Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Houston: Protest Rally Tomorrow

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Community Voices for Public Education is grassroots group in Houston that is a leader in the fight against high stakes testing and test prep mania. It is holding a rally tomorrow to protest…

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Donna Roof: Today, Tomorrow, and Every Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donna Roof is a retired high school teacher in Indiana: Today, I am heartsick and outraged…I saw 50 Senators and our Vice-President vote for a person who is highly unqualified to be our…

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Joe Scarborough Slams Public Schools, Praises Duncan

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I just received the following message. I think it explains why Joe Scarborough loves Michelle Rhee and never would invite me on his program. Please tweet him and his guest Steve Schmidt, who…

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Yohuru Williams: We Will Continue to Build Our Resistance and Save Our Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yohuru Williams is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University and a member of the board of the Network for Public Education. “Friends and allies let’s be clear: We…

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The BATS React to DeVos Confirmation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A message from the BadAss Teachers Association: Dear BATs and BAT Supporters, First of all, thank you so much for your historic advocacy. Despite the confirmation of DeVos, we have made history. We…

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Educators of Color Denounce Confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
http://www.educolor.org/educolor-statement-devos-confirmation/ EDUCOLOR STATEMENT ON THE DEVOS CONFIRMATION Contact: Sabrina Stevens info@educolor.org February 7, 2017 WASHINGTON – Following the Senate’s recent confirmation of Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, EduColor Policy…

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Leonie Haimsom: After the Confirmation, What’s Next?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie a Haimson, leader of Class Size Matter and board member of the Network for Public Education, reviews the drama of the last week and looks ahead. “So it happened as predicted; Mike…

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Chicago Teachers Union Reacts to Confirmation of DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of billionaire public education novice Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education: “Choosing Betsy DeVos to lead the…

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Democrats Played a Key Role in DeVos Confirmation… in 2013

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Michigan billionaire and former Michigan Republican Party Chair, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed on February 07, 2017, as US secretary of education. While the Senate was casting its historic 51-50 vote/VP tiebreaker around…

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Betsy DeVos and the Cowardice of Republicans

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
“If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you, too?” If you’re a Senate Republican, the answer is apparently “YES!” Otherwise, why would all but two such lawmakers vote to confirm Betsy DeVos, the most…

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