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Texas High Schoolers Rise Against Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Law - News Taco
Texas High Schoolers Rise Against Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Law - News Taco : Latin@ high school students are rising to protest hateful SB 4 law in Texas. Students raising a fist at the WT White High School Day Without Immigrants walkout. (Photo courtesy of Madison Barber) These young Latin@s are organizing a strike and a protest against hateful laws in Texas. Click on The Grito to support them. VL Fou
The Charlatans Are Here – Live Long and Prosper
The Charlatans Are Here – Live Long and Prosper : The Charlatans Are Here [Part 2 of 2: A followup post on the recent increase of anti-science and anti-intellectualism in America. Click HERE here to read Part 1, Standing in Denial, Rising to Power .] GOOD TEACHERS RETEACH What can we, as actual educators (not the Betsy DeVos kind), do to change the country’s direction when it comes to science, an
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Half a Summer Gone + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Half a Summer Gone : ICYMI: Half a Summer Gone So what have we found to read this week? David Brooks and the Language of Privilege Robert Pondiscio on how language reinforces privilege. Lots to think about here. Massachusetts Parents United-- New Wine in Old Bottles One thing about astro-turf, it never actually dies. And no fields grow astro-turf as lush and green as the la
One Way Teachers Can Fight Exhaustion Before It Starts - Teacher Habits
One Way Teachers Can Fight Exhaustion Before It Starts - Teacher Habits : One Way Teachers Can Fight Exhaustion Before It Starts One of the best things about being a teacher is we get to start anew each fall. With the school year around the corner, exhaustion is probably far from your mind. After a restorative summer, you are likely itching to get started. You have new ideas you picked up at conf
Betsy DeVos Is Sending the Wrong Message to Rape Victims | Fortune.com
Betsy DeVos Is Sending the Wrong Message to Rape Victims | Fortune.com : Betsy DeVos Is Sending the Wrong Message to Rape Victims According to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration, disability rights, hate crimes, predatory lending, or heading off an impending economic bubble rooted in student loan defaults are not the most pressing higher education matters. Instead, they’r
Schools Haunted by Ghost of No Child Left Behind Act | Observer
Schools Haunted by Ghost of No Child Left Behind Act | Observer : Schools Haunted by Ghost of No Child Left Behind Act More than 15 years ago, George W. Bush signed into law the bipartisan “ No Child Left Behind Act ,” which relied heavily on high-stakes standardized testing. Even though the bill was replaced by the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” those high stakes standardized tests could still re
Embattled charter school reported wrong data to state - The Boston Globe
Embattled charter school reported wrong data to state - The Boston Globe : Embattled Mystic Valley Regional Charter School reported wrong data to state A Malden charter school that recently faced criticism for banning certain hairstyles reported erroneous information to regulators about the number of students who left during the academic year, according to state education officials. The data from
Summertime Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : Summertime Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Jennifer Berkshire: Watch What Betsy DeVos Does, Not the Nonsense She Says by dianeravitch / 0min Jennifer Berkshire writes about Betsy DeVos’s radical agenda, which she cloaks in platitudes. She has become the mistress of not speaking to the press. When i
Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next : NPR Ed : NPR
Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next : NPR Ed : NPR : Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next "I am overloaded and struggling. It's terrifying." "I feel like I'll be making the last payment from my grave." "It is an albatross around my neck. Years of paying and I feel like I'm getting nowhere." "Help!" Those were some of the com
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL : Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL July’s (2017) Best Tweets – Part Three by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. I’ve already s
With A Brooklyn Accent: When Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Swept the Land
With A Brooklyn Accent: When Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Swept the Land : When Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Swept the Land During and after World War I, anti-immigrant hysteria swept the nation, focusing largely on Catholic and Jewish immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. Some of the results of that hysteria were: The Prohibition of alcoholic beverages by Constitutional Amendment A Red Scare result
How the Democratic Party Became an Enemy of Public Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People
How the Democratic Party Became an Enemy of Public Education - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People : How the Democratic Party Became an Enemy of Public Education Perhaps the title “WHO influenced the Democratic Party into becoming an enemy of public education?” would more accurately represent the subject here. But the reason for the title came from an article in my “To
Editorial Peddles School Privatization Agenda | tultican
Editorial Peddles School Privatization Agenda | tultican : Editorial Peddles School Privatization Agenda The San Diego Union editor deserves the bunkum efficiency award for packing so much baloney in a scant four paragraphs. The first sentence of the editorial headlined “ Still more bad faith from state ED board ” says: “The State Board of Education’s defining characteristic is its ardent defense
Badass Teachers Association: Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns by Steven SInger
Badass Teachers Association: Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns by Steven SInger : Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns by Steven SInger Originally posted at: https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/personalized-learning-without-people-an-education-scam-from-the-1980s-returns/ Sometimes it seems t

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