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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Segregation: Everywhere and Growing, so What to Do?
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Segregation: Everywhere and Growing, so What to Do? : Segregation: Everywhere and Growing, so What to Do? This post will be the first of a two-part series on the issue of segregation in schools. This is not just a Seattle Schools issue; it's a national issue. (The second part of the series will be about the HCC program and the presentation the Board hear at their
Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? by Cheryl Binkley - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? by Cheryl Binkley : Are You Going to Educate the Children of This Nation or Not? by Cheryl Binkley Originally posted at: http://3rdmillenniumteacher.blogspot.com/2017/06/are-you-going-to-educate-children-of.html After teaching for 18 years, and being a volunteer defender of schools for the last 5 or so, it a
CURMUDGUCATION: Supremes Breaking Down Church State Wall
CURMUDGUCATION: Supremes Breaking Down Church State Wall : Supremes Breaking Down Church State Wall The basic question was minor. The implications are huge. The bottom line is that supporters of using public tax dollars to support private religious schools got some major support from the Supreme Court today. A church in Missouri wanted a shot at some public monies to resurface a playground. The s
Are We Witnessing the End of Public Education as We Know It? — Part One
Are We Witnessing the End of Public Education as We Know It? — Part One : Are We Witnessing the End of Public Education as We Know It? — Part One By Jim Miller / Kelly Mayhew These are dire times for public education. With Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education leading the charge for big budget cuts, charter schools, and a radical privatization agenda, the possibility that free quality public educ
Supreme Court Ruling Sidesteps Questions Regarding State Constitutional Protections for Public Education
Supreme Court Ruling Sidesteps Questions Regarding State Constitutional Protections for Public Education : Supreme Court Ruling Sidesteps Questions Regarding State Constitutional Protections for Public Education Read the Opinion: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer In a narrowly written decision, the Supreme Court held in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer that Miss
Why Betsy DeVos is cheering the Supreme Court’s church playground decision - The Washington Post
Why Betsy DeVos is cheering the Supreme Court’s church playground decision - The Washington Post : Why Betsy DeVos is cheering the Supreme Court’s church playground decision Advocates for private-school vouchers cheered the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision Monday that the state of Missouri could not deny a playground resurfacing grant to a church, calling the decision a first step toward an end to st
Detroit Council Dunks on Taxpayers, Will Use School Funds for Basketball Arena - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Detroit Council Dunks on Taxpayers, Will Use School Funds for Basketball Arena - Hit & Run : Reason.com : Detroit Council Dunks on Taxpayers, Will Use School Funds for Basketball Arena - Hit & Run Taxpayer-funded bonds sold to raise revenue for parks and schools in cash-strapped Detroit will instead be used to lure its professional basketball team back into the city. The Detroit Pistons have play
Ed Notes Online: Chronicling 40 Years of Democratic Party Decline
Ed Notes Online: Chronicling 40 Years of Democratic Party Decline : Chronicling 40 Years of Democratic Party Decline Raising money from Wall Street, from the drug companies, from health insurance companies, the energy companies, kept [Democrats] from their main contrasting advantage over the Republicans, which is, in FDR’s parlance, “The Democratic Party is the party of working families, Republic
Diane Ravitch News Archives 1975-86 | deutsch29
Diane Ravitch News Archives 1975-86 | deutsch29 : Diane Ravitch News Archives 1975-86 This past week has been eventful for me. One major challenge involves renovating in my house the one room that took water during the August 2016 Louisiana flooding. (I removed furniture, carpet, and the wet sheet rock in August 2016 and waited until summer 2017 when I would be off of school to confront the tedio
New Orleans school graduation rate slides nearly 6 points in five years; officials eye solutions as progress plateaus | Education | theadvocate.com
New Orleans school graduation rate slides nearly 6 points in five years; officials eye solutions as progress plateaus | Education | theadvocate.com : New Orleans school graduation rate slides nearly 6 points in five years; officials eye solutions as progress plateaus In recent years, the officials in charge of public education in New Orleans have been able to claim steady progress, if not outrigh
The Sweeny-Prieto School Aid Proposal: An Analysis | School Finance 101
The Sweeny-Prieto School Aid Proposal: An Analysis | School Finance 101 : The Sweeny-Prieto School Aid Proposal: An Analysis Source: The Sweeny-Prieto School Aid Proposal: An Analysis Mark Weber Doctoral Candidate Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey POLICY BRIEF: Weber_SweeneyPrieto_June26_2017 SUPPLEMENTAL FILE (Regression Output): SweeneyPrietoLog Executive Summary This brief presents a
Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News
Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News : Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda Nearly half of those who voted for President Donald Trump oppose his education agenda, according to a new poll, and many said they would likely not vote to reelect their congressional representatives should they support it. Nearly three-quarters, or 74 per
Supreme Court: Religious School In Missouri Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground : NPR
Supreme Court: Religious School In Missouri Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground : NPR : Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground The Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could not be denied to a school run by a church. "The consequence is, in all likelihood, a few extra scraped knee
More than 7,500 Educators to Gather, Vote at NEA Annual Meeting - NEA Today
More than 7,500 Educators to Gather, Vote at NEA Annual Meeting - NEA Today : More than 7,500 Educators to Gather, Vote at NEA Annual Meeting At this year’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, NEA delegates will gather in Boston, Mass., to vote on issues facing public education and to set the organization’s policies and priorities for the upcoming year. The theme for this year’s meeting i
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Gov. Rauner brimming with success while IL burns "“Well, I take long walks with our dog and ride my motorcycle. I head out alone and explore roads or find a little park to sit and think. Or a brew pub to strike up conversations. It’s really wonderful when people describing themselves as Democrats tell me to stay the course. That
School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards : NPR Ed : NPR
School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards : NPR Ed : NPR : School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards It is the education debate of the Trump era. With the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos using policy and the bully pulpit to champion private school vouchers, supporters and critics have tangled over the question: Do low-income, public school students perform better when they're given a vouc
Supreme Court backs Trinity Lutheran Church in key religious rights case
Supreme Court backs Trinity Lutheran Church in key religious rights case : Supreme Court backs Trinity Lutheran Church in key religious rights case he U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a church that objected to being denied public money in Missouri, potentially lessening America’s separation of church and state by allowing governments more leeway to fund religious entities directly. The jus
First time delegate: Excited and ready to go!
First time delegate: Excited and ready to go! : New educators ready to step up! The countdown to the 2017 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly (RA) has begun, and I’m fired up and ready to go! Some 7,500 delegates, hailing from all corners and every state, are looking forward to debating important issues and setting our priorities and agenda. And first-time delegates who are also new to
Healthcare? We Do Not Care: Blood from a Turnip | radical eyes for equity
Healthcare? We Do Not Care: Blood from a Turnip | radical eyes for equity : Healthcare? We Do Not Care: Blood from a Turnip Over the past two weeks, my mother had a stroke and resides now in a rehabilitation facility, and my father died sitting beside her over this weekend, after deteriorating for months because of a failing heart. My family has been experiencing the nightmare that is the consequ
NYC Educator: Charter Logic
NYC Educator: Charter Logic : Charter Logic It's old news that NY State tends to give Eva Moskowitz a blank check for whatever. First of all, she doesn't need to follow no stinking rules for pre-K. Reformies make a big thing out of talking about "public charter schools," but the only time they're really public is when they've got their hands in your pockets. Once they have your money, they don't
NYC Public School Parents: Our 2017 Skinny Award dinner; a wonderfully joyful and inspiring evening!
NYC Public School Parents: Our 2017 Skinny Award dinner; a wonderfully joyful and inspiring evening! : Our 2017 Skinny Award dinner; a wonderfully joyful and inspiring evening! Our Class Size Matters Skinny award dinner was held last Tuesday, June 20, and it was terrific, despite a last minute change of venue because the restaurant where it was supposed to be held unexpectedly closed. Many people
With A Brooklyn Accent: How The Democratic Party Fatally Damaged Itself By Attacking Public Education
With A Brooklyn Accent: How The Democratic Party Fatally Damaged Itself By Attacking Public Education : How The Democratic Party Fatally Damaged Itself By Attacking Public Education Ever since the Clinton Presidency, the Democratic Party has been an advocate of top-down school reforms whose goal has been to make the nation more economically competitive and reduce inequality. Not only have these p

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