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New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign - LA Times





NEA teachers' union nixes longtime gadfly's bid to cover convention
NEA teachers' union nixes longtime gadfly's bid to cover convention : NEA teachers' union nixes longtime gadfly's bid to cover convention When the USA’s largest teachers’ union gathers in Boston this weekend for its annual business meeting, a longtime journalist and gadfly who has dutifully covered the gathering for nearly two decades won’t be there. Mike Antonucci, a Sacramento-based freelancer
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense : Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense At EdWeek, Andrew Ujifusa offers an explanation. In " Here's Why You Can't Understand Your State's New Plan for Education " he points the finger at jargon and offers some rather fun analytics for education argle-bargle. The top four bits of balonial verbage are, in descending order, stakeholder, engagement, profession
Los Angeles Times: Cheerleading for Privatization and the Trum-DeVos Agenda | Diane Ravitch's blog
Los Angeles Times: Cheerleading for Privatization and the Trum-DeVos Agenda | Diane Ravitch's blog : Los Angeles Times: Cheerleading for Privatization and the Trum-DeVos Agenda The Los Angeles Times editorial board published an editorial today chastising the California Teachers Association for resisting privatization of public education via charters. I assume that this editorial was in no way inf
Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow
Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow : Should We Be Grateful? In an odd turn of events, and with little explanation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has decided to return the state’s School Reform Office back to the Department of Education. Why is this odd? Well, maybe it isn’t odd. What is odd is that Snyder initially removed the SRO from the Department of Education and placed it under the control
We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles | Diane Ravitch's blog
We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles | Diane Ravitch's blog : We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles Joan Kramer, a hero of public libraries, public education, and the common good, died a few days ago. Joan was a hero to all who knew and loved her. This is a tribute from some of her friends who k
CURMUDGUCATION: Ed Reform v 6.3 Accountability Lite
CURMUDGUCATION: Ed Reform v 6.3 Accountability Lite : Ed Reform v 6.3 Accountability Lite Full disclosure-- I made the number 6.3 out of the air, because frankly I've lost track of the various versions of ed reform that we've seen. But we're definitely on to something new. The new ed reform has staked out a position against bureaucracy and paperwork. This conversation starts with a Rick Hess piec
Resisting Cultural Appropriation: A Human Response to the Inhumanity of Privilege | radical eyes for equity
Resisting Cultural Appropriation: A Human Response to the Inhumanity of Privilege | radical eyes for equity : Resisting Cultural Appropriation: A Human Response to the Inhumanity of Privilege When I posted K. Tempest Bradford’s argument “that cultural appropriation is indefensible,” the first comment I received (from a white man) suggested cultural appropriation is unavoidable, mostly discounting
Where Should Foundations Put Their Money? - The Atlantic
Where Should Foundations Put Their Money? - The Atlantic : Charitable Giving Is Only a Small Part of What Foundations Do With Their Money Most of their capital doesn’t wind up in grants, but in investments. Is the latter the key to maximum impact? Foundations make up a big part— about a sixth —of all the charitable giving that happens in the U.S. But some would argue that their biggest impact com
In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools | GOOD Education
In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools | GOOD Education : In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools Not one of Washington State’s 13 resident billionaires pays a dime in income tax. ZACHARY WARREN SPENDS A LOT OF HIS TIME THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS. Desk chairs, to be more specific. Though there’s a range of chair sizes in the classroom where he’s taught for ye
CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?
CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What? : CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation Statement from CT Voices June 30, 2017; Connecticut Voices for Children strongly believes that a fiscally responsible and stable state budget is the cornerstone for equitable economic growth . The only way to build a strong foundation for long-te
Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great : Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great From Education Week: Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of
Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource
Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource : Trump's proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community his should be a time of celebration for charter school advocates. Both President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have focused their education agenda on providing parents with more choices, w
Friday News Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Friday News Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all National Education Policy Center: New Research on Virtual Charter Schools 1 by dianeravitch / 22min The National Education Policy Center has released new research on virtual charter schools that shows variation among those in different states, though all
New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign - LA Times
New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign - LA Times : New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign Incoming Los Angeles school board member Kelly Gonez at times sounds little like someone charter-school backers would spend millions to help elect, which they did. In a recent interview with The Times, she said
Jersey Jazzman: The Charter School Free-Riding Problem
Jersey Jazzman: The Charter School Free-Riding Problem : The Charter School Free-Riding Problem There's a piece by NY Daily News Editorial Board member Alyssa Katz that's been passing around the edu-bloggosphere to the great consternation of charter school cheerleaders. The piece points out, in personal terms, an issue that those of us who study charters have known about for a while: The usual en
Badass Teachers Association: Stressed Out (A Work in Regress) by Matt Prestbury
Badass Teachers Association: Stressed Out (A Work in Regress) by Matt Prestbury : Stressed Out (A Work in Regress) by Matt Prestbury I get stressed out Every time they roll a test out My parents say "go on and do your best now" My teacher says "go on and do your best now" But how can I rest now When I know this test counts For nothing But my teacher's firing Bring in TFA and pay them so much less
GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. « Dad Gone Wild
GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. « Dad Gone Wild : GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. On occasion I have been blessed to have others willing to share their thoughts and experiences with me. As often as permissible I am honored to share these thoughts and experiences with you. It’s no secret that I have grave concerns about the teaching p
NYC Educator: Reverend Al and His Pals Support Mayoral Control
NYC Educator: Reverend Al and His Pals Support Mayoral Control : Reverend Al and His Pals Support Mayoral Control You can stop holding your breath. Al Sharpton has finally weighed in on the mayoral control issue, and he strongly supports it. You won't be surprised that some of his friends support it too. Mike Bloomberg was a big fan, and Arne Duncan has also supported it . Newt Gingrich has yet t
Silicon Valley's Influence on Public Education | Truth in American Education
Silicon Valley's Influence on Public Education | Truth in American Education : Silicon Valley's Influence on Public Education The New York Times published an interesting article about how Silicon Valley companies have pushed coding into public schools. Natasha Singer writes: At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt messa
John White’s Teaching Experience with Chicago Public Schools | deutsch29
John White’s Teaching Experience with Chicago Public Schools | deutsch29 : John White’s Teaching Experience with Chicago Public Schools It seems that so much surrounding Louisiana state superintendent John White is, well, muddy. On June 23, 2017, former Louisiana state superintendent Paul Pastorek published an op-ed that the Shreveport Times entitled, “Pastorek: Why John White Should Not Get the
Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy : RACHAEL STICKLAND TESTIFIES BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy co-chair Rachael Stickland was invited to testify before
This Week in Education Organizing - June 30, 2017 | Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
This Week in Education Organizing - June 30, 2017 | Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools : This Week in Education Organizing - June 30, 2017 Welcome to the Fight-Back! For the next few weeks, in addition to our usual news and organizing round-up, the AROS NewsBlast will feature information about our new initiative to fight the Trump/DeVos budget proposal and privatization agenda. Please watch the News

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