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#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
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Last panel of the PS1NC forum .
First speaker is Richard Kahlenberg of the "Century Foundation."
He starts out by mocking the 'days of the racist tea party'.
The Century Foundation is a "progressive nonpartisan" think tank.

The board includes former Obama adviser Mark Zuckerman & Ed Sec John King.

Kahlenberg says "diversity makes us smarter."
Kahlenberg is referring to the 1966 Coleman report that said Socioeconomic status is the biggest predictor of Ed success.
Also a 2019 report that reasserts that.
Doesn't address that despite integration, achievement has stalled.
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So, in the PS1 packet this morning is the #wcpss board's imaginary 'charter school tax'

#nced
We are being given a history lesson by Policy Watch's Rob Schofield about the "far right" former WCPSS school board and their "fluke" election.
Schofield says corporations and #schoolchoice are "picking winners and losers".

Equates choice with "privatization' and 'segregation'.
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"We have to acknowledge that there are many adults doing their education while they're holding full-time jobs, raising families…"

@BetsyDeVosED explains her approach to #Education on American Thought Leaders🇺🇸 with @Jan Jekielek
@BetsyDeVosED @jan "With the reforms that are in process, there's going to be a lot more innovation and creativity brought into the higher ed world," says #Education Secretary @BetsyDeVosED

🔴LIVE: | American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 with @JanJekielek
@JanJekielek @BetsyDeVosED @jan #SchoolChoice: “it was just unjust that I could make those decisions for my children. But these other families...weren't able to make those decisions.”

@BetsyDeVosED on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 with @JanJekielek

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This is the NEA, which is the parent org to the @ncae.
The President of the NCAE, Mark Jewell, is running for a position on the NEA Executive Committee.
#nced #ncpol
@ncae In addition to supporting abortion, the #NEA adopted more measures dealing with politics and social justice than they did education-related items.
Including slave reparations, "white fragility" training, & others. (more)
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Changing calendars so that Election day can become a "day of action" and promoting the "goals of unionism."

#NEA #NCAE
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A #Florida @Hillsdale Barney charter school classical academy was accused of unethical behaviors that were reported to the state & district. In response to a district report, Hillsdale's provost asked school leaders to follow the district's recommendations or lose affiliation. /1
MCA's principal resigned, but admits no wrongdoing. Read the Principal's letter in @ndn article. tinyurl.com/y5fuuznx The President of the Board admits no wrongdoing. tinyurl.com/y58ezzn3 /2
When leadership problems arise in public schools, districts can remove or replace principals. When district school board members don't govern well, voters can replace them. Neither can happen here. This is the reality of #schoolchoice with charter schools. /3
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A #Florida @Hillsdale Barney charter school classical academy was accused of unethical behaviors that were reported to the state & district. In response to a district report, Hillsdale's provost asked school leaders to follow the district's recommendations or lose affiliation. /1
MCA's principal stepped down, but admitted no wrongdoing (tinyurl.com/y5fuuznx). The President of the Board still claims that others are out to get her, her family, & her school. tinyurl.com/y6g8jlq9 /2
When leadership problems arise in public schools, districts can remove or replace principals. When district school board members don't govern well, voters can replace them. Neither of these things can happen here. /3
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Naples, FL: A @Hillsdale charter school was founded by two then-Collier school board members, @erikadonalds & Kelly Lichter in 2014. They advocated for more resources for charter schools while on the school board & undermined district leadership, tinyurl.com/y8r97tsf /1
enabled frivolous legal challenges, and made false accusations. While in office, they set up consulting firms to start new classical academies. Neither ran for re-election. DeSantis appointed Donalds to his ed transition team. tinyurl.com/yyxlrdgj /2
Lichter is President of the Board of MCA. Parent grievances are not heard. Families who aren't satisfied have one choice: to transfer out. Even the Donalds withdrew their kids (see district report). This is market accountability. This is the #schoolchoice in action. /3
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1/10 Researching for a case and came across a personal injury settlement between a charter school corporation in the Central Valley and multiple student plaintiffs for some $6-million+. The amount is on the low side considering the… #EdReform #SchoolChoice #EdChat @DianeRavitch
2/10 horrific injuries some of the students suffered. It was the typical charter school money-making scam. They had a former employee form an unregistered and uninsured transportation company. The charter's Vice Principle provided one of their family's vehicles to… #EdReform
3/10 that company. They paid themselves $6K a month from public money to operate a vehicle that had several defective seatbelts. Moreover, they consistently exceeded the vehicle's passenger capacity. Students had to share seats and some had to ride on the floor. #EdReform
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Since the 1970s, we've tripled federal spending (inflation-adjusted) on education.

Care to guess what's happened to math and reading scores?
Spending in general (states and localities still make up 90% of edu spending) has gone up by 192% since the 1970s. This chart should give you an idea of how well "moar spending" has worked.

Time for #schoolchoice.
For our $$$, public schools have failed at their most basic purpose: educated citizens. Only 1/4 can name the 3 branches of fed gov.

To sum up: we've spent a TON of money churning out idiots like @AOC. Let's try something else.
dailycaller.com/2019/03/20/ste…
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Quick #nced thread - article later.
This one is about "Red4EdNC". The group that linked up with Hope Street Group & tried to silence parents during the Common Core debate, is tied to every teacher protest of any kind & was originally a Yevonne Brannon linked offshoot.
Their latest stunt after June's teacher strike is a 'teacher congress'. It seems like this group, which is made up of NCAE/Organize2020 members, want 'more of a voice' at the legislature - which is what the NCAE's job is, but hey who cares what those dues go towards, right?
This 'teacher congress' is a means to push their main agenda item: the destruction of #SchoolChoice.
How are they going to pull off this 'congress'? By fundraising, of course. But there's a problem there.
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