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Friday, September 22, 2017
education

Taking Charter Schools Private — With Public Funds

This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville for the second year in a row. It designated the charter school for kindergarten through fifth grade as the worst public school in Clay County, and one of the lowest performing in the state.

September 20, 2017

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September 15, 2017

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September 6, 2017
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DeVos Carries Out ALEC’s Agenda By Dismantling For-Profit College Accountability

In a little-noticed action, on August 18, the Department of Education announced a rule change that will further loosen accountability of for-profit colleges. The move signals a continuation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ American Legislative Exchange Council-inspired agenda: favoring the interests of fraudulent for-profit colleges over victimized students, and dismantling higher education accountability structures.

August 26, 2017

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Top shelf Project Managers can do it all. They can set timelines, assemble staff, analyze budgets, and project benchmarks and goals to make sure their company’s most critical initiatives stay on schedule and under budget. Top shelf PM’s also get paid. You can become one of these multi-tasking decision-makers with training like this Project Management […]

August 25, 2017
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Federal Judge Thwarts Conservative Efforts To Kill Ethnic Studies

An Arizona federal judge has struck down a state law banning ethnic studies programs as being racially discriminatory. The ruling was a big victory for advocates and educators who argued that the ban, passed by Republicans in 2010, unfairly targeted Latino students in the state and kept them from learning about their history.

August 25, 2017
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Why Charter Schools Have Lost Support From Democrats

Netroots Nation is arguably the most important annual event in the progressive community, and a barometer of what’s on the minds of the “Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.” At this year’s event in Atlanta, the headline-making happening was Democratic primary candidate for Georgia governor Rep. Stacey Evans being shouted down by protesters…

August 21, 2017

How To Successfully Conquer A New Language On A Budget

As telecommunications and travel methods get better, our world continues to get smaller. Whether you’re engaging in international business or just looking to relate to the broader planet around you, the benefits of being a citizen of the world — with the multilingual talents, to boot — will only help differentiate you from the crowd. […]

August 18, 2017

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Courses are often only as good as their instructors. So to get the most from any web programming training, particularly online instruction, you need a teacher who knows his stuff and knows how to impart that intricate knowledge. Rob Percival is that guy.  A Cambridge University graduate with a degree in mathematics, Percival has become […]

August 14, 2017
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Who’s Taking College Spots From Top Asian-Americans? Privileged Whites

The Trump administration is preparing to investigate whether Asian Americans are treated unfairly as a result of admissions policies intended to boost the chances of other racial minorities. That inquiry should also look at colleges’ other major affirmative action effort — lower admission standards for applicants whose parents are alumni or major donors.

August 11, 2017

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Few tasks are more frustrating than trying to decipher an email or even a text from those lacking basic communication skills. Even if you aren’t trying to convey grand emotion or epic scale, expressing yourself in written words is often a lot tougher than it sounds. If your prose could use some fine-tuning (or a […]

August 4, 2017
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The Right Wing’s Storied War On ‘Government Schools’

But her book is also about public education, and the right’s long crusade to privatize what they call “government schools.” In the latest episode of the Have You Heard Podcast, AlterNet education editor Jennifer Berkshire talks to MacLean about why public education is in the crosshairs of the radical right…

August 2, 2017

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Earning an MBA is a pinnacle achievement for any up-and-coming business professional. However, the high price of getting that piece of paper can effectively freeze some people out of their pursuit of the corporate world’s most prized credential. Instead, get the training that MBA students receive — at a fraction of the price — with […]

July 26, 2017
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Does Anyone Really Think Corporate Profiteers Are Going To Educate Our Children Well?

Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch’s two mischievous boys?While the Koch brothers have stayed out of the national limelight since the White House was acquired by Trump and Company, that doesn’t mean the two right-wing billionaire brats are any less active…

July 24, 2017
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These Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for lending an ear to men’s rights groups and individuals advocating for the rights of those accused of rape, causing worry that the secretary of education may roll back Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault.

July 23, 2017
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DeVos And ALEC In Lockstep In Trying To Destroy Public Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. But teachers and activists aren’t the only ones objecting to the extreme, anti-public education agenda DeVos shares with ALEC.

July 22, 2017

Crucial Court Case Could Spell Doom For Ethnic Studies In Public Schools

Throughout elementary school and middle school, Leo Herrera received a different kind of social studies curriculum. In addition to learning the basics of U.S. history—the discovery of America, the founding fathers, the Revolutionary War—Herrera learned about prominent Latin American activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and indigenous groups like the Maya and the Aztec Empire.

July 22, 2017

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July 19, 2017
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Betsy DeVos: The Queen Of Obfuscation, Talking Nonsense

After 156 days on the job, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos finally sat down with the media on Thursday. Capping off the start to a controversial listening tour on campus sexual assault issues, DeVos took a handful of questions from reporters and mostly delivered talking points in return.

July 15, 2017
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Betsy DeVos Just Perpetuated Years Of Right-Wing Attacks On Rape Survivors

Many have questioned the incomprehensible logic of President Donald Trump’s proposal to collaborate with Russia on cybersecurity policy, but Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears to be deploying a similar strategy: collaborating with rape deniers on policy regarding campus sexual assault. This comes after right-wing media spent years questioning the severity of sexual assault and attacking the credibility of survivors.

July 14, 2017
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DeVos Meeting With Men’s Rights Groups To Talk About Sexual Assault?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to host meetings this week about sexual assault on college campuses and Title IX guidance. But in addition to meeting with advocacy groups for survivors of sexual assault, DeVos will also be sitting down with groups that fight to protect students accused of sexual assault. Some of these groups have a history of advocating for so-called men’s rights and dismissing sexual violence survivors.

July 13, 2017
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Charter Schools Are Constantly Burning Out Teachers—And They Often Like It That Way

John was fresh-out-of-college and had never set foot in a city school before. Hired the day before the school year started, he missed out on the two-and-a-half weeks of training the charter organization had given the rest of us on what to expect at a turnaround school in Camden, NJ. John lasted less than a week.

July 12, 2017
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Democratic Senators Condemn Betsy DeVos’ Record On Civil Rights

“You claim to support civil rights and oppose discrimination, but your actions belie your assurances,” wrote the senators, who said that the secretary’s recent moves to curtail civil rights efforts heightened their longstanding concerns about her commitment to protecting students from discrimination and harassment.

June 28, 2017
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PBS Is Airing Right-Wing-Sponsored School Privatization Propaganda

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her department have pushed for an expansion of privatized school choice programs in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, particularly in the form of private school vouchers. Now a propagandistic three-part documentary series called School Inc. will help DeVos in her efforts to gain public support for expanded private school choice options. The series has already aired on PBS stations in some markets and will be shown on more this month,

June 15, 2017
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Will Trump Push Through More Private School Tax Shelters?

The Trump administration’s push to privatize public education not only seeks to deprive traditional K-12 schools of billions in federal aid, but may greatly expand existing tax loopholes that already allow wealthy people and firms to make money on donating to private schools.

June 6, 2017