Monthly Archives: October 2019

Betsy DeVos Held in Contempt. Department of Education fined $100,000. What’s Going On?

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last week should have been a bad week for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, but one wonders if it is possible to create a really meaningful punishment for somebody like Betsy DeVos—a punishment for allowing her staff…

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Law Professor: Impeachment Does Not Require a Crime

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trump’s defenders say that he committed no actual crime. Professor Frank O. Bowman III it the University of Missouri Law School says that the Founding Fathers debated the issue of impeachment and purposely…

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Jennifer Berkshire: Could Betsy DeVos Cost Trump the Election?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Berkshire writes in the New Republic that Betsy DeVos is deeply unpopular in swing-state Michigan. Voters in Detroit can see a district disrupted by a generation of failed reforms. Suburban voters like…

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Wealth and Power Undermine Equity and Democracy Across Ohio’s Public School Districts

Originally posted on janresseger:
The operation of wealth and power has never been more evident in Ohio school politics than it is this month. HUNTING VALLEY   In an op-ed this week, the retired editorial page director of the Cleveland…

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Hooked on Social Media, the Brain, and School Lessons

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
…the typical social media user spends 10 to 20 minutes on an app after opening it. With 56% of respondents claiming they log onto Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and other…

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Dallas Chamber of Commerce Accelerates Attack on Public Schools

Originally posted on tultican:
By Thomas Ultican 10/24/2019 Elites living in upscale mostly white Dallas communities are spending heavily to privatize public schools. Dallas demographics are basically a three way split with Hispanics (41.7%), whites (29.1%) and blacks (24%). However,…

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DeVos Sent Millions to Unaccredited Colleges

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Evidently every part of the Trump administration believes it is above the law. The Washington Post reported today that the Education Department spent millions for student aid at for-profit colleges that were ineligible…

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Elizabeth Warren Releases Strong, Comprehensive Public Education Plan

Originally posted on janresseger:
The education plan Elizabeth Warren released on Monday is urgently important. Today, I am not going to focus on the math—whether Warren’s plan can be funded by the wealth tax she has also proposed. Neither am…

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Elizabeth Warren Stands Up for Traditional Public Ed, Puts Charter Schools in Their Place

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Democratic presidential hopeful and Massachusetts senator, Elizabeth Warren, has finally released her plan for education, entitled, “A Great Public School Education for Every Student.” Note that in Warren’s plan, the term, “public school” means traditional public school– the…

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Eight Things I Love About Elizabeth Warren’s Education Plan – And One I Don’t

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? My daughter had bad news for me yesterday at dinner. ? She turned to me with all the seriousness her 10-year-old self could muster and said, “Daddy, I know you love Bernie but I’m voting…

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