Daily Archives: January 27, 2017

The Onion: Lindsey Graham on the Run

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you enjoy the humor of The Onion, this is a good laugh. ? Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina, has occasionally stood up to Trump. The consequences?

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Trump Pressures National Park Service to Prove His Claims About Inaugural Crowd

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trump refuses to believe the reports of the numbers who attended his inauguration. The Washington Post says that the president called the acting director of the National Park Service and put pressure on…

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Does Trump Have a Financial Stake in the Dakota Pipeline?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trump has refused to release his tax returns so the public will never know whether he is making decisions to enrich himself and his family. He recently issued an executive order to resume…

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This Parent Chooses the Local Public School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bertis Downs is a public school parent in Athens, Georgia. He is also an activist for public education and a member of the board of Network for Oublic Education. He wrote this column…

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Vet to Senator Alexander: The GI Bill Has Nothing to Do with K-12 Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Senator Lamar Alexander likes to say that vouchers for religious and private schools are akin to a “GI Bill of Rights for Children,” a transfer of public funds to be spent anywhere. ?…

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Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Charter Chain Offices

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here we go again. Another day, another charter scandal. With Trump and DeVos in charge, expect to read more stories like this one. ? The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security raided…

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Donald Trump’s plan to tax Mexican imports by 20% would totally backfire—and American consumers would foot the bill — Quartz

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
“This tax would mostly be paid by US consumers, in the form of higher prices. How do I know? Basic economics.” Read more here:  https://qz.com/896065/donald-trumps-plan-to-tax-mexican-imports-by-20-would-totally-backfire-and-american-consumers-would-foot-the-bill/?utm_source=qzfb Donald Trump’s plan to…

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Trump tries to squash ACA insurance enrollment but we can do the outreach ourselves | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Amy Lynn Smith has posted a new item, ‘Trump tries to squash ACA insurance enrollment but we can do the outreach ourselves’, at Eclectablog. You may view the latest…

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Over 2,740 Calvin College Alums Formally Oppose Alum Betsy DeVos for US Ed Sec. VIEW PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER HERE.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OVER 2,750 CALVIN COLLEGE ALUMNI OPPOSE DEVOS NOMINATION January 27, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS – Today, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will receive a letter…

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Carol Burris: The True Costs of School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris has been traveling the nation investigating states where choice is flourishing –and public schools are being underfunded to pay for choice. ? She reports here that the public has little idea…

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