Today’s Wall Street Journal has a piece on NEA president Lily Eskelsen García and her efforts on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Nothing unusual in it, except the information that “based on the union’s internal analysis, its members support Mrs. Clinton over Mr. Trump by 36 percentage points.” That’s a large margin, no question, but […]
Yesterday the Associated Press reported that the National Education Association contributed $528,000 “to defeat a Montana ballot initiative that would authorize the state to issue $200 million in bonds over the next decade for research into brain injuries and illnesses.” That caught the attention of a lot of people, including Arne Duncan. What possible interest […]
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There are thousands of rapacious and predatory gatherers of data out there waiting to collect and sell your information and your children's information, whether it is behavioral, economic, intellectual, social, geographic, nutritional,...Show More Summary
U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders show gains on national science test washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… Modest gains, but US students still lag in science learning - AP ow.ly/HXj4305Alsd Science Scores on ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Rise in...Show More Summary
There's no shortage of activity in Massachusetts, with just under two weeks until the voters decide on whether to expand charter schools. As you can see above, big bunches of local school committees have come out against lifting the cap. Show More Summary
"We believe in the concept of public education." https://t.co/8gmuRhqvM4 pic.twitter.com/1pI5PfXdh5 — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) October 25, 2016
Much has been written about last week's Great City Schools debate in Miami between Mildred Otero (for Clinton) and Carl Paladino (for Trump). Read all about it below. Or, if you click here you can watch it as it happened. Related Coverage:...Show More Summary
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In Bid to Lift Mass. Charter Cap, Pitched Battle Rages - Education Week ow.ly/iSZ8305y7gF Union-Member Teachers Put Muscle Behind Clinton nzzl.us/FSYTv14 Fearing Election Day Trouble, Some US Schools Cancel Classes - ABC News ow.ly/L8av305y7r6 D.C. Show More Summary
There are many great reasons to avoid becoming part of the screen-sucking generation of alienated zombies: psychological reasons, developmental reasons, physical reasons, socio-cultural reasons, and even economic reasons. One of theShow More Summary
Tales of underdog teachers’ unions being outspent by billionaire special interests are remarkably scarce here in California, where coalitions of public employee unions are dropping tens of millions of dollars on ballot initiative campaigns that have no organized opposition.
They don’t inject themselves in the neighborhood. They don’t care about the school across street, because they’re going to put their kids in private school, miles away. So the school across the street suffers as a result of that. AsShow More Summary
This devastating data posted by @RichardVReeves highlights issues articulated by @zentronix in his book We Gon' Be Alright on resegregation. pic.twitter.com/AHpk2GE5la — Action.Brotha.Jedi (@BmoreDoc) October 25, 2016 From Brookings...
Part 12 of Work Hard, Be Hard... focuses on the last teacher interview that I did for this book. I am still interviewing, however, so if you are a former "no excuses" charter teacher or student or administrator who wants to share your story for future publication, please contact me: email@example.com. Show More Summary
Here's an AFT video compilation of AROS "Walk-Ins" from a few weeks ago.
Divisive Trump Surrogate Draws Boos at Education Conference | The 74 ow.ly/6xbV305vvWO Trump would replace 'corrupted, incompetent' school systems, aide says | NOLA.comow.ly/FFB0305vupw Teachers Get Schooled on Talking Race wnyc.org/story/how-talk… L.A. Show More Summary
Here, untalented people can at least become middle managers that revel in petty beefs and care more about job security, individual autonomy, and popularity than they do the students they’re expected to prioritize. -- The Atlantic (HBO's 'Vice Principals' Shows Authentic In-School Dynamics)
Your browser does not support iframes. While we're waiting for video from last week's CGCS debate between Clinton and Trump delegates, here's a segment from a recent discussion about African-American parents and charter schools, hosted by Roland Martin.
School groups led by CalTeachers raise $35 million for unopposed ballot measures cabinetreport.com/politics-educa… Powerful interest groups funding Wiener-Kim state Senate race - San Francisco Chronicle ow.ly/k3sX305rVWA Teachers union...Show More Summary