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Florida Legislature’s miserly K-12 budget & corporate Charter welfare bill spark veto battle - Network For Public Education






Seattle Schools Community Forum: On Privitization of Public Schools
Seattle Schools Community Forum: On Privitization of Public Schools : On Privitization of Public Schools The Network for Public Education , started by the great Diane Ravitch and now lead by Carol Burris, also a noted public education advocate, have put together a great Toolkit on school privatization all over the U.S. This work was generated by the push by new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos
Mike Antonucci, Peter Cunningham and the petty attacks on the Mass Teachers union following MTA’s win at the polls. | Fred Klonsky
Mike Antonucci, Peter Cunningham and the petty attacks on the Mass Teachers union following MTA’s win at the polls. | Fred Klonsky : Mike Antonucci, Peter Cunningham and the petty attacks on the Mass Teachers union following MTA’s win at the polls. Last November’s election had few wins for progressives. But in Massachusetts, against all odds, the grassroots organizing of the rank and file members
This is what Betsy DeVos thinks about people who oppose her school-choice vision - The Washington Post
This is what Betsy DeVos thinks about people who oppose her school-choice vision - The Washington Post : This is what Betsy DeVos thinks about people who oppose her school-choice vision During the Obama administration, Education Secretary Arne Duncan got pretty steamed at people who opposed his school reform efforts, especially his support for the Common Core State Standards. In 2013, for example
May Grassroots Education Network Reports - Network For Public Education
May Grassroots Education Network Reports - Network For Public Education : May Grassroots Education Network Reports read this month's reports from Texas, Florida, and from our national partner, The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy The Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy The Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy: A Guide to Protecting Your Child’s Sensitive School Data from Snoops, Hackers, and Mar
Marie Corfield: The Star Ledger's #FakeNews On NJ Charters
Marie Corfield: The Star Ledger's #FakeNews On NJ Charters : The Star Ledger's #FakeNews On NJ Charters I swore I wasn't going to do this anymore. I wasn't going to respond to irresponsible editorial boards that make grossly inaccurate claims about public and charter schools because they will never change their minds anyway. But then, this little tidbit dropped front and center on the Star Ledger
Want To See How School Choice Leads To Segregation? Visit Betsy DeVos’ Hometown | PopularResistance.Org
Want To See How School Choice Leads To Segregation? Visit Betsy DeVos’ Hometown | PopularResistance.Org : Want To See How School Choice Leads To Segregation? Visit Betsy DeVos’ Hometown Don’t believe me? Take a look. To see for yourself how school choice leads to segregation, I recommend a visit to Betsy DeVos’ hometown of Holland, Michigan. Here, two decades of the policies that the Trump/DeVos
JFK: Take a look at a surprising report card and his application to Harvard - The Washington Post
JFK: Take a look at a surprising report card and his application to Harvard - The Washington Post : JFK: Take a look at a surprising report card and his application to Harvard Just as the 50th anniversary in 2013 of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy prompted a wave of coverage about his life, so, too, will the marking on Monday, which is Memorial Day, of what would have been his 100t
Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign | PopularResistance.Org
Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign | PopularResistance.Org : Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign Above Photo: Philly teachers organized their co-workers to participate in a mass call-off day this May Day. Photo: Caucus of Working Educators Teachers and their unions turned out for May Day this year in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Oakland, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Chicago,
BustED Pencils Trending News: DeVos is Keeping the "Last" Last. | BustED Pencils
BustED Pencils Trending News: DeVos is Keeping the "Last" Last. | BustED Pencils : BustED Pencils Trending News: DeVos is Keeping the “Last” Last. So Ms. DeVos is a devout Christian who believes that if a parent wants their child to bask in the glory of God then damn it the government should pay for it . And let’s be honest she is referring to the God of Christians—only! Ok. I’ll work with her. W
Memorial Day 2017 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Memorial Day 2017 Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Nancy E. Bailey: How Florida Developed Its Voucher Plan for Students with Disabilities 3 by dianeravitch / 49min Nancy E. Bailey was there at the beginning, when Florida first embarked on a voucher program for students with disabilities. Now that pr
Illinois House Democrats threaten special education funding with HB 2808. | Fred Klonsky
Illinois House Democrats threaten special education funding with HB 2808. | Fred Klonsky : Illinois House Democrats threaten special education funding with HB 2808 . The Illinois House plans to end its current session this week. There is still no state budget and there is unlikely to be one. The Senate has voted for an income tax increase, but the increase in new funding is unlikely to get House
NYC Educator: Puerto Rican Teachers on Notice
NYC Educator: Puerto Rican Teachers on Notice : Puerto Rican Teachers on Notice This is a letter that teachers in Puerto Rico received. It says they're going to be reassigned, somewhere.Where? Who knows? This is something that once happened to us. It was before I started teaching. I remember hearing about it at a borough meeting. We had a fiscal crisis in NYC and the contract was basically a quai
How many K-12 public schools are still named after JFK? - The Washington Post
How many K-12 public schools are still named after JFK? - The Washington Post : How many K-12 public schools are still named after JFK? May 29 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy. The day will include tributes and remembrances, but when those are over, this honor will remain: his name on schools. There was a time when it was popular for K-12 public schools i
Trump attacks ‘fake news’ following Kushner reports
Trump attacks ‘fake news’ following Kushner reports : Trump attacks ‘fake news’ following Kushner reports by Doina Chiacu and Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as “fake news” on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took offic
UK Universities Rely Upon “BOGO” Degrees/Other Offers in Order to Survive Brexit | deutsch29
UK Universities Rely Upon “BOGO” Degrees/Other Offers in Order to Survive Brexit | deutsch29 : UK Universities Rely Upon “BOGO” Degrees/Other Offers in Order to Survive Brexit When the United Kingdom (UK) voted to exit the European Union on June 23, 2016, the decision (known as “Brexit,” an abbreviation of “British exit”) impacted the credit rating of its infrastructure, including its universitie
Florida Legislature’s miserly K-12 budget & corporate Charter welfare bill spark veto battle - Network For Public Education
Florida Legislature’s miserly K-12 budget & corporate Charter welfare bill spark veto battle - Network For Public Education : Florida Legislature’s miserly K-12 budget & corporate Charter welfare bill spark veto battle by Kathleen Oropeza, Fund Education Now Every year Florida politicians reaffirm that Jeb Bush, Betsy DeVos/American Federation for Children and the Koch Bros./Americans for Prosper
Education Lessons JFK Left Behind - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
Education Lessons JFK Left Behind - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : Education Lessons JFK Left Behind 100 years after the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and with his birthday falling on Memorial Day, it seems fitting to look back in tribute at the education lessons JFK left behind. President Kennedy recognized that our country “requires a citizenry that understa
Badass Teachers Association: The Break-Facts Club by Dr. Michael Flanagan
Badass Teachers Association: The Break-Facts Club by Dr. Michael Flanagan : The Break-Facts Club by Dr. Michael Flanagan Does our current government remind anyone of a dysfunctional classroom from the movies, complete with a stereotypical cast of characters? Sort of like the Breakfast Club, but with fear, hate and lies. More like: The Break-facts Club . We have classic archetypes that make up thi

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