The enemy has a formal name. President-elect Donald Trump has tapped school-choice activist, philanthropist and Republican mega-donor Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department.
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.
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 »
If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen me post about needing to erase the boundaries that divided us in the past. In 2017, the attacks on education are going to be brutal and we need to be speaking with one voice. Privatization is coming. Read “Trump opposes federal involvement in education. But do his… Read more »
I’m beyond annoyed- even dismayed- that I have to post an article like this under Trending News. As Jack Hassard points out in the article “Let’s Privatize American Education Even If There Is Little to No Research to Support School Choice“, efforts to privatize education are hardly new. The only pushback I would offer here… Read more »
Okay, so we got our progressive asses kicked by corporate Democrats and the hate-filled, racist, sexist, Trump bigots. But we didn’t lose everywhere. As Jeff Bryant points out, charter schools took a blow in Massachusetts and that was a big win. Read Anti-Privatization Education Victories We Can Rally Around for a round up of some of… Read more »
The latest from Fordham University Professor Nicholas Tampio: “It is time for the Regents to replace Elia. New York needs an education commissioner who works for all children to receive a well-rounded education rather than one spent preparing for high-stakes standardized tests.” Read Common Core and education commissioner must go. Get ready folks- the world of… Read more »
There are no words fit to print here that describe my level of anger and dismay, disagreement and disappointment over the major unions and their level of all-in support for Hillary Clinton. Most especially, my scathing anger is reserved for the National Education Association’s Lily Eskelsen Garcia and the leadership team that circumvented the wishes… Read more »
“Ms. Rumphius” has it spot on: “We are the leaders that remain in the moral vacuum of a Trump white house. More than ever, public institutions that serve and educate the public need to band together and toil to promote diversity, tolerance, equity and sustainability for all. We need a broad alliance dedicated to protecting… Read more »
It’s almost like W.C. Fields knew 2016 would happen, isn’t it? Whatever your take on this election- no matter how tired, bored, insane, or angry it makes you- it’s over tomorrow. Vote.