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CURMUDGUCATION: Forbes Says 18 Dumb Things
CURMUDGUCATION: Forbes Says 18 Dumb Things : Forbes Says 18 Dumb Things Forbes has some super-duper insights to offer about education, courtesy of Omri Ben-Sahar and Carl E. Schneider. If you don't recognize those names from the world of education, that's because Ben-Sahar is a "law professor at the University of Chicago, the editor of a leading academic journal, and a global expert on contract l
DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan. | deutsch29
DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan. | deutsch29 : DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan The US Department of Education website needs updating– comically so. If one clicks on the link, “An Overview of the US Department of Education,” and follows the link, “What is the US Department of Education?,” one finds a page that has not been updated since
Schools Matter: NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools
Schools Matter: NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools : NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools Every year American public school educators send approximately a billion and a half dollars to the National Education Association and over half that amount to the American Federation of Teachers. The NEA’s latest policy statement on charter schools should make every teacher wonder why she is send
Oklahoma charter school applications could be barrier to enrollment | News OK
Oklahoma charter school applications could be barrier to enrollment | News OK : Oklahoma charter school applications could be barrier to enrollment Oklahoma charter schools are not allowed to base enrollment decisions on a student's past academic performance, income level or the abilities of their parents. However, on their applications, several charter schools in the state require parents to exp
These Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against Betsy DeVos
These Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against Betsy DeVos : These Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against Betsy DeVos Reprinted with permission from AlterNet . Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for lending an ear to men’s rights groups and individuals advocating for the rights of those accused of rape, causing worry that the secretary of edu
Florida legislators funding charter school expansion profit from industry | Miami Herald
Florida legislators funding charter school expansion profit from industry | Miami Herald : Some of your legislators are profiting at the expense of public education Florida’s broad ethics laws are a joke. If they weren’t, they would protect Floridians from legislators who profit from the charter-school industry in private life and have been actively involved in pushing — and successfully passing
A MUST READ! Think National, Fight Local: The Story of Indianapolis and the DPE (Destroy Public Education) Movement | Diane Ravitch's blog
A MUST READ! Think National, Fight Local: The Story of Indianapolis and the DPE (Destroy Public Education) Movement | Diane Ravitch's blog : A MUST READ! Think National, Fight Local: The Story of Indianapolis and the DPE (Destroy Public Education) Movement This very important post was written for this blog by Jim Scheurich on behalf of himself, Gayle Cosby, and Nathanial Williams, who are identif
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Hot and Sticky Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Hot and Sticky Edition (7/23) : ICYMI: Hot and Sticky Edition (7/23) I don't have a lot for you this week, but what's here is, as we say, cherce. A Detailed Critique of a PBS Run Education Documentary PBS has seen fit for $ome rea$on to run an advertorial for school privatization. Carol Burris and Diane Ravitch here provide a detailed rebuttal. You'll want this for that din
Florida Education Reform: “It’s a Trap” | radical eyes for equity
Florida Education Reform: “It’s a Trap” | radical eyes for equity : Florida Education Reform: “It’s a Trap” In his stand-up comedy days, Steve Martin had a routine about a TV evangelist. This character had, he believed, stumbled across the perfect TV evangelist sale: He announced that he had spoken to God and God had assured him he was the only person God was speaking to—so viewers should not lis
Something Is Rotten In The State Of Connecticut by Ann Cronin - Wait What?
Something Is Rotten In The State Of Connecticut by Ann Cronin - Wait What? : Something Is Rotten In The State Of Connecticut by Ann Cronin In her latest blog post, educator and education advocate Ann Cronin reports on Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and his administration’s loyalty to the charter school industry and their latest attack on public education. Cronin writes; On July 19, 2017, the une
Eli Broad tapped Senior L.A. Unified official to lead Inglewood schools - LA Times
Senior L.A. Unified official tapped to lead Inglewood schools - LA Times : Senior L.A. Unified official tapped to lead Inglewood schools The state has picked a senior Los Angeles schools administrator, Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, to lead the troubled Inglewood Unified School District. The Inglewood school system , which is located just east of Los Angeles International Airport, has long struggl
The Future Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : The Future Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all Jeff Bryant: How Are Public School Parents Like Criminals? by dianeravitch / 6min Jeff Bryant is doing an article about the St. Louis public schools. As he has delved into the issues, he learned how the state of Missouri has underfunded the schools for yea
NYC Educator: A Lesson for Neil deGrasse Tyson
NYC Educator: A Lesson for Neil deGrasse Tyson : A Lesson for Neil deGrasse Tyson I've had great respect for Neil deGrasse Tyson ever since the first time I saw him on Bill Maher's show. I mean, here's a guy, smarter than me, smarter than you, an astrophysicist, an acknowledged expert in his field, speaking the unvarnished truth. Climate change is science, and science is real. Disagreeing with it
NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing : NEWS FLASH: FOUNDING FATHERS USE NEW TECHNOLOGY Members of both major political parties attacking each other. Fake News. Name-calling. Wild tweeting? Today’s world? Of course, but it is not the first time in our history. Any informed and well-read turn of the 19th century citizen could have easily either been e
Please take five minutes to help stop the privatization of NY schools! | Class Size Matters
Please take five minutes to help stop the privatization of NY schools! | Class Size Matters | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes : Please take five minutes to help stop the privatization of NY schools! Only a few days are left in the NY legislative term, and the NY State Senate leadership and now Gov. Cuomo are pushing a deal to exchange the ext
CHATT TOWN, BIG EASY TRIPS AND WHAT’S THAT STAND FOR? « Dad Gone Wild
CHATT TOWN, BIG EASY TRIPS AND WHAT’S THAT STAND FOR? « Dad Gone Wild : CHATT TOWN, BIG EASY TRIPS AND WHAT’S THAT STAND FOR? I must apologize for this this installment being late. Dad had to take a catering gig yesterday that translated to a 5:30 AM to 2pm work day and a new appreciation for people who work in the service industry on a regular basis. Y’all work hard. As always, we have a lot of

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