Thursday, February 9, 2017

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/9/17


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About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education : NPR Ed : NPR




Betsy DeVos Is Coming For Your Children
Betsy DeVos Is Coming For Your Children : Betsy DeVos Is Coming For Your Children Even among all the billionaires, ideologues, and straight-up racist goons Donald Trump has nominated for his cabinet, Betsy DeVos, who was confirmed earlier this week as the Secretary of Education, stands out for how seemingly unqualified she is. As the doomed critics of her nomination were quick to say, she has nev
You said no to DeVos, this is how you can say yes to students
You said no to DeVos, this is how you can say yes to students : You said no to DeVos, this is how you can say yes to students Things you can do to support public education You called, emailed, marched and told everyone on Facebook how much you care about public education. Now it's time to take that energy/frustration/inspiration and stand up for your local public school. And since we are educator
Charter Schools Blur Line Between Religious, Public Education - The Atlantic
Charter Schools Blur Line Between Religious, Public Education - The Atlantic : Does Religion Have a Place in Public Schools? “The question of what to do with religion in school-choice programs is how, or whether, to keep the baby while ditching the bathwater. ” From the standpoint of democratic theory, the basic problem with school choice is this: Religious belief and affiliation can be vital sit
Ready, Set, Go! | commoncorediva
Ready, Set, Go! | commoncorediva : Ready, Set, Go! February 8, 2017 Breaking News! "Warriors Against the CCSS Machine" , #KeepYourPromise , #RepealESSA , #stopcommoncore , Betsy DeVos , control , educrats , Facebook , federal funding , federal funds , federal legislation , parents , PJNET #PJNET , Power , President Trump , quality education , Rally , respect , Secretary of Education , Twitter , W
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Staying The Course
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Staying The Course : DeVos Staying The Course Betsy DeVos granted her first interview as Secretary of Education, or even Secretary-nominee, to Ingrid Jacques at the Detroit News. Jacques could be counted on to treat DeVos with warm, soft, friendly gloves. The deputy editorial page editor has previously told readers that DeVos is all about children , that the EAA is working ,
Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.February 22-23, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education)
ACSE Agenda February 22-23, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education) : ACSE Agenda February 22-23, 2017 Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda. ACSE Agenda February 22-23, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education) : ACSE Agenda February 22-23, 2017 - Administration & Support (CA Dept of Education) : Advisory Commission on Special Education Member
About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education : NPR Ed : NPR
About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education : NPR Ed : NPR : About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education Tuesday was a busy day for education policy. Betsy DeVos, you may have heard , was confirmed as Secretary of Education with an unprecedented tiebreaker vote. The House of Representatives also voted to throw out a lot of rules that were decided on just last year. These rul
CURMUDGUCATION: Reformsters Contemplate Race (Part I)
CURMUDGUCATION: Reformsters Contemplate Race (Part I) : Reformsters Contemplate Race (Part I) Last week the American Enterprise Institute hosted an afternoon of reformy navel gazing, featuring an all-start lineup and centered around the general topic of race and the specific issue of whether the Great Reform Coalition was about to fall apart because (I'm paraphrasing) there's an actively racist a
Progressives Lost The Vote On DeVos But Won Something Else
2/9/2017 – Progressives Lost The Vote On DeVos But Won Something Else : Progressives Lost The Vote On DeVos But Won Something Else February 9, 2017 Subscribe THIS WEEK: Why Dislike DeVos … Closing USDoE … Ending ESSA Rules … School Segregation … Civics Education TOP STORY Progressives Lost The Vote On DeVos But Won Something Else By Jeff Bryant “Betsy DeVos may have won her contest in the Senate
How DeVos Plans To Change The Department Of Education
How DeVos Plans To Change The Department Of Education : How DeVos Plans To Change The Department Of Education Betsy DeVos was confirmed by a 51-50 Senate vote Tuesday to run the Department of Education. Here’s how President Trump’s controversial cabinet pick plans to change the nation’s education policy: Relax unrealistically strict standards for secretary of education Modify Title IX to allow in
Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins. | The Nation
Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins. | The Nation : Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins. DeVos will have significant influence over how civil-rights protections for students are enforced, and how the for-profit college and student-loan industries are regulated. Several years ago, billionaire Republican donor Betsy DeVos wrote that she’d “decided to
DeVos, Obama, Booker, Trump – All Enemies Of Public Education | PopularResistance.Org
DeVos, Obama, Booker, Trump – All Enemies Of Public Education | PopularResistance.Org : DeVos, Obama, Booker, Trump – All Enemies Of Public Education Betsy DeVos barely won confirmation as the next secretary of education, so dreadful is the performance of the charter schools she promotes in Michigan. But the educational atrocities of the DeVos schools are inseparable from the larger war against p
UTLA Writes a Letter to Eli Broad about Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog
UTLA Writes a Letter to Eli Broad about Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog : UTLA Writes a Letter to Eli Broad about Betsy DeVos The United Teachers of Los Angeles sent this letter to billionaire Eli Broad. Broad has been a major funder of privately managed charter schools in Los Angeles, Detroit, and other districts around the nation. He currently is promoting a $450 million plan to put half of
The battle over public education is raging, but it's immoral to use students as pawns - LA Times
The battle over public education is raging, but it's immoral to use students as pawns - LA Times : The battle over public education is raging, but it's immoral to use students as pawns Nationally and locally, the war for control of public schools has escalated. Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump ’s Education secretary Tuesday, despite having displayed a shocking lack of knowledge about
Ed Notes Online: Why DeVos Vouchers May Be Dead Issue - Republican Women Senators
Ed Notes Online: Why DeVos Vouchers May Be Dead Issue - Republican Women Senators : Why DeVos Vouchers May Be Dead Issue - Republican Women Senators In voting against DeVos, Collins and Murkowski are remaining true to their long-standing positions on vouchers. In July 2015, both voted against student vouchers, three times.... Monkey Cage It wasn't totally surprising that the 2 Republican defector
Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 1) *”A kindergarten teacher in Tennessee says that a Latino child asks every day, ‘Is the wall here yet?’ He was told by classmates that he will be deported and blocked from returning home by the wall proposed by presidential candidate Donald Trump.” *A high school princi
Betsy DeVos' School Choice To-Do List | National News | US News
Betsy DeVos' School Choice To-Do List | National News | US News : Decoding the DeVos To-Do List The new education secretary is a champion of school choice, but may need to take a piecemeal approach to expansion. President Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail to direct $20 billion in federal education spending to school choice policies . On Tuesday evening, he took a first step toward fulfil
‘Students first’: New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeks common ground - The Washington Post
‘Students first’: New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeks common ground - The Washington Post : ‘Students first’: New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeks common ground Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday delivered her first public message since her rocky confirmation hearing, promising her new staff that she is committed to working with it to “protect, strengthen and create new world
Senator Warren Persists
Senator Warren Persists Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
DeVos’s Opponents are Definitely Not Complacent Defenders of the Status Quo | janresseger
DeVos’s Opponents are Definitely Not Complacent Defenders of the Status Quo | janresseger : DeVos’s Opponents are Definitely Not Complacent Defenders of the Status Quo Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday and sworn in as our new U.S. Secretary of Education. It became clear in the run up to the Senate’s closest-ever vote on a Cabinet secretary that millions of Americans value the ide
Russ on Reading: Next Steps in the DeVos Fight: Resist, Resist, Resist
Russ on Reading: Next Steps in the DeVos Fight: Resist, Resist, Resist : Next Steps in the DeVos Fight: Resist, Resist, Resist The Republican dominated Senate has confirmed the clearly unqualified Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. We can see this inexplicable vote as just another in a long line of votes where the government has decided to put partisan politics in front of good sense and g
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Remember the battle over the Marine Academy? Look what's happened since.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Remember the battle over the Marine Academy? Look what's happened since. : Remember the battle over the Marine Academy? Look what's happened since. Community activists like Delia Borillas, worked hard to rally neighbors against plans to turn Ames into a military academy. Back in 2014, after the Mayor and then school CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett promised not to close any
Schools Matter: White Male Protestant Elites Can No Afford Democratic Values
Schools Matter: White Male Protestant Elites Can No Afford Democratic Values : White Male Protestant Elites Can No Afford Democratic Values I have believed for some years that the American Republic would be safe only so long as white, male Protestant elites continued to believe they had enough influence and support to win elections. During the 2016 presidential campaign, authoritarian intellectua
DeVos' First Promises by Cheryl Binkley - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: DeVos' First Promises by Cheryl Binkley : Badass Teachers Association I listened to Betsy DeVos' opening remarks to the Department of Education staff today, and was grateful for the Masters in Euphemistic Double Speak I earned under the various prior administrations at my schools and in the greater Education world. Phil Rosenfelt, the long time Department Acting perso

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/8/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/8/17 Featured Post Explaining Betsy DeVos and her poor judgment on education Why I’m Saying Farewell to EduShyster – Have You Heard by mike simpson / 1h Why I’m Saying Farewell to 

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