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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/13/17


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‘After School Satan’ club starts in Mormon country — thanks to Christian groups





PAA to Senate HELP committee: Vote NO on DeVos | Parents Across America #DumpDeVos
PAA to Senate HELP committee: Vote NO on DeVos | Parents Across America : PAA to Senate HELP committee: Vote NO on DeVos #DumpDeVos PAA faxed the following to all members of the Senate HELP committee today: Parent Voices Education Fax J anuary 1 3 , 201 7 Parents ask for “No” vote on DeVos nomination We write to ask you to vote “no” on the appointment of Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of Education.
CURMUDGUCATION: More Baloney in Support of DeVos
CURMUDGUCATION: More Baloney in Support of DeVos : More Baloney in Support of DeVos This week, it's often looking as if the postponement of Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing was so that she could round up a few more supporters. So here comes former Michigan Governor John Engler, the guy who helped start the process of busting up public education in Michigan. Engler opens with a nifty observation
Education deans to Trump: We’re ‘seriously concerned’ about your agenda - The Washington Post
Education deans to Trump: We’re ‘seriously concerned’ about your agenda - The Washington Post : Education deans to Trump: We’re ‘seriously concerned’ about your agenda More than 175 deans of colleges and schools of education across the United States have issued a letter saying that they are “seriously concerned” about the agenda of the incoming Trump administration and urging it and Congress to p
Law Supported by DeVos Leaves Loopholes in Oversight - The Atlantic
Law Supported by DeVos Leaves Loopholes in Oversight - The Atlantic : Betsy DeVos's Accountability Problem Her supporters are out to disprove the claim that she is anti-oversight, but key legislation she supported tells a different story. Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has proven to be polarizing. Teachers, unions, and public-school advocates have argued that DeVos want
The Red Queen – EduShyster
The Red Queen – EduShyster : The Red Queen The ultimate target of Betsy DeVos’ agenda isn’t teachers unions, or even the *education establishment.* It’s the Democratic Party… By the measures that are supposed to matter, Betsy DeVos’ experiment in disrupting public education in Michigan has been a colossal failure. In its 2016 report on the state of the state’s schools, Education Trust Midwest pai
John Thompson: Mark Zuckerberg Hires Post Truth Pioneer, Campbell Brown, to Fight Post Truth in Social Media
Mark Zuckerberg Hires Post Truth Pioneer, Campbell Brown, to Fight Post Truth in Social Media | The... - Linkis.com : Mark Zuckerberg Hires Post Truth Pioneer, Campbell Brown, to Fight Post Truth in Social Media Why in the world would Mark Zuckerberg choose Campbell Brown to lead its News Partnerships team, and its effort to deal with today’s version of Truthiness? Perhaps he is following the dic
Dr. King, Inauguration Day and Our Democracy - Lily's Blackboard
Dr. King, Inauguration Day and Our Democracy - Lily's Blackboard : Dr. King, Inauguration Day and Our Democracy In the coming days our nation will be marking two occasions: the national holiday honoring the life, service and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to another that we call Inauguration Day. For me, both days
Take Action This Thursday, January, 19, 2017 - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom
Take Action This Thursday, January, 19, 2017 - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : Take Action This Thursday, January, 19, 2017 Say No to Billionaire Bullies! This week, school communities across the nation are gearing up to take a stand against to Trump and the attack on public education in an “unprecedented alliance of parent, youth, community and labor organizations that together repres
Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos’ Record on LGBT Equality | Congressman Mark Pocan
Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos’ Record on LGBT Equality | Congressman Mark Pocan : Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos’ Record on LGBT Equality WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), David Cicilline (D-RI), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Mark Takano (D-CA), Co-Chairs of the Congressional LG
Charter School Industry’s reach expanding even before Trump… - Wait What?
Charter School Industry’s reach expanding even before Trump… - Wait What? : Charter School Industry’s reach expanding even before Trump… President-elect Donald Trump is a HUGE fan of charter schools. His nominee for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is even more supportive of the privately owned but publicly funded corporate entities that run charter schools. DeVos has spent hundre
‘After School Satan’ club starts in Mormon country — thanks to Christian groups
‘After School Satan’ club starts in Mormon country — thanks to Christian groups : ‘After School Satan’ club starts in Mormon country — thanks to Christian groups Christian evangelicals only have themselves to blame for a new After School Satan club that has popped up at Vista Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah. According to the Salt Lake Tribue , the club was approved after other Christian b
As Need for Foreign Languages in School Grows, Access Continues to Shrink NEAToday
As Need for Foreign Languages in School Grows, Access Continues to Shrink : As Need for Foreign Languages in School Grows, Access Continues to Shrink Recently, Katrina Griffin’s students took on a hot-button topic: Should parents control how much video games their children play? They debated the question at great length, making fierce, fact-based arguments, aimed at swaying their peers. And they
The Obama Administration's Imprint on K-12 Policy: A Roundup - Education Week
The Obama Administration's Imprint on K-12 Policy: A Roundup - Education Week : The Obama Administration's Imprint on K-12 Policy: A Roundup Race to the Top By Alyson Klein Policy Push: A $4 billion grant competition created through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 may be President Obama’s highest-profile K-12 policy initiative. The Race to the Top program awarded 11 states and
What's the 'Trump Effect' in schools? Here's how 2,000 teachers explain it. | KUOW News and Information
What's the 'Trump Effect' in schools? Here's how 2,000 teachers explain it. | KUOW News and Information : What's the 'Trump Effect' in schools? Here's how 2,000 teachers explain it. On Mar. 1, fans of Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana, chanted "Build that wall!" and held up signs evoking Donald Trump at a basketball game against Bishop Noll Institute. Less than a week earlier, fans at
Obama's Impact On America's Schools : NPR Ed : NPR
Obama's Impact On America's Schools : NPR Ed : NPR : Obama's Impact On America's Schools When President Obama took office in January 2009, the country was on edge, the economy in free-fall. The federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, was also in need of an update after earning the ire of teachers, parents and politicians alike. In short, there was much to do. In time, that update wo
Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance - The New York Times
Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance - The New York Times : Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance DeVos hearing delayed: Call the HELP committee members today - Network For Public Education #DumpDeVos Nominees for secretary of education have typically breezed through confirmation by the Senate with bipartisan approval. But Betsy DeVos, Presid
Samuel Abrams, Expert on School Privatization, Condemns Business Strategy of Betsy DeVos | janresseger
Samuel Abrams, Expert on School Privatization, Condemns Business Strategy of Betsy DeVos | janresseger : Samuel Abrams, Expert on School Privatization, Condemns Business Strategy of Betsy DeVos President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos are all devotees of the privatization of public education. That’s the reason it is
The Myth of “Failed” School Reform, Part 2 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Myth of “Failed” School Reform, Part 2 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : The Myth of “Failed” School Reform, Part 2 In 1990, Seymour Sarason published The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform . A decade later, Diane Ravitch’s Left Back:A Century of Failed School Reforms hit booksellers. Now, not a week goes by that failures of public school reform are dissected , ta
CURMUDGUCATION: Petrilli: Reconsider Vouchers
CURMUDGUCATION: Petrilli: Reconsider Vouchers : Petrilli: Reconsider Vouchers It's kind of curious. So many people are suddenly talking about vouchers again, and the only real reason that we are is because we're looking at the possibility of a Secretary of Education who just loves them and we're all trying to figure out what could come of that (Spoiler alert: nothing good). Wise researchers like
Is Donald J. Trump’s leadership approach a threat to democracy? – Cloaking Inequity
Is Donald J. Trump’s leadership approach a threat to democracy? – Cloaking Inequity : Is Donald J. Trump’s leadership approach a threat to democracy? Is Donald J. Trump ‘s leadership approach a threat to democracy? Julian Vasquez Heilig joins John C. Scott on Power Talk Radio 1210 AM Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want to know about Cloa
Lily Eskelson along with 2000 angry parents & teachers urge Zuckerberg not to hire Campbell Brown -- and to curtail the propagation of fake news NYC Public School Parents:
NYC Public School Parents: Lily Eskelson along with 2000 angry parents & teachers urge Zuckerberg not to hire Campbell Brown -- and to curtail the propagation of fake news : Lily Eskelson along with 2000 angry parents & teachers urge Zuckerberg not to hire Campbell Brown -- and to curtail the propagation of fake news More than 2000 concerned parents and teachers signed our petition urging Mark Zu
The Anti-Trump | The Merrow Report
The Anti-Trump | The Merrow Report : The Anti-Trump Billionaire Charles Feeney has finally completed what he set out to do: He has given away his fortune. In all, he’s donated $8 billion, keeping only about $2 million for himself and his wife, Helga, who now live in San Francisco. Jim Dwyer of the New York Times wrote a glorious profile of Mr. Feeney early this month, and I urge everyone to read

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/12/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/12/17 Featured Post DeVos hearing delayed: Call the HELP committee members today - Network For Public Education #DumpDeVos CURMUDGUCATION: Tofu Schools by mike simpson / 

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