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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/4/17


Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 4/4/17
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Public-School Students Learn About the Alt-Right - The Atlantic





Global Finance Needs Our Schools to Fail – Wrench in the Gears
Global Finance Needs Our Schools to Fail – Wrench in the Gears : Global Finance Needs Our Schools to Fail Yesterday Peter Greene expanded on an idea I’d put forth a few months back that Competency Based Education (and really all digital curriculum) was a way of gradually turning neighborhood public schools into charters from the inside out. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read his piece
Nevada's Money And Its Mouth Ignore Its Schools For A Stadium | The Huffington Post
Nevada's Money And Its Mouth Ignore Its Schools For A Stadium | The Huffington Post : Nevada’s Money And Its Mouth Ignore Its Schools For A Stadium The state now commands the bottom ranking spot for education in the U.S. So let’s say you’re home to the fifth largest school district in the country. Let’s say your teacher shortages are legendary . Let’s say they’re so bad that you hire recruiters a
Secretary DeVos Contacts the Department of Justice about Diane Ravitch | The Merrow Report
Secretary DeVos Contacts the Department of Justice about Diane Ravitch | The Merrow Report : Secretary DeVos Contacts the Department of Justice about Diane Ravitch Although I have now been retired from journalism for 18 months, I haven’t lost touch completely. Happily, some of my former contacts continue to reach out. Yesterday I received this alarming memo in the mail in a plain white envelope.
NYC Public School Parents: Governor Cuomo, don't Devos-state our Schools!
NYC Public School Parents: Governor Cuomo, don't Devos-state our Schools! And how the charter lobby uses DOE charter collaboration in their push to raise the cap : Governor Cuomo, don't Devos-state our Schools! And how the charter lobby uses DOE charter collaboration in their push to raise the cap Tomorrow Wed. April 5 at 4:30 PM we will rally outside Governor Cuomo's office at 633 3rd Ave. (40th
If you're fed up because of too much testing, here's what you can do about it
If you're fed up because of too much testing, here's what you can do about it : From time to test to time to learn It’s April, so there’s a deadline coming up that we’re all familiar with, and I’m not talking about Tax Day ( Tuesday, April 18 , by the way). If you’re an educator, you know April is memorable for another reason: It is testing season , the time of year when we spend a lot of our tim
John Thompson: With courage and time, OKCPS could follow Tulsa Union - NonDoc
With courage and time, OKCPS could follow Tulsa Union - NonDoc : With courage and time, OKCPS could follow Tulsa Union O ver the weekend, The New York Times featured David Kirp’s op-ed ( Who Needs Charters With Public Schools Like These? ) about what is working in the Tulsa Union Public School System. In the article, Kirp and Tulsa Union explain what it will take for our state and our schools to
Public-School Students Learn About the Alt-Right - The Atlantic
Public-School Students Learn About the Alt-Right - The Atlantic : The Alt-Right Curriculum Teachers are facilitating conversations with students about white nationalism. Dropping a handout with a photo on each student’s desk, the teacher Kathryn Leslie asked the teens to study the picture of Richard Spencer, the leader of the “alt-right” movement who advocates for a homeland just for whites. Ther
CURMUDGUCATION: Scott Walker's Next Move To Crush Teachers
CURMUDGUCATION: Scott Walker's Next Move To Crush Teachers : Scott Walker's Next Move To Crush Teachers When it comes to a full frontal assault on public education and the people who provide it, no governor takes a back seat to Wisconsin's Scott Walker. Walker's most famous for his 2011 move to strip public unions of their power to negotiate much of anything, a move that he made one of the founda
Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses - The Hechinger Report
Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses - The Hechinger Report : Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses We can’t teach safe sex if kids don’t understand their own and others’ gender identities Demonstrators protest for transgender rights with a rally, march through the Loop and a candlelight vigil to remember transgender friends lost to murder and suicide on March 3, 2017 i
Trump: DeVos is ‘highly respected’; U.S. education is ‘so sad’; Common Core must ‘end’; and much more - The Washington Post
Trump: DeVos is ‘highly respected’; U.S. education is ‘so sad’; Common Core must ‘end’; and much more - The Washington Post : Trump: DeVos is ‘highly respected’; U.S. education is ‘so sad’; Common Core must ‘end’; and much more President Trump was asked Tuesday about his education priorities and how he would address “the disconnect” between skills that companies are looking for and what young peo
NEW RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE: United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance | radical eyes for equity
NEW RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE: United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance | radical eyes for equity : NEW RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE: United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance Full List of Contributing Authors FULL LI
Betsy DeVos compares school choice to hailing Uber or Lyft. But both are privileged services used by only 15% of Americans — Quartz
Betsy DeVos compares school choice to hailing Uber or Lyft. But both are privileged services used by only 15% of Americans — Quartz : Betsy DeVos thinks choosing schools should be like Uber or Lyft—but both are for the wealthy School choice, the controversial idea of having government money follow students to schools that aren’t run by the government , is a bit complicated. To make it easier to u
New Report Released: "Did the New Orleans School Reforms Increase Segregation?" · News · Education Research Alliance for New Orleans
New Report Released: "Did the New Orleans School Reforms Increase Segregation?" · News · Education Research Alliance for New Orleans : New Report Released: "Did the New Orleans School Reforms Increase Segregation?" A new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University examines how the post-Katrina school reforms affected segregation in New Orleans publicly funded s
Public School Numbers Games Hide What Matters | Re:education in Baltimore
Public School Numbers Games Hide What Matters | Re:education in Baltimore : Public School Numbers Games Hide What Matters I drafted this piece on Saturday, March 25, 2017, when no one knew if or how much money Governor Larry Hogan would “give” to Baltimore City Public Schools in his second supplemental budget. My child’s school was facing a 20 percent cut to our budget. I updated it on the 27th,
Trump’s Authoritarian Vision - Los Angeles Times
Trump’s Authoritarian Vision - Los Angeles Times : Trump’s Authoritarian Vision PART I Our Dishonest President PART II Why Trump Lies PART III Trump's Authoritarian Vision PART IV Wednesday Standing before the cheering throngs at the Republican National Convention last summer, Donald Trump bemoaned how special interests had rigged the country’s politics and its economy, leaving Americans victimiz
Beyond ‘1984’: George Orwell’s prophetic take on high-stakes tests - The Washington Post
Beyond ‘1984’: George Orwell’s prophetic take on high-stakes tests - The Washington Post : Beyond ‘1984’: George Orwell’s prophetic take on high-stakes tests Many people were introduced to author George Orwell because as students they were required to read “ Animal Farm ” or “ 1984 ,” the 68-year-old dystopian novel that is now experiencing something of a revival. Sales spiked after the inaugurat
Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity | Diane Ravitch's blog
Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity | Diane Ravitch's blog : Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity Campbell Brown made her reputation calling public school teachers “perverts” and attacking teachers’ unions for “protecting” any member accused of a crime (even if the accusation was false). She then went o
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos' resume
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos' resume : DeVos' resume The family tree Betsy DeVos' appointment as Sec. of Education had less to do with her competency, adroitness, or knowledge of the field than it did with massive donations to the Trump campaign and her family's ties to a web of international intrigue centered around her brother, Blackwater founder and secret Trump attaché, Erik Prince. T
Minnesota Court of Appeals Holds that Education Quality Suit Raises Nonjusticiable Political Question - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Minnesota Court of Appeals Holds that Education Quality Suit Raises Nonjusticiable Political Question In a case of first impression in the Minnesota appellate courts, the state court of appeals recently reversed a trial court's refusal to dismiss to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that claimed that economic and racial segregation led to students being denied their state c
Media fails to properly report on Malloy plan to destroy Connecticut’s community college system - Wait What?
Media fails to properly report on Malloy plan to destroy Connecticut’s community college system - Wait What? : Media fails to properly report on Malloy plan to destroy Connecticut’s community college system In a stunning development yesterday, Governor Malloy’s former chief of staff – who know serves as the President of the Connecticut State University and Community College System – proposed a de
VAM, Teacher Bashing, and Unintended Outcomes: “[A]ll [teacher] exits increased under the new evaluations” | radical eyes for equity
VAM, Teacher Bashing, and Unintended Outcomes: “[A]ll [teacher] exits increased under the new evaluations” | radical eyes for equity : VAM, Teacher Bashing, and Unintended Outcomes: “[A]ll [teacher] exits increased under the new evaluations” Research analysis at Shanker Blog is among the very best available online, notably the work of Matthew Di Carlo . The posts there are predictably nuanced and
Could fragile peace between political rivals ultimately lead to changes in California's charter school oversight? | 89.3 KPCC
Could fragile peace between political rivals ultimately lead to changes in California's charter school oversight? | 89.3 KPCC : Could fragile peace between political rivals ultimately lead to changes in California's charter school oversight? The California Charter School Association and the state's teachers unions may deeply disagree on a lot of issues, but they at least agree on this: charter sc
With A Brooklyn Accent: Carl Paladino's Racism: A Test of Political Courage for the NY State Education Department
With A Brooklyn Accent: Carl Paladino's Racism: A Test of Political Courage for the NY State Education Department : Carl Paladino's Racism: A Test of Political Courage for the NY State Education Department As long as Carl Paladino remains on the Buffalo School Board, the State Education Commissioner and the Regents will be so tainted by complicity with racism that their positions other issues wil
Public Schools Transformed by Stable Leadership, Challenging Curriculum and Caring Relationships | janresseger
Public Schools Transformed by Stable Leadership, Challenging Curriculum and Caring Relationships | janresseger : Public Schools Transformed by Stable Leadership, Challenging Curriculum and Caring Relationships Recently I listened online to a lecture sponsored by the American Educational Research Association in which Dr. Charles Payne, a sociologist and professor of urban education at the Universi
The Business of School Choice | BustED Pencils
The Business of School Choice | BustED Pencils : The Business of School Choice What the Proponents Say The idea of school choice rests on the premise that students can receive a better education if their parents have the opportunity to choose a school that is the best fit for their child. This sounds like common sense and rather benign, especially if the local schools are run down and rowdy with
Who Needs Reformers When You Have David Kirp? | Gary Rubinstein's Blog
Who Needs Reformers When You Have David Kirp? | Gary Rubinstein's Blog : Who Needs Reformers When You Have David Kirp? Miracle school debunking has been my most important contribution to the ed reform debate. The first miracle school I ever debunked was Urban Prep in Chicago after Arne Duncan touted it at the 2011 Teach For America 20 year alumni summit. I’ve probably debunked over 100 such schoo

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