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Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War





‘Your child is safe’: Schools address deportation fears among immigrant families - The Washington Post
‘Your child is safe’: Schools address deportation fears among immigrant families - The Washington Post : ‘Your child is safe’: Schools address deportation fears among immigrant families The schools superintendent in Harrisonburg, Va., was meeting parents this month when a mother broke down in tears, explaining that she was undocumented. What would the school do, she asked, if she became separated
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Gates Foundation and Their Education Failures
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Gates Foundation and Their Education Failures : Gates Foundation and Their Education Failures When thinking of the Gates Foundation's work in the public education arena, there are not many wins to point to except for Common Core. Of course, that's quite a large win even though many publications either don't know Gates funded that whole mission or they just leave i
Book Review: Savage Kingdom: Recommended for high school students, with a caveat, and adults | Seattle Education
Book Review: Savage Kingdom: Recommended for high school students, with a caveat, and adults | Seattle Education : Book Review: Savage Kingdom: Recommended for high school students, with a caveat, and adults Editor’s note: This book review was originally posted at Literary Leisure and written by Taylor Baysinger. “And thy blush being turned to indignation, thou shalt wash, hast washed thy feet in
If You Teach And No One Learns, Did You Really Teach? | The Jose Vilson
If You Teach And No One Learns, Did You Really Teach? | The Jose Vilson : If You Teach And No One Learns, Did You Really Teach? This past week, my school had parent-teacher conferences. It’s like Christmas four times a year… Sidenote: When I said this aloud to one of my classes, one of my students said “Doesn’t that mean you have Christmas five times a year including Christmas?” I responded, “Nah
NYC Public School Parents: How Trump's budget cuts will affect class size- here in NYC and nationwide
NYC Public School Parents: How Trump's budget cuts will affect class size- here in NYC and nationwide : How Trump's budget cuts will affect class size- here in NYC and nationwide Trump’s proposed budget would slash overall education funding for the Department of Education by $9 billion, and roll back education funding (excluding Pell Grants) to pre-2002 levels, despite 8.6 million more students i
Why Bad Teachers Are Hard to Find - Teacher Habits
Why Bad Teachers Are Hard to Find - Teacher Habits : Why Bad Teachers Are Hard to Find Bad teachers need to be fired. You hear it all the time. It’s part of most education reformers’ guiding philosophy. Most people would have a very hard time justifying any opposition to it. Sometimes, in order to appease actual teachers and soften the harsh message, the phrase “after being given an opportunity t
Are “Big Data” and “metrics” the new religion in education reform? | Eclectablog
Are “Big Data” and “metrics” the new religion in education reform? | Eclectablog : Are “Big Data” and “metrics” the new religion in education reform? Graphic credit: Gerd Leonhard As anyone watching the corporate education reform movement can attest to, Big Data and metrics have become the coin of the realm to the reform community. Let any conversation between reformers and defenders of public ed
Seven Reasons You Probably Don't Suck (For Teachers) | Blue Cereal Education
Seven Reasons You Probably Don't Suck (For Teachers) | Blue Cereal Education : Seven Reasons You Probably Don't Suck (For Teachers) Well, it’s that time of year. Spring Break has passed – the last landmark of rebootage and rejuvenation. Many of us are returning without much idea what we’ll be doing in class this week. Maybe you feel behind again, and have big plans for getting things ‘back on tra
Gulen Scandal Continues: District alleges fraud in charter school application
District alleges fraud in charter school application : District alleges fraud in charter school application Two petitions had street addresses that don't exist within the city limits. Another listed a vacant lot. And yet another bore the name and address of a resident who said she had never seen the document, much less signed it. All of these – and more – were found on petitions supporting the cr
What Bill Gates and Donald Trump will discuss when they meet on Monday — Quartz
What Bill Gates and Donald Trump will discuss when they meet on Monday — Quartz : We’re wondering what exactly Bill Gates and Donald Trump will have to talk about tomorrow On March 20, Bill Gates will meet with president Donald Trump. The agenda hasn’t been revealed, but the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hinted at what would be discussed in a statement: “The foundation has a long history of wor
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Quiet Sunday Edition + Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Quiet Sunday Edition (3/19) : ICYMI: Quiet Sunday Edition (3/19) Here's some reading for your lazy Sunday. Remember to pass on what you find useful! Did Betsy DeVos Just Ask States To Ignore Part of Federal Law? Nobody did a better job this week of explaining the problem with DeVos's comments on just who gets included in ESSA work than Valerie Strauss Damning a Student's Fu
The Weekend Warrior Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : The Weekend Warrior Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all What to Ask About Russian Hacking in the Hearings Tomorrow 3 by dianeravitch / 43min Tomorrow, the House of Representatives intelligence committee will hold hearings to investigate allegations of links between the Trump campaign and the Russian go
Sacramento teachers square off with district |
Sacramento teachers square off with district | : Sacramento teachers square off with district On March 16, the Sacramento City Teacher’s Association picketed in front of the district office. Over 350 teachers, paraprofessionals, students, parents and other members of the community came out to voice their anger over the district’s decision to reject every single one of the Union’s 12 demands for t
Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War
Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War : Teachers, Teachers Unions, and the Charter School War Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a close look at our teachers, our teacher unions, and the charter school war. Joining Dr. Miller is the rest of the War Team - Joan Kramer and Jo Lieb . Together we will uncover who are friends of public education and who a
Opt Out Reminder: It's Still a Powerful Act of Civil Disobedience + DeVos Dump. | BustED Pencils
Opt Out Reminder: It's Still a Powerful Act of Civil Disobedience. | BustED Pencils : Opt Out Reminder: It’s Still a Powerful Act of Civil Disobedience. Guest Post: Anne Burn Thomas, Ph.D. SUNY Cortland. Why I’m opting out of the state assessments. In the past few months, the idea of resisting as protest to a range of policies and ideas has populated headlines, Twitter streams, and even in-person
Understanding the Legal Challenges Facing Parents Post-Incarceration | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Understanding the Legal Challenges Facing Parents Post-Incarceration | NewBlackMan (in Exile) : Understanding the Legal Challenges Facing Parents Post-Incarceration 'Journalist Victoria Law examines the intersection of mass incarceration and child custody laws - from the Clinton-era law that stripped the most vulnerable parents of their custodian rights, to the class-based barriers preventing poo
Schools Matter: Anti-Child Advocate, Neil Gorsuch (Mr. de minimis)
Schools Matter: Anti-Child Advocate, Neil Gorsuch (Mr. de minimis) : Anti-Child Advocate, Neil Gorsuch (Mr. de minimis) If America's special needs schoolchildren are damaged beyond measure in the near future by the judiciary, you can thank the preppy fascist now in line to become the next Supreme Court justice: At the Supreme Court podium in January, lawyer Neal Katyal was hit with a series of qu
The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky
The Sunday Times. | Fred Klonsky : The Sunday Times. This week’s podcast features Bill Iacullo, president the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 143 in conversation about privatization at CPS and progressive political strategists Joanna Klonsky and Brian Sleet. Next week our guests will be Diane Ravitch and Kevin Coval. It was 1964 and we were walking home from Fairfax High School d
SKrashen: Krashen Santa Fe 3: Fiction, heritage language
SKrashen: Krashen Santa Fe 3: Fiction, heritage language : Krashen Santa Fe 3: Fiction, heritage language FICTION The power of fiction: The UK study Fiction = great vocabulary builder Sullivan and Brown, 2014: vocabulary test 1. Reading at age 42 counts, independent of reading at 16 or younger & previous vocabulary. 2. Fiction counts (more than nonfiction), but not "low-brow" 3. Music counts a li
NYC Educator: The Art of Co-Teaching
NYC Educator: The Art of Co-Teaching : The Art of Co-Teaching A lot of people complain about supervisors. I hate to admit it, but I tend to get along well with mine. Whenever we have a conflict, she sits me down and talks until I agree with her. I actually recognize what she's doing, but she manages to persuade me, and once I actually agree with her there isn't much left to argue about. But she a
High Noon For The Delaware State Board of Education On Tuesday – Exceptional Delaware 2017
High Noon For The Delaware State Board of Education On Tuesday – Exceptional Delaware 2017 : High Noon For The Delaware State Board of Education On Tuesday We can do it better ourselves but we won’t tell them that. The Delaware State Board of Education could be shut down as of Tuesday. They face the Delaware Joint Legislative Overview and Sunset Committee. The State Board was put under review by

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