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Choosing Democracy: Republicans Pursue Vouchers and Privatized Education





Get To Know The BATS: Teachers Fighting Privatization | PopularResistance.Org
Get To Know The BATS: Teachers Fighting Privatization | PopularResistance.Org : Get To Know The BATS: Teachers Fighting Privatization Above photo: New York teachers and parents took to the streets in protest of an education budget they say furthers free market education reforms. (United Federation of Teachers / Instagram) Editor’s Note: With the appointment of billionaire school privatization adv
John Kuhn: Vouchers Serve Adults at Children's Expense - Living in Dialogue
John Kuhn: Vouchers Serve Adults at Children's Expense - Living in Dialogue : John Kuhn: Vouchers Serve Adults at Children's Expense By John Kuhn. The following is a speech delivered on March 5, 2017, to the Association of Texas Professional Educators Legislative Action Weekend. I have three older sisters who are all teachers. When I became a teacher too in 1997, the first advice they gave me was
The Self-Fulfilling Prophesy: Failing Public Schools | radical eyes for equity
The Self-Fulfilling Prophesy: Failing Public Schools | radical eyes for equity : The Self-Fulfilling Prophesy: Failing Public Schools Everything you need to know about the post-truth demonizing of public schools and false promises of charter schools is in these two paragraphs from Education Week , the queen of misinforming edujournalism: At their best, the most innovative charter schools provide
“Can’t We All Just Get Along”? – redqueeninla
“Can’t We All Just Get Along”? – redqueeninla : “Can’t We All Just Get Along”? A plaintive parent declares that with “one kid in a regular public district school and another in a charter school”, we should all just “get along”. Here’s the formula for getting along: (1) You have to tolerate me and (2) I have to tolerate you; (3) Your existence cannot impinge on mine and (4) my existence cannot imp
CURMUDGUCATION: Can Choice Return To Its Roots? + Real Performance Based Education
CURMUDGUCATION: Can Choice Return To Its Roots? : Can Choice Return To Its Roots? Deborah Meier wrote in Education Week recently wit an interesting question. " Can school choice return to its progressive roots? " she asked. She goes back to the days in which she became involved in starting charter schools, to get out from under the heavy hand of regulation and red tape and start a school run by e
Los Angeles Rocked by Another Charter School Scandal: State Awards Two New Schools to Ethically Challenged Charter Chain | Diane Ravitch's blog
Los Angeles Rocked by Another Charter School Scandal: State Awards Two New Schools to Ethically Challenged Charter Chain | Diane Ravitch's blog : Los Angeles Rocked by Another Charter School Scandal: State Awards Two New Schools to Ethically Challenged Charter Chain The Los Angeles Times ran a first-page story about the latest charter school scandal , only a day before the school board election t
jobsanger: School Vouchers Do NOT Improve Student Achievement
jobsanger: School Vouchers Do NOT Improve Student Achievement : School Vouchers Do NOT Improve Student Achievement (These charts, from the Economic Policy Institute, show that cities invested heavily in vouchers, like Milwaukee and Detroit, still lag far behind cities that aren't heavily invested in a voucher system.) The following summary of a study of school vouchers is by Martin Canroy, profes
Charter groups and unions spend millions for control of LA Unified school board | EdSource
Charter groups and unions spend millions for control of LA Unified school board | EdSource : Charter groups and unions spend millions for control of LA Unified school board Alliances of charter school groups and labor unions are competing for control of California’s largest school district, raising most of the $6.6 million contributed to date to benefit candidates in three school board races. The
What can Betsy DeVos really do? - The Hechinger Report
What can Betsy DeVos really do? - The Hechinger Report : What can Betsy DeVos really do? Experts on left and right assess possibilities for expanding school choice and limiting the work of the Office for Civil Rights A month into Betsy DeVos’ tenure as the new Secretary of Education, there is still a big question on the minds of many Americans: How much can she really change the nation’s schools?
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Russians aren't doing this...
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: The Russians aren't doing this... : The Russians aren't doing this... While we're consumed 24/7 with the Trump/Russia psychodrama, Republicans are quietly, under the cover of darkness and diversion, introducing these new bills in the House: HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education -- (The bill also repeals basic nutrition standards for the national school lunch and brea
You’ll never think about mass media the same way again after watching this Noam Chomsky documentary
You’ll never think about mass media the same way again after watching this Noam Chomsky documentary : You’ll never think about mass media the same way again after watching this Noam Chomsky documentary Nearly 30 years before President Trump’s press gaggle last Friday, Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman authored ‘” Manufacturing Consent “, a book that radically redefined mass media’s relationship with
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Superintendent Nyland's Letter on Budget
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Superintendent Nyland's Letter on Budget : Superintendent Nyland's Letter on Budget I assume that many of you may have seen this but in case you have not, here is Dr. Nyland's March 2 Letter to Families Regarding Budget Update. (The highlighted area in red is mine indicating where I think the most people will see the impact. I will have to ask about the class size
These L.A. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it out - LA Times
These L.A. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it out - LA Times : These L.A. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it out ... These L.A. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it out - LA Times : In District 2, which includes downtown and nearby neighborhoods, veteran Roosevelt High teacher Lisa Alva, 56, proved to be
ALERT – Legislation seeking to undo student privacy protections now before CT Legislature’s Education Committee - Wait What?
ALERT – Legislation seeking to undo student privacy protections now before CT Legislature’s Education Committee - Wait What? : ALERT – Legislation seeking to undo student privacy protections now before CT Legislature’s Education Committee In this day and age of widespread data breaches, Governor Dannel Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and an overwhelming majority of Connecticut state legisl
Stress, Race, Class, and School by Jonathan Glater - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Stress, Race, Class, and School by Jonathan Glater With the advent of the new administration in Washington, levels of stress are rising for members of minority groups of various kinds – religions minorities, Latinos, African Americans, recent immigrants, to name just a few. This has gotten me thinking about research on the effects of stress that perhaps has gone underapp
Bye, bye food pyramid, welcome a new way to eat in school
Bye, bye food pyramid, welcome a new way to eat in school : Bye, bye food pyramid, welcome a new way to eat in school For decades, the food pyramid was our basic guide for healthy eating until it was replaced with… what ? The dedicated dieticians and dietary technicians, creative cooks, and other fantastic food service professionals who create nutritious recipes, prepare meals and serve millions
Yes! Knowledgeable Charter Supporter Worries that Charter School Growth is Flat-Lining | janresseger
Yes! Knowledgeable Charter Supporter Worries that Charter School Growth is Flat-Lining | janresseger : Yes! Knowledgeable Charter Supporter Worries that Charter School Growth is Flat-Lining President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have been down in Florida visiting a Catholic school where 291 of the school’s 340 students use the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program to pay a
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Donald Trump “I love Caterpillar. I’ve been driving them for a long time.” -- Feds dig in: Agents raid Trump-touted Caterpillar Noble Charter School Teachers “Today, we the Union of Noble Educators are announcing our effort to organize teachers and staff across the @benobleschools!” “We are passionate, committed, professional te
With A Brooklyn Accent: Immigration Control Through Intimidation: Deportations The Trump Way
With A Brooklyn Accent: Immigration Control Through Intimidation: Deportations The Trump Way : Immigration Control Through Intimidation: Deportations The Trump Way It is not clear the ICE is deporting more people under Trump than it was under Obama. What is changed is who they are deporting and how. In a number highly publicized incidents that are now too numerous to be accidents, the Trump ICE i
Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America – Center for American Progress
Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America – Center for American Progress : Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America President Donald Trump offered one major K-12 education proposal during the presidential campaign: a $20 billion plan that would reprioritize existing federal education funds to provide vouchers for private-school choice. And with his selecti
Choosing Democracy: Republicans Pursue Vouchers and Privatized Education
Choosing Democracy: Republicans Pursue Vouchers and Privatized Education : Republicans Pursue Vouchers and Privatized Education By Christine Sleeter, Guest commentary Saturday, March 4, 2017 The Choices in Education Act 2017 (HR 610), introduced Jan. 23 and now in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which has provided federal fund
Blaine Amendment Challenge in Limbo at the US Supreme Court | deutsch29
Blaine Amendment Challenge in Limbo at the US Supreme Court | deutsch29 : Blaine Amendment Challenge in Limbo at the US Supreme Court On March 04, 2017, I wrote a post about the Blaine Amendment, which was never incorporated into the US Constitution but variations of which have been adopted in 37 or 38 states. In short, the purpose of a Blaine amendment is to restrict the use of public money in f
We March For Education Justice by Luz Christina Ramirez Mooney - Badass Teachers Association:
Badass Teachers Association: We March For Education Justice by Luz Christina Ramirez Mooney : We March For Education Justice by Luz Christina Ramirez Mooney * Speech originally presented at the March For Education in Kingston, New York on March 4th, 2017 Greed and hate are evil and destructive forces, eating away at our nation today. But we have gathered here, to make it clear, that we will not t
TBFURMAN: Just Say No To CMSA
TBFURMAN: Just Say No To CMSA : Just Say No To CMSA Just reading through the extensive complaint filed with the CPS Inspector General agains CMSA and its affiliates. Dan Mihalopoulos covered it here. I believe CMSA is trying to pull a "charter amendment" expansion by 100 seats or so here in Rogers Park; there is no way this should be approved until the inspector general finishes an investigation.

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