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La. BESE Member James Garvey’s School Grading “Lie”: Read His Full Speech Here | deutsch29
La. BESE Member James Garvey’s School Grading “Lie”: Read His Full Speech Here | deutsch29 : La. BESE Member James Garvey’s School Grading “Lie”: Read His Full Speech Here On March 29, 2017, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) held a 6 1/2-hour special meeting on the state plan to be submitted to the US Department of Education in April 2017 in compliance with the Ever
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Privatization of Public Schools
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Privatization of Public Schools : Privatization of Public Schools I previously posted the long memo called Real Choice vs. False Choice: The Repercussions of Privatization Programs for Students, Parents, and Public Schools that Senator Patty Murray sent to her colleagues in late March about the privatization of public schools. She does credit in laying out real wo
"Storm the Heavens": Notes From the Weather Underground on Resistance to Trump
"Storm the Heavens": Notes From the Weather Underground on Resistance to Trump : "Storm the Heavens": Notes From the Weather Underground on Resistance to Trump Weather Underground Organization founding members Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn speak in San Francisco, California, February 20, 2009. (Photo: Steve Rhodes ) Those of us living within the borders of the United States currently find ourse
Editorial: How many third-graders would Jesus suspend? - NonDoc
Editorial: How many third-graders would Jesus suspend? - NonDoc : Editorial: How many third-graders would Jesus suspend? O ur Monday editorials are written on Sunday. Hence, this examination of SB 81 was crafted on Easter. That bill (embedded below), authored by Sen. Ron Sharp ( R-Shawnee ) and Rep. Jadine Nolan ( R-Sand Springs ), would lower the minimum grade level from sixth to third for certa
In a city of corruption at the top, they go after an activist teacher. | Fred Klonsky
In a city of corruption at the top, they go after an activist teacher. | Fred Klonsky : In a city of corruption at the top, they go after an activist teacher CPS teacher Sarah Chambers at an opt-out rally in front of Saucedo Academy, 2014. Photo: Fred Klonsky On a cold February afternoon in 2014, dozens of parents, teachers and students gathered on the front steps of old Harrison High School in L
Kindergartens fail to let kids play - Business Insider
Kindergartens fail to let kids play - Business Insider : I've been in education for 20 years, and there's a disturbing trend afoot in kindergartens around the US Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade. Researchers have demonstrated that 5-year-olds are spending more time engaged in teacher-led academic learning ac
Educating the Disadvantaged | National Affairs
Educating the Disadvantaged | National Affairs : Educating the Disadvantaged Rising social and economic inequality has become a national preoccupation. The growth of inequality is held at least partly responsible for everything from the recent increase in racial tension to anti-immigrant sentiment to the election of President Donald Trump. Most Americans also view inequality as a problem in itsel
CURMUDGUCATION: EdTech To Teachers: Who Needs You?
CURMUDGUCATION: EdTech To Teachers: Who Needs You? : EdTech To Teachers: Who Needs You? If you want to see a fully-refined expression of edtech disdain for actual teachers, check out this article by Dr. Karen Beerer, "Greatest Lesson: Teacher Buy-in Is Overrated ." Beerer is VP of Professional Development for Discovery Education. She's held that job since 2012-- before that she was Asst. Super at
Monday Monday Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Monday Monday Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Gary Rubinstein: “College or Die” by dianeravitch / 56min Gary Rubinstein has become a master at unmasking “miracle” claims, you know, the schools where 100% of the students in a poor neighborhood (formerly served by a public school) graduate or 100% go
Democrats link party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge - POLITICO
Democrats link party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge - POLITICO : Democrats link party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge Teachers unions and others are attacking charter supporters in California, New York and New Jersey for doing the administration's 'dirty work.' LOS ANGELES — It’s rare that Democrats are cast as puppets of the Trump administration. But on the issue of education, many
Education Reform That Works | tultican
Education Reform That Works | tultican : Education Reform That Works The Teacher Powered Schools (TPS) movement has a history of success and is now in more than 100 schools. It won’t make anyone rich but it just might bring a new area of positive growth in the teaching and learning process. It could be argued that TPS has been around since Socrates. More recently, Debra Meier’s efforts to democra
School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education - The Atlantic
School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education - The Atlantic : How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity Schools are a public good that extreme market proliferation would eventually destroy. Buoyed by Donald Trump’s championing of a voucher system—and cheered on by his education secretary Betsy DeVos—Arizona just passed one of the country's most thoroughgoing policies in f
Corporate childcare looks like an Arby’s. Put in the middle of the worst traffic arteries. But it’s all about the money. | Fred Klonsky
Corporate childcare looks like an Arby’s. Put in the middle of the worst traffic arteries. But it’s all about the money. | Fred Klonsky : Corporate childcare looks like an Arby’s. Put in the middle of the worst traffic arteries. But it’s all about the money. It will be a Learning Experience, for sure. Now that it is almost summer I will bring my old Schwinn up from the basement and start riding i
Beware the “Miracle” School Claim | radical eyes for equity
Beware the “Miracle” School Claim | radical eyes for equity : Beware the “Miracle” School Claim Published on Easter Sunday 2017 in the Post and Courier , Paul Bowers offered what I suspect will be a slow and painful series of unfortunate evidence that will discredit claims of educational miracles at Meeting Street Elementary @Brentwood; in this case, the public/private partnership elementary scho
Using busing to combat kindergarten truancy | 89.3 KPCC
Using busing to combat kindergarten truancy | 89.3 KPCC : Using busing to combat kindergarten truancy A study released last week reveals an unexpected approach to help schools reduce chronic student absenteeism: making sure kids ride the school bus. “A lot of the work done that’s been done in absenteeism focuses on looking at characteristics of the child or the family,” such as poverty or student
Connecticut has spent upwards to $1 Billion on corporate welfare programs with limited oversight - Wait What?
Connecticut has spent upwards to $1 Billion on corporate welfare programs with limited oversight - Wait What? : Connecticut has spent upwards to $1 Billion on corporate welfare programs with limited oversight Since taking office, Governor Dannel Malloy and his administration have shoveled hundreds of millions of dollars in “corporate aid” to dozens of companies as part of their ongoing efforts to
More Comments on Personalization Continuum (Tom Hatch) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
More Comments on Personalization Continuum (Tom Hatch) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : More Comments on Personalization Continuum (Tom Hatch) Tom Hatch is an Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. I met Tom at Stanford University when his wife, Karen Hammerness, was a graduate student and took one of my classes. Hatch had worked closely with Ted Size
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
College Or Die | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
College Or Die | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : College Or Die Chalkbeat Tennessee recently reported that the new director of charter schools in Memphis is the former principal of the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated charter school in Indiana. I went to the school’s website and found that the school’s motto, which they have painted in large letters on the walls of one of their hallways is, “College Or Di
Why Are You Looking For The Living Among The Dead? | The Jose Vilson
Why Are You Looking For The Living Among The Dead? | The Jose Vilson : Why Are You Looking For The Living Among The Dead? “While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them. As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!” – The Gospel According to
Badass Teachers Association: Rahm Suspends Teacher For Fighting Injustice by Jake Jacobs
Badass Teachers Association: Rahm Suspends Teacher For Fighting Injustice by Jake Jacobs : Rahm Suspends Teacher For Fighting Injustice by Jake Jacobs Originally posted at: https://truthagainstthemachine.com/index.php/2017/04/13/rahm-suspends-teacher-fighting-injustice/ A day before spring break, Chicago teacher Sarah Chambers was fired without being given an explanation. An email from the Chicag

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