Daily Archives: January 20, 2017

‘Welcome to Donald Trump’s Ignorant America’ – from Rolling Stone

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
By?Jesse Berney The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States – an actual event taking place in the universe we live in – news broke…

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What President Trump InheritsPosted by FactCheck.org on January 20, 2017

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Candidate Donald Trump won the election claiming “our country is stagnant.” But President Trump actually inherits an economy experiencing steady if unspectacular growth in output, jobs and incomes. The…

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Notes from Inauguration Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There is a certain expectation that a new president’s inaugural speech will unite the nation and present a vision of a better future for all. ? Ever surprising, Trump used his inaugural speech…

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John Merrow: Stopping by Washington on a Snowy Evening

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I didn’t know John Merrow was a poet. But he is. ? Stopping by Washington on a Snowy Evening ? Whose swamp this is, I think I know: Hails from Kenya, name starts…

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A Century of Skills Movements

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I wrote about this topic in 2010. Year after year, decade after decade, some educational “authority” tells us that the world is changing fast, and that the schools must teach useful skills, not…

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Forbes: A Frightening Portrayal of “What Life Will Be Like Under Trump”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Melik Kaylan, writing in Forbes magazine, has spent the past two decades reporting on foreign affairs, with much time spent in authoritarian (“populist”) regimes. [Please do not ask me to explain why an…

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Carol Burris: Betsy DeVos Did Not Tell the Truth

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, has spent countless hours working with lawyers to get the tax status of our organization established, one that is charitable (c3) and one that…

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The DeVos Legacy: Crumbling Schools, Poisoned Water – EXPOSED by CMD

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
If Betsy DeVos does unto U.S. as she did unto Michigan, our schools are in big trouble. The Devos dynasty’s radical agenda of privatization and charter school deregulation led…

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AARP’s Priorities for President-Elect Trump 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Older Americans want the incoming administration to protect Medicare and Social Security. — Getty Images In a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins outlined…

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Please Watch Elizabeth Warren Scold Betsy DeVos on Higher Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We know about the grizzly bears and Billionaire Betsy’s ignorance about special education, but we have not seen her respond to questions about higher education. ? This clip of Elizabeth Warren grilling her…

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