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Elizabeth Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free' | Common Dreams





Betsy DeVos applauds Trump for pulling U.S. out of historic climate accord - The Washington Post
Betsy DeVos applauds Trump for pulling U.S. out of historic climate accord - The Washington Post : Betsy DeVos applauds Trump for pulling U.S. out of historic climate accord President Trump on Thursday announced his decision to pull out of the landmark Paris climate agreement — the one that virtually all countries in the world signed onto except Syria and Nicaragua — and his education secretary,
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos, Democracy and Vouchers
CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos, Democracy and Vouchers : DeVos, Democracy and Vouchers First came the LA Times op-ed co-authored by Randi Weingarten (AFT) and Jonah Edelman (Stand for Children). This in itself is another troubling move by Weingarten (add it to the list) because astroturfist Edelman is no angel when it comes to support of public schools. The op-ed tweaked a lot of antennae because buried i
The long game of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - The Washington Post
The long game of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - The Washington Post : The long game of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been pushing the expansion of school choice — alternatives to traditional public schools — for decades. You could say she has been playing a long game. DeVos, a Michigan billionaire who has publicly called traditional public education a “dea
Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union at the City Club of Chicago
Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union - YouTube : Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union at the City Club of Chicago (25) Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union - YouTube :
Voucher Advocates Pivot Following Negative Research - The Atlantic
Voucher Advocates Pivot Following Negative Research - The Atlantic : How School Choice Affects Test Scores Recent studies show vouchers fail to improve some student outcomes, but that hasn’t deterred advocates of the approach. At last week’s gathering of school-choice supporters, there was an awkward fact in their midst: A wave of new studies had shown that students receiving a voucher did worse,
Jeff Bryant Welcome to the Opportunity Network Update!
6/1/2017 – Our School Funding Crisis Has A Cause: Bad Leadership : Jeff Bryant Welcome to the Opportunity Network Update! THIS WEEK: Americans Want Integration … Pre-K Inequity … College Debt Fiasco … Beware ‘Pay For Success’ … DeVos Chooses Discrimination TOP STORY Our School Funding Crisis Has A Cause: Bad Leadership By Jeff Bryant “State lawmakers’ inability to do basic arithmetic is having pa
School Vouchers' Dismal Record of Failure Comes Into Focus
School Vouchers' Dismal Record of Failure Comes Into Focus : School Vouchers’ Dismal Record of Failure Comes Into Focus Any lingering questions over how aggressively the Trump administration was going to pursue school privatization were answered on March 16 with the release of its FY2018-19 budget proposal. If approved by Congress, federal education programs will be slashed across the board, all
John Thompson: Pick your battles: A letter to 7 new OKCPS principals - NonDoc
Pick your battles: A letter to 7 new OKCPS principals - NonDoc : Pick your battles: A letter to 7 new OKCPS principals O n Monday, The Oklahoman’s Tim Willert reported on the replacement of seven Oklahoma City Public Schools principals . The decisions will be controversial. In light of this expected controversy, I offer the following letter to the new principals and assistant principals. (Conserv
City Democrats betray their base. | Fred Klonsky
City Democrats betray their base. | Fred Klonsky : City Democrats betray their base When I applauded the plan to merge the Chicago Teachers Union with ChiACT, the union organizing charter teachers, former Arne Duncan press agent Peter Cunningham, who I assume is a Democrat, suggested it was just a way for the unions to recruit more members. I had to explain to Peter that a union recruiting member
Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don't Have To Become Principals : NPR Ed : NPR
Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don't Have To Become Principals : NPR Ed : NPR : Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don't Have To Become Principals Spencer Campbell spends much of his days walking the halls of Elk Ridge Middle School, checking breezeways for kids playing hooky, redirecting foot traffic in between classes and checking in on substitute teachers. Campbell is one of two assistant princi
The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions | Education News | US News
The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions | Education News | US News : The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions Since 1986, 47 school districts have splintered off to create their own whiter and wealthier districts. When a judge ruled last week that the predominantly white Alabama city of Gardendale can secede from the majority black Jefferson County to form its own school district, the de
Most Americans Want To See More School Integration As Trump Destroys Existing Efforts | HuffPost
Most Americans Want To See More School Integration As Trump Destroys Existing Efforts | HuffPost : Most Americans Want To See More School Integration As Trump Destroys Existing Efforts American schools are divided by the haves and the have-nots. Many Americans want this to change. Over 63 years after Brown v. Board of Education made state-sanctioned school segregation illegal and set off a wave o
Elizabeth Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free' | Common Dreams
Elizabeth Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free' | Common Dreams : Elizabeth Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free' Resistance to Devos's agenda has "spread like wildfire," Warren notes. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced on Wednesday the launch of ' DeVos Watch ,' a new initiative tasked with holding Education Secretary B
Jeff Bryant: Our School Funding Crisis Has A Cause: Bad Leadership
Our School Funding Crisis Has A Cause: Bad Leadership : Our School Funding Crisis Has A Cause: Bad Leadership This week’s disturbing news that Oklahoma schools are so poorly funded some of them may move from five days a week to four got a lot of people’s attention, including my colleague Richard Eskow , who called this an example of “the Republican party’s sickness of the soul.” Unfortunately, th
Trump’s Budget Proposal Neglects Children and Defines Human Decency Down | janresseger
Trump’s Budget Proposal Neglects Children and Defines Human Decency Down | janresseger : Trump’s Budget Proposal Neglects Children and Defines Human Decency Down From the perspective of the welfare of America’s children, the assumptions underneath President Donald Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal are deeply troubling. The budget reinforces the theory that everybody ought to be earning a livin
Is Love Enough to Fight Today’s White, Male Terrorists? | gadflyonthewallblog
Is Love Enough to Fight Today’s White, Male Terrorists? | gadflyonthewallblog : Is Love Enough to Fight Today’s White, Male Terrorists? When I was growing up, I was told that love is all you need. But now in the face of such hatred toward people of color, I’m not so sure. Three brave people put their lives on the line to stop a knife-wielding white supremacist on a bus in Portland, Oregon, yester

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