Education Must Be Civil

“A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights […]

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We Have The Power

Education Votes printed an article titled, “Iowa teacher: We must empower students to reverse the “Trump Effect” Diane Ravitch writes, “DeVos Family Values: Money, Power, and Rightwing Politics” “Washington Post: Russian Propagandists Responsible for Pro-Trump Fake News”, Ravitch Michigan Democratic Party posted this article, “MDP Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of […]

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Concentrate On The Child – The Money Will Follow

In her post, “Trump’s Plan for American Education Will Destroy Community Public Schools” Diane Ravitch writes, “Carol Burris, veteran educator and executive director of the Network for Public Education, writes here about what the new Trump administration plans to do to American education. She foresees that President Obama’s “Race to the Top” will turn into President Trump’s […]

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From The Federal Register

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ED School Climate Surveys National Benchmark Study 2017 Partial Cancellation Change Request “Abstract: The ED School Climate Surveys are a suite of survey instruments being developed for schools, districts, and states by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. This national effort extends current activities that […]

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An American Stand

It is interesting that since the election of Donald Trump disgruntled Americans are now calling for the end to the electoral college. Would they be just as eager to end this undemocratic system if the situation was reversed, Trump winning the popular vote and Clinton being elected by the system? The electoral college was put […]

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21st Century Thinking

Season 4, Episode 18, of the television show “Scrubs” shows one of the main characters, Dr. Cox, telling his best friend that his son was “autistic”. It was a very touching scene where the father denied that his child had a “problem” but them accepted the news and asked for help. Wouldn’t it be wonderful […]

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Don’t Ask Questions – Demand Change

“We will continue to encourage and empower community members to advocate for their children, by opting out of the state tests and focusing on the local level as the expansion of standardized computer learning and testing threatens the whole-child education our children deserve. Parents need to ask their school districts why money and resources are […]

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