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Next Friday on Hitting Left: Jose Rico joins us. | Fred Klonsky
Next Friday on Hitting Left: Jose Rico joins us. | Fred Klonsky : Next Friday on Hitting Left: Jose Rico joins us. Next week’s guest on Hitting Left is Jose Rico. Jose is a long-time community organizer, educator and activist in Chicago’s Little Village Community. As a member of the Small Schools Workshop, he was active in the 2001 hunger strike that lead to the birth of Little Village/Lawndale H
Is LAUSD Really Going Broke? - LA Progressive
Is LAUSD Really Going Broke? - LA Progressive : Is LAUSD Really Going Broke? A ll of the recent years for which final (“actual”) budget data are published show every single annual budget has finished in the black. This graph tracks the inflow of revenues (sum of dark and light grey bars), which have outpaced the outflow of expenditures (blue bar) in the LAUSD General Fund (GF) over the last eight
Superintendent’s Contract: Sects, Lies and Videotape. – Educate Louisiana
Superintendent’s Contract: Sects, Lies and Videotape. – Educate Louisiana : Superintendent’s Contract: Sects, Lies and Videotape. When John Bel Edwards won the gubernatorial runoff election in November 2015, teachers and parents across the state of Louisiana sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the exit of State Superintendent of Education, John White. Edwards, after all, was very vo
School choice a sham, profits on the taxpayers’ dime - Network For Public Education
School choice a sham, profits on the taxpayers’ dime - Network For Public Education : School choice a sham, profits on the taxpayers’ dime By: Guest Opinion April 6, 2017 , 3:38 pm It is time for Arizonans to take a hard look at who really benefits from school choice. While some families may want tax-payer funded options, the dizzying array of choices, combined with lax oversight and weak laws, m
Walker wants Wisconsin to be first state to stop dictating how much time kids should go to school - The Washington Post
Walker wants Wisconsin to be first state to stop dictating how much time kids should go to school - The Washington Post : Walker wants Wisconsin to be first state to stop dictating how much time kids should go to school If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has his way, the Badger State will become the first to stop requiring students in public schools to spend a minimum number of hours in class. A
Seattle Schools Community Forum: PTAs and Sharing Dollars
Seattle Schools Community Forum: PTAs and Sharing Dollars : PTAs and Sharing Dollars The New York Times had a revealing article today about sharing PTA fundraising dollars. According to a new report by the Center for American Progress , a liberal advocacy group, schools that serve just one-tenth of 1 percent of American students collect 10 percent of the estimated $425 million that PTAs raise nat
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI:Earth Day Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI:Earth Day Edition (4/9) : ICYMI:Earth Day Edition Every Sunday I try to share some of the noteworthy reads of the previous, focusing on the pieces you might have missed. You can also keep up with plenty of what's worth reading by using the column to the right, where I list most of my regular reads. Read-- stay informed-- and share. If something speaks to you, amplify that vo
Beyond ‘The Apprentice’: Why the U.S. needs a thriving apprenticeship system - The Washington Post
Beyond ‘The Apprentice’: Why the U.S. needs a thriving apprenticeship system - The Washington Post : Beyond ‘The Apprentice’: Why the U.S. needs a thriving apprenticeship system If you hear the word “apprentice,” you may well think of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” television show, where he famously told people they were fired, or have a flashback to learning in school about “apprenticeships” in
PTA Gift for Someone Else’s Child? A Touchy Subject in California - The New York Times
PTA Gift for Someone Else’s Child? A Touchy Subject in California - The New York Times : PTA Gift for Someone Else’s Child? A Touchy Subject in California SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Of all the inequalities between rich and poor public schools, one of the more glaring divides is PTA fund-raising, which in schools with well-heeled parents can generate hundreds of thousands of dollars a year or more. Se
CURMUDGUCATION: What the Public Sees + Soap Box Derby Equity
CURMUDGUCATION: What the Public Sees : What the Public Sees While reading my way around the web this weekend, I came across this "Topline Report" of the Phi Delta Kappa annual poll about education issues . I'm way late to sifting through this data, but it's an interesting report, so I'm going to do it anyway. It gathers together the data over the past several decades into some quick-and-dirty cha
Study: Black students from poor families are more likely to graduate high school if they have at least one black teacher - The Washington Post
Study: Black students from poor families are more likely to graduate high school if they have at least one black teacher - The Washington Post : Study: Black students from poor families are more likely to graduate high school if they have at least one black teacher A new study says that assigning black students from low-income black families to at least one black teacher in the third, fourth or f
Sunny Side Up With Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Sunny Side Up With Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Maine: Trump Plan for “School Choice” Would be a Disaster for Rural Schools by dianeravitch / 39min The Bangor Daily News in Maine reports that Trump’s push for school choice in Maine would be a disaster for rural schools. This article helps to exp
Tax Credit Scholarships: “Neovoucher” Profiteering Disguised as Philanthropy | deutsch29
Tax Credit Scholarships: “Neovoucher” Profiteering Disguised as Philanthropy | deutsch29 : Tax Credit Scholarships: “Neovoucher” Profiteering Disguised as Philanthropy In October 2016, Carl Davis of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy published a paper entitled, “State Tax Subsidies for K12 Private Education.” Below is Davis’ introduction: One of the most important functions of governme
Chicago Mayor's Plan To Update H.S. Graduation Has A Fatal Flaw : Code Switch : NPR
Chicago Mayor's Plan To Update H.S. Graduation Has A Fatal Flaw : Code Switch : NPR : Chicago Mayor's Plan To Update H.S. Graduation Has A Fatal Flaw In recent years, the fate of the Chicago's public schools is increasingly driven by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama Administration top advisor and Chicago native. Some community activists and a growing number of black and Latino parents are expre
Education in 2017 and The American Eugenics Movement
Education in 2017 and The American Eugenics Movement : Education in 2017 and The American Eugenics Movement Pleas e join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a deep look into the connections between high stakes standardized testing, failing schools, teachers, students, VAM, I Q Tests, Inferior and exceptional students and the American Eugenics Movement. Dr. Miller has studied thi
Sunday follies. | Fred Klonsky
Sunday follies. | Fred Klonsky : Sunday follies. Nursing home workers demand living wage on Friday. Logan Square, Chicago. Photo: Fred Klonsky Faced with an expiring supply of a controversial sedative, the state of Arkansas plans to execute eight men over 11 days — a pace that is unprecedented in recent U.S. history and that has been criticized by lawyers and former corrections officials. The sta
Russ on Reading: Teacher Evaluation: It's About Relationships Not Numbers
Russ on Reading: Teacher Evaluation: It's About Relationships Not Numbers : Teacher Evaluation: It's About Relationships Not Numbers In an article this week in Education Week, Van Schoales, CEO of A+ Colorado, an education reform think tank, declared that Colorado's model for teacher evaluation was a failure. This was a model that seemed to possess all the "right stuff" of teacher evaluation that

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