The Women’s March on Washington was supposedly a pro-feminism movement, right? Then why did their Twitter account praise a handful of protesters who prevented the country’s newly-confirmed female Department of Education secretary, Betsy DeVos, from entering a public school in Washington, D.C.? THIS is what resistance looks like! #WhyIResist https://t.co/ekt67HEUUK — Women’s March (@womensmarch) February 10, 2017
The Los Angeles Times highlighted how the NAACP created a task force to look into policy formation by the organization regarding charter schools. This move hints that the NAACP may oppose charter schools, but time will tell. Photo by USACE Buffalo
Betsy DeVos, a pro-school choice advocate and philanthropist, has been confirmed by Senate vote to become the next Department of Education secretary to fill President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm DeVos. .@VP Pence breaks tie. U.S. Senate confirms #BetsyDeVos to be Secretary of Education, 51-50. https://t.co/xgthuQB51c #BREAKING […]
Rethinking Schools conducted an online survey, in conjunction with the Southern Poverty Law Center, on the post-Trump school climate. Here are their findings: The results of the over 25,000 responses were frightening: Nine out of 10 said they’d seen a negative impact on students’ mood and behavior since the election. Four out of 10 have […]
Huh? Yes, indoctrination at work on the Left Coast (i.e. California): The union representing San Francisco’s public school teachers has offered a classroom lesson plan that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist and sexist man who became president “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.” The United Educators of San Francisco posted the plan […]
Huh? So NBC News claimed that the phrase and term “undocumented immigrant” is racist, which is a reason why the Texas State Board of Education rejected a textbook for a Mexican-American heritage course: Since its submission, the book had been blasted for passages that painted Mexican Americans as undocumented immigrants and claimed that illegal immigration has “caused […]
This is an interesting article by the New York Times: Pushed to the left by Mr. Sanders’s promises of free college for all, Mrs. Clinton expanded on that plan in July with a proposal that, when fully put in place, would let students with families earning less than $125,000 a year attend public universities free. […]
That’s a bit harsh, Chicago Teachers Union: He crossed the line – the CPS teachers’ one-day strike — out of his love for the classroom. Joseph Ocol stuck with his kids and brought home a chess championship. Tonight, he’s expelled from the union and wonders if he’ll even have a job.
It’s an option currently under discussion by county officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, after some parents demanded race-based admissions to gifted student programs in the county’s public schools.
Ridiculous, right? Apparently working your hardest to be the best you can be — and being recognized for the effort — is one lesson a North Carolina school board no longer believes is worth teaching. Citing what it calls “unhealthy” competition among students, the Wake County school board is the latest in the country to […]
2/13/2017 - The Irony: Women’s March Twitter Praised Protesters for Blocking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from Entering DC School
2/12/2017 - Is the NAACP Deciding Their Policy on Charter Schools?
2/7/2017 - Betsy DeVos, Despite Opposition from Democrats, Teachers Unions, Confirmed as New Education Secretary
12/8/2016 - Teacher Survey: 9 of 10 Educators Claim They’ve Seen a Negative Impact on Students’ Mood since Trump Won
11/20/2016 - San Francisco Teachers Union Passed Out Anti-Trump Lesson Plans
11/19/2016 - NBC News: ‘Undocumented Immigrant’ Term is Racist
10/6/2016 - Some Educators Doubt the Reality of Hillary Clinton’s College Plan
6/26/2016 - Teacher Booted from Chicago Teachers Union after Coaching Chess Team during Strike
6/8/2016 - Maryland School District May Implement Affirmative Action for Gifted Students Programs
5/24/2016 - Wake County, North Carolina Decides No More Valedictorians
5/18/2016 - Milwaukee Public Schools to Spend $471,073 for Black Lives Matter Curriculum
5/13/2016 - Texas School District Creates Transgender Bathroom Policy without Input from Parents