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Record Numbers Of Charter Schools Teachers Are Organizing Unions | PopularResistance.Org
Record Numbers Of Charter Schools Teachers Are Organizing Unions | PopularResistance.Org : Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers Of Teachers At Chicago Charter Schools Are Organizing Unions Above Photo: Teachers at the ASPIRA charter school network rally on March 9 during union contract negotiations with management. (Scott Olson / Getty Images) Unionized teachers can help keep charter administr
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Are We Future Ready?
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Are We Future Ready? : PA: Are We Future Ready? Pennsylvania is using its newfound ESSA-empowered freedom to create a new dashboard for measuring school awesomeness-- Future Ready PA . Many folks in Harrisburg are very excited about it and are touting it as a relief from the standardized tests that are "failing" PA students. Let's grab our flux capacitor and our supply of ille
Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION Who's The Boss? 10 by Peter Greene / 3h When someone tells you who they are, listen to them. Representative Markwayne Mullin (Rep-OK) told his constituents a great deal this week, when in a town hall meeting he said this: You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my co
CURMUDGUCATION: Who's The Boss?
CURMUDGUCATION: Who's The Boss? : Who's The Boss? When someone tells you who they are, listen to them. Representative Markwayne Mullin (Rep-OK) told his constituents a great deal this week, when in a town hall meeting he said this: You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is
Michelle Strater Gunderson:.Supporting Education Activist Sarah Chambers - Living in Dialogue
Supporting Education Activist Sarah Chambers - Living in Dialogue : Supporting Education Activist Sarah Chambers By Michelle Strater Gunderson. If you are fortunate, every once in a while you will meet someone who breathes the fire of justice. In my life Sarah Chambers, a special education teacher from Maria Saucedo School in Chicago, fills that role. Yet, this is the teacher who the Chicago Publ
President of teachers union will speak on the future of education | Around the O
President of teachers union will speak on the future of education | Around the O : President of teachers union will speak on the future of education For the last event in its “Future of Public Education” series, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics is hosting Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, to speak in Portland for a for a free public talk Tuesday, April
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Things That Make You Go, Hmmm
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Things That Make You Go, Hmmm : Things That Make You Go, Hmmm Interesting but somewhat concerning article from the Chicago Tribune about students who take the state's free SAT who then find that the score appears on their transcript (whether they want it there or a not). While the test is designed to evaluate whether a student is prepared for college, some parents
6 Ways to Spread Happiness in the Classroom - Teacher Habits
6 Ways to Spread Happiness in the Classroom - Teacher Habits : 6 Ways to Spread Happiness in the Classroom It’s an exciting day here at Teacher Habits Headquarters! We have our first guest post! Paul Ellsworth (aka Profe Pablo) is a high school Spanish Teacher and a writer. He loves trying “out of the box” classroom management techniques to create a fun and productive classroom. He writes about h
Closing schools is not an educational option | Eclectablog
Closing schools is not an educational option | Eclectablog : Closing schools is not an educational option The suggestion that the solution to poorly performing students is simply closing schools is merely following what has become a common trope in the corporate education reform community–the notion that “the problems” in education can be solved simply by, variously, “ getting rid of the bad teac
May Day: A Day Without Immigrants - Strike! Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say
May Day: A Day Without Immigrants - Strike! Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say : May Day: A Day Without Immigrants - Strike! Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say http://www.lahuelga.com Portside Date: April 13, 2017 Date of Source: Thursday, April 13, 2017 Cosecha Cosecha, Vision, Strategy Frequently Asked Questions Search for a team i
The Reality Check: THE SADNESS OF THE BORDER WALL
The Reality Check: THE SADNESS OF THE BORDER WALL : THE SADNESS OF THE BORDER WALL By David Bacon http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1536504217696064 https://contexts.org/ In Playas de Tijuana, on the Mexican side of the border wall between Mexico and the U.S., Catelina Cespedes and Carlos Alcaide greet Florita Galvez, who is on the U.S. side. The family came from Santa Monica Cohetzala
NaughtyBots Part 3: Advocacy and Marginalization | Truth in American Education
NaughtyBots Part 3: Advocacy and Marginalization | Truth in American Education : NaughtyBots Part 3: Advocacy and Marginalization This is the third part in a four part NaughtyBots series about the #commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education . Advocacy The BotNet, or naught, issue was addressed in the previous installment so there is no need to address it again. Thi
This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks : NPR Ed : NPR
This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks : NPR Ed : NPR : This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks Greetings and welcome to our weekly roundup of education news from Washington and around the country: DeVos hires U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her first official staff announcement this week, with 10 na
Charter School Builds Wall of Shame to Hide the Truth
Shame on American Prep Academy : Shame on American Prep Academy In an era of social media, charter school messaging went hard core 20th Century last week in Draper, Utah, about a half-hour south of Salt Lake City. First, homeowners Josh and Emily Aune put a banner on their fence promoting a website critical of the American Preparatory Academy charter school, ShameOnAPA.org . Then, the school cons
Have a Ball Saturday on Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Have a Ball Saturday on Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Ohio: New Voucher Bill Could Cost Taxpayers from $70 Million to $1.2 Billion by dianeravitch / 44min An Ohio legislator has proposed lifting the income cap for private school vouchers, so that 74% of all families in Ohio would be eligible to u
Keeping retirement weird. Jackie Robinson and the Red sportswriter. | Fred Klonsky
Keeping retirement weird. Jackie Robinson and the Red sportswriter. | Fred Klonsky : Keeping retirement weird. Jackie Robinson and the Red sportswriter. My brother was always the jock in the family. The thing is, he was good at it, particularly baseball and basketball. I had other interests as a young kid and didn’t begin to appreciate sports until I was a teenager. By then it was too late to bec
Why Teachers Quit, Teacher Evaluations, Teacher Pay, Experience Matters – Live Long and Prosper
2017 Medley #12: Teachers – Live Long and Prosper : Why Teachers Quit, Teacher Evaluations, Teacher Pay, Experience Matters WHY TEACHERS QUIT Previous posts about why teachers quit ( more ). Many legislators, privatizers, and “reformers” continue to blame teachers for low achievement. Unionism is anathema to some because teachers unions, in many places, are the only thing preventing the compete c
Ohio Can’t Afford To Replicate California Charter School Facilities Disaster
Ohio Can’t Afford To Replicate California Charter School Facilities Disaster : Ohio Can’t Afford To Replicate California Charter School Facilities Disaster Before Ohio expands funding for charter school facilities, state officials should seriously investigate the California charter facilities disaster. A group called In The Public Interest (ITPI) engaged Dr. Gordon Lafer, associate professor at t
California’s Failing Grade in Charter School Facilities Financing – Capital & Main
California’s Failing Grade in Charter School Facilities Financing – Capital & Main : California’s Failing Grade in Charter School Facilities Financing A new study of public charter school funding has found that California’s explosive charter growth of the past 15 years has left school districts straining under a glut of new charter classrooms that are no better at educating California children th

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/14/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/14/17 Featured Post DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White - ProPublica California Charter Schools and REAL Local Control by mike simpson / 

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