If you are wondering how competency-based "education," digital badges, and the gig economy will be monitored if the corporate profiteers have their way, get a look at the dystopian future of education and the workplace, or the gigosphere, if you will. Show More Summary
"A new study finds a program that works with at-risk young men in Chicago schools reduced overall arrests in the group by 35 percent, violent crime arrests by 50 percent and boosted on-time high school graduation for participants by 19 percent." via WTTW Chicago Public Television (Program for At-Risk Youth Cuts Arrests by 35 Percent)
"As of May 2016, just six states planned to implement the PARCC-designed assessment in the 2016-17 academic year. SBAC... retains 14 states that plan to use the full test." via Education Next.
From the AFT Convention in Las Vegas: Resolution 65, “For the Soul of Labor.” Submitted by the St. Louis Teachers Union, this remarkable item calls on AFT to support the reduction of all income taxes, sales taxes and taxes on personal property, to be replaced by “incentive charges to deliver social justice and the sustainable […]
The people taking care of American children live in poverty latimes.com/local/educatio… Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships npr.org/sections/ed/20… Illinois high schools replacing PARCC with SAT |Show More Summary
"In a video being widely circulated on Twitter on Monday morning, Royce Mann, an eighth grade student from Atlanta, is shown performing a slam poem titled “White Boy Privilege.” Across the social network, the video is being celebrated...Show More Summary
Like many white people, my only experience of institutions was majority white. And so there was a learning curve for me. I was a little uncomfortable the first day of kindergarten. I saw black families – I didn’t see individuals. I saw...Show More Summary
Thanks @JonathanKozol 4 always linking fight against racism w/ education #BlackLivesMatterToTeachers #Peoplesmarch16 pic.twitter.com/plGZhswrDR — Jesse Hagopian (@JessedHagopian) July 8, 2016 Reform critics including Jesse Hagopian and Jonathan Kozol (pictured above, via Twitter) met over the weekend. Show More Summary
Explore the @reviewjournal interactive map of teacher absences across @ClarkCountySch: https://t.co/LizZQKuZ3q #nved pic.twitter.com/afnZLX3Utl — Neal Morton (@nealtmorton) July 10, 2016 Check out the absentee rates around massive Clark County, Nevada, and read the story here.
The Washington Post has a roundup of footage from the protests and the arrest of Deray Mckesson over the weekend. I know that some education activists were in DC, but presumably there were other education advocates in Baton Rouge and the Twin Cities over the weekend, too.
Jersey Jazzman: How The Charter Cheerleading Industry Is Abetting...: I know I swore off wasting my time (and yours) criticizing reformy edu-bloggers. But I've been watching a back-and-forth on social medi...
Lily Eskelsen of Utah easily won election to the position of NEA secretary-treasurer. Eskelsen once ran for a seat in the U.S. Congress and lost, but that may have been the luckiest defeat of her life. Now she has the chance to wield some real power.
CA settles with online charter accused of financial violations - LA Timesow.ly/8jf43026vVg Fears over Common Core were unfounded, officials say | The Ohio Daily Standard Archive ow.ly/E1Wn3026qnd On Aspire test, 68% hit mark in English...Show More Summary
By Doug Martin When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) arrives at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis at the end of this month for its annual conference, speakers will include Governor Mike Pence (who headlined ALEC’s 2013 event ), Indiana’s U.S. Show More Summary
After Randi Weingarten's passionate speech in favor, the following amendment to the Dem platform was passed yesterday with only four "nay" votes. This is classic Weingarten language, as the amendment decries what the amendment allows:...Show More Summary
“There is not a speck, not a sliced-thin scintilla of evidence to suggest that Clinton will do anything except continue straight down the same road that Bush and Obama took us. And there’s no telling what Trump will do about education,...Show More Summary
Dana Goldstein, journo-ed historian for the corporate foundations, covered the Clinton speech at the NEA Convention last Tuesday. She was there to find reason to spin a story up that would present Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate...Show More Summary
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...
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