by Wrench in the GearsMay 27, 2017 Over the past few days, my social media feed has been buzzing about Slate’s “The Big Shortcut.” The eight-part series, developed in coordination with Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s The Teacher...Show More Summary
In light of Wednesday’s story about how the Massachusetts Teachers Association couldn’t bring itself to congratulate the National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee because she works in a charter school, I thought it important to mention that its parent union, the National Education Association, is doing the right thing. Show More Summary
Most critics of Teach of America focus on the criminally-miseducative practice of using white inexperienced Ivy League missionaries, most of whom remain blind to their own racism, to impose a form of corporate counter-insurgency in the poorest urban areas of America, where children need the most professional and experienced teachers. Show More Summary
One of the top ranked high schools in the state just joined Indianapolis Public Schools chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/… GOP threatens to subpoena Education Dept. official who quit - POLITICO ow.ly/74Pq30c4cOc Troubled cops land jobs in...Show More Summary
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DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals @The74 bit.ly/2rBe6O5 DeVos RefusesShow More Summary
The Massachusetts Teachers Association held its annual meeting last weekend. You can go here and read about all the things the union did, including presenting awards to people who supported MTA’s successful campaign to limit the number of charter schools. Show More Summary
NYC middle schools, pre-Ks meet diversity targets -- and more high schools join initiative to spur integration chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… NYS Assembly Gives De Blasio 2 More Years, But Senate Demands More Data on School Spending the74million.org/article/mayora...Show More Summary
The new charter school policy statement should be enough for the delegates to the National Education Association’s representative assembly to chew on this July. Perhaps as a result, few changes to the union’s resolutions were submitted this year. Show More Summary
DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details washingtonpost.com/local/educatio DeVos: School choice should expand, but not from Washington D.C. usat.ly/2rbDdaA viaShow More Summary
The National Education Association board of directors unanimously approved a new policy statement on charter schools that will be presented to the union’s representative assembly in July for ratification. NEA’s original policy statement was created in 2001 and the charter landscape has changed dramatically since then. Show More Summary
This piece was published by Ira David Socol in 2014, and it only gotten truer since. SpeEdChange: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...: "The direct result of this inquiry is to make manifest the great and measurable differences between the mental and bodily faculties of...
Notre Dame (85% Catholic) students walk out as @VP @mike_pence begins his address. #WalkoutND pic.twitter.com/mJQxOF3P9D — Summer Ratcliff (@SummerRatcliff) May 21, 2017 Notre Dame Students Walk Out During Mike Pence's Commencement Speech...Show More Summary
NOTE: This first appeared in the Charlotte News, May 17, 2017Susan OhanianA display at my village library invites parents and others who care about young children’s literacy development to take a look at the new assault on childhood—baby versions of the classics. Show More Summary
I tweeted this on Wednesday… It’s easy to predict what the unions will do after their #LAUSD election defeat. https://t.co/Kei4elQePk pic.twitter.com/0NvrdY1w3v — Mike Antonucci (@UnionReport74) May 17, 2017 …and very soon after, this statement from UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl appeared. Show More Summary
Snowden, Fenty, & Rodriguez among VIPs who asked for and got special transfers from Henderson pllqt.it/ibcVQK Despite increases in funding, some D.C. schools face possible cuts washingtonpost.com/local/educatio The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program: Beacon Of Hope, Or Failed Experiment? npr.org/sections/ed/20… Charter-backed candidates win L.A. Show More Summary
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TRUMP BUDGET Report: Trump education budget would create a Race to the Top for school choice chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Trump wants to spend $1B to push districts to adopt his preferred policies — not unlike Obama & Race to the Top. Show More Summary