Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

Stuart Egan, the Parent of a Boy with Down Syndrome, Responds to DeVos’ Cruelty

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Egan, NBCT high school English teacher in North Carolina, describes what happened when he and his wife learned that the child she was carrying had Down Syndrome. They were advised that abortion…

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DeVos Withdraws 72 Regulations Intended to Protect Students with Disabilities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
During her confirmation hearings, Betsy DeVos seemed unclear about the extent to which children with disabilities were protected by federal law. Democratic senators challenged her knowledge–or lack of knowledge–of the federal law protecting…

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Lordy, Lordy! Bill Gates Has a New Idea. Run. Hide. Protect the Children and the Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
After two high-profile failures that he acknowledges, and one high-profile failure that he does not acknowledge, Bill Gates is ready to start reforming the schools of America again. Valerie Strauss reports on his…

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Have you heard how horrible teachers are in the United States? Part 2 of 3

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
It’s well-documented, even by the IRS, how much U.S. public school teachers spend to buy supplies for their classrooms. This fact alone proves that most if not all teachers care about…

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Betsy DeVos Comes Clean: A Fiction

Originally posted on deutsch29:
One of US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ preferred phrases is “let me be clear.” She has used the phrase in numerous speeches/public responses (see here and here and here and here). However, I wonder what DeVos would…

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Have you heard how horrible teachers are in the United States? Part 2 of 3

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
It’s well-documented, even by the IRS, how much U.S. public school teachers spend to buy supplies for their classrooms. This fact alone proves that most if not all teachers care about…

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Have you heard how horrible teachers are in the United States? Part 3 of 3

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
Explain why teachers allegedly don’t care about the children they teach when they get paid less and even spend their own money for materials in their classroom. How does teachers’ pay…

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Have you heard how horrible teachers are in the United States? Part 2 of 3

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
It’s well-documented, even by the IRS, how much U.S. public school teachers spend to buy supplies for their classrooms. This fact alone proves that most if not all teachers care about…

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Have you heard how horrible teachers are in the United States? Part 1 of 3

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
If you have read or heard that U.S. public school teachers are lazy, incompetent, and don’t care about the children they teach, that was a lie. After you read this post,…

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Laura Chapman on Bill Gates’ Hubris, Ignorance, and Folly

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A couple of days ago, Bill Gates said he has a new plan to reform education. As I pointed out in a post, Bill Gates is batting 0 for 3. He dropped $2…

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