Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Los Angeles Times: The Senate Should Not Confirm Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Los Angeles wrote in an editorial today that the Senate should not confirm Betsy DeVos. She embarrassed herself by her lack of knowledge of the role of the federal government, federal policies,…

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Betsy DeVos’s 13-Year “Clerical Error”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos testified to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing that she was not a director of her mother’s foundation, although tax returns for 13 years list her as vice-president the board.…

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A Debate about Education Reform on NPR “To the Point” with Warren Olney

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? I was part of a heated debate including Emma Brown of the Washington Post, Randi Weingarten of the AFT, and Matt Frendewey of Betsy DeVos’s American Federation for Children. ? Emma…

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Vouchers, and Growth Scores, and Bears, Oh My!

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Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s designated nominee for Secretary of Education, appeared before the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions late Tuesday afternoon.  Before I comment further, here is an obligatory picture…

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The True Origins of the Religious Right

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thanks to reader Joel Herman for pointing out this important article about the real origins of the religious right. ? It did not become organized because of the legalization of abortion by Roe…

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The Daily Show on Betsy DeVos: Hilarious

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Trevor Noah of the Daily Show reviewed Betsy DeVos’s performance at the Senate hearings and concludes she failed every subject. But she will be confirmed anyway. Why? Because she passed “Donations…

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Arizona: Poll Shows Public Would Pay More for Better Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A group called “Expect More Arizona” conducted a poll and found that the public is willing to pay higher taxes for better schools. Arizona is currently overrun with charter schools, most of dubious…

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Selling products, manipulating public opinion and influencing public policy: What the speaker at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce annual event had to say

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CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Song and Dance

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. Source: CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Song and Dance DeVos Song and…

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Tell Senators: Say “no” to DeVos and “yes” to students – Network For Public Education

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
– DeVos had no understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). –She would not promise to defend the rights of students with disabilities in all schools that…

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