Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Is Betsy DeVos a Victim of Gender Bias?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anya Kamenetz, who reports on education for NPR, said that Betsy DeVos is the most controversial of Trump’s nominees, and she wonders why. Some people don’t like her live of privatization, charters, and…

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“Lawyers for the Good” Summarize Trump’s First Week in Office

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a useful record of the extraordinary steps taken by Trump during his first days in office. During the campaign, we learned that it was difficult to react to an outrageous statement…

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Trump vows to end prohibition on church political activity | Reuters

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Source: Trump vows to end prohibition on church political activity | Reuters By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton | WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to free churches…

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Trump Administration Mulling Religious Exemptions to Permit Discrimination against LGBT

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post (and also The Nation) obtained a leaked draft of a plan to allow individuals, organizations, and businesses to opt out of federal regulations on religious grounds. Critics say this would…

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Cedar Reiner: Should There Be Limits to Free Speech?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Cedar Reiner is a professor of psychology at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. In this post, he debates the dilemmas of free speech. What stance do you take when confronting fascists? Do you ignore…

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Phyllis Bush: The Expensive Hoax of Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Phyllis Bush is a retired educator and a member of the board of the Network for Public Education who lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She writes here about the hidden cost of vouchers,…

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Senate Agrees to Move Forward on DeVos Vote, Despite Unprecedented Public Opposition

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Senate agreed by a vote of 58-42 to move to a vote on the DeVos nomination. Two Republican senators will vote against her. Unless one Republican breaks ranks, the vote will be…

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Former Norway PM held at Washington airport over 2014 visit to Iran | The Guardian

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
A former prime minister of Norway has spoken of his shock after he was held and questioned at Washington Dulles airport because of a visit to Iran three years…

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Texas Tribune: Vouchers Are Not About Kids, They are About Money

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune reviews the upcoming voucher battle in Texas. The voucher fight is not about kids. It is not about education. It is about who gets the public money.…

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The Left continues to sing to the Choir

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