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

The Zombie Politics of School Choice: A Reader

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
The original zombie narrative has been re-created and distorted in contemporary U.S. pop culture, as Victoria Anderson explains: So what were zombies, originally? The answer lies in the Caribbean. They weren’t endlessly-reproducing, flesh-eating ghouls. Instead, the zombie was the somewhat tragic figure of a human being maintained in a… Continue reading The Zombie Politics of School Choice: A Reader

Today’s Reading List

Today I’m interested in Nancy Pelosi, Charles Blow, and Tweeting. Charles Blow: Every day for the last three weeks, I’ve awoken in disbelief that President PussyGrabber will be moving into the White House. Each day he brings new horror to America. Thus, it’s fitting that Charles Blow would title his essay, Monster’s Ball. Be sure … Continue reading Today’s Reading List

BREAKING NEWS: US Inspector General Warns of Risks of Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a remarkable turn of events, the federal Office of Inspector General issued a warning that charter schools posed a risk to the Department of Education’s goals. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-05/oig-report-charter-schools-pose-risk-to-education-department-goals The report was released just days after the US Department of Education released $245 million to increase the number of… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: US Inspector General Warns of Risks of Charter Schools