Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

NC: Teacher Suspended for Stepping on the Flag While Teaching about First Amendment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I don’t approve of stepping on the flag or burning it, but my understanding is that the Supreme Court ruled that burning the flag is a form of speech and is protected under…

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Pete Tucker: Thank the Koch Brothers for Trump’s Election

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Pete Tucker, D.C. journalist, says that the power behind the Trump candidacy were the infamous rightwing billionaire Koch brothers. ? If you need documentation, read Jane Mayer’s investigative book, Dark Money, which Tucker…

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Julie Vassilatos: Betsy DeVos and the Zombie Apocalypse

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julie Vassilatos, an activist parent of children in the Chicago public schools, writes here about Betsy DeVos. She begins by offering a round up of some of the best posts about DeVos. We…

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Does the United States have a CEO, a dictator, or a President in Donald Trump?

Originally posted on Lloyd Lofthouse:
I woke up this morning thinking, “Trump is still a private citizen. Trump is the unofficial president elect. He isn’t the president until January 20. In fact, Trump isn’t officially even the president elect until…

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Peter Greene: What if We Let All Children Have Vouchers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene wrote this column a year ago, but it remains pertinent as ever. Reformers like to say that the student should have “a backpack full of cash” (there is a terrific new…

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New Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee Wants to Get the Feds Out of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico reports on the new chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee: ? FOXX IN THE HOUSE: Virginia Foxx wants to dismantle the Education Department and erase Barack Obama’s education legacy –…

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California Charter Leader Leaves with $215,000 Settlement After Credit Card Scandal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As noted on this blog, the leader of the El Camino Real Charter High School in Los Angeles used the school’s credit card to charge exorbitant personal expenses while moonlighting as a scout…

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