Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

First Round of ESSA State Plans Are Due April 3rd to a USDOE Severely Lacking in Senior Officials

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
According to a March 13, 2017, letter that US ed sec Betsy DeVos sent to chief state school officers, states are able to submit their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act…

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Trump Is Beating Previous Presidents At Being Unpopular | FiveThirtyEight blog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
President Trump reached a new low on FiveThirtyEight’s job-approval tracker this week, when his approval rating hit 41.3 percent. It’s a low for Trump, but how good or bad…

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Charter Leaders Take A Weak Stand Against DeVos

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
An editorial ran in USA Today recently penned by three CEOs of ‘high performing’ Charter Chains, Achievement First, KIPP, and Uncommon Schools.  It ran under the title ‘Mr. Trump, Don’t boost our budget…

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Why Are There So Few Films and TV Programs That Capture the Daily Work and Life of Teachers In and Out of School? (Part 3)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Hollywood and network television have filmed cop shows, lawyer series, and doctor programs again and again over the past half-century. From “Law and Order” and “Dirty Harry” to “The…

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5 ways Trump-DeVos have undermined students, educators and public schools – Education Votes

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
In less than 70 days, President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos have taken actions and made statements that raise troubling concerns. Source: 5 ways Trump-DeVos have undermined students, educators…

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Betsy DeVos’ Mother Taught at a Public School That Is Now Closed

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In her US Department of Education (USDOE) bio, US ed sec Betsy DeVos advertises that her mother was “a public school teacher”: Secretary DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly…

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