Daily Archives: November 26, 2018

In Kansas, Teach for America Underdelivers and Still Gets Paid $270K

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On November 16, 2018, KMUW.com (NPR in Wichita, Kansas) published an article entitled, “Kansas to Pay Teach for America $270,000 for Recruiting Three Teachers.” $270,000. Three teachers. (But if you count last…

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Cartoons on Thanksgiving

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The national holiday is upon us both in families and in schools. Here are some cartoons that brought a smile to my face. Enjoy! ? ? ? ? ?…

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DeVos Proposes Controversial Rewrite of Rules for Investigating Campus Sexual Assault

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released—for a 60-day public comment period—new rules for how schools that receive federal dollars must handle allegations of sexual assault.  The Washington Post‘s Laura Meckler explains: “The rules stem from…

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Texas: Voucher Supporters Lose Seats in Recent Elections

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The prospects for vouchers just got dimmer in Texas. Parent organizations and Pastors for Texas Children are among the many groups that have stood strong against vouchers, and their hard work has stopped…

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Louisiana Teacher Arrested at January 2018 Board Meeting Vindicated by Judge’s Ruling

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On January 08, 2018, in a meeting of the Vermillion Parish (Louisiana) school board, teacher Deyshia Hargrave questioned board approval of a $38,000 pay raise for the district superintendent, Jerome Puyau. Deyshia…

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Truly Public Schools Must Form Engaged Citizens and Then Engage Those Citizens in Shaping School Policy

Originally posted on janresseger:
This blog will take a week long Thanksgiving break.  Look for a new post on November 29.  Good wishes for Thanksgiving! In its October 2018 issue, Phi Delta Kappan magazine features a pair of articles that,…

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The New Stupid Replaces the Old Stupid (Rick Hess)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
From an interview conducted in 2009 with Rick Hess, then Resident Scholar at The American Enterprise Institute. I have lightly abridged the interview. The original article upon which this…

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John Thompson: Goliath, King of the Zombies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson here writes about his reaction to the annual conference of the Network for Public Education, where the implicit theme was that David is beating Goliath, but Goliath just keeps stumbling forward,…

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Why is There a Racial Achievement Gap?

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Sometimes the most racist aspects of a society are right there in front of you, but no one seems to notice. ? Take the racial achievement gap. ? It’s a term used to describe the…

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Dear Lawmakers, Please Hire Teachers as Education Aides – Not TFA Alumni

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Dear freshmen lawmakers, ? We did it! ? After a fiercely contested election, we have finally begun to turn the tide back toward progressive politics. ? Midterms usually are sparsely attended, but this year we…

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