Saturday, August 11, 2018

2nd BANANA: Top Posts This Week 8/11/18

Top Posts This Week



Posts This Month

TODAY

American Public Education Will Face Extinction Unless We Stop It | The Global Dispatch | The Global Dispatch
American Public Education Will Face Extinction Unless We Stop It | The Global Dispatch | The Global Dispatch American Public Education Will Face Extinction Unless We Stop It For generations, Americans have grown up in a society that has striven to provide a level playing field for all. It is all in service to the idea that anyone, regardless of their background, ancestry, race, or place of origin
Oakland's BayTech Charter School Violated Multiple State Laws | East Bay Express
Oakland's BayTech Charter School Violated Multiple State Laws | East Bay Express Oakland's BayTech Charter School Violated Multiple State Laws School administrators forced students to buy uniforms, graduation caps and gowns, and made parents buy tickets to attend ceremonies. BayTech's board also repeatedly violated the Brown Act. The Bay Area Technology School violated state education laws when i
'Disaster Capitalism Strikes Again!': Puerto Rico's High Court Gives Green Light to Charter Schools, Vouchers
'Disaster Capitalism Strikes Again!': Puerto Rico's High Court Gives Green Light to Charter Schools, Vouchers 'Disaster Capitalism Strikes Again!': Puerto Rico's High Court Gives Green Light to Charter Schools, Vouchers New ruling overturns finding by lower court that charters and vouchers—part of the island's education overhaul post-hurricane—were unconstitutional Puerto Rico's controversial pla

YESTERDAY

All the ways Brett Kavanaugh is going to help Betsy DeVos – ThinkProgress
All the ways Brett Kavanaugh is going to help Betsy DeVos – ThinkProgress All the ways Brett Kavanaugh is going to help Betsy DeVos Kavanaugh's confirmation could do irreparable damage to public education and students. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has faced opposition from advocates of abortion rights , workers’ rights , and voter rights , all of whom have pointed out the disastrous effe
Ref Is Gone: Ripples of Hope from a Resignation - LA Progressive
Ref Is Gone: Ripples of Hope from a Resignation - LA Progressive Ref Is Gone: Ripples of Hope from a Resignation I n resigning from the L.A. school board last month, Ref Rodriguez pled guilty to felony conspiracy, admitted to money laundering, and agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to the ethics commission. Downfall of the longtime charter-school treasurer opens a seat on the board of the school distr
Black To School With The New Book, “Teaching for Black Lives”: “Every school in the country needs this.” – I AM AN EDUCATOR
Black To School With The New Book, “Teaching for Black Lives”: “Every school in the country needs this.” – I AM AN EDUCATOR Black To School With The New Book, “Teaching for Black Lives”: “Every school in the country needs this.” It has been exhilarating to read the reviews that are steaming in about Teaching for Black Lives , the new book I co-edited with Dr. Dyan Watson and Dr. Wayne Au. Recent

AUG 09

The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation - The Atlantic #educolor
'The Lost Education of Horace Tate' and Desegregation - The Atlantic The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation In her new book, Vanessa Siddle Walker reveals how African American educators became the ‘hidden provocateurs’ who spearheaded the push for racial justice in education. For 25 years, the Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker has studied and writte

AUG 08

GULEN FRAUD IN OAKLAND: BayTech Charter School Under Investigation | East Bay Express
BayTech Charter School Under Investigation | East Bay Express BayTech Charter School Under Investigation The principal suddenly resigned after the school's board accused him of fraud, but the controversy raises questions about the school's links to the G├╝len movement. Just before the end of the last school year, the principal of Oakland's Bay Area Technology School, Hayri Hatipoglu, suddenly resi
Teachers are getting targeted anti-union emails from conservative groups | PBS NewsHour
Teachers are getting targeted anti-union emails from conservative groups | PBS NewsHour Teachers are getting targeted anti-union emails from conservative groups Conservative, free-market groups across the country have launched campaigns aimed at persuading teachers to drop out of their unions, in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will put a dent in unions’ finances and membership

AUG 07

Despite LeBron’s admirable efforts, most black millionaires can’t save public education
Despite LeBron’s admirable efforts, most black millionaires can’t save public education Despite LeBron’s admirable efforts, most black millionaires can’t save public education To improve America’s public schools, we need community-based decision-making, redistributed wealth and better leadership LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, on July 30. The I
LeBron bankrolls I Promise School in Ohio
LeBron bankrolls I Promise School in Ohio LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio The basketball player opens his I Promise school to widespread applause Last week President Trump scoffed – albeit indirectly – at basketball icon LeBron James’ intelligence in a tweet, stating, “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Mr. Trump wrote.
Senate Democrats Want Answers From Jeff Sessions Over Repealed Memos On Racial Diversity In Schools
Senate Democrats Want Answers From Jeff Sessions Over Repealed Memos On Racial Diversity In Schools Senate Democrats Want Answers From Jeff Sessions Over Repealed Memos On Racial Diversity In Schools The lawmakers asked Attorney General Sessions and the Education Department to hand over records. Twenty-one Senate Democrats criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday for his decision to r

AUG 06

LeBron James Akron school: Why it matters that I Promise is public.
LeBron James Akron school: Why it matters that I Promise is public. It’s a Big Deal That LeBron James Decided to Fund a Public School The only upside to Donald Trump’s petulant Friday night Twitter swipe at LeBron James was that it gave an extra publicity bump to the basketball star’s big new philanthropic project. Last week, James opened a new elementary school for at-risk students in his native
OMG: Arizona school districts and charters that pay teachers the most, least
Arizona school districts and charters that pay teachers the most, least Arizona school districts and charters that pay teachers the most, least The highest-paying Arizona school district will be paying its teachers an average of nearly $71,000 in the 2018-19 school year, while teachers in some schools will be making just over an average of $30,000. That wide range of average teacher salaries is r

AUG 05

Wendy Lecker: As public education stumbles, democracy falls - StamfordAdvocate
Wendy Lecker: As public education stumbles, democracy falls - StamfordAdvocate Wendy Lecker: As public education stumbles, democracy falls There is a disturbing trend in American policy where a powerful few use government to benefit themselves at the expense of the many. The most recent example is Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s proposal to implement a $100 billion tax cut that would primaril
ESJ Capital Partners, LLC, bought four charter school campuses in Arizona, Ohio and Washington, D.C., for $45M | Charter Schools
ESJ Capital Partners | Charter Schools Aventura firm makes $45M addition to its portfolio of school properties ESJ Capital Partners, LLC, bought four charter school campuses in Arizona, Ohio and Washington, D.C., with a total of 176,000 square feet and 3,000 students Aventura-based ESJ Capital Partners, LLC, acquired four charter school properties for $45 million. ESJ bought the four school prope

AUG 04

Top Posts This Week 8/4/18
Top Posts This Week An Explanation to My Readers | Diane Ravitch's blog DeVos Family Money Is All Over The News Right Now | 89.3 KPCC New report uncovers systemic failure by California charter schools to meet basic obligations of transparency and accountability - Public Advocates The DeVos Democrats and Betsy DeVos’ Message to Students: You Have the Right to Be Ripped Off Edged out of the middle

AUG 03

How Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole - The New York Times
How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole - The New York Times How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole Late in 2014, Nicholas Woodman, the founder and chief executive of GoPro, announced what appeared to be an extraordinary act of generosity. Mr. Woodman, then 39, had just taken his camera company public, and was suddenly worth about $3 bill

AUG 02

School Choice is a Bamboozle a Hornswoggle a Flimflam | tultican
School Choice is a Bamboozle a Hornswoggle a Flimflam | tultican School Choice is a Bamboozle a Hornswoggle a Flimflam ACSA endorsed a candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction who actively works to privatize public schools. As a participant in the Destroy Public Education (DPE) movement, he supports initiatives undermining the teaching profession and good pedagogy. Esta
LeBron’s Education Promise Needs to Become This Country’s Promise | The Nation
LeBron’s Education Promise Needs to Become This Country’s Promise | The Nation LeBron’s Education Promise Needs to Become This Country’s Promise A school funded by LeBron James in Akron, Ohio, is a beautiful example of what all our public education should look like. “ W e don’t deserve LeBron James.” This has been the drumbeat, steadily repeated on social media, ever since the greatest basketball
Destroying Public Education With Vouchers and Charters in Wisconsin + The Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Has Begun – Betsy DeVos Is On the Job | Video Worth Watching
Destroying Public Education With Vouchers and Charters in Wisconsin Destroying Public Education With Vouchers and Charters in Wisconsin This past school year, Wisconsin taxpayers sent $250,000,000 to religious schools. Catholics received the largest slice, but Protestants, evangelicals, and Jews got their cuts. Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) reveals that private Islamic school
DeVos Family Money Is All Over The News Right Now | 89.3 KPCC
DeVos Family Money Is All Over The News Right Now | 89.3 KPCC DeVos Family Money Is All Over The News Right Now From the policy of separating immigrant families, to limiting the power of labor unions, to naming the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, this summer the DeVos family name has been all over the news. Over the years, the parents, in-laws and husband of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy

AUG 01

New report uncovers systemic failure by California charter schools to meet basic obligations of transparency and accountability - Public Advocates
New report uncovers systemic failure by California charter schools to meet basic obligations of transparency and accountability - Public Advocates New Report Uncovers Systemic Failure by California Charter Schools to Meet Local Control Obligations A new report by Public Advocates Inc. uncovers a massive failure on the part of California charter schools to be transparent about how they spend milli
Privatization and Segregation of U.S. Public Education Endangers Democracy - BTL
Privatization and Segregation of U.S. Public Education Endangers Democracy - BTL Privatization and Segregation of U.S. Public Education Endangers Democracy Interview with Noliwe Rooks, author and director of American 

Our Public Schools, Our Democracy: Our Fight for the Future - https://events.bizzabo.com/NPE18INDY on @Bizzabo