Education

A decline in public education and making higher education largely unaffordable except to those willing to become indentured servants for most of their lives means we are becoming more and more like a third world country.

The very idea of fully funded public education has been declining for some time and will have a calamitous effect on our future if not reversed.

The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend that I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future.

Help make your progressive case by using this documentation which is continuously updated. https://www.newprogs.org/make_your_case

The Democrats Are Not the Answer

I offer no defense of Trump or republicans who have also  been trying to systematically destroy public education for decades.  See Beware the Trump Administration. Rhetoric aside, however, in actions the democrats have been voting for the same objective. See  The Democratic Party is the More Effective of Two Evils

There is a bipartisan tradition to appoint to the post of Secretary of Education someone who has no experience teaching beyond a few college courses and believes the best way to improve education is to cut funding and get tough on teachers and their unions. Obama not only continued this tradition, by appointing Duncan as Secretary of Education, he has appointed the most hostile person to public education in the history of the office. The actions of his crony Chicago Mayor Emanuel against public schools is equally shocking. Of course Trump and his Education Secretary DeVos are just as bad or worse, but the bigger point is downgrading public education has been a bipartisan activity for decades.

The only public comment Obama has made on education (not counting generalities and sound-bites) praised a principal for firing teachers in mass and suggests teacher unions are the sole cause of all of our educational problems and charter schools the sole solution. If we are serious about addressing declining educational standards then those with no educational experience or background have to stop blaming, micromanaging, and underfunding teachers. We cannot "win the future" by underfunding and disrespecting teachers. Of course Republicans are doing the same thing. The point is this is one of many areas where democrats pretend to be different but in policy are not different. See references 1, 2, 35, 48, 49, 54, 55, 80, 85, 114, 124, 149, 150, 170, 171, 183, 192, 193, 219, 240, 277, 297, 304, 311, 338, 345, 381, 389,  408, 413, 416, 419, 436, 495, 583, 698, 700, 735, 738, 739, 743, 745, 759, 773, 807, 808.

Education Problems Documented in Below References

  • Downplaying social studies, constitutional civil rights, art, PE,  history
  • "Teaching" science by memorizing facts rather than using critical thinking
  • Omitting climate change or evolutionary biology
  • Emphasizing common core so rich people and corporations can get richer by undocumented testing
  • Privatizing education by eliminating evil public school teachers in favor of charter schools
  • taking away tenure by laws and federal agencies such as Teach For America (TFA)

The below references indicate declining education is a nation wide problem and the policies of the Democratic/Republican Uni-Party are only making it worse. Turning our back on the public school system and making a higher education increasingly unaffordable are sure ways to pave the way for long term decline.

The March 2015 issue of National Geographic headlined "The War on Science" and covered increasing superstition on climate change, evolution. the moon landing and vaccinations. We are on very dangerous ground and this is a worrisome trend. Making the public schools a scapegoat will only worsen things.

Clearly the powers that be are playing a long game. We need to as well. 


References

1-Why President Obama Must Remove Arne Duncan As Secretary of Education
2-The Obama Paradox
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6-Teacher Pay: U.S. Ranks 22nd Out Of 27 Countries
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9-You Made a Difference
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11-When Reforming Education Means Destroying Communities
12-The Attack on Public Education
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15-Teacher Salaries and the Medieval Bloodletting of the Public Schools
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17-Black Teachers Fired En Masse
18-Rick Santorum's 'Snob' Lob Against Obama Brings GOP Governors To President's Defense
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26-The Assault on Public Education
27-Why Isn't Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News?
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29-School Closings Come To Atlanta This Week, To Your City Next Week: It's Time To Dump Arne Duncan
30-Chicago Teachers Gear Up for a Fight
31-The Continued Destruction of Public Schools by Profit Seeking Charter Schools
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33-The For-Profit College Racket
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35-Democratic Split Over Education Reform Tested By Hollywood Movie
36-‘Won’t Back Down’: Realities the Movie Ignores
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39-Selling the Soul of Public Education
40-Pearson 'Education' - Who Are These People?
41-Texas GOP Platform Opposes Teaching "Critical Thinking Skills" in Schools. The Stupid, IT BURNS!
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43-Four Reasons Chicago's Teachers Are On Strike
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46-Chicago Teachers Swiftboated by For-Profit Charter School Operator
47-Stand Against Rahm!
48-The Real Problem with Rahm’s School Reforms in Chicago
49-Stubborn Facts About Obama Education Policies That No Amount of Convention Sugarcoating Can Cover Up
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54-How Things Look to a Returning Chicago Teacher
55-Rahm: President Obama Supports Me Against Striking Teachers
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61-Charters Do Not Outperform Unionized Schools
62-The Death of the Golden Dream of Higher Education
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69-Downward Mobility Haunts US Education
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72-Is Education a Human Right or a Privilege for the Wealthy?
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74-The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times
75-In Teaching Climate Change, Politics Trumps Science
76-Privatizing Public Schools: Big Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. K-12 Market
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78-The New Tests Will Survive Even if the School Doesn't
79-Michelle Rhee to Actually be Held Accountable by Press for Once
80-Obama's Race To The Top Drives Nationwide Wave of School Closings, Teacher Firings
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84-Melissa Harris-Perry Buries The Lead Story on National Wave of Public School Closings
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89-Why judges say charters are NOT public schools— students and parents should be nervous
90-Anti-Science Bills Weighed in Four States
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103-Fighting Creeping Creationism
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105-Has another venue of education scholarship sold out?
106-Interactive Map: Voucher Schools Teaching Creationism
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111-Why Does the US Chamber of Commerce Want to Train or Replace Your Elected School Board, If They Haven't Already?
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114-Chicago Public School Closings to Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion
115-Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System
116-Climate debate cut from national curriculum for children up to 14 - Exclusive: New draft guidelines for key stages 1 to 3 criticised by scientists for 'abdicating duty to future generations'
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120-Journey for Justice: Mass School Closings and the Death of Communities
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122-L.A. Teachers Block Corporate Donor Attempt to Buy School Board
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124-Race to the Top : Obama's War on Public Education 1/2 (YouTube)
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129-Brown v. Board Reduced Crime: And now re-segregation is leading to a spike in violent crime among young black men.
130-Detroit Schools Emergency Manager Gets Accolades as Children Fall Further Behind
131-As Tuition Rises, Opportunities Shrink
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135-The Growing Burden of College Fees
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137-Why The State Board Will Have To Revisit REPA II Teacher Licensure Rules
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142-Brooklyn Charter School Targets Rich, White Parents, Enrollment Plan Shows
143-Walmart heirs 'invest' $8 million in StudentsFirst's school privatization agenda
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146-Henry A. Giroux | The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times
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151-Secret Teacher: are you teaching in a climate of fear? - Pressure of Ofsted inspections and a data-driven culture is destroying staff morale at Secret Teacher's school
152-Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System
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159-Yoo hoo to the AFT and NEA: Support the Garfield teachers, for real
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170-Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit
171-Obama's Betrayal of Public Education? Arne Duncan and the Corporate Model of Schooling
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183-Marching in Chicago: Resisting Rahm Emanuel’s Neoliberal Savagery
184-Moyers Moment (2012): Heather McGhee on Student Debt
185-New data shows school “reformers” are full of it: Poor schools underperform largely because of economic forces, not because teachers have it too easy
186-Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond
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210-The True Size of the Student Debt Crisis
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217-Anti-piracy curriculum for elementary schools decried as ‘propaganda'

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219-Chicago Teacher: Inhumane Working Conditions are Inhumane Learning Conditions

220-Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools - Our public schools aren't in decline. And "reformers" with wild promises don't care about education — just profits

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245-(updated) Ohio charter school fail, and fail, and fail, and future fails

246-Five years in prison for homeless mom that sent her child to school

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248-Dumbing Down America: The Decline of Education in the US as Seen From Down Under

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254-How ‘Limited Government’ Is Burying a Generation in Debt

255-Indiana: GOP Plan to Privatizatize Public Schools Revealed

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257-'It Feels Like Education Malpractice' - What one woman learned from 10 years of teaching in a New York City public school

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Milwaukee Voucher School Shut Down As Republicans Introduce Bill to Expand Private Charter Schools - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/voucher-fraud#s

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270-Poor ranking on international test misleading about US student performance, researcher finds

271-Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income - A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.

272-The Real 21st-Century Problem in Public Education is Poverty

273-A Call to Arms From Oz to American Academics

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275-The Seven Blind Mice of Education Reform: A Field Guide

276-How Teachers Can Save Their Careers - What Veteran Teachers Should Do to Protect Themselves From Being Driven out of the Profession

277-Sorry, Michelle Rhee, but our obsession with testing kids is all about money - Rhee, Nicholas Kristof and Arne Duncan exaggerate test results again to advance an ugly anti-public school agenda

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286-These 11 Leaders Are Running Education But Have Never Taught

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Father Arrested for Trying to Pick Up his Special Needs Children from School
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Father Arrested for Trying to Pick Up his Special Needs Children from School
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Father Arrested for Trying to Pick Up his Special Needs Children from School
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301-Charter School Pirates of Privilege Plunder Public Schools

302-Charter Schools and the Destruction of Public Education

303-Charter Schools Gone Wild: Study Finds Widespread Fraud, Mismanagement and Waste

304-Arne Duncan slams teachers, says they come from the bottom of the academic barrel.

305-Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

306-Columbia Tosses Out Star Faculty Researchers for Failing to Pay 80% of Their Own Way

307-Corporate School Reform Equals Educational Malpractice

308-Crunching Test Scores Isn’t Enough to Educate Our Kids

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310-UPDATED: For-profit charter celebrates "Teacher Appreciation Week" w/ compulsory teacher humiliation

311-Despite Community Pleas, Three Chicago Schools Slated for Privatization

312-Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education Than Rich Kids? Evaluating School Privatization Proposals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

313-DOJ to Schools: Stop Sending Kids to Jail for Breaking the Rules

314-Education Hackers: They’re Heeere

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322-Has Teach for America reached its Waterloo?

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335-Pay Our Teachers or Lose Your Job. North Carolina is pushing its best educators out. We have to do something.

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340-Paul Horton: Why Obama's Education Policies Will Not Change and Why "Change is Hard"

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356-Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read

357-Teach for America’s hidden curriculum: The history of TFA reveals the ironies of contemporary education reform, class inequality and the liberal agenda

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362-The American Public School Under Siege

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367-Glen Ford: Corporate Assault on Public Education (YouTube)

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374-Newark parent leader arrested, jailed, after criticizing state plan to close schools.

375-Wyoming is 1st state to reject science standards

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380-Alternative Visions – Billionaires vs Teachers: The Vergara Court Decision in California – 06/14/14

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382-Scholastic and Big Coal Team Up to Bamboozle 4th Graders

383-Boston Public Schools to Eliminate History & Social Science Departments

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386-Are Charter Schools Todays Version of Sub Prime Mortgages? (video) (YouTube)

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394-Conflicts Of Interest, Public Education, The AFT/NEA Corruption Through Non-Profits (video) (YouTube)

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401-FORMER CTC ATTORNEY KATHLEEN CARROLL LAYS OUT UNHOLY ALLIANCE BETWEEN UNION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION PRIVATIZERS

402-Gresham Elementary Principal No Longer Has Keys To School After Sit-In

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406-How to Pay for a Free, Non-Racist Higher Education

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408-Is "Democrats For Public Education" Just a Toothless, Cynical Sound Byte?

409-Fuzzy Math - The guesstimate that struck down California’s teacher tenure laws.

410-KS-Gov Brownback Expels Teachers..

411-LA Judge Objects to School Police Getting Millions Reserved for Struggling Students

412-Age of Ignorance

413-Mayor Rahm to Prosser High: Beat it!

414-Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion from Schools, Gives $1.3 Billion to Nissan

415-New York City’s Teachers Adrift, Victims of Reform

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419-One Year After Chicago Closes 50 Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union Assesses the Lies and Lasting Damage

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421-Principals Given Just 24 Hours to Make Way for New Success Academy Schools

422-Protections of Teacher Tenure Do Not Hurt Students

423-Report: Charters Creating Two-Tier Education

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425-Five Ways Charter Schools Are Bad for Children and Other Living Things

426-School That Banned Honors Night For Being Too ‘Exclusive’ Decides Not To Be National Laughingstock

427-Serial School Privatizer "Chainsaw Paul" Vallas Gets Ready For His Next Job

428-Sixty Years After Brown V. Board,Black Teachers Are Disappearing---Again  The desegregation of American schools put Black teachers on the chopping block. What's taking them out of schools now?

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431-The Con Artistry of Charter Schools - Once an effort to improve public education, the charter school movement has transformed into a money-making venture.

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434-The greening of the American teacher: Scarcity of experienced educators is not a chance development, and it is ruining US schools

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438-The Whole Problem With Education In America, Explained By One Teacher In 6 Minutes

439-University of Illinois fires professor Steven Salaita after Gaza massacre tweets

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441-Why Hedge Funds Love Charter Schools

442-America's teachers some of the hardest working lowest paid in the world, check that, selfish, greediest and laziest around.

443-How Higher Education in the US Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps - Higher education is not what it used to be, and that's no accident.

444-Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

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446-NPR Whitewashes Charter Schools and Disaster Capitalism in New Orleans

447-Gates Funding Spurs Doubts over Pubmedia's Impartiality in Education Reporting

Gates funding spurs doubts over pubmedia’s impartiality in education reporting - See more at: http://www.current.org/2014/09/gates-funding-spurs-doubts-over-pubmedias-impartiality-in-education-reporting/#sthash.oR0NKP7d.dpuf
Gates funding spurs doubts over pubmedia’s impartiality in education reporting - See more at: http://www.current.org/2014/09/gates-funding-spurs-doubts-over-pubmedias-impartiality-in-education-reporting/#sthash.oR0NKP7d.dpuf

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452-Proposed Texas textbooks teach climate change skepticism - "Scientists disagree about what is causing climate change," one newly proposed textbook reads.

453-Why I hate standardized tests: A teacher’s take on how to save public education: Thanks to tests, my students' minds have been downsized -- while corporate interests profit. Here's the answer

454-The California PAR Program- How Teachers Unions Have Collaborated in the Removal of Veteran Teachers and Helped “Whiten” The Teaching Profession.

455-Wealthy Donors and Corporations Set Think Tanks’ Agendas

456-Questioning the Charter School Hype

457-A Chronicle of Echoes

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459-American Teachers Spend More Time In The Classroom Than World Peers, Says Report

460-Another Study Finds Unaccountable Charter Schools Dogged by Corruption

461-Charlotte School Shuts Down 20 Days into School Year

Charlotte charter school shuts down, 20 days into school year - See more at: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/09/19/charlotte-charter-school-shuts-down-20-days-into-school-year/#sthash.Jjj0jBH6.dpuf

462-Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits

463-Chomsky: There's an Overt Corporate Effort to Indoctrinate American Children: The academic talks about education and indoctrination, ISIS, and the media in a new interview.

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467-German universities scrap all tuition fees

468-How Rich Old White Men Are Taking Lunch Money Away From Inner-City Black Kids

469-Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities - The linguist and philosopher on the Walmartization of higher education, and what we can learn from John Stuart Mill

470-Parents pay the price for children’s student debt

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472-Say goodbye to public schools: Diane Ravitch warns Salon some cities will soon have none: "Why destroy public education so that a handful can boast they have a charter school in addition to their yacht?"

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474-Texas’ New Public School Textbooks Promote Climate Change Denial and Downplay Segregation

475-The Joys of Abolishing Debt

476-The Resurgence of the Public Education Nation

477-The University of Illinois Fails on Academic Freedom and Free Speech: Why the Salaita Case Matters

478-The witch-hunting of Steven Salaita and the new McCarthyism

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807-As Lawmakers Accuse DeVos of Lack of Regard for Students, Her Own Staffer Admits 'Things Have Gotten Pretty Awful Here' "What do you mean, there's no data?" a lawmaker asked Secretary of Education during tense hearing. "There is study after study after study."
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817-New York's Greatly Hyped Success Academy Tainted by Racist Board Members and Radical Right-Wing Money:
Yet another Success Academy Board member has a long history of making incendiary racial comments.
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843-Cashing In On Trump’s War on Universities - Republicans are gutting U.S. education; Canada — with boldness — can reap the benefits.
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855-National Teachers Group Confronts Climate Denial: Keep the Politics Out of Science Class   The association urged science teachers at all levels to emphasize that 'no scientific controversy exists regarding the basic facts of climate change.'
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872-Charter Schools Are a Major Dividing Line for the 2020 Democratic Candidate  Education Fights in Pennsylvania Point the Way - Charter schools now cost Pennsylvania taxpayers over $1.8 billion annually and account for over 25 percent of the state’s basic education funding
874-Charter schools are starting to look a lot like payday lenders and for-profit colleges  The daily drip of charter school scandals is revealing an industry that often preys on those they claim to be trying to help.
876-The decline of trust in science “terrifies” former MIT president Susan Hockfield - If we don’t trust scientists to be experts in their fields, Hockfield says on the latest episode of Recode Decode, “we have no way of making it into the future.”
878-Florida: The Graveyard of American Public Education - Remember that Betsy DeVos points to Florida as a model.
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890-Teacher Salaries Fell 4.5% Over the Last Decade - The gender gap contributes to disparities in pay between teachers and similarly educated professionals.
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892-The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders - There's a reason kids are more anxious and depressed than ever.
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894-Things Didn’t Go Well When Betsy DeVos Was Confronted With Her Department’s Charter School Fraud - One billion awarded by the federal government’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) went to charter schools that never opened or opened for only brief periods
895-DeVos Denounced for Student Debt Relief Rule Change That Critics Say 'Takes a Scythe to Defrauded Borrowers' - "With this policy overhaul, Secretary DeVos has cemented her legacy as best friend to predatory colleges and enemy to the students they rip off."
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905-West Virginia Senate passes sweeping education bill to ban teacher strikes - The bill would allow schools to fire workers for striking and withhold pay on strike days.
908-Educator: There's A Mass Teacher Exodus, Not Shortage - Tim Slekar, Dean Of The School Of Education At Edgewood College, Says Testing Accountability To Blame
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912-Betsy DeVos To Promote School That Bans Transgender Students And Staff  The education secretary is set to visit a Catholic elementary school in Pennsylvania that has an explicit anti-trans policy.
919-USA ranked 27th in the world in education and healthcare — down from 6th in 1990  America continues to tread water in healthcare and education while other countries have enacted reforms to great effect.
925-Exclusive: ‘Older teachers bullied to breaking point'  Union says bullying is 'rife' in order to drive out expensive older teachers, while psychotherapist reports 'massive increase' in teachers seeking counselling
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932-The Education Reform Movement Has Failed America. We Need Common Sense Solutions That Work.
935-'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt  "Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared."
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946-We All Know Teachers Are Underpaid. But Who Imagined It Was This Bad? New data shows how much teachers rely on side hustles simply to survive.
949-They Crush Our Song for A Reason The powerful keep those they exploit from knowing who they are, where they came from and the crimes of the ruling class. As social inequality mounts, so does the campaign to keep us in darkness.
950-The Charter School Real Estate Scam - Publicly funded private schools can rake in millions from state facility grants and then keep any profits from the sale if the school closes.
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commented 2020-09-08 12:48:02 -0700 · Flag
Yikes. We are in trouble in area we do not even know about. Education is the basic of survival.