Friday, May 29, 2015

Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/29/15



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CORPORATE ED REFORM

Wall Street Billionaires Backing Charter Schools, Malloy - Hartford Courant
Wall Street Billionaires Backing Charter Schools, Malloy - Hartford Courant: Hedge Fund Managers Back Charter School Movement, Democrats' CampaignsSeveral Wall Street billionaires who have invested heavily in the expansion of charter schools contributed over $200,000 to Democrats in the 2013-2014 election cycle, helping Gov. Dannel P. Malloy secure re-election.The campaign contributors earned thei
ALEC Wants to Educate High Schoolers on Balanced Budgets and Fiscal Austerity
ALEC Wants to Educate High Schoolers on Balanced Budgets and Fiscal Austerity: ALEC Wants to Educate High Schoolers on Balanced Budgets and Fiscal Austerity(Photo: Light Brigading)The right-wing push to amend the US Constitution by requiring a balanced federal budget is gaining momentum. In January, GOP Governor John Kasich of Ohio went on a six-state tour to rally support, and so far this year, N
Mayor Kevin Johnson On Ed Reform: “Parents Have To Have Choices” | News One
Mayor Kevin Johnson On Ed Reform: “Parents Have To Have Choices” | News One: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Weighs In On Education Reform: “Parents Have To Have Choices”Your browser does not support iframes.Why are so many African Americans against school choice when it is a viable option to educate the children who are being underserved by the education system in this country?Many have said suppo
2015-16 Annual Annual Charter School Survey. - (CA Dept of Education)
2015-16 Annual Information Survey Instructions - Announcements & Current Issues (CA Dept of Education): 2015-16 Annual Information Survey InstructionsDirections for completing the 2015-16 Annual Charter School Survey.The information on this survey will update the California Department of Education's (CDE's) charter schools information. Please make any necessary additions, corrections, or modif
Bernie Sanders On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know - Forbes
Bernie Sanders On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know - Forbes: Bernie Sanders On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To KnowVermont Senator Bernie Sanders is challenging front-runner Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democrat party presidential nomination. Though he is a registered Independent and is proud to call himself a democratic socialist, he wil
StudentsFirst’s Rebecca Sibilia and Her “Charter’s Little Helper,” EdBuild | deutsch29
StudentsFirst’s Rebecca Sibilia and Her “Charter’s Little Helper,” EdBuild | deutsch29: StudentsFirst’s Rebecca Sibilia and Her “Charter’s Little Helper,” EdBuildOne of the characteristics of those pushing the test-score-driven privatization of public education is that they easily hop from “venture” to “venture.” If time is up for them at one nonprofit or education business, they just hop onto ano
Today By: UndercoverBAT - Badass Teachers Association
Badass Teachers Association: Today By:  UndercoverBATOriginally posted on:    https://undercoverbat.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/today/I enter my home, my hands overflowing with all of my end of year stuff. It’s not enough that you have to do report cards, student records, and everything else for the end of the year, but I take it upon myself to do a special present for all my kids too.Because I don’t
*Hope Always Wins the Day* | EduShyster
*Hope Always Wins the Day* | EduShyster: *Hope Always Wins the Day*City-councilor-to-be Helen Gym talks about the movement behind her win—and a clear defeat for the education reform vision…EduShyster: That sound you just heard was me uncorking a box of champagne. But you still have to win the general election in November. Did I start celebrating too soon?Helen Gym: No—you didn’t celebrate too earl
Albany Continues to Ignore Parents Ensuring the Opt­Out Movement Will Grow - NYS ALLIES for Public Education
Albany Continues to Ignore Parents Ensuring the Opt­Out Movement Will Grow - NYS ALLIES for Public Education: Albany Continues to Ignore Parents Ensuring the Opt--Out Movement Will GrowWith the secretive appointment of MaryEllen Elia to the post of  NYS Commissioner of Education, the Board of Regents has ensured that the opt-out movement will continue to grow. The Board of Regents blatantly ignore
CURMUDGUCATION: CAP Chicken Littles New Jersey
CURMUDGUCATION: CAP Chicken Littles New Jersey:CAP Chicken Littles New JerseyThis is why I don't take CAP seriously.There has been a predictable outcry over Chris Christie's announced abandonment of the Common Core. Christie's gesture is hollow and pointless, and some of the Core-loving criticism has been correct to call it cynical, as well as ultimately pointless, since Christie has also recommit
Video about race at a high school sparks controversy Sh*t White People Say
Video about race at a high school sparks controversy in local to - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston: Video about race at a high school sparks controversy Sh*t White People SayBoston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBostonBEDFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A controversial video about race at a local high school has parents demanding answers from school officials.The video,
More Colorado teachers left their school districts in rural schools & districts with reform-oriented boards| Chalkbeat
More Colorado teachers left their school districts last year | Chalkbeat: More Colorado teachers left their school districts last yearHigh rates in rural schools, districts with reform-oriented boardsMore teachers left the school districts where they work last year than at any point in the past 15 years, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Education.And individual districts have
World's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2015 - Education Guru's
Education Guru's |: World's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2015DIANE RAVITCH Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She blogs at dianeravitch.net, Her blog has had more than 20 million page views since she started it April 26, 2012. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education 
Arne Duncan on Byrd-Bennett: Makes you really sad | Chicago
Arne Duncan on Byrd-Bennett: Makes you really sad | Chicago: Arne Duncan on Byrd-Bennett: Makes you really sad Depressing — that’s how U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described the downfall of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.“It just makes you really sad for the city,” said Duncan, a Chicago native who led CPS for eight years until 2009, when President Barack Obama tapped h
Memo: 10-year voucher expansion could shift up to $800M from school districts | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com
Memo: 10-year voucher expansion could shift up to $800M from school districts | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com: Memo: 10-year voucher expansion could shift up to $800M from school districtsUp to $800 million could be spent over the next 10 years to expand the taxpayer-funded statewide school voucher program as proposed by GOP lawmakers, according to a new legislative memo.The statewide voucher
empathyeducates - When Talking About Race Upsets Your White Mother
empathyeducates - When Talking About Race Upsets Your White Mother: When Talking About Race Upsets Your White Mother'And then I wonder, how did we get here?'By Diana Emiko | Originally Published at Medium. Culture Club. April 26, 2015My mom has the cheery demeanor, moral sensibilities and lingo of a Leave It To Beaver episode.“Don’t be such a sourpuss,” she scolds. “Have you ever smoked a doobie?”

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The CPS scandal and the Marine takeover of Logan Square’s Ames Middle School. | Fred Klonsky
The CPS scandal and the Marine takeover of Logan Square’s Ames Middle School. | Fred Klonsky: The CPS scandal and the Marine takeover of Logan Square’s Ames Middle School.I was always puzzled why Logan Square’s Alderman Roberto Maldonado and Mayor Rahm were so insistent on turning our neighborhood’s perfectly fine Ames Middle School into a city-wide military school back in 2014.Yesterday my brothe
Mayor Ras Baraka, citing “chaos, graft, miseducation,” demands people take back Newark schools | Bob Braun's Ledger
Mayor Ras Baraka, citing “chaos, graft, miseducation,” demands people take back Newark schools | Bob Braun's Ledger: Mayor Ras Baraka, citing “chaos, graft, miseducation,” demands people take back Newark schoolsBaraka: Time for the people to take back their schools.Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, saying the state administration of the city’s schools is operating “outside the rule of law,” has called on t
40 Schools chiefs demand suspension of NY education bill
Schools chiefs demand suspension of NY education bill: Schools chiefs: Suspend NY education billHARRISON – Superintendents representing 40 local school districts want an immediate suspension of the state's recently enacted education reform legislation, saying it puts into place a flawed system which will ultimately harm students.Nearly 200 educators and parents gathered Thursday morning at Harriso
Jersey Jazzman: The Screaming Hypocrisy of @GovChristie On Education
Jersey Jazzman: The Screaming Hypocrisy of @GovChristie On Education: The Screaming Hypocrisy of @GovChristie On EducationChris Christie has never made a serious education policy proposal in his career. The Screaming Hypocrisy of @GovChristie On EducationSo let's not pretend for a second he's started now:And so, today, I am directing the Commissioner of Education, David Hespe, to begin immediately
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 5/28/15
SPECIAL NITE CAP CORPORATE ED REFORMBad tests by any other name are bad tests. Enough is enough. | Reclaim ReformBad tests by any other name are bad tests. Enough is enough. | Reclaim Reform: Bad tests by any other name are bad tests. Enough is enough.Posted on May 28, 2015by Ken PrevitiSeveral governors now find it to their political advantage to oppose Common Core State Standards, but they want







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