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Trump's budget slashes funding for disadvantaged students while giving 1.4 billion for privatization - Network For Public Education





Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Ethical Issues - The New York Times
Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Ethical Issues - The New York Times : Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Ethical Issues As chief compliance officer for a corporate owner of for-profit colleges , Robert S. Eitel spent the past 18 months as a legal point man for a company facing multiple government investigations, including one that ended with a se
Cuts Meals on Wheels and subsidized school lunches after bragging about paying no taxes. | Reclaim Reform
Cuts Meals on Wheels and subsidized school lunches after bragging about paying no taxes. | Reclaim Reform : Cuts Meals on Wheels and subsidized school lunches after bragging about paying no taxes. Don’t feed kids in Head Start or subsidized school lunch programs. Cut Meals on Wheels for the elderly and handicapped. Why? The White House’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, states. ““I think it’s prob
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers Podcast #7. | Fred Klonsky
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers Podcast #7. | Fred Klonsky : Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers Podcast #7 Listen and download the podcast: Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #7 Top: Bill Iacullo, President of Local 143 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Next: Joanna Klonsky Brian Sleet with the Klonsky Brothers. Share this: Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers Po
Badass Teachers Association: Education IS Power by Bryan Sanguinito
Badass Teachers Association: Education IS Power by Bryan Sanguinito : Education IS Power by Bryan Sanguinito Posted on www.facebook.com/EasternPSEA from a speech I gave as regional president at a recent leadership conference) Over two hundred years ago, visionary leaders - names that will live on throughout history - advocated for a system of public education for ALL citizens because they recogni
Trump Budgets More Money to Kill Kids in Yemen Than Educate Kids in USA | gadflyonthewallblog
Trump Budgets More Money to Kill Kids in Yemen Than Educate Kids in USA | gadflyonthewallblog : Trump Budgets More Money to Kill Kids in Yemen Than Educate Kids in USA Donald Trump apparently would rather kill children in other countries than educate them in ours. When you make a budget, you betray your priorities. As Paul Begala said, “The budget is a profoundly moral document. For where your tr
El día de San Patricio y los inmigrantes de hoy - Lily's Blackboard
El día de San Patricio y los inmigrantes de hoy - Lily's Blackboard : El día de San Patricio y los inmigrantes de hoy El Día de San Patricio comenzó como un día de fiesta religioso para el santo patrón de Irlanda. Hoy en día, se trata de celebrar la Verde Irlanda y su gente: la cultura, la historia, la cocina. Dado el debate actual sobre los inmigrantes indocumentados y la hostilidad y el temor q
Trump’s Budget Cuts: Make America Hungry Again
Trump’s Budget Cuts: Make America Hungry Again : Trump’s Budget Cuts: Make America Hungry Again If you have ever spoken to a relative or friend who lived through the Great Depression, you will learn how the little things in life, that most of us take for granted, meant so much during that time. If we are lucky, we will never know the want those who lived through that period experienced. Unfortuna
Torlakson Vows to Fight for Cuts to Education - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education)
Torlakson Vows to Fight for Cuts to Education - Year 2017 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Vows to Fight President Trump's Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Education SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is very disappointing and goes in the wrong direction with funding cuts that would hurt disadvantaged chil
WATCH: Town hall erupts in boos when Republican senator says she ‘carefully vetted’ Betsy DeVos
WATCH: Town hall erupts in boos when Republican senator says she ‘carefully vetted’ Betsy DeVos : WATCH: Town hall erupts in boos when Republican senator says she ‘carefully vetted’ Betsy DeVos A town hall meeting with constituents quickly grew contentious for Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Friday. Several of Ernst’s responses to Iowans’ questions earned loud rebukes from the crowd, but none more so t
Guest Post: John Thompson Responds to My Chalkbeat Article — Justin C. Cohen
Guest Post: John Thompson Responds to My Chalkbeat Article — Justin C. Cohen - Linkis.com : Guest Post: John Thompson Responds to My Chalkbeat Article John Thompson is a retired teacher, historian, author, and regular contributor at The Huffington Post . He writes about public schooling and has been an outspoken critic of "education reform," as it is practiced in this country today. Thompson and
Where is the U.S. in School Reform in 2017? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Where is the U.S. in School Reform in 2017? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice : Where is the U.S. in School Reform in 2017? Where is the U.S. in school reform now? To answer this question, I will do what lawyers often do when arguing a case. I will stipulate certain statements as facts. These statements may not sound like facts but as an historian and practitioner of school re
Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City
Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City : Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City On Thursday, July 25, dozens of bankers, hedge fund types and private equity investors gathered in New York to hear about the latest and greatest opportunities to collect a cut of your property taxes. Of course, the promotional material for the Capital Roundtable’s conference on “private equi
A local school board election in Park Ridge. Conflicts and convergences. | Fred Klonsky
A local school board election in Park Ridge. Conflicts and convergences. | Fred Klonsky : A local school board election in Park Ridge. Conflicts and convergences. Disgraced Park Ridge school board member, Dr. Dathan Paterno. Park Ridge, where I taught for three decades, is having a school board election. They can. Although the Illinois House is debating the issue as we speak, we Chicagoans still
Rethinking Grading as Instruction: Rejecting the Error Hunt and Deficit Practices | radical eyes for equity
Rethinking Grading as Instruction: Rejecting the Error Hunt and Deficit Practices | radical eyes for equity : Rethinking Grading as Instruction: Rejecting the Error Hunt and Deficit Practices As a first-year English teacher, I joined the department of the high school where I had graduated only five years earlier, becoming a colleague with teachers who had taught me. That introduction to the field
Corporate Education Reform Group’s proposal for new special education system in Connecticut panned; - Wait What?
Corporate Education Reform Group’s proposal for new special education system in Connecticut panned; - Wait What? : Corporate Education Reform Group’s proposal for new special education system in Connecticut panned; The Connecticut School Finance Project, an off-shoot of the corporate funded charter school lobby group Connecticut Council on Education Reform (CCER) recently proposed legislation tha
Are Charter Schools The New Enron? | EduResearcher
Are Charter Schools The New Enron? | EduResearcher : Are Charter Schools The New Enron? Preston Green, Bruce Baker and Joseph Oluwole have a new publication forthcoming in the Indiana Law Journal: Are Charter Schools the Second Coming of Enron?: An Examination of the Gatekeepers That Protect against Dangerous Related-Party Transactions in the Charter School Sector . The authors map the roles that
TGIF Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : TGIF Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all Massive Resistance Works: Join the NPE Protest Against Budget Cuts and Privatization by dianeravitch / 49min The Network for Public Education is launching a campaign to fight back against the Trump-DeVos budget cuts to public schools and budget gains for priva
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Bridgeport
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Bridgeport : Bridgeport The neighborhoods of the south side in 1919. The borders were sharply drawn as black and white workers competed for jobs in the packing houses and factories. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire." -- W.B. Yeats That's my favorite quote from my favorite Irish poet. This morning, we're trying to keep the fi
CURMUDGUCATION: Food Is Overrated
CURMUDGUCATION: Food Is Overrated : Food Is Overrated Well, we've all seen it by now: There is no evidence that food helps raise test scores. One more snowflake wants to eat. Mind you, this is from the administration that wants us to believe that three million votes were cast illegally, that Obama wiretappppped Trump Towers, that microwaves can be used to spy on us-- all this and more, without a
Kentucky Legislation Would Resegregate Schools against the Will of Local Families - Education Law Prof Blog
Education Law Prof Blog : Kentucky Legislation Would Resegregate Schools against the Will of Local Families The Kentucky legislature is taking aim at school integration. If its new legislation succeeds, it will degrade the educational opportunities available to thousands of kids and, ironically, move in the opposite direction of the stated positions of the new Secretary of Education. After the Su
Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget for K-12 Education: What It Means | janresseger
Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget for K-12 Education: What It Means | janresseger : Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget for K-12 Education: What It Means Yesterday the Trump administration released what’s being called its “skinny” budget . A president’s budget proposal does NOT work like an executive order, however. It is merely a declaration of the president’s priorities, and it must be discussed and enacte
Trump's budget slashes funding for disadvantaged students while giving 1.4 billion for privatization - Network For Public Education
Trump's budget slashes funding for disadvantaged students while giving 1.4 billion for privatization - Network For Public Education : Trump’s budget slashes funding for disadvantaged students while giving 1.4 billion for privatization Donald Trump’s education budget is a declaration of war on public education and our nation’s neediest children. It was surely designed by Betsy DeVos. Trump’s budge
The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class - The Washington Post
The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class - The Washington Post : The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class On July 8, 2014, I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist. Ever since then, the idea has struck a chord with readers around the world, still drawing a big au
Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget: At Least He Doesn’t Call Himself an “Education President.” | deutsch29
Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget: At Least He Doesn’t Call Himself an “Education President.” | deutsch29 : Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget: At Least He Doesn’t Call Himself an “Education President.” Here it is: Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget — all 62 pages of it. From Trump’s introductory remarks: The core of my first Budget Blueprint is the rebuilding of our Nation’s military without

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Bernie Sanders Defends Real America And Obliterates Trump's Budget In Just 94 Words
Bernie Sanders Defends Real America And Obliterates Trump's Budget In Just 94 Words : Bernie Sanders Defends Real America And Obliterates Trump’s Budget In Just 94 Words Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) didn't need many words to express his feeling of disgust and contempt for President Trump's first budget. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) didn’t need many words to express his feeling of disgust and contempt
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/16/17
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/16/17 Featured Post Skipping Down the Bipartisan Path Toward Big Data | Truth in American Education Trump budget casualty: After-school programs for 1.6 million kids. Most are 

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