Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

“The Power of a Caring Educator” : My TEDxWilmingtonED Talk (Video):An Idea Worth Spreading!

Originally posted on DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER:
Ever since I saw Rita Pierson’s TED talk, I have wanted to do a TED talk. So, when I received an email saying that TEDxWilmington was looking for speakers, I jumped at it. I…

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SQUALOR IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Who Protects Predatory For-Profit Colleges?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted this report during the Obama administration. It remains timely since the for-profit higher education sector is having a renaissance under the leadership of Betsy DeVos, who is the best friend the predatory,…

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Stock Tips for the DeVos For-Profit Education Era

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The business media recognize that Betsy DeVos is changing federal policy to make room for for-profit education, both for K-12 charters and for higher education. She is rolling back regulations intended to…

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How Do Top Teachers Define “Success?”

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Defining “success” in teaching today is tricky. With a national climate sharply focused on test scores, numbers of students graduating, and percentage going on to higher education, performance measures…

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Nestle’s Theft of Water: When Boycotts are Not Enough

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
I’m sure there are plenty of people in Michigan who now know that the state has granted the Nestle Corporation the right to extract 200 million gallons of water a year…

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Teenager Tells His Teacher about Murderous Gang, Is Picked Up by ICE

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is a very sad story. A teenager in Brentwood, Long Island, the epicenter of the murderous gang MS 13, confessed to his teacher, putting his life at risk. He agreed to…

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I Stand With Striking Teachers Because I Stand for Underprivileged Children

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? America’s teachers are taking to the streets by the thousands. ? In West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and soon to be Arizona and Puerto Rico, educators are leaving the classroom and storming their state capitals. ?…

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Bill Maher Comes Out Swinging for Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The late night talk show host comedian Bill Maher takes on the hypocrisy of politicians who refuse to pay decent salaries to teachers.  As his evidence, he cites the story of a…

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Don’t Let School Lockdown Drills Become the New Normal

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? I got an interesting phone call the other day from my daughter’s elementary school. ? The counselor warned me that my little one’s class would conduct a lockdown drill – the first the kids had…

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