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This is the new Betsy DeVos speech everyone should read - The Washington Post
This is the new Betsy DeVos speech everyone should read - The Washington Post : This is the new Betsy DeVos speech everyone should read Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made news (again) recently when she was booed by students at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college in Florida, while she delivered a commencement speech. Students were upset that she had earlier this year called
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's great ideas
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's great ideas : Rahm's great ideas Rahm considering taxing "high net-worth individuals". What a concept! Just to prove that I'm not a Rahm hater, I'll give a SmallTalk salute to two things the mayor said this week. The first was meant as a warning to fellow Democrat bigwigs. Stop focusing so much on Trump and start fighting for middle-class and working families
California must save its successful after-school programs | EdSource
California must save its successful after-school programs | EdSource : California must save its successful after-school programs van Cardona, a 1st-grader at Mountain View Elementary in Los Angeles, arrived at the Regional Spelling Bee excited to take on a new challenge. Despite placing first in his school s pelling bee, Evan’s success had not come easily. In kindergarten, Evan fell behind and fi
DeVos Meets with Home School Lobby | Diane Ravitch's blog
DeVos Meets with Home School Lobby | Diane Ravitch's blog : DeVos Meets with Home School Lobby From Politico Education: EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS MEETS WITH HOMESCHOOL ADVOCATES: DeVos spent roughly 45 minutes late Monday afternoon listening to the needs of homeschooling families during a meeting with officials from the Home School Legal Defense Association. William Estrada, director of fed
CURMUDGUCATION: The Takeover Lie
CURMUDGUCATION: The Takeover Lie : The Takeover Lie One of the techniques in the reformster arsenal has been the school takeover, in which some august body declares a public school a failure, and that school is marked for Takeover. That failure can be certified by specious Big Standardized Test results (yay, PAARC and SBA) or by the more cynical method of refusing to fuly fund a district and then
Different Conversations | Blue Cereal Education
Different Conversations | Blue Cereal Education : Different Conversati ons “So… why do you think they hate Mexicans so much? Do they really think we’re all bad people, or are they just racists, or…? It was a sincere question from one of my most brilliant girls. She doesn’t yet know all she will, but she sees more than most and asks the most sincere, probing questions. They always grab my interest
Protecting the Public Commons - The Atlantic
Protecting the Public Commons - The Atlantic : Protecting the Public Commons At a moment when institutional distrust is surging, there’s an urgent need to support civics education. The debate about the role technology plays in society is as old as humankind’s ability to use tools and techniques to change our world. The technologies we have in our hands today would be magic to our forefathers, fro
The Privatization Prophets
The Privatization Prophets : The Privatization Prophets JENNIFER BERKSHIRE For years, millionaires and religious zealots have teamed up to preach "school choice" in an effort to dismantle public education. During a recent talk to tech investors and “edupreneurs,” Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, the least regarded of all of the rogues and billionaires who compose the Trump cabinet, returned to
Drive to increase charter enrollments triggers massive spending in LA school board race | EdSource
Drive to increase charter enrollments triggers massive spending in LA school board race | EdSource : Drive to increase charter enrollments triggers massive spending in LA school board race School board races tend to be sleepy affairs, drawing little attention and even less campaign spending compared to other higher profile races on most local ballots. Not in Los Angeles, which has become the site
Eve Ewing. | Fred Klonsky
Eve Ewing. | Fred Klonsky : Eve Ewing. Eve Ewing with my brother, Michael Klonsky on our Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers radio whow and (right) with Chicago playwright Ike Holter (Chicago Magazine photo). I am so glad to see our friend Eve Ewing included in Chicago Magazine’s Who’s Got Next? Of course, we had her first on our weekly radio show, Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers, which
L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates - LA Times
L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates - LA Times : L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates n Tuesday, voters in two regions of Los Angeles will go to the polls in a pivotal school board election. In one contest, school board President Steve Zimmer, 47, is facing challenger Nick Melvoin, a 31-year
Milwaukee's School Voucher Program: Some Black Leaders Are Divided Over Who Benefits : NPR Ed : NPR
Milwaukee's School Voucher Program: Some Black Leaders Are Divided Over Who Benefits : NPR Ed : NPR : Milwaukee's School Voucher Program: Some Black Leaders Are Divided Over Who Benefits Howard Fuller (left) is one of the architects of the voucher program in Milwaukee; Wendell Harris led early opposition to vouchers. LA Johnson/Getty/NPR The Trump administration has made school choice, vouchers i
Sacramento city after-school program shrinks after budget woes | The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento city after-school program shrinks after budget woes | The Sacramento Bee : Two Sacramento districts will hire new after-school providers once city subsidy ends Sacramento Can't Afford Poor Kids But Has The Best Arena In The NBA The free Sacramento after-school program START that Mayor Darrell Steinberg launched 21 years ago will shrink dramatically this fall after two large school dist
Brown v. Board is 63 years old. Was the Supreme Court’s school desegregation ruling a failure? - The Washington Post
Brown v. Board is 63 years old. Was the Supreme Court’s school desegregation ruling a failure? - The Washington Post : Brown v. Board is 63 years old. Was the Supreme Court’s school desegregation ruling a failure? The historic Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education turns 63 years old on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The decision famously ordered the desegregation of public schools in the
Roosevelt University Study: Rapid Charter Growth Has Cannibalized Chicago Public Schools | janresseger
Roosevelt University Study: Rapid Charter Growth Has Cannibalized Chicago Public Schools | janresseger : Roosevelt University Study: Rapid Charter Growth Has Cannibalized Chicago Public Schools A new poll by the Associated Press exposes widespread support for school choice even though most people don’t know much about what it is: “(M)ost Americans know little about charter schools or private scho
National and Urban NAEP Results: Neighborhood Public Schools 23, Charters 4 – Cloaking Inequity
National an d Urban NAEP Results: Neighborhood Public Schools 23, Charters 4 – Cloaking Inequity : National and Urban NAEP Results: Neighborhood Public Schools 23, Charters 4 With increased attention and resources given by President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betty Devos to charter schools as an alternative to neighborhood public schools , it is crucial to analyze whether or not stud
Russ on Reading: An Onset-Rime Approach to Decoding for Struggling Readers
Russ on Reading: An Onset-Rime Approach to Decoding for Struggling Readers : An Onset-Rime Approach to Decoding for Struggling Readers I had the pleasure of spending some time with a group of dedicated elementary teachers in New Jersey this past week. The focus was on using Running Records as a diagnostic tool. At the end of the presentation, I asked the teachers to each describe a student they w
Donald Trump’s Liberty University Commencement Speech | deutsch29
Donald Trump’s Liberty University Commencement Speech | deutsch29 : Donald Trump’s Liberty University Commencement Speech On May 13, 2017, Donald Trump gave his first commencement speech as president, at the 2017 Liberty University ceremony. At the ceremony, Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., presented Trump with an honorary law doctorate. Falwell was Trump’s first choice for US se
Advocates Release Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Advocates Release Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy : ADVOCATES RELEASE PARENT TOOLKIT FOR STUDENT PRIVACY Learn how to protect your child's sensitive data. Download a copy of the toolkit HERE For more information: Rachael Stickland, (303) 204-1272 rachael@studentprivacymatters.org Josh Golin, (617) 896-9369, josh@commercialfreechildhood.org Tuesday, May 16
Badass Teachers Association: NY Education Commissioner Criticizes Religious School Funding–Then TRIPLES It by Jake Jacobs
Badass Teachers Association: NY Education Commissioner Criticizes Religious School Funding–Then TRIPLES It by Jake Jacobs : NY Education Commissioner Criticizes Religious School Funding–Then TRIPLES It by Jake Jacobs Originally posted at: https://truthagainstthemachine.com/index.php/2017/05/15/ny-education-commissioner-criticizes-religious-school-funding-triples/ New York Education Commissioner M
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Rich People; Could They Please Leave Public Ed Alone?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Rich People; Could They Please Leave Public Ed Alone? : Rich People; Could They Please Leave Public Ed Alone? Forbes has just come out with its annual list of the wealthiest people in the world. It was a record year for the richest people on earth, as the number of billionaires jumped 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 last year, the first time ever that Forbes has pinned do
NYC Public School Parents: Save the date! Skinny awards, NYSED hearings & what's missing from their school accountability system & more!
NYC Public School Parents: Save the date! Skinny awards, NYSED hearings & what's missing from their school accountability system & more! : Save the date! Skinny awards, NYSED hearings & what's missing from their school accountability system & more! Matters Annual Skinny Award Class Size Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 20 1 – Save the date ! Class Size Matters Annual Skinny Award Dinner will be
The Politics of Retribution
The Politics of Retribution : The Politics of Retribution “ A plan for ensuring best and fair practices for charter operators, including results that indicate positive impacts on the achievement gap, inclusion of all students, fair labor practices, 

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