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  • Trump Wants to Slash $54B in Non-Defense Spending—End Funding of Public Broadcasting, NEA, NEH, OPIC

    03/17/2017 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 16, 2017 | 11:40 AM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    President Donald Trump today released his “America First” budget blueprint which calls for slashing non-defense-related discretionary spending by $54 billion and completely eliminating funding for many independent agencies and federal programs. Among those that will be completely defunded are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. “Our Budget Blueprint insists on $54 billion in reductions to non-Defense programs,” Trump said in the introduction to his budget blueprint. “We are going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to the...
  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 169 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/16/17 | Thom Geier
    President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination. Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post. The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute...
  • 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

    03/15/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 14, 2017 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    Here’s a fact: In 2016, Earth reached its highest temperature on record, trouncing the record set just a year earlier in 2015, which beat the previous record set in 2014. Our planet is warming, and its temperatures are fast heading toward levels that scientists believe will threaten humans and the natural world. Another fact: Educators need to help students learn about climate change, caused by human activity. But how do we do it in a way that engages and inspires them?
  • A day without women? Teacher protest shuts US city schools

    03/08/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/17 | Marc Antoine BAUDOUX/ afp
    Alexandria (United States) (AFP) - What does a day without women look like? The city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the US capital, found out on Wednesday as an avalanche of teacher requests for time off to mark International Women's Day forced it to close down its entire public school district. Alexandria's unprecedented decision -- announced two days ahead of time to give parents time to plan for the disruption -- appeared to be broadly well received in the progressive northern Virginia city.
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • PBS, NEA, AmeriCorps on the chopping block in Trump’s first budget

    02/18/2017 9:42:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2017 | John Sexton
    The New York Times reported yesterday that the White House budget office has prepared a list of programs that could be eliminated in Trump’s first budget proposal. Among those programs are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities and AmeriCorps. From the NY Times: Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director. Now that he is in place, his office is ready to move ahead with a list of nine programs to eliminate,...
  • Defiant Ed Sec. Slips Past Angry Mob: ‘No School Door in America Will Be Blocked’

    02/10/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2017 | 5:41 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    With the aid of D.C. School and U.S. Education Department staff, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos eluded screaming protesters blocking the door of a D.C. public school where she was scheduled to meet with education advocates on Friday. […] After the meeting, DeVos issued a defiant statement, saying she won’t let protesters keep her from doing her job of improving the U.S. educational system: “I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.” …
  • Goodwin: The Democratic Party Has Lost Its Mind — And Its Soul

    02/08/2017 9:58:57 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8 Feb 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    History was made Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. But the necessity of Pence’s vote reflected another kind of history, too: The decision by all Senate Democrats to reject DeVos marked a new low for the flailing party. Democrats claim to stand for the poor, immigrants and nonwhites. Yet given a chance to actually support someone who is dedicated to improving education for all America’s children, especially those trapped in urban failing schools, the Dems’ said no, hell no. Joined by two Republicans, they stood...
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • The Resistance to the Trump-DeVos agenda is here to stay

    02/07/2017 10:27:17 AM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    NEA President Lily Eskelsen García thanks parents, students, and education activists for their relentless efforts to stop the hostile takeover of our public schools by Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration.
  • Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote

    02/06/2017 10:02:44 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday."Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said from the Senate floor Monday.
  • Tag: Betsy DeVos

    02/04/2017 4:14:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    National Education Association ^ | 2/4/2017 | Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association
    The nation is speaking out; senators need to listen COPYRIGHT 2002-2017 NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
  • Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

    02/01/2017 8:06:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday they would not vote to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary. The two women are the first sitting Republican senators to publicly say they wouldn't back one of Trump's Cabinet nominees.The stunning decision from a pair of veteran Republican lawmakers puts DeVos in a tenuous position as her final vote before the Senate nears, but top Republican aides are confident she will be confirmed.
  • Cartwheeling teacher wasn’t wearing underwear, arrested for indecent exposure, police say

    02/02/2017 9:29:32 AM PST · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    The State | 21/1/2017 | AP
    PAWHUSKA, OKLA. Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no undergarments.
  • K-12: Drain This Swamp

    01/27/2017 2:57:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp in Washington. This task is especially urgent in that large, malodorous part of the swamp known as Education. The Education Establishment makes everything murky and unproductive by an endless spew of jargon, incoherent theories, goofy methods, phony research, and new names for failed ideas. Finally, no two Americans can talk constructively about anything in education. It's as if they are talking across vast linguistic and cultural barriers, not over coffee at Starbucks. Education is now the fog-shrouded domain of dumbing down. Pervasive murkiness is a big part of the reason why so much...
  • Murray Votes No on Advancing Betsy DeVos Nomination

    02/01/2017 4:59:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 31, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Murray Votes No on Advancing Betsy DeVos Nomination
  • How the Supreme Court affects your classroom and your students

    01/30/2017 5:09:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 30, 2017 | Lily Eskelsen García
    We should care who sits on the U.S. Supreme Court because court decisions affect our collective bargaining rights, the access our students have to the educational opportunities they deserve, and our children’s (and grandchildren’s) future. Justices may hold their appointments for life; that gives them ample time to impact the rights we hold dear—for better or worse.
  • Dallas High School Teacher Posts Video "Shooting" Trump With Squirt Gun In Classroom

    01/26/2017 6:19:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 01/25/17 | Christine Rousselle
    A high school art teacher in Dallas posted an Instagram video of herself "shooting" an image of Donald Trump with a squirt gun and screaming "die" during Friday's inauguration. A copy of the video went viral on Twitter before the original source was identified.   The teacher has since deleted the video, but here's a copy:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp1A3VB6Fg8    
  • This is what democracy looks like! Marching in DC

    01/23/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 96 replies
    National Education Association ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | National Education Association
    Thousands upon thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, millions across the nation and the world. We are diverse, we are united and we have many, many creative signs. :)