“Educational Freedom” is False Advertising! MARCH 27, 2019 BY NANCY BAILEY

by Nancy Bailey

It sounds so patriotic…Educational Freedom. But public education in traditional public schools is what is truly educational freedom. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other conservatives like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current Tennessee Governor Bill Lee are touting their idea of Educational Freedom and they repeatedly make comments implying that poor children will get […]

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY March 27, 1867: Staged Ride-ins in South Carolina Streetcars

Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson Book Cover Ask your students or your friends or yourself: “When was one of the first (recorded that is) organized protests of segregation on a bus or streetcar?”

They may be surprised to learn that on March 27, 1867, after the end of the Freedmen’s meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, a group of African-Americans decided to test their right to ride on the Charleston Street Cars.

Continue reading on link below. #TeachReconstruction

READ-SHARE-DISCUSS-LEARN more here – https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/staged-ride-ins-south-carolina

Scathing New Report Demands Moratorium on New Grants from Federal Charter Schools Program

by janresseger

The Network for Public Education has released Asleep at the Wheel: How the Federal Charter Schools Program Recklessly Takes Taxpayers and Students for A Ride

…a scathing condemnation of the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP), which is part of the Office for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education: “For over a decade, Congress has poured money into CSP at rates much higher than overall Education Department spending has increased.  We estimate that approximately $4 billion federal tax dollars have been spent or allocated to start, replicate and expand charter schools.”

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DeVos blasted again for proposing cuts to the Special Olympics, 12% decrease in funding for Education Department

For the third year in a row, Democrats dinged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday for proposing to cut funds from the Special Olympics, after-school programs and support for students from low-income families.

The difference is that this time, Democrats control the House.

READ-SHARE-DISCUSS-LEARN more here – https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/politics/devos-blasted-again-for-proposing-cuts-to-the-special-olympics