Dump DeVos, pt. 2

Mercedes Schneider has inexhaustible patience as a researcher. She tried to locate the “publications” that Betsy DeVos submitted to the Senate committee reviewing her qualifications. Some were letters to the editor. Some were press releases (did she write them?). Some were unavailable. Some were about her. It is not clear whether she or an aide […]

via Mercedes Schneider Searches for Betsy DeVos’s Writings — Diane Ravitch’s blog

*Jules’s Note: The rush to not vet our top leaders who will “lead” departments they are hell-bent on destroying not only smacks of lack of transparency–it smacks of destroying any vestiges of our Founders’ intentions on ethics, rule of law, and governance. Please contact your senators and tell them to oppose this crony who wants to do nothing more than destroy public education.

Mike Klonsky: BREAKING NEWS: Rich Schools Get High Grades, Poor School Districts Fail — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Mike Klonsky is a nervy guy. In this post, he explains why some schools and states get high marks while others are “failing.” Let Edweek know.

via Mike Klonsky: BREAKING NEWS: Rich Schools Get High Grades, Poor School Districts Fail — Diane Ravitch’s blog

 

*Jules’s Note: Teachers have known this for a long time. That is why corporate interests have outspent us 15:1 in their attempts to destroy teachers unions who work so diligently to protect our students and our profession.