The Top 10 Resistance Victories in Trump’s First 100 Days – AltNet

Nothing Succeeds like Success and the grassroots resistance movements against Trump are proving that great adage with great aplomb.  The Women’s March and Town Halls are my favorite but read about all 10 and get involved in the next one yourself. mc

via The Top 10 Resistance Victories in Trump’s First 100 Days | AlterNet

By John Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson, Domenica Ghanem / AlterNet

13 Questions That Scare Charter School Advocates Communities need to know what they’re being sold.

By Alan Singer / The Huffington Post April 18, 2017

The Network for Public Education is challenging the Trump/DeVos anti-public school agenda. According to NPE, “DeVos and her allies have worked for decades pushing charters, vouchers and neo-vouchers such as education tax credits. DeVos even supports virtual charter schools that have a horrific track record when it comes to student success.”

This campaign picks up urgency as Arizona just passed legislation providing its entire student population with vouchers to attend private, for-profit, and religious schools. The law is modeled on Trump/DeVos proposals.

The public is often confused by the Trump/DeVos assault on public schools because they frame it as promoting “choice.” In response, The Network for Public Education prepared a thirteen-point question/answer toolkit to expose the lies and distortions of charter school, voucher, and tax credit advocates. The full toolkit is available online. This report excerpts key items from the toolkit.

Read the entire article at http://www.alternet.org/education/13-hard-questions-charter-schools-promoters-dont-want-taxpayers-ask?akid=15435.2623233.l7fEOh&rd=1&src=newsletter1075740&t=12

Organizing Against The Trump/DeVos Mis-Education Agenda

Alan Singer, Contributor   Huffington Post

Posted in Diane Ravitch’s Blog

“The Network for Public Education is leading the campaign challenging the Trump/DeVos anti-public school agenda. According to NPE “DeVos and her allies have worked for decades pushing charters, vouchers and neo-vouchers such as education tax credits. DeVos even supports virtual charter schools that have a horrific track record when it comes to student success.

This campaign picks up urgency as Arizona just passed legislation providing its entire student population with vouchers to attend private, for-profit, and religious schools. The law is modeled on Trump/DeVos proposals.

 

 

via Organizing Against The Trump/DeVos Mis-Education Agenda | The Huffington Post