Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

What, Exactly, Am I Preparing My Students For?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
On February 14th, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz entered his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, armed with an AR-15 rifle and proceeded to murder 17 students and staff…

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Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education Quietly Rolls Back Wide Array of Important Regulations

Originally posted on janresseger:
Betsy DeVos’s record at the U.S. Department of Education has been marked by passage of no major policy initiatives—no new programs to help public schools and not even any major federal initiatives to promote her pet…

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West Virginia: Republicans Pull a Fast One, Introduce Bill to Lower Standards for Teachers, Eliminate State Education Department

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
With the statewide teachers’ strike settled, and the strikers gone home, the GOP in the West Virginia Senate introduced a bill to eliminate the State Department of Education, to lower standards for new…

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