Sunday, February 26, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/26/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/26/17

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Betsy DeVos, Religious Extremist: Watch This Video Before It is Deleted | Diane Ravitch's blog




Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated - The Washington Post
Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated - The Washington Post : Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated Public schools in the nation’s capital remain highly segregated, a new analysis shows, with many D.C. campuses enrolling almost exclusively students of color despite an influx of white families into the city in recent years. The Civil Rights Proje
“Tonight’s award goes to BETSY DeVOS.” | Reclaim Reform
“Tonight’s award goes to BETSY DeVOS.” | Reclaim Reform : “Tonight’s award goes to BETSY DeVOS.” “And the award goes to BETSY DeVOS, the U.S. Secretary of Education, who is also a billionaire heiress and a proud self-proclaimed 


Private school vouchers: A solution in search of a problem | Eclectablog
Private school vouchers: A solution in search of a problem | Eclectablog : Private school vouchers: A solution in search of a problem Private school vouchers are the zombies of the education reform agenda. No matter how many times they are defeated at the ballot box, they just won’t die. Vouchers are overwhelmingly unpopular with voters, contribute to school segregation, don’t help poor families
Betsy DeVos is Michigan's worst export: Sam Inglot | PennLive.com
Betsy DeVos is Michigan's worst export: Sam Inglot | PennLive.com : Betsy DeVos is Michigan's worst export By Sam Inglot Watching Betsy DeVos' face plastered across every TV and website for weeks on end as she slogged her way to become Secretary of Education was like reliving a nightmare we've experienced in Michigan for years. And it's a something that folks in Pennsylvania should wake up to as
TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE CABINET: How They Harm Working People and Take America’s Wealth for Themselves « Betsy Devos « Hedge Clippers
TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE CABINET: How They Harm Working People and Take America’s Wealth for Themselves « Betsy Devos « Hedge Clippers : TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE CABINET: HOW THEY HARM WORKING PEOPLE AND TAKE AMERICA’S WEALTH FOR THEMSELVES CONTEXT: AS PRESIDENT, TRUMP ELEVATES THE WALL STREET ELITE HE CRITICIZED AS A CANDIDATE Last year, throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump harnessed populis
BustED Pencils Trending News: Vouchers Suck. | BustED Pencils
BustED Pencils Trending News: Vouchers Suck. | BustED Pencils : BustED Pencils Trending News: Vouchers Suck. It’s been decades since a bunch of blockheads decided to listen to Milton Friedman ’s idea that public education should be funded through a voucher system that allows parents a school of their “choice.” After all the invisible hand of the free market would make American schools “great agai
CURMUDGUCATION: The Free Market vs. Customers
CURMUDGUCATION: The Free Market vs. Customers : The Free Market vs. Customers I write so much about the free(ish) market that one might assume that I hate it. I don't. I think the profit motive, properly harnessed and directed, can accomplish a great deal. Making money is not inherently bad. However, there are certain things that the free market will not do, and those weaknesses are in direct con
Donald Trump Dances to His Billionaire Backers’ Tune on School Choice - The Daily Beast
Donald Trump Dances to His Billionaire Backers’ Tune on School Choice - The Daily Beast : Donald Trump Dances to His Billionaire Backers’ Tune on School Choice The Mercers have long been in the thick of the charter-school movement. Now their presidential candidate is right there with them . Donald Trump was never a major presence in the school-choice world—he didn’t give give to activist groups,
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Here Comes March Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Here Comes March Edition (2/26) : ICYMI: Here Comes March Edition (2/26) A wide assortment of stuff today, because fake spring is over and real winter is back. Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill Yeah, it's Breitbart, so it may be 100% crap. But it might also be an interesting look at how very conservative folks end up opposing school choice. Charter
Betsy DeVos, Religious Extremist: Watch This Video Before It is Deleted | Diane Ravitch's blog
Betsy DeVos, Religious Extremist: Watch This Video Before It is Deleted | Diane Ravitch's blog : Betsy DeVos, Religious Extremist: Watch This Video Before It is Deleted Betsy and Dick DeVos funded the Student Statesmanship Institute in Michigan, which literally indoctrinates young students into what it considers a “Biblical world view.” This video lasts for several minutes. Don’t stop watching at
Oscar Sunday. | Fred Klonsky
Oscar Sunday. | Fred Klonsky : Oscar Sunday. There is no overstating how unprepared Americans are to retire. Nearly half of private-sector employees — some 55 million people — do not have an employer-provided retirement plan. Most of them are low- to middle-income earners who will end up relying on Social Security for between half and all of their income in retirement. And yet, as early as Wednes
Unlikely allies: some homeschoolers fighting to kill school choice bill | The Texas Tribune
Unlikely allies: some homeschoolers fighting to kill school choice bill | The Texas Tribune : Unlikely allies: some homeschoolers fighting to kill school choice bill Rural conservatives and homeschoolers are joining forces with public education advocates against Senate Bill 3, which pushes private school choice. Their state senators are not all on the same page. Nicki Truesdell is a product of ho
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Why America Is Already Great - The Atlantic
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Why America Is Already Great - The Atlantic : Buffett and Gates: America Is Already Great, Thanks to Immigrants Two of the world’s three richest people extol the virtue, and relevance, of optimism in the age of Trump—and predict a comeback for fact-based discourse. Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and Warren Buffett, the third richest, are—not entirely coincid
How Betsy DeVos Could Fail | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
How Betsy DeVos Could Fail | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : How Betsy DeVos Could Fail Betsy DeVos has been Secretary of Education for less than three weeks, but her tenure as the custodian of federal education law and policy promises to be as stormy as her confirmation process. According to this summary from The Washington Post , Secretary DeVos managed to, in a few weeks, insult teachers at a middle scho
This is a provocative, revealing movie you must see - Lily's Blackboard
This is a provocative, revealing movie you must see - Lily's Blackboard : This is a provocative, revealing movie you must see If you are committed to shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline, “13th” is a must-see documentary. The film is up for an Academy Award (and if there is any justice, it will win) for its provocative, revealing, look at how the United States, with only 5 percent of the w
Without Progressive Opposition, Trump Will Win in 2020 and Beyond | gadflyonthewallblog
Without Progressive Opposition, Trump Will Win in 2020 and Beyond | gadflyonthewallblog : Without Progressive Opposition, Trump Will Win in 2020 and Beyond “You maniacs! You Finally did it! Oh damn you all to Hell!” This was Charlton Heston at the end of “Planet of the Apes.” But it could just as easily have been progressives everywhere after the Democratic National Committee voted for corporate
SKrashen: Self-selected free voluntary reading: The missing link in language education
SKrashen: Self-selected free voluntary reading: The missing link in language education : Self-selected free voluntary reading: The missing link in language education S Krashen ( www.sdkrashen.com ; twitter; skrashen; facebook Stephen Krashen) ECIS ESLMT conference Two views of language/literacy development A. The comprehension hypothesis: we acquire language when we understand it. 1. grammar, voc
Newsletter: Privatization vs. The People | PopularResistance.Org
Newsletter: Privatization vs. The People | PopularResistance.Org : Newsletter: Privatization vs. The People A snapshot from the future: You drive your kids to school, go to work, the hospital or a movie and you are charged for every mile of road you use through an EZ Pass. The road has been developed and maintained by a bond funded by wealthy investors at very high interest rates. The investors a
solidaridad: Schools Matter: Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives
solidaridad: Schools Matter: Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives : Schools Matter: Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives “PLEASE don’t forward this email. simply state it in your own words.”— Yolie Flores Aguilar This email was addressed to some 60 individuals, including myself, on February 4, 2017. While its authenticity is not absolu

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/25/17 Featured Post Will Betsy DeVos Kill Sex Ed in Public Schools? - The Daily Beast John Thompson Research: Cortisol turns some kids into time bombs - NonDoc by mike simpson / 3h 


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