Monthly Archives: December 2016

‘School Choice’ Education Secretary Not What Latino Students Need

Despite disparaging Latinos through his attacks on Mexico and judges of Mexican descent, Trump vowed to be a champion for Latinos in education. But he’s going about it the wrong way. Donald Trump has tapped billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education to advocate for profit-based “school choice” policies. The American Federation of Teachers has criticized DeVos’ public school privatization

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Network for Public Education DeVos/Trump toolkit

I received an email from Carol Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education. She asked if I would share this important toolkit for the upcoming confirmation of Betsy DeVos at the Secretary of Education. You are someone who understands the vital role that public education plays in democracy. You understand that a patchwork quilt of for-profit charters, charter

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KEVT 1210 AM John C. Scott Show: Will Trump blow up public education?

Will Trump blow up public education? If so, How many years will it take public education to recover from a Trump education privatization agenda? Julian Vasquez Heilig joins Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott on KEVT, 1210 AM. See also Talking Donald Trump and Education on KEVT 1210 AM and Educators Brace for Trump and What Crazy Will Trump and the Republicans Deliver? Please Facebook Like, Tweet,

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Updated: @NAACP Holding Charter School Hearings Across Nation

The NAACP’s most recent national resolution on charter schools has elicited a vigorous discourse about charter schools in the United States. The nation’s largest and oldest civil right organization is also a democratic, community-based organization. The National Board of the NAACP after its vote to support a charter moratorium (See Breaking News: Charter Resolution Ratified by @NAACP National Board) announced the National Task

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Five Questions You Should Ask about Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy Devos

The election of Donald Trump, and his subsequent nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, may turn the tide in favor of private control of public education. The President-elect promised during his campaign that his administration will spend billions on market-based school choice in the first 100 days. If these funds are taken from federal Title I dollars, Trump, during his

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