Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Michael Busch: Will Betsy DeVos Be the Cathie Black of the Trump Administration?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Busch reflects on Betsy DeVos’ lack of knowledge of federal policy, federal laws, and federal programs and wonders if she will be a fish out of water in her new post? http://www.warscapes.com/opinion/whats-store-betsy-devos…

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Borowitz: Betsy DeVos Offers a Math Lesson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andy Borowitz writes a humor column for “The New Yorker.” In this post, he writes about Betsy DeVos and her shaky grasp of math. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/devos-says-trumps-forty-per-cent-approval-rating-means-more-than-half-of-country-supports-him?mbid=nl_021317%20Borowitz%20Newsletter%20(1)&CNDID=24457067&spMailingID=10423868&spUserID=MTMzMTgyNDgxNjMzS0&spJobID=1101073649&spReportId=MTEwMTA3MzY0OQS2 Whoever knew the name of the Secretary of…

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Education Reform Musing

Originally posted on tultican:
I have done a lot of whining about “corporate education reform” and the “test and punish” theory of education reform and “standards based” top down education. I am in full agreement with the conclusion Kristina Rizga’s…

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US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos’ Letter to State Superintendents Re: ESSA State Plans

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On Friday, February 10, 2017, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent to state superintendents a letter regarding the formulation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. In short, she notes that…

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