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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/6/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/6/17

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WATCH LIVE: Senate Democrats conduct 24-hour speech marathon to oppose Betsy DeVos




Breaking - Malloy proposes half-baked scheme to reform education funding - Wait What?
Breaking - Malloy proposes half-baked scheme to reform education funding - Wait What? : Breaking – Malloy proposes half-baked scheme to reform education funding Rather than address the fact that the State of Connecticut underfunds it public schools by almost $2 billion a year and the state should dramatically increase its level of support for public schools in the state, Governor Dannel Malloy we
Revealing wording in a pro-Betsy DeVos television ad - The Washington Post
Revealing wording in a pro-Betsy DeVos television ad - The Washington Post : Revealing wording in a pro-Betsy DeVos television ad Two ads have been running on television for days now in support of Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire tapped by President Trump to be education secretary. The ads began amid an unprecedented battle over her confirmation, with the Senate expected to vote Tuesday. The
Deflecting Trump In LAUSD4 – redqueeninla
Deflecting Trump In LAUSD4 – redqueeninla : Deflecting Trump In LAUSD4 On March 7, 2017, Los Angeles will play a duplicate round of last November’s presidential election, and we’ll have the opportunity to trump last year’s presidential fiasco. Since January 20, the billionaires have displayed a dummy hand of hubris, lies and slander . That is, the same hand playing out right now in DC, is being p
WATCH LIVE: Senate Democrats conduct 24-hour speech marathon to oppose Betsy DeVos
WATCH LIVE: Senate Democrats conduct 24-hour speech marathon to oppose Betsy DeVos : WATCH LIVE: Senate Democrats conduct 24-hour speech marathon to oppose Betsy DeVos Senate Democrats are holding a “24-hour marathon of speeches” to protest Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Education secretary, Politico reports . “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everyth
‘Oakland School Finder’ Platform Stirs Public District vs. Charter Debates | EdSurge News
‘Oakland School Finder’ Platform Stirs Public District vs. Charter Debates | EdSurge News : ‘Oakland School Finder’ Platform Stirs Public District vs. Charter Debates School officials and education activists in Oakland, California have teamed up in a notable collaboration to simplify public school enrollment. As a step towards universal enrollment—in which families can fill out one application fo
How I Finally Faced Up To The Hate Unleashed By Trump And Betsy DeVos | The Huffington Post
How I Finally Faced Up To The Hate Unleashed By Trump And Betsy DeVos | The Huffington Post : How I Finally Faced Up To The Hate Unleashed By Trump And Betsy DeVos It’s been hard for me to face the whole story explaining why my fellow Oklahomans have embraced Trumpism in general and, too often, his Secretary of Education appointee Betsy DeVos in particular. Even though my conservative state has a
Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote | TheHill
Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote | TheHill : Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday. "Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more
DeVos buys influence, Rubio drinks at the trough & it’s not just a FL problem | The Edvocate Blog
DeVos buys influence, Rubio drinks at the trough & it’s not just a FL problem | The Edvocate Blog : DeVos buys influence, Rubio drinks at the trough & it’s not just a FL problem Betsy DeVos, with an estimated net worth of $5.1 billion , has invested at least $200 million buying influence from mostly Republicans and some Democrats. In Florida, Marco Rubio received $98,000 from DeVos and that’s not
Black History Month: We can overcome and we must resist! - Lily's Blackboard
Black History Month: We can overcome and we must resist! - Lily's Blackboard : Black History Month: We can overcome and we must resist! “Dr. King, President Lincoln, and other shapers of our American story proudly watch over our National Mall. … They spoke and marched and toiled and bled shoulder-to-shoulder with ordinary people who burned with the same hope for a brighter day. That legacy is sha
Detroit Free Press Editorial Board: U.S. Senate must reject DeVos appointment
U.S. Senate must reject DeVos appointment : U.S. Senate must reject DeVos appointment Make no mistake: A vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education is a vote to end public education in this country as we know it. This isn't conspiracy theory, or ideologically driven slander. Look at DeVos' own words and actions, over her long career advocating against traditional public schools; h
Schools Matter: Betsy DeVos, Serial Plagiarizer
Schools Matter: Betsy DeVos, Serial Plagiarizer : Betsy DeVos, Serial Plagiarizer In one instance she lifted from ALEC, which is entirely fitting, since ALEC will now be writing Rules and Regs at ED. Below is a clip from Dr. Roxani Marachi's blog : . . . .Senator Murray asks, “If you claim to support accountability and transparency, why do the model voucher policies from the American Federation f
Failed common core SBAC/SAT tests punish students by Wendy Lecker - Wait What?
Failed common core SBAC/SAT tests punish students by Wendy Lecker - Wait What? : Failed common core SBAC/SAT tests punish students by Wendy Lecker In a weekend commentary piece in the Stamford Advocate entitled, Failed common core tests punish students , education advocate Wendy Lecker writes, Across the country, states are re-examining their embrace of the hastily implemented common core tests.
Foundations aren’t helping anyone if they’re not serious about social justice - The Hechinger Report
Foundations aren’t helping anyone if they’re not serious about social justice - The Hechinger Report : Foundations aren’t helping anyone if they’re not serious about social justice Philanthropy needs to become more diverse and fund fight for political change The National Interest: Once a month, this column is tackling broader questions about what the country should do about gaps in achievement an
School board member or ... killer? Hard to tell - LA Times
School board member or ... killer? Hard to tell - LA Times : School board member or ... killer? Hard to tell Are you a Westsider who has recently had the strange and discomfiting feeling that your local school board representative, Steve Zimmer, just might be a cold-blooded killer? Did you start to get the feeling one day recently, soon after you reached into your mailbox? A campaign mailer targe
Pence plans to use tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos for education post | US news | The Guardian
Pence plans to use tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos for education post | US news | The Guardian : Pence plans to use tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos for education post The vice-president blamed the first-ever tie for a cabinet nominee on ‘obstruction by Democrats’ despite two Republican defections causing the situation Vice-president Mike Pence said on Sunday he expects that the
Deep Concern Intensifies Over DeVos Nomination As Senate Vote Nears | janresseger
Deep Concern Intensifies Over DeVos Nomination As Senate Vote Nears | janresseger : Deep Concern Intensifies Over DeVos Nomination As Senate Vote Nears The Senate’s vote on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education will be tomorrow, February 7. Two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have declared they will join all the Democrats to vot
How Possible Democratic Presidential Contenders Have Handled Betsy DeVos - Politics K-12 - Education Week
How Possible Democratic Presidential Contenders Have Handled Betsy DeVos - Politics K-12 - Education Week : How Possible Democratic Presidential Contenders Have Handled Betsy DeVos If Betsy DeVos ever had any hopes of getting Democratic senators to confirm her as education secretary, they probably evaporated right after her January confirmation hearing ended. But some of the Democrats most eager
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Kellyanne Conway "I misspoke one word." -- Chicago Tribune Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly Respectfully but firmly, the retired general told Bannon that despite his high position in the White House and close relationship with President Trump, the former Breitbart chief was not in Kelly’s chain of command. -- Washington
With An Upright Zeal (On Teaching With This Fire) | The Jose Vilson
With An Upright Zeal (On Teaching With This Fire) | The Jose Vilson : With An Upright Zeal (On Teaching With This Fire) Last week, I took a five-day social media break for the express purpose of re-centering myself, my family, and my work in ways that the Internet does not allow. That’s the public answer. The more private answer is complicated, but unsurprising to anyone who’s tried to fill multi
Tributes to the Fallen Heroes of the Bowling Green Massacre | Diane Ravitch's blog
Tributes to the Fallen Heroes of the Bowling Green Massacre | Diane Ravitch's blog : Tributes to the Fallen Heroes of the Bowling Green Massacre A few days ago, Kellyanne Conway noted that the media had failed to report the Bowling Green Massacre. Almost immediately, sharp observers pointed out that there was no Bowling Green Massacre. Conway said she made a mistake. Too late. Creative people are
An ‘alternative facts’ South Dakota bill sparks fears for science education in the Trump era - The Washington Post
An ‘alternative facts’ South Dakota bill sparks fears for science education in the Trump era - The Washington Post : An ‘alternative facts’ South Dakota bill sparks fears for science education in the Trump era This is the text of S.B. 55 that just passed in the South Dakota Senate, which purports “to protect the teaching of certain scientific information.” BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE

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