Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/8/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/8/17

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Explaining Betsy DeVos and her poor judgment on education




Why I’m Saying Farewell to EduShyster – Have You Heard
Why I’m Saying Farewell to EduShyster – Have You Heard : Why I’m Saying Farewell to EduShyster It’s time for me to wave goodbye to the man with the outstretched hand… Since I started this blog back in 2012 I’ve gotten occasional complaints that the name, EduShyster is anti-semitic. When one of these arrived last week, I started to compose what has become my standard response: that whole books hav
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Setting the table for fascism, American-style
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Setting the table for fascism, American-style : Setting the table for fascism, American-style After Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, nearly a half-century ago, there was an attempt by the dominant culture to turn him into a harmless icon. That often happens to revolutionaries when they die. But if you ever doubted the power of King's ideas, yesterday's Senate h
State urged to shift $1 billion from county education offices to school districts | EdSource
State urged to shift $1 billion from county education offices to school districts | EdSource : State urged to shift $1 billion from county education offices to school districts e independent, nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office is recommending that the state shift nearly all of $1 billion in unrestricted funding that currently goes to county offices of education to school districts instead.
Booker and Betsy DeVos worked together on school choice. He just voted against her. | NJ.com
Booker and Betsy DeVos worked together on school choice. He just voted against her. | NJ.com : Booker and Betsy DeVos worked together on school choice. He just voted against her WASHINGTON a As mayor of Newark, Cory Booker joined Betsy DeVos on the board of Alliance for School Choice, which advocated using taxpayer dollars for charter, private and religious schools. He's known her for years. But
CARL PETERSEN FOR LAUSD BOARD DISTRICT 2 - Perdaily.com
CARL PETERSEN FOR LAUSD BOARD DISTRICT 2 - Perdaily.com : CARL PETERSEN FOR LAUSD BOARD DISTRICT 2 (Mensaje se repite en Español) It is with a great deal of all too rare enthusiasm that I whole-heartedly endorse the candidacy of Carl Petersen in the race for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board District 2 position presently held by Monica Garcia. In her long tenure as an LAUSD board memb
Explaining Betsy DeVos and her poor judgment on education
Explaining Betsy DeVos and her poor judgment on education : Explaining Betsy DeVos and her poor judgment on education Betsy Devos, an unqualified billionaire with a knack for destroying education in her own state, has been confirmed as the country’s new Secretary of Education. Many are wondering whether the strategic Republican marketing of “school choice” has any leg to stand on. “Public schools
After the DeVos Vote: the Fight for Public Education Continues | Schott Foundation for Public Education
After the DeVos Vote: the Fight for Public Education Continues | Schott Foundation for Public Education : After the DeVos Vote: the Fight for Public Education Continues Yesterday the Senate voted 50-50, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, to confirm Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. The vote—which followed an overnight session of p
EduColor Statement on the DeVos Confirmation — EduColor
EduColor Statement on the DeVos Confirmation — EduColor : EDUCOLOR STATEMENT ON THE DEVOS CONFIRMATION WASHINGTON – Following the Senate’s recent confirmation of Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, EduColor Policy Chair Khalilah Harris made the following statement on behalf of the collective: We are incredibly heartened to see how many people have finally stepped up to
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVosian Threat Inventory
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVosian Threat Inventory : DeVosian Threat Inventory So now Betsy DeVos has her very first big girl job, and we live in a Trump-DeVos education era. Time to take an inventory of what education issues to watch for. Here's my set of best semi-educated guesses. Common Core Pshaw. Common Core continues to be a zombie policy, existing in various mangled forms both under its old name a
The Pedagogy of Antoine Roussel | Blue Cereal Education
The Pedagogy of Antoine Roussel | Blue Cereal Education : The Pedagogy of Antoine Roussel Most of you are probably unfamiliar with the name “Antoine Roussel.” He’s not a traditional educator – or an educator at all. He’s a professional hockey player. A personal favorite of mine, actually. And I have the t-shirts to prove it. Pro hockey, like any other high-end form of athletic entertainment, is h
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to Address all Department Staff | U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to Address all Department Staff | U.S. Department of Education : U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to Address all Department Staff Contact: (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov Event Date 1 : February 8, 2017 - 2:00pm U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will address the Department staff on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. ET. Secretary DeVos’ speech will focu
Federal website for special education is down. But no, it hasn’t been scrubbed - The Washington Post
Federal website for special education is down. But no, it hasn’t been scrubbed - The Washington Post : Federal website for special education is down. But no, it hasn’t been scrubbed A government website that explains a key federal law for students with disabilities was not working on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first morning in office, leading to anxiety among special-education advocates wh
Worsening teacher shortage puts more underprepared teachers in classrooms, report says | EdSource
Worsening teacher shortage puts more underprepared teachers in classrooms, report says | EdSource : Worsening teacher shortage puts more underprepared teachers in classrooms, report says e number of underprepared teachers working in California’s public school classrooms has more than doubled in just three years, a key indicator that the teacher shortage continues to worsen, according to a new rep
Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme - Wait What?
Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme - Wait What? : Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme We are once again coming up on the time of year that Connecticut public school students will be told to stop learning and start testing. Students in g
NYT EDITORIAL BOARD: Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance “Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump. Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eag
Oh No! Are We Heading Back Towards the Scopes Trial? | janresseger
Oh No! Are We Heading Back Towards the Scopes Trial? | janresseger : Oh No! Are We Heading Back Towards the Scopes Trial? Science is about empirically proven realities in the natural world and religion is about belief. Stephen Jay Gould, the historian of science and evolutionary biology called religion and science separate categories of learning—“nonoverlapping magisteria.” We don’t question the
Newsletter #11 – Build Bridges, Not Walls Issue | CLASSROOM STRUGGLE
Newsletter #11 – Build Bridges, Not Walls Issue | CLASSROOM STRUGGLE : Build Bridges, Not Walls Issue We’ve just published our most recent newsletter, the Build Bridges, Not Walls Issue (Newsletter #11 published in Feb 2017). In this one, we address the need for sanctuary schools and some ideas on how to make our schools safer. We also break down our outgoing superintendent and discuss a few of t
Democrats Played a Key Role in DeVos Confirmation… in 2013 | deutsch29
Democrats Played a Key Role in DeVos Confirmation… in 2013 | deutsch29 : Democrats Played a Key Role in DeVos Confirmation… in 2013 Michigan billionaire and former Michigan Republican Party Chair, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed on February 07, 2017, as US secretary of education. While the Senate was casting its historic 51-50 vote/VP tiebreaker around noon, I was in a place that DeVos has yet to demo
NYC Public School Parents: So it happened; DeVos was confirmed. What next?
NYC Public School Parents: So it happened; DeVos was confirmed. What next? : So it happened; DeVos was confirmed. What next? So it happened as predicted; Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote for Betsy Devos this afternoon. Though disappointing it was in its way historic: the only time in US history that a Cabinet secretary needed the vote of the Vice President to be approved. The last few weeks
CURMUDGUCATION: Uplift Checklist For a Dispiriting Day
CURMUDGUCATION: Uplift Checklist For a Dispiriting Day : Uplift Checklist For a Dispiriting Day Honestly, my expectations are always so low that it's hard to really disappoint me, and this day was no exception. Defeating DeVos depended on finding a GOP senator who was willing to separate himself from his senate pack and also piss off a President known for his unreasoning grudgeholding rage in the
Last Saturday Night Live’s VAM-Related Skit | VAMboozled!
Last Saturday Night Live’s VAM-Related Skit | VAMboozled! : Last Saturday Night Live’s VAM-Related Skit In one of the sections of the skit, though, “Spicer” introduces “Betsy DeVos” — portrayed by Kate McKinnon and also just today confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education — to answer some very simple questions about today’s public schools which she, well, very simply could not answer.
Eli Broad, make amends! - Network For Public Education
Eli Broad, make amends! - Network For Public Education : Eli Broad, make amends! Below is a letter from United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl to Eli Broad, in response to his letter to the United States Senate opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Eli Broad, make amends! - Network For Public Education :
Summer Meal Programs - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Summer Meal Programs - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) : Summer Meal Programs Federal meal programs for children from low-income areas during vacation and off-track periods Summer Meal Locations Provides parents and referral agencies with a list of locations where children may receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods. Summer Meal Service Sites California state m
Schools Matter: Help Wanted, or Will Work of Real Results
Schools Matter: Help Wanted, or Will Work of Real Results : Help Wanted, or Will Work of Real Results I am looking to become aligned with a group, a band, or a cell, of individuals interested in acting to achieve the three goals below by any non-violent means necessary . A group of ten souls will constitute a quorum, and upon reaching this number, the group will meet to elect officers, develop by
Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater
Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater : Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. —Maya Angelou Betsy DeVos I think one thing Betsy DeVos has done is wake America up to what’s happening to our
Is Teaching a Team Sport? | The Merrow Report
Is Teaching a Team Sport? | The Merrow Report : Is Teaching a Team Sport? The bitter and contentious debate over Betsy DeVos means she is taking office as Secretary of Education with severely diminished influence. So, what might lie ahead? Surely there will be charter school wars, because the movement is badly split between supporters of wide-open chartering and those who favor restrictions on fo
Betsy DeVos and the Cowardice of Republicans | gadflyonthewallblog
Betsy DeVos and the Cowardice of Republicans | gadflyonthewallblog : Betsy DeVos and the Cowardice of Republicans “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you, too?” If you’re a Senate Republican, the answer is apparently “YES!” Otherwise, why would all but two such lawmakers vote to confirm Betsy DeVos, the most unqualified candidate for Education Secretary in U.S. history? During a heari

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/7/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/7/17 Featured Post DeVos confirmed. NPE will fight her agenda. - Network For Public Education DIANE RAVITCH: Betsy DeVos Confirmed Despite Massive Protests - BillMoyers.com by mike simpson / 16min Betsy DeVos Confirmed Despite Massive Protests - 

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