It was a veritable Who's Who of corporate education "reformers. " The film Waiting for "Superman" was premiering in theaters nationwide, and received wall-to-wall acclaim and publicity from NBC. I was one of the only teachers to appear on a panel discussion. I spoke out against charter schools and privatization. Vanessa Roth. ANS: Ondertussen in de Verenigde Staten4. Ondertussen in de Verenigde Staten 5. Education in the United States. Private schools are generally free to determine their own curriculum and staffing policies, with voluntary accreditation available through independent regional accreditation authorities. 88% of school-age children attend public schools, 9% attend private schools, and nearly 3% are homeschooled. There are also a large number and wide variety of publicly and privately administered institutions of higher education throughout the country.
Post-secondary education, divided into college, as the first tertiary degree, and graduate school, is described in a separate section below. History In 1823, Reverend Samuel Read Hall founded the first normal school, the Columbian School in Concord, Vermont, to improve the quality of the burgeoning common school system by producing more qualified teachers.
K–12 (education) K–12 (spoken as "k twelve", "k through twelve", or "k to twelve") is a designation for the sum of primary and secondary education.
It is used in the United States, Canada, Turkey, the Philippines, and Australia. Pell Grant. The Pell Grant is covered by legislation titled the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1; 20 U.S.C. 1070a.
These federal funded grants are not like loans, and need not be repaid. Students may use their grants at any one of approximately 5,400 participating postsecondary institutions. These federally funded grants help about 5.4 million full-time and part-time college and vocational school students nationally. For the 2010–2011 school year, 7 of the top 10 colleges by total Pell Grant money awarded were for-profit institutions. History
Association of American Universities. Organization The AAU was founded in 1900 by a group of fourteen Ph.D.
-granting universities in the United States to strengthen and standardize American doctoral programs. Today, the primary purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for the development and implementation of institutional and national policies, in order to promote strong programs in academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
Association of American Universities. Little history. Accountability. U.S. Department of Education. Congressional Bills - NYTimes.com. Roberto J. Rodríguez Special Assistant to President Obama for Education, serves in the White House Domestic Policy Council. Roberto Rodriguez at 2010 NPS. State Of The Union 2011: Obama Expresses Support For Increased College Aid, Pell Grants. President Barack Obama pledged support to reestablish America as the global leader in higher education in his State of the Union address last night.
The president decried higher education budget cuts, which have become all the more common as states try to balance their coffers. "Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine," he said. "It may feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you'll feel the impact. " Education would not be included in the five-year spending freeze he outlined before Congress. According to a White House fact sheet on the speech, Obama has several plans in motion to make college more affordable, including a bolstered Pell Grant program, more affordable student loans and the permanent establishment of the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Obama also noted that reforming immigration laws is key in raising America's status as an education leader. Obama to Help Corporations with Their Complaints About Taxes.
(image: twolf1) [ed. note: With this post, Firedoglake introduces a semi-regular series exposing and exploring ways in which the federal government spends vast sums or forsakes vital revenue in a perpetual, profligate and pathetic quest to assure corporate America that the elected representatives of we the people are really, truly, madly, deeply “business friendly.”
With each story, we hope to highlight another government giveaway, tax break, or loophole handcrafted by lawmakers and lobbyists to keep the powerful powerful and make the rich richer. If the reverse Robin Hoodism rises to special heights, we will present it with the FDL Wealthy Welfare Award—or, as we have taken to calling it back here, The Grafty. The Commercial War on Teacher Layoffs. Arthur Goldstein: Garrulous Mr. Gates. I'm not an education expert like Gates, so I'll comment only on a TED talk he gave last year.
My experience is limited to teaching 25 years in New York City. Still, even a layperson such as myself has to wonder where the influential Gates gets his information: How does that [KIPP charter school] compare to a normal school? Well, in a normal school teachers aren't told how good they are. Arthur Goldstein: How To Extend Your Teaching Career (SATIRE) It's tough being a teacher nowadays.
In Wisconsin, they want to kill collective bargaining and do whatever they wish. Mayor Bloomberg doesn't want to look as extreme as Scott Walker, so he's simply rolled out a bill that would pretty much let him fire anyone he feels like firing. It's pretty easy to give a teacher an arbitrary "U" rating. State Budgets: Day of Reckoning - 60 Minutes.
Crisis in the Dairyland - For Richer and Poorer - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/03. Diane Ravitch - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/03. WindowsMedia Player:Diane Ravitch March8. VIDEO: America Is NOT Broke. March 5th, 2011 9:03 PM. America Is NOT Broke': Michael Moore Speaks in Madison, WI. Broke Town, U.S.A. Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC. National Education Reform Organization to Launch in Indiana. March 4, 2011 News Release. Chris Hayes and Naomi Klein Explain Why the Protests in Wisconsin Matter. Wisconsin Teachers Show Us How to Resist the Shock Doctrine - Living in Dialogue. The Shock Doctrine Short Film. Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine - Part 1 of 6. Diane Ravitch: Bad news for Indiana teach... The Mind Trust - Home Page. The Mind Trust (TheMindTrust) Laura Bush expected to unveil major public school reform program, an initiative of SMU's George W. Bush Institute.
Former first lady Laura Bush is expected to unveil a public school reform program today that will be the first large-scale policy initiative of the George W. Bush Institute at SMU. The plan involves a new collaboration of educators, nonprofits and businesses aimed at improving the performance of public school students by altering the role of principals. The Bush Institute, the policy-making arm of the Presidential Library Center planned for Southern Methodist University, aims to have half the country's public school principals trained under a new curriculum over the next 10 years. The George W. Bush Institute » George W. Bush Presidential Center. (pdf)The Alliance to Reform Education LeadershipFact Shee.
Cell Phones, U-verse, Digital TV, DSL Internet, and Phone Service. Teach For America - Help Ensure Educational Opportunity for All. James K. Glassman. James K. Glassman. James Kenneth Glassman (born January 1, 1947) is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy development institution focused on creating independent, non-partisan solutions to America's most pressing public policy problems through the principles that guided President George W. Bush and his wife Laura in public life. The George W. Bush Institute is based within the George W. Excellence in Education (Jeb Bush) Excellence in Ed (ExcelinEd) sur Twitter. NEA Home. Dennis Van Roekel (NEAPresident) sur Twitter. NEA President Calls on Educators to Keep Up the Fight for Public Education
N.E.A. Shifts Position on Teacher Evaluations. APSCU: Association Private Sector Colleges and Universities. APSCU (apscunow) sur Twitter. Chaîne de ccamedia1. Grading For-Profit Colleges. For-profit college group: "Eisman is a self-serving nutcase" - Apr. 21. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities spent five times as much on lobbying efforts last year to block the Department of Education proposed rules.By Hibah Yousuf, staff reporterApril 21, 2011: 5:52 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's no secret that prominent short-seller Steve Eisman has been outspoken against the for-profit education sector, and he has the ear of lawmakers and the Department of Education.
Eisman, best known as the star in Michael Lewis' The Big Short for his successful early bet against the subprime mortgage industry, has publicly blasted the for-profit education industry over the past year. Death & Life of the Great american School System. Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. SOSMarch (SOSMarch) Ironic Lessons in Education Reform from Bill Gates. In his Washington Post Op-Ed (28 February 2011), Bill Gates builds to this solution to education reform: