Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Ellen Lubic: “The New Normal” is “Alternative Facts”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ellen Lubic is a professor of public policy and a frequent commenter on this blog. This article appeared in City Watch in Los Angeles. ? ? She writes: ? ? Many of us…

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Ignoring Protests, Trump Approves Keystone and Dakota Pipelines

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ignoring protests by environmentalists and Native American activists, Trump signed executive orders approving two controversial pipelines. The Keystone pipeline was opposed by environmental activists and rejected by the Obama administration in 2015. The…

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The Onion: Kellyanne Conway Explains Her Defense of Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Before we go any further, let me remind you that “The Onion” is satire. But these days, satire seems to make more sense than the news, since we now know there are””alternate realities”…

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A Terrific Video about What Betsy DeVos Did to Detroit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Brave New Films made this video pro bono. ? Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/bravenewfilms/videos/10154039269412016/ YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47OC7wZbwzM&feature=youtu.be Dropbox link (if you want to upload it natively to any of your sites): https://www.dropbox.com/s/1umev9emlvdffem/BNS_Trump_DeVos_V9C3_AT.mp4?dl=0 ? I was…

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EduShyster: Betsy DeVos’s Alternative Facts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kellyanne Conway may go down in American history for coining the term “alternative facts,” which apparently means that “facts” are whatever you think they are; that if someone says that 2+2=4, there are…

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Anita Senkowski: The Evangelical Christian Roots of DeVos’s Favorite Brain Enhancement Investment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anita Senkowski is a fearless investigative blogger in Michigan who is the scourge of charter frauds. Her blogs, for example, exposed fraud at a charter chain that involved the misappropriation of millions of…

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Judging Success and Failure of Reforms in Classroom Practice

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The dominant standard used by most policymakers, media editors, and administrators to judge success is effectiveness: What is the evidence that the policy has produced the desired outcomes? Have…

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State-level Elected Officials Write Letter of Support for DeVos the Same Day As Her Awful Hearing

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In a letter dated January 17, 2017, 137 state-level Republicans wrote to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair, Lamar Alexander (also a Republican), in support of having Michigan billionaire and former Michigan Republican Party…

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A Millennial’s Perspective on the Current American Climate

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