Gene V. Glass: Scams and Lies in Arizona

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass, one of our nation’s most eminent education researchers, writes here about the Big Lie embedded in Arizona’s voucher program. http://ed2worlds.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-goes-around-comes-around-voucher.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+EducationInTwoWorlds+(Education+in+Two+Worlds)&m=1 The program began as vouchers for students with special needs (although we now know that students with disabilities abandon their rights when they leave the… Continue reading Gene V. Glass: Scams and Lies in Arizona

Vouchers in AZ, or How the GoldWater Institute destroys Public School funding.

A couple of nights ago, I was talking with a news editor who asked me about the effect of the voucher expansion on homeschoolers. He said when he homeschooled his child, he saw it as his responsibility to bear those costs. He wondered with the new expansion, if homeschoolers would now get taxpayer dollars to […] … Continue reading Vouchers in AZ, or How the GoldWater Institute destroys Public School funding.

US Ed Sec Nominee Betsy DeVos Has More Firsthand Experience Selecting Carpet Swatches

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On January 09, 2017, founder of the Center for Education Reform (CER), Jeanne Allen, issued a press release stating (warning: worn-out phrase coming), “But charter schools are public schools” and adding, “they’re just not the kinds of public schools that the AFT likes.” Allen was responding to American Federation of Teachers… Continue reading US Ed Sec Nominee Betsy DeVos Has More Firsthand Experience Selecting Carpet Swatches

A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, And What the Majority Can Do

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
By George Lakoff The American Majority Hillary Clinton won the majority of votes in this year’s presidential election. The loser, for the majority of voters, will now be a minority president-elect. Don’t let anyone forget it. Keep referring to Trump as the minority president, Mr. Minority and the overall Loser.… Continue reading A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, And What the Majority Can Do

On Moral Politics

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
Two decades ago, in 1996, I published a book explaining how the various views of conservatives hung together. For example: What being against abortion has to do with owning guns, being against environmental regulation, being for the flat tax, etc. I did the corresponding analysis of liberal positions, showing that… Continue reading On Moral Politics