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Grading Betsy DeVos’ confirmation day exam | Eclectablog
Grading Betsy DeVos’ confirmation day exam | Eclectablog : Grading Betsy DeVos’ confirmation day exam Betsy DeVos believes these 5 things about government . As a career teacher, I thought I’d take this opportunity to grade Ms. DeVos’ responses as though they were answers on an exam. I understand she’s a big fan of “accountability,” so I’m sure she will appreciate the feedback, especially as she c
RANDI WEINGARTEN: Betsy DeVos Is a Threat to America's Children | Advocate.com
Betsy DeVos Is a Threat to America's Children | Advocate.com : Betsy DeVos Is a Threat to America's Children All of the nation's youth — especially LGBT students — are at risk with Besty DeVos as Education secretary, writes Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers. BY RANDI WEINGARTEN JANUARY 17 2017 1:30 PM EST Donald Trump’s Education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, is an antigay
Betsy DeVos: What to watch for in her confirmation – Cloaking Inequity
Betsy DeVos: What to watch for in her confirmation – Cloaking Inequity : Betsy DeVos: What to watch for in her confirmation This afternoon, Tuesday, January 17, Betsy DeVos is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) for her confirmation hearing to become the eleventh U.S. Secretary of Education . The hearing will be chaired by Senator Lamar
Betsy DeVos’ Planned Remarks – Smoke and Mirrors. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Betsy DeVos’ Planned Remarks – Smoke and Mirrors. | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : Betsy DeVos’ Planned Remarks – Smoke and Mirrors. As members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions prepare to question Michigan billionaire, Republican mega-donor, and school choice and voucher zealot Betsy DeVos, her prepared remarks for the committee have already been released to the media. The
DFER Dances Around Trump's Public School Wrecking Ball - Living in Dialogue
DFER Dances Around Trump's Public School Wrecking Ball - Living in Dialogue : DFER Dances Around Trump’s Public School Wrecking Ball By John Thompson. Rachel M. Cohen ’s “ The War on Public Schools ” warns that “Charters, vouchers, and disposable teachers are Trump’s targets.” Cohen’s American Prospect article details both the president-elect’s agenda, and a political history that Democrats shoul
Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom" | Mother Jones
Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom" | Mother Jones : BETSY DEVOS WANTS TO USE AMERICA'S SCHOOLS TO BUILD "GOD'S KINGDOM" Trump's education secretary pick has spent a lifetime working to end public education as we know it. It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep sno
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Inauguration Day Protests in SPS; What To Know
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Inauguration Day Protests in SPS; What To Know : Inauguration Day Protests in SPS; What To Know Apparently there is a move among middle/high school students in Seattle schools to walk out in protest during the presidential inauguration this Friday, the 20th of January. From SPS: Dear Seattle Public Schools families, We have heard from some principals and through s
Teachers union chief rips Trump’s education pick: ‘Jeb Bush likes her’ — but parents don’t
Teachers union chief rips Trump’s education pick: ‘Jeb Bush likes her’ — but parents don’t : Teachers union chief rips Trump’s education pick: ‘Jeb Bush likes her’ — but parents don’t The president of American Federation of Teachers warned that Betsy DeVos had spent decades trying to destroy public education — which she would oversee if the U.S. Senate confirms her as secretary of education. Rand
Trump's pick for Education secretary could put school vouchers back on the map - LA Times
Trump's pick for Education secretary could put school vouchers back on the map - LA Times : Trump's pick for Education secretary could put school vouchers back on the map Fifteen years ago, a controversial question about America’s schools dominated headlines, prompted ballot measures in California and other states and led wealthy philanthropists to dig deep into their pockets in the name of educa
Malloy’s austerity budget strategies are hurting Connecticut - Wait What?
Malloy’s austerity budget strategies are hurting Connecticut - Wait What? : Malloy’s austerity budget strategies are hurting Connecticut Record cuts to Connecticut’s public schools and institutions of higher education. Drastic and devastating cuts to vital human services Continuation of corporate welfare programs and efforts to coddle the rich. Governor Dannel Malloy, with the help of the Connect
Last night on WGN. Talking peace and justice. | Fred Klonsky
Last night on WGN. Talking peace and justice. | Fred Klonsky : Last night on WGN. Talking peace and justice. Justin Kaufmann, host of The Download on WGN and the Brothers Klonsky. It was more than a little strange walking into the Tribune Tower on north Michigan Avenue last night. The gothic lobby is imposing, as it was meant to be. Engraved quotes from the captains of capitalism surround you lik
The DeVos distraction? - The Hechinger Report
The DeVos distraction? - The Hechinger Report : The DeVos distraction? When it comes to local education, Congress represents the greatest threat Americans of all political stripes are wary of the federal government’s meddling in education. Republicans and many Democrats ran successfully last year demanding that the Department of Education stop using billions in federal aid to skew local decision-
Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump ‘school choice’ proposal | EdSource
Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump ‘school choice’ proposal | EdSource : Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump 'school choice' proposal Apects of President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal for a massive $20 billion “school choice” program are running into resistance from an unexpected source: charter school advocates in at least two states. Accord
Michigan: Academic Performance Has Been Declining as “Choice” Increases | Diane Ravitch's blog
Michigan: Academic Performance Has Been Declining as “Choice” Increases | Diane Ravitch's blog : Michigan: Academic Performance Has Been Declining as “Choice” Increases Spurred by the financial clout and political power of the DeVos family, Michigan has embraced choice. A charter advocate wrote earlier to claim that the state has made unparalleled gains, thanks to choice. I knew this was wrong, b
Emails from Jeb’s Cheat’s for Change and Foundation for Excellent Profit in Ed show nonprofits and government working hand in hand to lead states to Common Core and Online Learning
Emails from Jeb’s Chief’s for Change and Foundation for Excellence in Ed show nonprofits and government working hand in hand to lead states to Common Core and Online Learning – Missouri Education Watchdog : Emails from Jeb’s Chief’s for Change and Foundation for Excellence in Ed show nonprofits and government working hand in hand to lead states to Common Core and Online Learning Jeb Bush has heav
Can Betsy DeVos Apply Her School-Choice Beliefs as Secretary? - The Atlantic
Can Betsy DeVos Apply Her School-Choice Beliefs as Secretary? - The Atlantic : Can Betsy DeVos Transform From Lobbyist to Policymaker? Trump’s pick for education secretary will need to prove that she can apply her ideologies in a practical way. The hearings on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. secretary of education are shaping up to be an angry grudge match between the proponents of
DeVos Hearing Today: Why the Senate Should Not Confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary | janresseger
DeVos Hearing Today: Why the Senate Should Not Confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary | janresseger : DeVos Hearing Today: Why the Senate Should Not Confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary Late this afternoon the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold the confirmation hearing on President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of E
Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing: What to Watch For - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing: What to Watch For - Politics K-12 - Education Week : Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing: What to Watch For It's finally happening: Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education, is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee at her confirmation hearing Tuesday. In the past, con
BREAKING: Post-Katrina New Orleans Schools Costs More, Admin Salaries a Main Reason | deutsch29
BREAKING: Post-Katrina New Orleans Schools Costs More, Admin Salaries a Main Reason | deutsch29 : BREAKING: Post-Katrina New Orleans Schools Costs More, Admin Salaries a Main Reason On January 17, 2017, the Education Research Alliance of New Orleans (ERA) released a report entitled, “Does School Reform Equal Spending Reform?” The short answer is no, and those who push to decentralize a school dis
TBFURMAN: A New Gulen Connection At ISBE
TBFURMAN: A New Gulen Connection At ISBE : A New Gulen Connection At ISBE Big week ahead. Betsy DeVos gets her confirmation hearing tomorrow. The bar for Secretary of Education is pretty low, but she's not fit for the office. Trump is probably under the impression that all public schools are "a disaster" and that they all need to go, or whatever. He's such a dumbass; I can't even imagine what's g
Speaking Up for Diane Ravitch | tultican
Speaking Up for Diane Ravitch | tultican : Speaking Up for Diane Ravitch January 7 th this year, Diane Ravitch posted “ STOP: Our Government Wants to Create a National Database about Everyone, Including YOUR Children. ” As with many of Diane’s posts, she was amplifying the work of someone else. This time it was a post by Cheri Kiesecker at the “Missouri Education Watchdog.” It provided evidence a

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