Daily Archives: January 22, 2017

Trump Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Lied to the Senate

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
In her confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos repeatedly denied that she was on the board of her mother’s anti-gay foundation. By Jeremy Scahill, January 18 2017 Donald Trump is the President of…

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Betsy DeVos Refuses to Divest From “Brain Enhancement” Corporation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The New York Times reports that billionaire Betsy DeVos refuses to sell her interest in Neurocore, a company that uses biofeedback to enhance brain functioning. She has a direct conflict of interest.…

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Tell Congress to stop the takeover of public schools through “choice” – Action Network

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
“Choice” is a smokescreen for school privatization. Our democratically governed, community schools need our commitment and support. Let your representatives know that you expect them to stand up for…

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A Dangerous New Year for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Insider’s Report: New Congress Barrels Forward with Disastrous Agenda for Earned Benefits Claiming a mandate that does not exist, the congressional majority is rolling out proposals that will slash…

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Flush this, Mr. President | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
An out of service toilet in a Detroit school. Mitchell Robinson has posted a new item, ‘Flush this, Mr. President’, at Eclectablog You may view the latest post at…

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Cartoons on Leaders

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This month I hope you will enjoy a dozen or so ways of picturing leaders in and out of school. If they get you to smile, let me know.

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Betsy DeVos Offers No Guarantee That She Will Enforce Fed Ed Law– Or That She Even Knows the Law

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On Thursday, January 17, 2017, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos had her first job interview– as US secretary of education. DeVos, who turned 59 on January 08, 2017, has never held a job; however, given the current…

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Valerie Strauss: Democrats Paved the Way for Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Valerie Strauss wrote an excellent article about the hypocrisy of Democrats who now loudly oppose Billionaire Betsy DeVos, but spent the last eight years bashing teachers, unions, and public schools while…

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Steven Singer: Donald Trump Lies: Our Schools Are Not “Flush with Cash”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer says it straight: “Donald Trump lies.” ? In a throwaway line in his inaugural speech, Trump said that the nation’s schools are “flush with cash” but failing to teach anything to…

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Former Mayor of Los Angeles Puts Up $1 Million to Defeat Steve Zimmer, School Board President

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Those Los Angeles billionaires are up to their old tricks, handing out astronomical sums to capture control of the public schools, in which they have never had children or taught. ? Former Mayor…

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