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SHARE Sunday, September 10, 2017 DeVos Will Roll Back Obama-Era Protections for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault
In a speech at George Mason University, one of the few universities where she can speak without student protests, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a retreat from the guidelines protecting victims of sexual assault on campus. She devoted equal time in her speech to the rights of the victims of rape and the rights of those accused of rape.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 11, 2016 Why Every Child Should Opt Out of the Standardized Tests
The tests rank and rate students. Worse, the developers of the Common Core tests selected a passing mark so high that the majority of children are expected to fail. The passing mark is a subjective judgment. What exactly is the value of telling children they are failures when they are in third grade?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 30, 2015 Advice from a Billionaire: Forget Charity, Do Good While Making a Profit
This is a very interesting interview with Bobby Turner, who is the partner of Andre Agassi in opening new charter schools for profit across the country. He seems to think that destroying public education is a way to perform good works. Charity is laudable, Bobby Turner says, but if you really want to raise enough"
SHARE Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Bernie Sanders on Education
When Bernie Sanders responded to the candidate questionnaire of the American Federation of Teachers, he explained his views on a wide range of issues.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, May 25, 2015 Do Reformers Actually Care About Education or About Cutting Costs?
One question that I have puzzled over again and again is why anyone who really cares about the quality of education would be a proponent of school choice, for example, vouchers for religious schools and charters run as a business. We have an abundance of evidence that these choices don't usually produce better education. Children"
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Texas: Senate Leaders Lay Out Plan to Destroy Public Education
Texas Republican leaders in the state senate unveiled their ambitious plan to enact the ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) agenda for privatization of public education. With the help of Texans for Education Reform and a battalion of highly paid lobbyists, the Republicans will promote charters, school choice, and accountability measures to stigmatize public schools.