Daily Archives: January 30, 2017

Andy Borowitz: Scientists Ponder Medical Mystery

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andy Borowitz, humorist for The New Yorker, says that scientists are pondering a medical mystery: How do Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell manage to stand upright without spines?

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Great Question!

Thanks to @Alt_DeptofED for this great photo

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Matt Jablonski: Ohio Facing a High School Graduation Crisis

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Teacher Matt Jablonski writes that Ohio is about to hit a full crisis in its graduation rates: 30% or more of high school seniors will be denied diplomas, as will 60-70% of students…

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BATS Meet with Education Staff of Senators Sanders and Hassan

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leaders of the Badass Teachers Association met in DC with the education staff of Senator Sanders (VT) and Senator Hassan NH). They spoke for all of us who care about children and fighting…

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Senator Tim Kaine Explains Why He Will Vote NO on DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just in case you thought that no one on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee understood that Betsy DeVos is a threat to the future of public education, read Senator Tim…

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CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Has it only been a week edition (1/29)

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: ICYMI: Has it only been a week…

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CURMUDGUCATION: More Discouraging USED Appointments

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: More Discouraging USED Appointments More Discouraging USED…

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LETTER: Betsy DeVos to Senator Isakson on IDEA Enforcement

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On January 28, 2017, Valerie Strauss posted a piece about a letter that Michigan billionaire and US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos wrote to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee…

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KIPPie Does Dallas

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Dallas is the childhood home of Wendy Kopp.  And Wendy Kopp begat TFA, and TFA begat Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg, and Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg begat KIPP, and KIPP begat KIPP…

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Nick Kristof: A Moving Story About His Father, a Refugee Saved by America

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nicholas Kristof wrote a moving story about his father, prefaced by a frank admission of the New York Times’s own shoddy history in turning its back on immigrants and refugees in the past.…

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