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Gene V Glass: Education in Two Worlds: A Citizen's Encounter With a Charter School
Gene V Glass: Education in Two Worlds: A Citizen's Encounter With a Charter School : A Citizen's Encounter With a Charter School I have on this blog exposed some of the unusual workings of Challenge charter school in Glendale, Arizona. In short, Greg Miller, who until recently, was Chairman of the Arizona State Board of Education. is the owner of Challenge charter school, from which he, his wife
The non-policy reasons Trump alarms many educators - The Washington Post
The non-policy reasons Trump alarms many educators - The Washington Post : The non-policy reasons Trump alarms many educators Many educators have expressed deep concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire who was chosen despite having no experience in the world of education other than being an advocate for school choice. But educators are also alarmed with President Trum
Celebrating Fred Rogers | The Merrow Report
Celebrating Fred Rogers | The Merrow Report : Celebrating Fred Rogers Fifty years ago this week, Fred Rogers began appearing regularly on PBS, the beginning of a remarkable 34-year run that elevated and improved the lives of countless children, including my own. (His signature program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” first appeared on national PBS in February, 1968. New episodes appeared until Aug
Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing – Education Town Hall Forum
Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing – Education Town Hall Forum : Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing Today’s students lose 540 days, equivalent to three school years, to standardized testing and test prep during their K-12 years, according to Dr. Jesse Turner’s calculations. Back when, standardized tests were rare — occurring roughly three times in a school career — and test prep was forbidden,
Don't take a wrecking ball to our public schools - Lily's Blackboard
Don't take a wrecking ball to our public schools - Lily's Blackboard : Don’t take a wrecking ball to our public schools A budget isn’t just a spending plan, but a moral document that tells the world what you care about and what you don’t, what you respect or disregard, what you prize or disdain. The Donald Trump-Betsy DeVos budget tells us everything we need to know about what they value. It is a
5/25/2017 – Jeff Bryant Welcome to the Opportunity Network Update!
5/25/2017 – What Betsy DeVos Calls Education Transformation Is Actually Public Theft : Jeff Bryant Welcome to the Opportunity Network Update! What Betsy DeVos Calls Education Transformation Is Actually Public Theft May 25, 2017 Subscribe THIS WEEK: DeVos Upholds Discrimination … Democrats Delivered DeVos … Voucher Evils … School Choice Scam … Taking To The Streets TOP STORY What Betsy DeVos Calls
National teachers union president blasts Martinez during state Capitol visit - The Santa Fe New Mexican Education
National teachers union president blasts Martinez during state Capitol visit - The Santa Fe New Mexican: Northern New Mexico Education : National teachers union president blasts Martinez during state Capitol visit The head of one of the country’s most powerful teachers unions came to Santa Fe on Wednesday and criticized Gov. Susana Martinez’s education policies as a “blame and shame” approach tha
Jitu Brown: School Choice Is A Scam In Segregated Neighborhoods | PopularResistance.Org
School Choice Is A Scam In Segregated Neighborhoods | PopularResistance.Org : School Choice Is A Scam In Segregated Neighborhoods Above Photo: Photo by Marc Monaghan. Wendell Phillips Academy High School is a public school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems not to hear the fierce protests of parents, teachers and school o
Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools? | Howard Ryan | Monthly Review
Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools? | Howard Ryan | Monthly Review : Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools? Over the past three decades, public schools have been the target of a systematic assault and takeover by corporations and private foundations. The endeavor is called “school reform” by its advocates, while critics call it corporate school reform. Finnish educator Pasi Sahlber
The End of the Neighborhood School - CityLab
The Problem of Geography in School Choice - CityLab : The End of the Neighborhood School Trump’s education budget aims to deliver a big boost to “school choice”—and siphon resources from urban schools in low-income areas. Donald Trump’s proposed education budget aims to cut spending by 13.5 percent, or $9.2 billion, from the current $68.2 billion budget. It’s the biggest single-year cut a preside
The Betsy DeVos School Choice Lie | deutsch29
The Betsy DeVos School Choice Lie | deutsch29 : The Betsy DeVos School Choice Lie If you think that US ed sec Betsy DeVos wants anything other than to end American public education and replace it with an a-la-carte, private-school-favoring menu of largely underregulated school-like options, think again. This, readers, is her single goal. And if you don’t agree with her, you are of limited intelle
Chicago is a union town, charter schools are no exception. | Fred Klonsky
Chicago is a union town, charter schools are no exception. | Fred Klonsky : Chicago is a union town, charter schools are no exception. I heard this morning that the teachers at Passages charter in Chicago won a late night agreement on a union contract. If they hadn’t, Passages would have been the first charter school strike in the United States. “Chicago has become the epicenter of charter union
The Condition of Education
The Condition of Education : The Condition of Education This website contains key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. The indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics, which are updated throughout the year as new
No Choice But to Unionize: Loss of Health Benefits Spurs ESPs to Organize
No Choice But to Unionize: Loss of Health Benefits Spurs ESPs to Organize : No Choice But to Unionize: Loss of Health Benefits Spurs ESPs to Organize It was two days before Thanksgiving Day in 2015. Without warning or provocation, 27 education support professionals (ESPs) in the affluent Solana Beach School District in California were blindsided by an email from the district’s director of human r
Common Core Bombing in Brazil, World Wide Curriculum Base Faces Obstacles
Folha de S.Paulo - Internacional - En - Culture - Under Discussion in Brazil, Curriculum Base Faces Obstacles in the USA - 22/05/2017 : Under Discussion in Brazil, Curriculum Base Faces Obstacles in the USA The current scenario in Brazilian education is very similar to what the situation was like in the United States back in 2010. That year, then-President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates, an
Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate WASHINGTON — Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, on Wednesday fiercely defended budget plans to spend $1.4 billion on the Trump administration’s expanded school choice agenda, but refused to say whether her office would withho
STRIKE AVERTED: Passages Charter School (IL) Reaches Tentative Agreement | deutsch29
STRIKE AVERTED: Passages Charter School (IL) Reaches Tentative Agreement | deutsch29 : STRIKE AVERTED: Passages Charter School (IL) Reaches Tentative Agreement Chicago-based Passages Charter School was set to strike on 7 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, if it could not reach an acceptable agreement with its management organization. Asian Human Services, Inc. (AHS). Had Passages followed through with
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: If Chicago could vote, Claypool wouldn't have been CEO in first place.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: If Chicago could vote, Claypool wouldn't have been CEO in first place. : If Chicago could vote, Claypool wouldn't have been CEO in first place. Marching through the rain yesterday through Chicago Loop. Visitors in town yesterday from the west coast were awed by this city's political life. First by the march for immigrant rights and Fight For15 march they encountered
Mother Crusader: Don't Like Chris Christie? Blame the Democrats.
Mother Crusader: Don't Like Chris Christie? Blame the Democrats. : Don't Like Chris Christie? Blame the Democrats. Yesterday Diane Ravitch published a piece in The New Republic, titled Don't Like Betsy DeVos? Blame the Democrats. If you care about public education at all, it's a must read. When I heard today that Senate President Sweeney is paving the way for Governor Christie, the least popular

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