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#edblogger, teacher, #union guy @fklonsky’s on #StandingRock, cabinet deplorables & attacks on @KeithEllison 

2000 U.S. veterans arrive in Standing Rock. Matthew Crane, a 32-year-old Navy veteran who arrived three days ago, said the veterans joining the protest were “standing on the shoulders of Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi” with the their plans to shield protesters. “I bought a one-way ticket,” he told Reuters as he worked to […]

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NPE publishes Valuing Public Education: A 50 State Report Card

Here’s the Network for Public Education‘s interactive Education Map. What does this have to with your own college teaching? Easy. Check your state’s report card to better understand what your future college students have been through before they arrive in your classroom.

Ask not for whom the privateers troll: all public education is connected.

Cloaking Inequity

The Network for Public Education is pleased to publish today a new national report card that analyses how each state values public education. The following is from Carol Burris, Executive Director of Network for Public Education:

We want to give you a first look at a very important NPE project that Diane is unveiling at the National Press Club today. Valuing Public Education: a 50 State Record Card, is an evaluation of how well our states and the District of Columbia support public schools.

It’s the first in-depth, nonpartisan report card to grade states according to whether their current policies and laws make public schools vibrant and strong or undermine them. It stands in stark contrast to report cards released from conservative political organizations like The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and StudentsFirst that wrongly rank states based on their willingness to privatize public education and weaken the status…

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#Education must be protected from the forces of #privatization says UN #humanrights expert

NEW YORK / GENEVA 27 October 2014 – “Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, said during the presentation of his report to the UN General Assembly.

“The exponential growth of private education must be regulated by Governments to safeguard education as a public good,” the expert told the global forum, warning that the rapid expansion of private education is increasingly replacing public education, rather than supplementing it.

“The costs associated with private schools are exacerbating inequality in societies as poor and marginalized groups are often excluded from going to them,” he said. “The State is both guarantor and regulator of education which is a fundamental human right and a noble cause. Provision of basic education free of costs is not only a core obligation of States, it is also a moral imperative.”

Mr. Singh’s report addressed many of the concerns that have emerged in terms of State obligations for the provision of the right to education as well as respect for the principles of social justice and equity, which are core principles of the UN system.

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