Daily Archives: March 27, 2017

The Onion: Who Forgot Their Briefcase? One of the Funniest Ever

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Enjoy. This is one of the funniest pieces I have ever seen in The Onion.

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Life in Schools: Cartoons

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month, I have gathered a dozen or so cartoons that shine a light on different facets of life in schools. Enjoy!

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What if Governor Kasich Were to Spend a Day or a Week in the Classroom?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A while back, Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed that teachers should be required for recertification to spend time in a business so they could understand the real world. Sarah Guinn of The Athens…

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Laura Chapman: Trump Cronies Are Running the U.S. Department of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman discovered the list of staff hired to work at the U.S. Department of Education. All of the appointments to date are political cronies of Trump or DeVos. None of the high-level…

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Trump Assigns His Son-in-Law to Overhaul the Federal Government with Business Ideas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trump has put his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate investor, in charge of streamlining the federal bureaucracy, drawing upon business ideas. At the same time, Kushner is Trump’s lead advisor on…

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Poll: Betsy DeVos is the Most Unpopular Member of Trump’s Unpopular Cabinet

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Usually a new presidency has a honeymoon period, a time of good feeling and high poll numbers. As they battle for their policies and legislation, their poll numbers change, for better or worse.…

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Peter Greene: Food Is Overrated

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As the previous post noted, the Trump administration wants to eliminate the after school program, because it doesn’t raise test scores. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said the same thing about feeding children: it…

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The Daily Signal Salutes Defunding of After-School Programs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Daily Signal is published by the uber-conservative Heritage Foundation. I am on their mailing list. In yesterday’s report, it congratulated Trump for proposing to eliminate federal funding for after-school programs because they…

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Jeff Bryant: The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Budget Proposals for Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant spells out the Big Lie embedded in Trump’s budget proposal for education. He plans to cut programs that directly aid poor kids while bolstering charters and vouchers, pretending they are equivalent.…

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Allen Weeks: Our Texas Schools Are Broken, It’s Time for a Change

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Allen Weeks writes in the Austin American-Statesman that Texas schools are broken. They are desperately underfunded by a legislature that cut $5.4 billion from the state school budget in 2011. When the economy…

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