Betsy Devos and Public Education: The Coming Storm

In which blogger Michael Lambert summarizes all of the articles about Betsy DeVos that have been passed round the last week, and includes the wise warnings of Alison Hawver McDowell: “What’s so scary about DeVos is that she may fast forward and jump over charters by offering lean “value” private schools that rely on cyber education… Read more »

Message to Journalists in the Trump Era

WaPo editor Marty Baron: “Just do our job. Do it as it’s supposed to be done.” I know how ya feel, my man. I know because that’s what teachers have been trying to do. Especially in the face of popular mainstream media selling the corporate Democrat stories of bad teachers and accountability and the need… Read more »

The Problem with Choice

I’m so friggin’ sick of the “failing school” argument. Yes, we can have “school choice”- we can choose to make our public schools better. We’ve been saying this for years: “If we want true education reformation, we need to make sure the public tax dollars are being used correctly to create an actual choice movement within… Read more »

What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick — and what her choice might tell us about his plans

Progressive advocates for public schools weren’t going to like anyone who Trump selected for Education Secretary. But now we know what his vision for public education is and who he thinks can stand against us. Wrong. The Revolution Begins. What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick — and what her choice… Read more »

Pearson takes a financial beating

Looking for some good news for a change? The Wall Street Journal reports: “Pearson’s share price has declined 32% over three years and sales have fallen in three of the past four.” Music to my ears. Read Pearson’s Bet on Common Core Fails to Pay Off for more.

Top 5 Reasons @TeachForAmerica and ed reformers LOVE Trump and Rhee

Julian Vasquez Heilig on this thing with Trump, Rhee, and corporate education reformers: “Word on the street is that Teach For America (TFA) wants to publicly endorse Michelle Rhee (TFA alum) for US Secretary of Education. Apparently there is some pushback within the organization against the alliance of TFA, Rhee and Trump. The election of… Read more »