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Journalists need to fact-check every word that DeVos says

I am writing this post for the journalists who cover education. Please fact-check every word that DeVos says. She literally doesn’t know what she is talking about. This is the New York Times’ report on Betsy DeVos‘ press conference at Brookings. She claims that the Bush-Obama policies of test-and-punish failed because throwing money at the […]… Continue reading Journalists need to fact-check every word that DeVos says

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Translation is like creative reading

Megan McDowell, a translator from Kentucky living in Chile, has had eight books published in the past two years. “It’s not really healthy what I do, because I work a lot,” she tells me. “But a lot of those books I’ve been working on for a really long time.” McDowell first started translating Carlos Fonseca’s Colonel…… Continue reading Translation is like creative reading

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Ohio’s inverse voucher program

I was a founding board member of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (now, Institute). It is a pro-choice organization. I opposed the decision to sponsor charter schools in Ohio, because I thought it was outside the work of a think tank. My ideal think tank would exercise independence in reviewing government policy and gain respect […]… Continue reading Ohio’s inverse voucher program

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#Read4Refugees

Go Jane Give organized the “#Read4Refugees” social media campaign, encouraging users to raise awareness and funds for refugee issues. Over the past month, numerous well-known authors have joined in, including Junot Díaz, Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kidd, and Sherman Alexie, among others. The post #Read4Refugees appeared first on The Millions. via #Read4Refugees — The Millions

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A major victory for parents in New York

EDUCATION LAW CENTER NEW YORK APPEALS COURT ORDERS CUOMO ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS In a major victory for parents, a New York appeals court has ordered the State Division of Budget to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grants to 20 needy schools across the state. A year ago, the grants were […]… Continue reading A major victory for parents in New York