Here's a few choice tidbits for the week. Read and share!
School Choice Is a Lie That Harms Us All
From HuffPost. Zero punches pulled here.
Many Democrats Would Agree with Ideas in DeVos Clip
While everyone was hammering the awful 60 Minutes clips, Slate pointed out that many DeVos policy ideas have Dem Party faves for years.
Betsy DeVos Visited an Underperforming School.
This is a great catch. When DeVos said she never intentionally visited an underperforming school, she wasn't being obtuse-- just precise. She did visit a failing school-- but not on purpose. It was supposed to be an example of charter excellence.
Worst Government Possible on Purpose
In which even the mainstream Rolling Stones can see the DeVos is a disaster
What DeVos Needs To Hear
A venture capitalist traveled to 200 schools to learn something. What he learned is that much reformster rhetoric is baloney.
The Truth about Charter Schools
A former charter teacher talks about how awful it was.
When the Charter Lobby Wants Your Turf
From Chicago-- what it looks like when charter boosters want a piece of your action.
Facts About New Jersey Charters, Part II
Mark Weber continues to excerpt his report with Julia Sass Rubin, looking this time at just how many students with special needs NJ charters really teach
Lessons from the West Virginia Teachers Strike
The Have You Heard podcast landed a mountain of WV teacher interviews. You will not find a better picture of what happened.
Why Public Schools?
Jeff Bryant looks at why public schools seem to be the origin of so much rebellion these days.