. There were a few protestors that apparently so intimidated her that she and her handlers left and then went in a different door. She visited one classroom and then made a comment about the teachers there being "in a
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Very Busy First Week - Illustrated
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Very Busy First Week - Illustrated
How I Got Schooled at the NAACP Hearing - LA Progressive
How I Got Schooled at the NAACP Hearing - LA Progressive : How I Got Schooled at the NAACP Hearing Alice Huffman A fter calling for a national moratorium on charter schools until certain concerns were addressed (see below), the NAACP received blowback from charter school advocates. But Jitu Brown, of the Journey for Justice, defended the moratorium in the Washington Post’s education blog, the Ans
Black History Month Part 3 - The Origin of Racist Ideology
Black History Month Part 3 - The Origin of Racist Ideology : Black History Month Part 3 - The Origin of Racist Ideology Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for the third of a four part series for Black History Month. The series is exploring the 400 year struggle for freedom, justice, and equality affecting African Americans, and how these struggles have contributed to th
Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: ‘Sorry lady…. this is so amateur and unprofessional’ - The Washington Post
Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: ‘Sorry lady…. this is so amateur and unprofessional’ - The Washington Post : Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: ‘Sorry lady…. this is so amateur and unprofessional’ Kaya Henderson, the former chancellor of the D.C. public schools, is none too happy with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s comments about teachers at a D.C. public school she recently v
Why Teachers Are So Tired ~ Teacher Habits
Why Teachers Are So Tired ~ Teacher Habits : Why Teachers Are So Tired Better question: When was the last time you weren’t tired after teaching? If you’re like most teachers I know, including me and my wife, being tired at the end of the day is a way of life. We’ve become so used to it that it’s hard to imagine how it could be any different. Our non-teacher friends have a hard time understanding
Teachers union president backs Ellison for DNC chair | TheHill
Teachers union president backs Ellison for DNC chair | TheHill : Teachers union president backs Ellison for DNC chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Friday picked up the backing of the head of the nation’s largest teachers union in his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee. In a statement announcing her personal endorsement, National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García s
The Sunday Dispatch | Local school district payments to charter schools shot up 70 percent in 6 years.
The Sunday Dispatch | Local school district payments to charter schools shot up 70 percent in 6 years. : Local school district payments to charter schools shot up 70 percent in 6 years. Charter schools, particularly online “cyber charters” have increasingly been blamed for school district financial woes, with administrators contending charters siphon much-needed money from district coffers. An ad
DeVos’ marketplace turns kids into commodities
DeVos’ marketplace turns kids into commodities : DeVos’ marketplace turns kids into commodities The secretary of education has vowed in speeches, in writings and in millions of dollars of campaign contributions to destroy America’s public schools. This is not an accusation; it is her source of pride. Betsy DeVos wants to create a “market” of “choice” in which schools are no longer public goods, d
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: PA Senate Ed Chair Wants To Trash Education
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION PA Senate Ed Chair Wants To Trash Education 49 by Peter Greene / 14h John Eichelberger has been a Pennsylvania state senator for over a decade, and during those years, he has been no friend to public schools or the teachers who work in them. Seriously-- this is District 30. Eichelberger is a Republican upstart who was swept into office on the wave of
Successful Hunger Strike Is Leading To National Movement For Better Education | PopularResistance.Org
Successful Hunger Strike Is Leading To National Movement For Better Education | PopularResistance.Org : Successful Hunger Strike Is Leading To National Movement For Better Education Above Photo: Dimitry B. Jitu Brown, champion of public schools and racial justice, pushes hard against privatizers and big-city Democrats who neglect impoverished schools. Jitu Brown helped lead one of the most striki
Impact Investing and Venture Philanthropy’s Role in Sowing the Seeds of Financial Opportunity | Dissident Voice
Impact Investing and Venture Philanthropy’s Role in Sowing the Seeds of Financial Opportunity | Dissident Voice : Impact Investing and Venture Philanthropy’s Role in Sowing the Seeds of Financial Opportunity Gates and other venture philanthropist’s have ‘pioneered’ and ‘seeded’ new education markets through direct funding and by shaping ‘education reform’ policies. Charter schools are an essentia
DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it - The Washington Post
DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it - The Washington Post : DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District’s Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit
Hitting Left Episode #3 with the Klonsky brothers and in-studio guest Bill Ayers. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left Episode #3 with the Klonsky brothers and in-studio guest Bill Ayers. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left Episode #3 with the Klonsky brothers and in-studio guest Bill Ayers. Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share this: Hitting Left Episode #3 with the Klonsky brothers and in-studio guest Bill Ayers. | Fred Klonsky :
RESIST! Public Is Learning How to Fight for Democracy | Diane Ravitch's blog
RESIST! Public Is Learning How to Fight for Democracy | Diane Ravitch's blog : RESIST! Public Is Learning How to Fight for Democracy When Republican leaders like Jason Chaffetz encounter a crowd of 1,000 angry constituents in his home district in Utah, that’s a sign that the American people say NO to Trump’s authoritarian rule. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/02/10/town-halls-become-indivis
Bill Gates says job-stealing robots should get taxed like humans
Bill Gates says job-stealing robots should get taxed like humans : Bill Gates says job-stealing robots should get taxed like humans Bill Gates thinks robots should get taxed just like humans, he said in a recent interview with Quartz . “Right now if a human worker does you know, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed,” the billionaire said. “If a robot comes in to do the same th
Keeping retirement weird. Betsy DeVos and racial education gaslighting. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. Betsy DeVos and racial education gaslighting. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. Betsy DeVos and racial education gaslighting. I entered first grade in 1954. It was a historic year for education in the United States. That year the U.S. Supreme court ruled that school segregation was illegal. The court found that apartheid schools could never provide equal educati
Schools Matter: States Use ESSA to Accelerate Online and Blended Classrooms
Schools Matter: States Use ESSA to Accelerate Online and Blended Classrooms : States Use ESSA to Accelerate Online and Blended Classrooms When the ESEA was boiled down into a racist states rights version, labeled ESSA, and quickly passed, it was Diane Ravitch and her loyal ghostwriters who hailed the new law as a huge success. She even gave Lamar Alexander's office nine (9) separate opportunities
Stop HR 610 | Real Learning CT
Stop HR 610 | Real Learning CT : Stop HR 610 The new administration’s attack on public education has begun, and we need to take action to stop it. In late January, HR 610 was introduced by Steve King of Iowa, with representatives from Maryland, Texas, and Arizona signing on. HR 610, the School Choice Act, will eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was passed as a par
Teacher to DeVos: No, I’m not ‘hostile’ to change. We just don’t agree on the changes schools need. - The Washington Post
Teacher to DeVos: No, I’m not ‘hostile’ to change. We just don’t agree on the changes schools need. - The Washington Post : Teacher to DeVos: No, I’m not ‘hostile’ to change. We just don’t agree on the changes schools need. Pennsylvania teacher Peter Greene has a message for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos, a Michigan billionaire whose nomination by President Trump sparked unprecedented op
solidaridad: Schools Matter: The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection
solidaridad: Schools Matter: The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection : Schools Matter: The Monica Garcia - Betsy DeVos connection “Monica Garcia believes in… choice… She expanded charter schools” — Michael R. Bloomberg and A. Jerrold Perenchio’s Coalition for School Reform Extremist Betsy DeVos was a long time favorite of neoliberal corporate education reform oriented Liberals and reactionary
Author; Research Professor Diane Ravitch - Watch Tavis Smiley on PBS |
Watch Full Episodes Online of Tavis Smiley on PBS | Author; Research Professor Diane Ravitch : Author; Research Professor Diane Ravitch Former Assistant Secretary of Education and current president of The Network For Public Education joins us to discuss the uncertain future of America's education system. Watch Full Episodes Online of Tavis Smiley on PBS | Author; Research Professor Diane Ravitch

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Republicans Suggest Federal Role in Education Be Limited to Bribery | gadflyonthewallblog
Republicans Suggest Federal Role in Education Be Limited to Bribery | gadflyonthewallblog : Republicans Suggest Federal Role in Education Be Limited to Bribery Hey! Let’s repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965! Let’s hobble the Department of Education! Let’s make the federal role just handing out bundles of cash to private and parochial schools! That’s apparently how you improv
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State Charter Law Upheld
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington State Charter Law Upheld : Washington State Charter Law Upheld Judge John Chun of King County Superior Court today ruled in favor of the defendants in upholding the current charter law. I will say in reading the ruling, I see many places where the judge further validates other rulings and leaves the door wide open for other lawsuits (which I predict wil
Want to decide who to vote for in the LA School Board election? Read their answers to KPCC's survey | 89.3 KPCC
Want to decide who to vote for in the LA School Board election? Read their answers to KPCC's survey | 89.3 KPCC : Want to decide who to vote for in the LA School Board election? Read their answers to KPCC's survey KPCC's LA school board candidate survey: Carl Petersen, District 2 by Carl Petersen / 4min Carl Petersen is running for the Los Angeles Unified School Board in the March 7 primary elect
Betsy DeVos Broke the Ed. Reform Coalition – For Now | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Betsy DeVos Broke the Ed. Reform Coalition – For Now | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Betsy DeVos Broke the Ed. Reform Coalition – For Now When Betsy DeVos was confirmed as United States Secretary of Education, she required an unprecedented tie-breaker vote by Vice President Mike Pence. This was because all 48 Senate Democrats voted against her along with 2 Republicans. A barrage of phone calls from consti
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/17/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/17/17 Featured Post DeVos: Critics want to ‘make my life a living hell’ - The Washington Post Betsy DeVos called me. I sent her this letter - Lily's Blackboard by mike simpson / 27min Betsy 

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