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Betsy DeVos isn't listening to parents: Column
Betsy DeVos isn't listening to parents: Column : Betsy DeVos isn't listening to parents Betsy DeVos, our new secretary of Education, claims that she wants the federal government to become more responsive to the will of the American people. As she argued at her Senate confirmation hearing: “[I]t’s time to shift the debate” about school reform “from what the system thinks is best for kids to what m
CURMUDGUCATION: Schools Are Symptoms
CURMUDGUCATION: Schools Are Symptoms : Schools Are Symptoms Schools have always been a visible symptom of whatever has ailed United States society as a whole. When we explicitly valued mostly only white men, we only educated white boys. When we were resistant to waves of immigrants, we ran parallel school systems for them. And as long as we have been mired in racism that is steeped all the way do
Student heckles Betsy DeVos on campus of Miami college: ‘They bought you a cabinet position’
Student heckles Betsy DeVos on campus of Miami college: ‘They bought you a cabinet position’ : Student heckles Betsy DeVos on campus of Miami college: ‘They bought you a cabinet position’ President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confronted by a protester on Thursday who asked some pointed questions about about her brother Erik Prince and his dealings with the Russian govern
New (Unvetted) Research about Washington DC’s Teacher Evaluation Reforms | VAMboozled!
New (Unvetted) Research about Washington DC’s Teacher Evaluation Reforms | VAMboozled! : New (Unvetted) Research about Washington DC’s Teacher Evaluation Reforms In November of 2013, I published a blog pos t about a “working paper” released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and written by authors Thomas Dee – Economics and Educational Policy Professor at Stanford, and James Wycko
What is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing with the rapper Pitbull in Miami? - The Washington Post
What is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing with the rapper Pitbull in Miami? - The Washington Post : What is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing with the rapper Pitbull in Miami? View image on Twitter Follow Kyra Gurney ✔ @KyraGurney . @ pitbull and @ BetsyDeVos speaking at SLAM! charter school in Miami 9:36 AM - 6 Apr 2017 67 67 Retweets 80 80 likes There Betsy DeVos goes again — literally.
The story behind the meme mocking Pepsi’s attempts to brand rebellion | I AM AN EDUCATOR
The story behind the meme mocking Pepsi’s attempts to brand rebellion | I AM AN EDUCATOR : The story behind the meme mocking Pepsi’s attempts to brand rebellion Yesterday I woke up to find out I was a meme gone viral . The hilarious meme by @ignant_ was in reference to the shameful ad that Pepsi produced —and quickly took down —depicting model Kendall Jenner diffusing tensions between protestors
State Courts Could Be Key for School Integration - The Atlantic
State Courts Could Be Key for School Integration - The Atlantic : The New Champions of School Integration The Department of Education killed a federal program supporting diversity efforts, but the fight to desegregate the nation’s classroom is far from over . Policies that promote school integration by race and class took a significant hit last week when the U.S. Department of Education announced
How Much Does the Public Understand About Effective Teaching and Learning?
How Much Does the Public Understand About Effective Teaching and Learning? : How Much Does the Public Understand About Effective Teaching and Learning? Since almost everyone has at some point in their life spent a good amount of time in a K-12 classroom, it’s safe to assume that many believe they have knowledge and insight into what works and what doesn’t. Is it also safe to assume that these per
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'School killer' Rahm still on the hunt
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'School killer' Rahm still on the hunt : 'School killer' Rahm still on the hunt Rahm's latest scheme calls for the closing of at least 7 more high schools in Chicago's black community. I know, I know -- he promised the community a moratorium on school closings after blighting the neighborhoods with his 50-school closings four years ago. But now he's promising the En
State commission makes no recommendation on L.A. charter schools’ future - LA Times
State commission makes no recommendation on L.A. charter schools’ future - LA Times : State commission makes no recommendation on L.A. charter schools’ future The fate of two Los Angeles charter schools remained an open question Wednesday, after a state commission declined to make a recommendation on whether they should remain open or close this summer. The move comes amid a federal investigation
Big Education Apes can tell when humans are wrong
Apes can tell when humans are wrong : Apes can tell when humans are wrong Great apes, including chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos, might be able to tell when humans are wrong, according to researchers. In a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers revealed experiments in which great apes helped humans when witnessed them making an incorrect decision. Researchers at the Max
Understanding the Privatization State Report Card Ratings - Network For Public Education
Understanding the Privatization State Report Card Ratings - Network For Public Education : Understanding the Privatization State Report Card Ratings The Privatization State Report Card is a rating system designed to let the public know what privatization programs exist in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is a simple system. We rated each state on whether or not it allows the followi
Chicago has made the flip to declaring what students owe the state – Missouri Education Watchdog
Chicago has made the flip to declaring what students owe the stat e – Missouri Education Watchdog : Chicago has made the flip to declaring what students owe the state Thank goodness this isn’t in Missouri, but we have a history of following the other lemmings so let’s rightly denounce the nonsense coming from our neighbor to the east. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a new policy wherein C
Connecticut will no longer use SBAC and SAT as part of teacher performance evaluations. - Wait What?
Connecticut will no longer use SBAC and SAT as part of teacher performance evaluations. - Wait What? : Connecticut will no longer use SBAC and SAT as part of teacher performance evaluations As the CT Mirror reports, The state Board of Education voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt new usage standards for state mastery test data, explicitly prohibiting the use of those test scores in evaluating
Crony Capitalism – Have You Heard
Crony Capitalism – Have You Heard : Crony Capitalism Deregulation in education has led to cronyism, corruption and conflicts of interest. Dr. Preston Green sees a familiar pattern and a cautionary tale… Jennifer Berkshire : Our Secretary of Education is visiting a Florida charter school that is best known for being started by rap-u-preneur, Pitbull. But a lesser known true fact is that the school
Trump and Rahm double team Chicago schools and public education. | Fred Klonsky
Trump and Rahm double team Chicago schools and public education. | Fred Klonsky : Trump and Rahm double team Chicago schools and public education. I’m back from our trip to Memphis where we spent Tuesday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and joining with young southern Black Lives Matter activists, college students, those fighting for $15 and religious leaders like Reverend William Ba
Choice Advocates Not Only Want More Money for Vouchers, They Want It with No Strings Attached - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Choice Advocates Not Only Want More Money for Vouchers, They Want It with No Strings Attached Ever since the Betsy DeVos was nominated as Secretary of Education, school choice advocates have been salivating over the possibility that the privatization of education would enter a new expansive era. Last week, the USA Today interviewed some of the nation's leading advocates
The Will of the People Doesn’t Seem to Be with Trump and DeVos on School Privatization | janresseger
The Will of the People Doesn’t Seem to Be with Trump and DeVos on School Privatization | janresseger : The Will of the People Doesn’t Seem to Be with Trump and DeVos on School Privatization On Tuesday, Tony Evers was elected by Wisconsin voters to his third term as state superintendent of schools, and he wasn’t merely re-elected. It was a tsunami. Evers carried 70 percent of the vote and his oppo
The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose
The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose : The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos finally found a public school she could visit where there wouldn’t be protests . It’s on a military base, safely inside the compound of Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. As a local news outlet reports, DeVos used her appearance at Kimberly Hampton Primary, a school
Fake News, Common Core and How Parents Are STILL Getting Thrown Under the Media Bus | Truth in American Education
Fake News, Common Core and How Parents Are STILL Getting Thrown Under the Media Bus | Truth in American Education : Fake News, Common Core and How Parents Are STILL Getting Thrown Under the Media Bus From 2010 to 2014 – for four consecutive years – I researched and wrote about , lobbied against, designed memes until my hard drive nearly crashed, and crisscrossed virtually the entire state on spea

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