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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/3/17


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Alexander: Senate Poised to Confirm Betsy DeVos and “Swap a National School Board for a Local School Board”




Who will next sell-out our children’s futures in the name of God and Country? | Reclaim Reform
Who will next sell-out our children’s futures in the name of God and Country? | Reclaim Reform : Who will next sell-out our children’s futures in the name of God and Country? How can government be run as a business, a public/private partnership in education and the advancement of technology? Easy. Hand federal funds to corporations who will drain as much profit as possible into their coffers and
Hitting Left. Episode #1. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left. Episode #1. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left. Episode #1 From left, Michael Klonsky, Troy LaRaviere, Fred Klonsky.
Fired For A Day. Guest post by Michelle Gunderson. | BustED Pencils
Fired For A Day. Guest post by Michelle Gunderson. | BustED Pencils : Fired For A Day. Guest post by Michelle Gunderson. Our school system is falling apart, and what solution do Rahm Emanuel and his appointed school CEO, Forrest Claypool have? Firing us for four days. It might seem as an extreme statement, but that is essentially what we are experiencing. Chicago teachers have been furloughed for
Trump’s plan to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment creates a huge campaign finance loophole for churches to exploit - Salon.com
Trump’s plan to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment creates a huge campaign finance loophole for churches to exploit - Salon.com : Trump’s plan to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment creates a huge campaign finance loophole for churches to exploit Trump’s hard play for the religious right is a gift to big donors who want less transparency in campaign financing President Donald Trump appea
The popular uprising that threatens the Betsy DeVos nomination - The Washington Post
The popular uprising that threatens the Betsy DeVos nomination - The Washington Post : The popular uprising that threatens the Betsy DeVos nomination People listen to speakers during a rally in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 27. Several hundred people gathered with Oregon congressional leaders in protest against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. (Don Ryan/AP) If anyone can explain why Betsy DeVos
Wanted: One Republican With Integrity, to Defeat Betsy DeVos - The New York Times
Wanted: One Republican With Integrity, to Defeat Betsy DeVos - The New York Times : Wanted: One Republican With Integrity, to Defeat Betsy DeVos This country needs a few good Republicans — one more would do — to rescue it from Betsy DeVos, one of President Trump’s worst cabinet choices and his pick to run the Department of Education. The vote to confirm Ms. DeVos is expected as soon as Monday, an
Nevada's Universal School Vouchers Foreshadow DeVos Effects - The Atlantic
Nevada's Universal School Vouchers Foreshadow DeVos Effects - The Atlantic : A Case Study for Betsy DeVos's Educational Utopia Nevada's failed universal voucher program provided a useful template for what a school landscape could look like under the education secretary-nominee In a low-key interview in 2015, the Education Secretary-nominee and billionaire school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos laid o
Alexander: Senate Poised to Confirm Betsy DeVos and “Swap a National School Board for a Local School Board”
Press Releases | Press | Chairman's Newsroom | Chairman | The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions : Alexander: Senate Poised to Confirm Betsy DeVos and “Swap a National School Board for a Local School Board” Following Senate vote to advance nomination, highlights DeVos supporters, including 22 governors and 4 United States Education Secretaries WASHINGTON, February 3, 201
Time to Count the Testing that Students and Teachers Endure (CA Dept of Education)
Assessment Information - Testing (CA Dept of Education) : Assessment Information Administration dates and general assessment information for California public schools . The California Department of Education (CDE) has a clear vision and commitment to establishing innovative assessments. These assessments include a variety of approaches and item types that model and promote high-quality teaching a
Pick for U.S. education secretary rankles autism community | Spectrum
Pick for U.S. education secretary rankles autism community | Spectrum : Pick for U.S. education secretary rankles autism community Autism researchers and advocates alike are sounding the alarm as President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education — billionaire Betsy DeVos — heads to the Senate floor for confirmation. DeVos, they say, is unqualified and unfamiliar with the policies that
Eli Broad’s opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement | EdSource
Eli Broad’s opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement | EdSource : Eli Broad's opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement Eli Broad vs. Betsy DeVos. It is an unlikely duel between two multibillionaire philanthropists who both support charter schools. Broad’s opposition to DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. secretary of education, unde
Starting Now: The Hitting Left radio show. Today at 11AM. | Fred and Mike Klonsky
The Hitting Left radio show. Today at 11AM. | Fred Klonsky : The Hitting Left radio show. Today at 11AM. Join my brother Mike Klonsky and me today at 11Am for an hour of conversation. Former CPS principal and current President of the Chicago Principal’s Association, Troy LaRaviere will be our in-studio guest. We can be heard in Chicago over the air at 105.5FM. Our hosts, Lumpen Radio, will be liv
Republicans propose right-wing education bills in Connecticut - Wait What?
Republicans propose right-wing education bills in Connecticut - Wait What? : Republicans propose right-wing education bills in Connecticut The American Legislative Exchange Council is the right-wing, Koch Brothers funded advocacy group that is behind many of the ultra-conservative proposals that have been sweeping state legislatures across the nation. Here in Connecticut, at least two new ALEC bi
The ECOT Debacle: When Charter Schools Dodge Accountability
The ECOT Debacle: When Charter Schools Dodge Accountability : The ECOT Debacle: When Charter Schools Dodge Accountability Last September, the Ohio department of education audited the attendance records of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), the largest online charter school in Ohio. At issue was whether the virtual schools had been inflating their attendance to maximize state funding. Th
Senate sets fight over Education Secretary for next week
Senate sets fight over Education Secretary for next week : Senate sets fight over Education Secretary for next week It's Working Keep Calling Defeat DeVos- Call Your Senator Now Click Here to Find Your Senator Defeat DeVos- Call Your Senator Now e U.S. Senate could vote as early as Monday on confirming President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, with the political parties
How Betsy DeVos Became Trump's Least Popular Cabinet Pick : NPR Ed : NPR
How Betsy DeVos Became Trump's Least Popular Cabinet Pick : NPR Ed : NPR : How Betsy DeVos Became Trump's Least Popular Cabinet Pick Of all President Donald Trump's Cabinet choices, only one currently seems at serious risk of being denied confirmation by the Senate. The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary is a question mark after two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and
High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction | The Huffington Post
High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction | The Huffington Post : High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction They’re drawing the line from “doublethink” to “alternative facts.” A dystopian world in which war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength doesn’t seem all that far-fetched to some students now studying George Orwell’s
Schumer: DeVos 'unfit' for Education secretary | TheHill
Schumer: DeVos 'unfit' for Education secretary | TheHill : Schumer: DeVos 'unfit' for Education secretary Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday blasted Betsy Devos, saying the Education secretary nominee is an example of the issues that Democrats have with most of President Trump's picks. "Many of the nominees have philosophies that cut against the very nature of the departm
GOP pushes back final DeVos vote until next week | TheHill
GOP pushes back final DeVos vote until next week | TheHill : GOP pushes back final DeVos vote until next week Senate Republicans are postponing a final vote on controversial Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos until Monday or Tuesday. Senior Republican aides acknowledged there will be an “attendance issue” preventing a vote from happening Saturday, but said it has nothing to do with the GOP f
Trump Says He Heard Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos - The New Yorker
Trump Says He Heard Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos - The New Yorker : TRUMP SAYS HE HEARD FREDERICK DOUGLASS WAS ALIVE FROM BETSY DEVOS WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—After raising eyebrows by suggesting that he believed that Frederick Douglass was still alive, Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that everything he knew about Douglass had come from his Education Secretary nominee,
Betsy DeVos and Neurocore: Profiting from Quack Medicine? | janresseger
Betsy DeVos and Neurocore: Profiting from Quack Medicine? | janresseger : Betsy DeVos and Neurocore: Profiting from Quack Medicine? The NY Times editorialized this morning against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos: Wanted: One Republican with Integrity to Defeat Betsy DeVos . The final confirmation vote by the Senate is currently scheduled for Monday, and unless one more Republican Senator makes a
Bigger than Sputnik: How Betsy Devos’ Nomination for Secretary of Education just Saved Public Education | radical eyes for equity
GUEST POST: Bigger than Sputnik, Christian Z. Goering | radical eyes for equity : GUEST POST: Bigger than Sputnik, Christian Z. Goering Bigger than Sputnik: How Betsy Devos’ Nomination for Secretary of Education just Saved Public Education Christian Z. Goering Most people are familiar with American educational history to the point that Soviet launch of a satellite into space in 1957 before the la
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Klonsky Bros. Radio
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Klonsky Bros. Radio : Klonsky Bros. Radio This morning at 11, my brother Fred and I kick off our new radio show, Hitting Left on WLPN, 105.5 FM. In Chicago or not, we'll be streaming galaxy-wide at LumpenRadio.Com . Or, you can download the app and hear the show with a click on your phone. We're not taking phone calls today, but you can Tweet us at #HittingLeft and
Turtle Learning: February 1st is World Hijab Day #IStand4Hijab #IStandWithHijabis
Turtle Learning: #IStand4Hijab #IStandWithHijabis : #IStand4Hijab #IStandWithHijabis February 1st is World Hijab Day -- so appropriate for the times in which we are living. I tried to take photo of myself but not good at selfies, nor putting on the Hijab. I'll get better at it I suspect as the Trump administration continues to harass and detain and demonize Islamic peoples. A celebration took pla
CURMUDGUCATION: Active Shooter
CURMUDGUCATION: Active Shooter : Active Shooter So today we had early dismissal so that we could spend the afternoon running active shooter drills. Loads of local law enforcement and other agencies participated in the drill. We had fifty-ish hand picked students to play the part of student victims. We had several previous PDs to go over how to handle ourselves. And we had two live "bad guys" with
Jersey Jazzman: School Choice Week's Alternative Facts
Jersey Jazzman: School Choice Week's Alternative Facts : School Choice Week's Alternative Facts Hey, look who it is: Rebecca Friedrichs, the anti-labor right's favorite teacher! Last time we saw Friedrichs she was merrily leading the fight to destroy teachers unions by overturning almost four decades of judicial precedent and insisting on her right to freeload off of dues-paying teachers union me
PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days | gadflyonthewallblog
PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days | gadflyonthewallblog : PA Legislature Plans Taking Away Teachers’ Sick Days Dear Pennsylvania legislators: So now you want to take away teachers’ sick days. Sabbatical, sick days, bereavement leaves – the Senate Education Committee voted 7-5 to strip them from the law and make teachers bargain for them with their districts. So the next time I

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Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/2/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 2/2/17 Featured Post GoFundMe Campaign to Buy a “No” Vote on DeVos from PA Senator Pat Toomey | deutsch29 Democrapublican posturing and Betsy DeVos: the Overview | Reclaim Reform by 

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