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Don't Just Show Your Support - Do Something! - SF Public School Mom
Don't Just Show Your Support - Do Something! - SF Public School MomSF Public School Mom : Don’t Just Show Your Support – Do Something! I was originally going to write a post about the beautiful inclusive posters I’ve seen for teachers to post in their classrooms. But I couldn’t… But before I explain that… let me digress… After the March. Now What? It’s been all over the media. Women’s marches thi
With Betsy DeVos the Final Assault on Public Education Is On
With Betsy DeVos the Final Assault on Public Education Is On : With Betsy DeVos the Final Assault on Public Education Is On Photo by yugenro By Jim Miller During the halcyon days of the Trump transition period, the Education Committee confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos stood out as perhaps the most jarring example of the craven cynicism that defines the new regime. The headlines said it all, wit
A New American Revolution Requires Empathy: Equity for All Means Loss of Privilege for Some | radical eyes for equity
A New American Revolution Requires Empathy: Equity for All Means Loss of Privilege for Some | radical eyes for equity : A New American Revolution Requires Empathy: Equity for All Means Loss of Privilege for Some The Women’s March over inauguration weekend in 2017 spurred a great deal of activism across the U.S. and throughout the world. However, similar to Bernie Sander’s campaign, the Women’s Ma
CURMUDGUCATION: Dem-ish Reformsters Play Both Sides
CURMUDGUCATION: Dem-ish Reformsters Play Both Sides : Dem-ish Reformsters Play Both Sides You know how it is. New school year starts, lunch time rolls around, and everyone has to decide who they want to sit with for the next year. Modern education reform has been fueled in part by folks pretending to be left-tilted Democrats while embracing right-tilted free market corporate-based policies. The s
Do charters and vouchers hurt public schools? The answer is "yes" - Network For Public Education
Do charters and vouchers hurt public schools? The answer is "yes" - Network For Public Education : Do charters and vouchers hurt public schools? The answer is “yes” Do charter schools, school vouchers and online schools really hurt our neighborhood public schools? You bet they do. Charter schools, vouchers, and other “choice” options redirect public money to privately operated education enterpris
Democrats request another hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote - The Washington Post
Democrats request another hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote - The Washington Post : Democrats request another hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote Senate Democrats are formally asking Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to hold a second confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s education nominee, arguing that th
Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week | I AM AN EDUCATOR
Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week | I AM AN EDUCATOR : Philly Educators Launch Black Lives Matter At School Week Today, educators in Philadelphia are launching the Black Lives Matter week of action, continuing to build the Black Lives Matter At School movement that has now reached school districts across the country. During this week-long campaign, teachers will dedicate m
The Trump Era Begins: Do We “Fight Back,” , or, Try and “Educate” the New President ? Which Side Are You On? | Ed In The Apple
The Trump Era Begins: Do We “Fight Back,” Regardless of the Economic and Social Consequences, or, Try and “Educate” the New President And Work Along Side of Him for the Betterment of the Nation? Which Side Are You On? | Ed In The Apple : The Trump Era Begins: Do We “Fight Back,” Regardless of the Economic and Social Consequences, or, Try and “Educate” the New President And Work Along Side of Him
Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts – EduShyster
Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts – EduShyster : Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts From Common Core to Neurocore, the right candidate for Trumpian times… After Betsy DeVos’ rocky confirmation hearing performance, she quickly became fodder for memes and late-night comic commentary. But what ya’ll are missing is that DeVos herself is in on the joke. As she prepares to take her spot in the * highest IQ ca
What’s happening beyond the public eye in the Dept. of Education? - The Hechinger Report
What’s happening beyond the public eye in the Dept. of Education? - The Hechinger Report : What’s happening beyond the public eye in the Dept. of Education? How a key process works Here’s the question everyone’s asking: Will the new administration’s education department spur states toward voucher programs and relax regulation of for-profit higher ed? Maybe the question should not be if these chan
Add New Haven Charter Schools to those that discriminate against English Language Learners and Special Education students - Wait What?
Add New Haven Charter Schools to those that discriminate against English Language Learners and Special Education students - Wait What? : Add New Haven Charter Schools to those that discriminate against English Language Learners and Special Education students As noted in the recent Wait, What? articles entitled, Hartford Charters fail to accept and educate Latinos and English Language Learners and
Legislative Analyst Office believes Brown is lowballing revenues | EdSource
Legislative Analyst Office believes Brown is lowballing revenues | EdSource : Legislative Analyst Office believes Brown is lowballing revenues Forecasters from the Legislative Analyst’s Office predicted in November that state revenues this year and next would be healthy, and they’re sticking to it in their latest budget outlook , despite economic pessimism underlying Gov. Brown’s proposed budget
An Open Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander Regarding Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog
An Open Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander Regarding Betsy DeVos | Diane Ravitch's blog : An Open Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander Regarding Betsy DeVos From 1991 to 1993, I worked for Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. I was Assistant Secretary in charge of the Office of Education Research and Improvement and also Counselor to the Secretar
Educational Justice in the Next Four Years: Post-Election Reflections | Voices in Urban Education
Educational Justice in the Next Four Years: Post-Election Reflections | Voices in Urban Education : Educational Justice in the Next Four Years: Post-Election Reflections 2017 , NO. 45 This special post-election, online-only issue of VUE features interviews with a wide range of thought leaders in the field of educational justice – including practitioners, policy and foundation leaders, youth and a
President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling
President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling : President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of social machinery. —Horace Mann President Trump, a billionaire, has demonstrated elitist hatred for our most public de
The Education Buzzwords That Will Persevere Under Trump - The Atlantic
The Education Buzzwords That Will Persevere Under Trump - The Atlantic : Will These Education Buzzwords Persevere Under Trump? Ten concepts that gained lots of traction under the Obama administration School choice may be the popular kid in the education-jargon lunchroom right now, but it’s certainly not the only term that’s gotten a lot of buzz. Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos will almost
How Did the Idea of Education Privatization Become Normalized? | janresseger
How Did the Idea of Education Privatization Become Normalized? | janresseger : How Did the Idea of Education Privatization Become Normalized? After the Office of Government Ethics released Betsy DeVos’s financial disclosure information on Friday, Senator Lamar Alexander has again delayed—until January 31st—the Senate HELP Committee’s vote on whether to recommend Betsy DeVos’s nomination for a vot
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES : WEEKEND QUOTABLES Quarter-million marched in Chicago Donald Trump Mentioned education only once in his inauguration speech, referring to, "...an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge." -- Transcript Elizabeth Warren We Can Whimper, We Can Whine, Or We Can Fight Back. -- Huffi
Kids Deserve a Quality Education – not the PURSUIT of a Quality Education | gadflyonthewallblog
Kids Deserve a Quality Education – not the PURSUIT of a Quality Education | gadflyonthewallblog : Kids Deserve a Quality Education – not the PURSUIT of a Quality Education On Tuesday, Dannah Wilson, a 17-year-old student in Detroit came to Washington, D.C., with a message for Betsy DeVos , the current nominee for Education Secretary . She said: “My four siblings and I have attended 22 schools in
GET WOKE, White People! | Bill Ayers
GET WOKE, White People! | Bill Ayers : GET WOKE, White People! The world-wide outpouring of rage immediately following the inauguration of Donald Trump was dazzling and heartening. Women in the lead, connections and intersectionality in the air, humor, art, determination, solidarity—the people rising, the popular opposition on display. I loved so many signs waving in the streets of Washington: “F
A must read. Women’s March: January, 21, 2017. Pensacola, Florida. | Fred Klonsky
A must read. Women’s March: January, 21, 2017. Pensacola, Florida. | Fred Klonsky : A must read. Women’s March: January, 21, 2017. Pensacola, Florida. -By Bob Zellner from his Facebook page . Bob Zellner is the organizer of the Ella Baker Organizing School South BOSS at North Carolina NAACP and former Field Secretary at SNCC . The worst weather in the United States erupted this morning as our sma
The 7 stages of white people getting woke | Complex
The 7 stages of white people getting woke | Complex : The 7 stages of white people getting woke We all watched as Matt McGorry went from the cute prison guard in Orange is the New Black to that woke white guy who’s using his celebrity influence to raise awareness around injustice and inequality. Thanks to the Internet and the removal of media gatekeepers, we’ve seen a growing number of prominent
Don't Blame The Kids (On The Women's March and Getting "Woke") | The Jose Vilson
Don't Blame The Kids (On The Women's March and Getting "Woke") | The Jose Vilson : Don’t Blame The Kids (On The Women’s March and Getting “Woke”) I wore black on the day the Thief-In-Chief was inaugurated, swearing up and down my apartment as he swore up and down to protect his constituents. The image on my shirt, a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X shaking hands, was the only thing
Trump Time Capsule #5: He knew nothing about immigration. |
Trump Time Capsule #5: He knew nothing about immigration. | : Trump Time Capsule #5: He knew nothing about immigration. Editor’s Note: In the spring of 2016, James Fallows, the senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly magazine, began what he called a series of “time capsules” that could, in the future, provide a key as to what Americans were thinking during the election campaign–as Trump began his m

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