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  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • Snowlfakes Melting Over Trump De-Funding the NEA (vanity)

    01/19/2017 9:48:08 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Vanity / Twitter
    Hannah VanderHart ?@hmvanderhart What will be left after @realDonaldTrump and his team have gutted everything important from our government. #NEH #NEA #ACA #ETC Leigh Ellwood 3m3 minutes ago Leigh Ellwood ?@LeighEllwood Rita Mae Brown was able to write her early books thanks to NEA grants. Ending the NEA could silence many voices. Not good. Karissa Chen 4m4 minutes ago Karissa Chen ?@karissachen The Public Theater, where both Hamilton and Fun Home got its start, are helped by the NEA. Eliminating the NEA means thwarting the next Ham Steve Edwards 3m3 minutes ago Steve Edwards ?@The_Big_Quiet The National Endowment for the...
  • Trump compared to Hitler, Mussolini in New York school lesson

    03/21/2017 7:49:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has decided to fight back against what they call the radical left-wing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.”She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. That’s right, folks. A tenth-grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School...
  • Republicans Start Lining Up to Fight for the N.E.A. and N.E.H.

    03/18/2017 10:07:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Michael Cooper, Sopan Deb
    Several key Republican lawmakers are expressing support for the programs, which, since their near-death experiences during the culture wars of a generation ago, have taken pains to counter accusations of coastal elitism by making sure to distribute their grants widely across all 50 states. -snip Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who is the chairwoman of a crucial Senate appropriations panel that oversees the endowments, said in a statement, “I believe we can find a way to commit to fiscal responsibility while continuing to support the important benefits that N.E.A. and N.E.H. provide.” Her backing, like that of some other...
  • Trump Wants to Slash $54B in Non-Defense Spending—End Funding of Public Broadcasting, NEA, NEH, OPIC

    03/17/2017 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 16, 2017 | 11:40 AM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    President Donald Trump today released his “America First” budget blueprint which calls for slashing non-defense-related discretionary spending by $54 billion and completely eliminating funding for many independent agencies and federal programs. Among those that will be completely defunded are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. “Our Budget Blueprint insists on $54 billion in reductions to non-Defense programs,” Trump said in the introduction to his budget blueprint. “We are going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to the...
  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 169 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/16/17 | Thom Geier
    President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination. Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post. The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute...
  • 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

    03/15/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 14, 2017 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    Here’s a fact: In 2016, Earth reached its highest temperature on record, trouncing the record set just a year earlier in 2015, which beat the previous record set in 2014. Our planet is warming, and its temperatures are fast heading toward levels that scientists believe will threaten humans and the natural world. Another fact: Educators need to help students learn about climate change, caused by human activity. But how do we do it in a way that engages and inspires them?
  • A day without women? Teacher protest shuts US city schools

    03/08/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/17 | Marc Antoine BAUDOUX/ afp
    Alexandria (United States) (AFP) - What does a day without women look like? The city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the US capital, found out on Wednesday as an avalanche of teacher requests for time off to mark International Women's Day forced it to close down its entire public school district. Alexandria's unprecedented decision -- announced two days ahead of time to give parents time to plan for the disruption -- appeared to be broadly well received in the progressive northern Virginia city.
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • PBS, NEA, AmeriCorps on the chopping block in Trump’s first budget

    02/18/2017 9:42:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2017 | John Sexton
    The New York Times reported yesterday that the White House budget office has prepared a list of programs that could be eliminated in Trump’s first budget proposal. Among those programs are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities and AmeriCorps. From the NY Times: Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director. Now that he is in place, his office is ready to move ahead with a list of nine programs to eliminate,...
  • Defiant Ed Sec. Slips Past Angry Mob: ‘No School Door in America Will Be Blocked’

    02/10/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2017 | 5:41 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    With the aid of D.C. School and U.S. Education Department staff, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos eluded screaming protesters blocking the door of a D.C. public school where she was scheduled to meet with education advocates on Friday. […] After the meeting, DeVos issued a defiant statement, saying she won’t let protesters keep her from doing her job of improving the U.S. educational system: “I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.” …
  • Goodwin: The Democratic Party Has Lost Its Mind — And Its Soul

    02/08/2017 9:58:57 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8 Feb 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    History was made Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. But the necessity of Pence’s vote reflected another kind of history, too: The decision by all Senate Democrats to reject DeVos marked a new low for the flailing party. Democrats claim to stand for the poor, immigrants and nonwhites. Yet given a chance to actually support someone who is dedicated to improving education for all America’s children, especially those trapped in urban failing schools, the Dems’ said no, hell no. Joined by two Republicans, they stood...
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • The Resistance to the Trump-DeVos agenda is here to stay

    02/07/2017 10:27:17 AM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    NEA President Lily Eskelsen García thanks parents, students, and education activists for their relentless efforts to stop the hostile takeover of our public schools by Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration.
  • Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote

    02/06/2017 10:02:44 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday."Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said from the Senate floor Monday.
  • Tag: Betsy DeVos

    02/04/2017 4:14:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    National Education Association ^ | 2/4/2017 | Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association
    The nation is speaking out; senators need to listen COPYRIGHT 2002-2017 NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
  • Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

    02/01/2017 8:06:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday they would not vote to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary. The two women are the first sitting Republican senators to publicly say they wouldn't back one of Trump's Cabinet nominees.The stunning decision from a pair of veteran Republican lawmakers puts DeVos in a tenuous position as her final vote before the Senate nears, but top Republican aides are confident she will be confirmed.
  • Cartwheeling teacher wasn’t wearing underwear, arrested for indecent exposure, police say

    02/02/2017 9:29:32 AM PST · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    The State | 21/1/2017 | AP
    PAWHUSKA, OKLA. Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no undergarments.
  • K-12: Drain This Swamp

    01/27/2017 2:57:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp in Washington. This task is especially urgent in that large, malodorous part of the swamp known as Education. The Education Establishment makes everything murky and unproductive by an endless spew of jargon, incoherent theories, goofy methods, phony research, and new names for failed ideas. Finally, no two Americans can talk constructively about anything in education. It's as if they are talking across vast linguistic and cultural barriers, not over coffee at Starbucks. Education is now the fog-shrouded domain of dumbing down. Pervasive murkiness is a big part of the reason why so much...
  • Murray Votes No on Advancing Betsy DeVos Nomination

    02/01/2017 4:59:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 31, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Murray Votes No on Advancing Betsy DeVos Nomination
  • How the Supreme Court affects your classroom and your students

    01/30/2017 5:09:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 30, 2017 | Lily Eskelsen García
    We should care who sits on the U.S. Supreme Court because court decisions affect our collective bargaining rights, the access our students have to the educational opportunities they deserve, and our children’s (and grandchildren’s) future. Justices may hold their appointments for life; that gives them ample time to impact the rights we hold dear—for better or worse.
  • Dallas High School Teacher Posts Video "Shooting" Trump With Squirt Gun In Classroom

    01/26/2017 6:19:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 01/25/17 | Christine Rousselle
    A high school art teacher in Dallas posted an Instagram video of herself "shooting" an image of Donald Trump with a squirt gun and screaming "die" during Friday's inauguration. A copy of the video went viral on Twitter before the original source was identified.   The teacher has since deleted the video, but here's a copy:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp1A3VB6Fg8    
  • This is what democracy looks like! Marching in DC

    01/23/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 96 replies
    National Education Association ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | National Education Association
    Thousands upon thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, millions across the nation and the world. We are diverse, we are united and we have many, many creative signs. :)
  • Trump Targets 3 Agencies With Ambitious Budget Cuts

    01/23/2017 8:33:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Thomas Pippen
    President Donald Trump’s reported plan to gut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade includes eliminating three of iconic agencies defended as cultural mainstays by many Democrats. The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday. Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, and is a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than a trillion a year from the federal budget. Eliminating funding to the Corporation...
  • Betsy DeVos is scarier than the KKK, says DC teachers union head

    01/19/2017 6:17:41 PM PST · by 198ml · 63 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/19/17 | Multiple authors
    Speaking at an event organized to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda in Washington, D.C. Thursday, American Federation of Teachers President Elizabeth “Liz” Davis said that Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, is more frightening than the Ku Klux Klan. “Of course, you know that there are some scarier things that are coming up … one of them is Betsy DeVos,” Davis said. “That frightens me more than the Klan, because Betsy DeVos is a multi-mega millionaire who has managed to buy her way to a position of influence that could actually change the face of what we know...
  • Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’

    01/17/2017 9:46:30 AM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    federalist ^ | 1-17-17 | Joy Pullman
    Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’ The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them. Joy Pullmann By Joy Pullmann January 16, 2017 U.S. civics education, if it exists at all, is being transformed into a political machine to push left-wing causes, undermine American government, and incite civil unrest, finds a 525-page report from the National Association of Scholars. The “New Civics” uses attractive, bipartisan-sounding words like “civics” and “service learning” to trick Americans and their representatives into allowing progressive...
  • Keeping Schools Safe, Happy Places for Everyone

    01/05/2017 4:17:43 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    National Education Association. ^ | January 3, 2017 | Cindy Long
    When you walk into school in the morning, you want the climate to be happy, welcoming and supportive. But what if you are unable to feel any of those things? In some schools, hostilities seethe under the surface and boil over into bullying and fights. Rather than connection there’s a sense of alienation that hangs over the school like a storm cloud. In schools with negative school climates, achievement and attendance drop,and teacher churn begins to rise.Following the tumultuous events of 2016,our schools and our young people are determined more than ever to create positive school climates. Indeed, events from...
  • Taxpayers Billed for Zombie Macbeth, Plays About ‘Privilege’

    12/22/2016 4:03:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 22, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Arts released its latest round of grants, with new taxpayer-funded art such as Macbeth with zombies, cowboy poetry, a play about privilege, and a traveling gay men’s chorus. . . . This year’s grant will support the “world premiere of Monique Jenkinson’s ‘Delicate Material,’ which questions how society views gender and misogyny.” “Fauxnique made herstory as the first cissexual female to win a major drag pageant,” according to Jenkinson’s website. Other projects on gender identity and sex include the play Trans Scripts about six men who are now women, costing $50,000.
  • Taxpayers Foot Bill for ‘Doggie Hamlet’

    12/20/2016 4:28:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 20, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Arts is spending $30,000 for a series of dance performances, including Doggie Hamlet. The “conceptual art” features actors yelling and running at sheep in a field in Vermont. Dartmouth College received the funding in the latest round of NEA grants released this month. . . . “Doggie Hamlet recalls the bucolic impression of a landscape painting or a 3D pastoral poem,” the group said. “The sheep, the dogs, the human performers, and the earth’s surface are at once performing as themselves and as living symbols in this work.”
  • Taxpayer-Funded Play Imagines Going Back in Time to Assassinate Christopher Columbus

    12/16/2016 5:43:31 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 16, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Arts is helping fund the production of a play about going back in time to kill Christopher Columbus. The agency recently awarded $10,000 to the Borderlands Theater, which views people living near or on the U.S. border as “citizens of the world,” for the production entitled “Shooting Columbus.” “A collaborative effort between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Arizona artists will combine elements from interviews with tribal elders and community members with movement, media, and traditional theater for a site-based, immersive, interactive performance,” according to a grant for the project. “The guest artists are members of the Shooting...
  • Sylvester Stallone Tapped by Trump for NEA Chairman

    12/15/2016 12:30:42 PM PST · by DFG · 73 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 12/15/2016 | Maggie McKneely
    Donald Trump has an idea about how to make art great again – by tapping ‘Rocky’ to head the National Endowment for the Arts. DailyMail.com is reporting that Stallone is the first name Trump has floated for the top arts position. Sylvester Stallone, known for his roles as Rocky Balboa and Rambo, is reportedly excited by the idea, though the job has not been formally offered to him yet.
  • Who is funding + organizing today's students walkout protest of Trump?

    12/05/2016 11:26:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    various ^ | 12/05/16 | daniel1212
    Boston students plan class walkout to protest Trump Hundreds of Boston Public Schools students are planning to walk out of classes Monday in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s “inexcusable statements” and “harmful policies,” with the end goal of building a “student-led resistance against the Trump administration,” organizers said... More than 540 people have indicated, as of last night, on Facebook they plan to participate in the walkout, Boston Public Schools responded to news of the walkout with an automated call to students and staff warning that students missing class time will be marked absent... “It has come to our attention...
  • MSNBC: Lily reacts to Betsy DeVos’ Nomination as Education Secretary

    11/30/2016 1:16:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    NEA president Lily Eskelsen García ^ | November 29, 2016 | NEA president Lily Eskelsen García
    Lily spoke with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education.
  • The Trump Effect: The Impact of The 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation's Schools

    11/29/2016 2:37:06 PM PST · by bobk3 · 25 replies
    In the first days after the 2016 presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project administered an online survey to K–12 educators from across the country. Over 10,000 teachers, counselors, administrators and others who work in schools have responded. The survey data indicate that the results of the election are having a profoundly negative impact on schools and students. Ninety percent of educators report that school climate has been negatively affected, and most of them believe it will have a long-lasting impact. A full 80 percent describe heightened anxiety and concern on the part of students worried about...
  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, NEA President

    11/26/2016 10:31:33 AM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Jul 14, 2014 | AFTHQ
    Lily Eskelsen Garcia, NEA President
  • NEA President reacts to Betsy DeVos nomination for Education Secretary

    11/23/2016 2:18:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    National Education Association ^ | November 23, 2016 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:
    Eskelsen García: Trump nominee supports failed education policies that hurt students WASHINGTON - November 23, 2016 - The Trump administration announced today its plan to nominate Betsy DeVos, best known for her anti-public education campaigns, for the position of Secretary of Education.The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:“Every day, educators use their voice to advocate for every student to reach his or her full potential. We believe that the chance for the success of a child should not depend on winning a charter lottery, being accepted by a private school, or living in the right...
  • 'Hate Cannot Be the New Normal'

    11/19/2016 10:19:53 AM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/18/2016 | Jackie Tortora
    'Hate Cannot Be the New Normal': Teachers, Working People in Unions, Faith and Civil Rights Leaders Urge President-Elect Trump to Condemn Hate Speech As the number of hate-related incidents has been escalating in the recent days following the 2016 election campaign marked by the extreme and hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump, working people in unions are calling on the president-elect to take a stand. During his acceptance speech, Trump said he would work to unite all working people.Working people are demanding that Trump commit to representing all of America’s people by "loudly, forcefully, unequivocally and consistently denouncing these acts and the...
  • NEA, labor, civil rights, and faith groups call on Trump to denounce hate-fueled acts

    11/18/2016 11:03:46 AM PST · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | November 18, 2016 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    NEA launches national campaign urging the public to “Speak Up” for students WASHINGTON - November 18, 2016 - The National Education Association today joined civil rights, faith leaders, and other advocates to ask President-Elect Donald Trump to leverage his position to call for an end to the recent wave of racist, bigoted, and violent incidents and rhetoric that have taken place since his election.NEA and more than 100 groups signed a letter urging Mr. Trump to call for an end to the acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction, and in some cases, assault, that have intensified over the past several...
  • 'Public Enemy No. 1' of the teachers' unions is eyed by Trump team for Education Secretary

    11/17/2016 5:27:01 AM PST · by bryan999 · 91 replies
    The Donald Trump transition team is eyeing former Washington, D.C. public school chancellor Michelle Rhee for Secretary of Education, multiple sources close to the transition tell the Daily Mail. The appointment of Rhee – who has been dubbed 'Public Enemy No. 1' of the teachers' unions -- would be a bold move by the Trump team, and a signal that his administration is gearing up to take an aggressive stance on education reform. It would also cut across partisan lines. Rhee is a lifelong Democrat, and a proponent of Common Core, a set of federal education standards that is opposed...
  • (vanity) Who did Robert Creamer Visit at the WH in addition to Obama?

    10/21/2016 8:40:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    Vanity
    I'd like to crowdsource this with some FR sleuths / weaponized autism / centipedes.... With whom did Robert Creamer meet at the White House aside from Obama? He met with both POTUS and FLOTUS according to the visitor’s log: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records Others he visited: Kristin Sheehy. Sheehy , Kristin J. Employee $55,000.00 Per Annum EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/RCPWHSalaries09.pdf James Messina is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations ****** Miti Sathe Miti Sathe is a Democratic Party activist who works for Blue Engine Message & Media, a political consulting firm, and serves as the...
  • Lazy Marxist bum teachers and their attacks on question 2 (charter schools)

    10/18/2016 8:23:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    In Massachusetts, the only other New England state that's the left of Maine and Rhode island, there is a popular ballot measure that needs every patriotic American's support. That is question 2, the measure that would remove the cap on charter schools in the state of Massachusetts and give 32,000 struggling students in failing and dangerous schools (and there are many of them) an opportunity to learn in schools that are efficient, safe and wholesome. But the liberals and the teachers union bums would not have any of it. The only ones who oppose question 2 besides the usual cadre...
  • Massive Voter Fraud Could Determine the Election

    10/15/2016 12:53:42 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 41 replies
    Independant Sentinal ^ |  October 12, 2016 | S. Noble
    Project Veritas used a hidden camera to uncover the not very well-kept secret that there is massive voter fraud in the U.S. In the video, NYC Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections Alan Schulkin is caught on hidden camera at a United Federation of Teachers holiday party admitting that there is widespread voter fraud in New York City.
  • “We Conspire To Produce An Unaware And Compliant Citizenry”

    10/14/2016 7:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | October 13, 2016 | Herschel Smith
    PJ Media: One of John Podesta’s emails released by WikiLeaks this week exposes how progressive elites seek to exploit the unwashed masses. The email features one of Podesta’s colleagues from the Center for American Progress admitting that the institutional left “conspires to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry,” ostensibly to impose their radical agenda on us without much resistance. The correspondent is Bill Ivey of Global Cultural Strategies, “the online representation of the ideas, writings, and affiliations of author/consultant Bill Ivey.” He is an author trained in folklore and history, a trustee of the Center for American Progress, a former...
  • TOMORROW: NEA President to address hundreds of union members at major “get out the vote” event

    10/14/2016 11:32:28 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | October 14, 2016 | The National Education Association
    PHILADELPHIA - October 14, 2016 - NEA president Lily Esklesen García will address hundreds of union members on Saturday at a major “get out the vote” (GOTV) rally alongside other national union presidents. The member volunteers in attendance will then conduct an all day GOTV canvass of Philadelphia and surrounding counties on behalf of Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. McGinty will also speak at the rally.Pennsylvania is a key battleground state in 2016, and this organizing event is part of a larger labor effort to canvass across the city and state on Saturday in the lead-up to...
  • The War Against Public Educaton (Education)

    10/11/2016 8:01:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Paul Stoller
    These are dark days for public education in America. In many corners of the United States public education in our colleges and universities is under attack. Know-nothing state legislators, most of them of the Republican persuasion, seem bent on dismantling our public education system. Our system of public education has been the envy of the world. In recent times, though, many legislators, governors, and corporate administrators have demonstrated little or no respect for those of us who labor in the classrooms of our public schools. These folks don’t seem to care if our young adults learn how to read with...
  • National Education Association Launches Campaign to Highlight the Trump Effect as Bullying Increases

    10/03/2016 5:12:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    National Education Association ^ | October 3, 2016 | National Education Association
    Educators Discuss How Trump’s Hate-Filled Words are Harming Our Children WASHINGTON - October 03, 2016 - Today the National Education Association announced the launch of a digital and direct mail campaign to raise awareness about the harmful effects of Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on America’s schoolchildren. Joined by Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Ohio educator Joy Bock, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García discussed the consequences of Trump’s divisive and derogatory comments in classrooms across the country during a tele-briefing this afternoon.Educators, counselors and experts on bullying joined together on Monday to participate in events in the key battleground states...
  • Obama administration proposes rules for how school districts spend money meant for poor kids

    09/01/2016 8:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2016 | Emma Brown
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    08/05/2016 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Chicago Public Schools will lay off about 1,000 employees, nearly half of whom are teachers. Officials with the nation’s third-largest school district characterized the layoffs Friday as part of the “normal” yearly staff movement between schools and that they expect most people will be hired for other jobs. CPS has about 1,000 teaching vacancies. …
  • VANITY: Is Communism Part of the Common Core Curriculum?

    07/28/2016 8:01:20 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    7/28/2016 | Stars & Stripes Forever
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