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Change is Coming in the World of Education Reform: Fordham Institute Edition

Change is Coming in the World of Education Reform: Fordham Institute Edition

I have to say that it’s pretty amusing to see an–allegedly–education-focused website like the Fordham Institute print this “sky is falling” forecast of new Wisconsin governor Tony Evers’ predicted influence on schooling in the state, but it’s illustrative of Fordham’s deep hatred for public education, and their support for the corporate ed reform agenda. Between the twisting of facts and […]

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The shutdown is also a chance to start focusing on taking back the Senate

The shutdown is also a chance to start focusing on taking back the Senate

Republicans who unanimously voted to keep the government open must pay if they go along with Trump’s shutdown in 2019 The government should be open right now. A million government workers, mostly veterans, shouldn’t be without a paycheck. Contractors at the Smithsonian and national parks shouldn’t be at risk of losing their homes. Scientific research shouldn’t be grinding to a […]

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Is Robert Mueller the left’s QAnon? with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

Is Robert Mueller the left’s QAnon? with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Someone has already been charged for most of the actions the Steele dossier attributes to Michael Cohen Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The dossier is not the measure of the Trump-Russia conspiracy Kathleen Gray at The Detroit Free Press: Snyder tackles most controversial lame-duck bills passed by lawmakers Kathleen Gray at The […]

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Betsy & Erik’s Plan to Turn American Institutions into AMWAY Franchises

Betsy & Erik’s Plan to Turn American Institutions into AMWAY Franchises

The Daily Kos has a new piece out today suggesting that–surprise!–the Trump Tower meeting that EVERYONE attending it claimed, insisted, and swore was “no big deal,” was actually–hold on, here’s the twist–a really big deal. Shocker, eh? Now, how absolutely delicious would it be if this whole dumpster fire could be traced back to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and […]

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David and Goliath are Poised for Battle in 2019; Who Will Win the “Education War”?

The war over public education has been waged over the last decade or so by two opposing factions; a battle between David and Goliath, if you will. There are numerous distinctions between the two sides, characterized by issues of wealth and power. “Goliath” in our analogy is the “corporate reform of education” movement and their advance army of standard-bearers, a […]

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Trump shut down the government like it’s a casino his daddy bought him

Trump shut down the government like it’s a casino his daddy bought him

Trump’s shutdown is costing our economy $6 billion a week to extort us into buying a $5 billion monument to his cruelty Donald Trump has never had a real job. Donald Trump’s wealth, whatever it is, is built on “outright fraud” of American taxpayers. Donald Trump owes his election, at least in some part, to a foreign power determined to […]

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2018 is the year that WILL. NOT. END. – with special guest Ari Berman

2018 is the year that WILL. NOT. END. – with special guest Ari Berman

Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Ari Berman’s book: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America is available HERE. John Sarbanes’ House Resolution 975: The By the People Resolution. Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin, and Josh Dawsey at The Washington Post: Zinke was a rising star in Washington. Then he joined the Trump administration. Michael Hiltzik at […]

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The Fresh Princes and Princesses of DC – with special guest Congresswoman-elect Elissa Slotkin

The Fresh Princes and Princesses of DC – with special guest Congresswoman-elect Elissa Slotkin

Elissa Slotkin on Twitter: @ElissaSlotkin. Tracy Samilton at Michigan Radio: Slotkin leading effort to change U.S. House from within Melissa Nann Burke at The Detroit News: Slotkin leads freshmen Democrats in asking Pelosi for greater voice Alana Abramson at Time: 16 Democrats Sign Letter Against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Kristin Lam at USA Today: After losing court battle, DeVos to […]

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The GOP attack on democracy in Michigan may be the worst in the nation — but democracy can be our revenge

The GOP attack on democracy in Michigan may be the worst in the nation — but democracy can be our revenge

Michigan may show the way to destroy the cancer of conservatism Comparing miseries is tacky. And both the Michigan GOP and the Wisconsin GOP are miseries. Indubitably. From a distance, Republicans on both sides Lake Michigan may seem boring and technocratic. These are the states where the GOP was born to resist the expansion of slavery, after all. But this […]

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Is a lame duck kosher? with special guest journalist, publisher, and commentator Susan Demas of Michigan Advance

Is a lame duck kosher? with special guest journalist, publisher, and commentator Susan Demas of Michigan Advance

Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas. Michigan Advance website: MichiganAdvance.com Michigan Advance on Twitter: @MichiganAdvance Susan J. Demas at Michigan Advance: Whoa, there, little ladies. GOP men will show you who’s boss. Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene at Governing.com: Defying Predictions, Union Membership Isn’t Dropping Post-Janus Ronald Brownstein at CNN: The foundation of Trump’s coalition is cracking Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: […]

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Consultant: Snyder administration officials responsible for poisoned Flint drinking water

Consultant: Snyder administration officials responsible for poisoned Flint drinking water

Testimony during a preliminary exam of several people indicted on charges related to the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead this week revealed that officials in the Snyder administration called the shots on how the water treatment plant would be run. The plant was taken out of mothballs in order to treat Flint River water […]

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