In April the Palatine Township Elementary District school board in Illinois approved an unprecedented 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the local teachers’ union. The union also approved the contract. But there were two more...Show More Summary
These kids really don't want to take their finals
Yikes. Super gross. via MediaLite. You might be better off watching something else. Anything else.
Since 1950, judges in 23 states have ruled school finance formulas unconstitutional @Daarel edweek.org/ew/articles/20… Anxious parents watch and worry over UCLA shooting - LA Times pllqt.it/MBYfEk Report on racial disparities in gifted...Show More Summary
“[Mike] Feinberg’s fumbling rhetoric and transparent body language cannot conceal the condescending corporate paternalism that is a defining characteristic of KIPP’s abusive corporate reform school testing camps.” — Professor James Horn Dr. Show More Summary
"Hey, they're trying to learn for free. Stop them!" https://t.co/GMyoXq4qax via @imgur #edgifs — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) June 1, 2016 This clip from a Simpsons episode features a field trip gone awry, all due to budget cuts...
The Virginia Education Association has lost more than 18 percent of its membership since 2007-08, but was able to reduce staff costs by $1.2 million, resulting in a surplus. VEA does, however, hold $7.3 million in pension liabilities. Total membership – 50,501, down 2,243 members Total revenue – $12.8 million (84.1% came from member dues), down $320,000 […]
Here's this year's New Yorker graduation cover, showing a member of the class of 2016 at commencement and one of his predecessors in the same image. Or see the 1952 version.
Consolidation isn't easy.
At least $2.6B in fed funding goes to districts that are wealthier on average - US News ow.ly/YPDs300NxkD New Orleans school unification committee to meet for first time s.nola.com/IyNv4BY Kansas Parents Worry Schools Are Slipping Amid...Show More Summary
The New Haven flagship for the Achievement First fleet of paternalistic segregated charter schools is under attack by the same students that the school was meant to culturally and politically sterilize. This is good news for those who believe that all children deserve humane learning environments, even if they are poor. Show More Summary
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If you want deep analysis of the voting results in the United Federation of Teachers election in New York City, I highly recommend heading over to Norm Scott’s Ed Notes Online. The upshot is that Michael Mulgrew and his Unity Caucus slate captured 76 percent of the vote, with the opposition MORE/New Action slate taking […]
Ed.M. candidate Donovan Livingston with spoken word poetry at the 2016 Harvard commencement ceremonies
She actually when she is talking about how to move this country forward given education a program. She's involving teachers in the discussion. She's not looking at it from a privatized position. She's actually collaborating with the people who actually work in the classroom. Show More Summary
Near the end of a recent commentary at Huffington Post, Diane Ravitch declared: If Trump is elected, I fear for the future of our nation and the world. And that is why I will not join in the vicious quarrels between partisans of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary
Inspiring, challenging speech from Harvard ed school speaker. Here's the transcript. Here's the fan page.
Spending by oil companies, education advocates, business groups and labor unions reaches record levels - LA Times ow.ly/FGQh300ISyS ‘Don’t force us to give up our school’: A Mississippi town is being told to integrate - The Washington...Show More Summary
KIPP continues its job fairs this summer, trying to fill the many slots left by teachers too exhausted or too fed up to continue. Here is one example of a job fair in Houston: If you are thinking about applying to work at KIPP or any other "no excuses" school, I hope you will read what 25 former "no excuses" teachers had to say about working at these schools:
This post is about Diane Ravitch's recent smears against Bernie Sanders, which she posted first at her blog. I will speak specifically about her remarks in the next part of this piece, but first a few preliminaries.Many of the postsShow More Summary