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The truth about students learning to #read in #Florida from a REAL #PublicSchool Parent in the wake of the recent #bookbans. A 🧵
#Teachers in K-8 utilize what’s called the Accelerated
Reader Program. #TruthMatters
K-8 Students search for books within their tested reading level that they are interested in reading. Books in the #library are divided up by Book Level so students can easily find a book within their reading level. 📚
Students can also utilize the AR Bookfind website to find books within their tested reading range. With each book they read, they take a test in order for that book to count as a book that they read for class. If they don’t pass the test, they have to take it again. 📚
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Thread of threads ….

🧵1 Prof. Nicholson #Covid
🧵2 Public Schools 🇬🇧
🧵3 Tory corruption (2020 onwards)
🧵4 HOW they get away with it.
🧵5 Tory Tricks #ToryTricks
🧵6 Long Covid #LongCovid
🧵7 Memes ImageImageImage
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In 2006, Milton Friedman, economist and school choice advocate since 1955, right after Brown v Board desegregated schools, spelled out what the goals really are: abolish the public school system. And if they can’t do that, vouchers. Feel familiar? #publicschools
Here is Milton Friedman in 1955 on why we shouldn’t have free public schools.

“The advantage of imposing the costs on the parents is that it would tend to equalize the social and private costs of having children and so promote a better distribution of families by size.” Image
Friedman discussing lower birth rates among the wealthy (and why schools shouldn’t be free):
“children are relatively more expensive to [high socioeconomic folks], thanks in considerable measure to the higher standards of education they maintain and the costs of which they bear.” Image
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Dear Gveret O’Malley,

We received your letter of complaint about the timing of the Winter Graduation ceremony, set to be held on the second morning of Rosh Chodesh Tevet this First Day.

If we understand correctly from your letter, this date coincides with some kind of religious holiday for you, and you choose to prioritize this holiday over the celebration of your son Pattric’s scholarly accomplishments.

This date was the most convenient for everyone else; our preferred venue was not available on any other dates, and you are only family who is unable to attend due to the date. We have to consider the dates that are convenient for EVERYONE, as I’m sure you can understand.

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Dear Teachers,

As some of you may know, if you have any students in your class who identify as Christian, they may ask to be excused from school to observe the Christian holiday of “Christmas,” more popularly referred to as Yom Christmas or Nittel.

The date of Yom Christmas is set according to Pope Gregory’s calendar, so the holiday moves around on the normal calendar.

This year, Yom Christmas falls on Rosh Chodesh Tevet.

Although it will also be Chanukah, Christians do not observe Hanukkah.

Christians light candles only if they have a five-candle Advent Menorah (pictured) with the fifth candle for Yom Christmas.

This candle is lit without a bracha.

3/x A tall metallic candelabra,...
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Why have #schoolvouchers programs persisted and expanded despite a more lopsided base of objective evidence against them than nearly any other current #edpolicy #education initiative?

A few reasons 🧵🪡

First is that today #schoolvouchers activists are directly part of the larger #trump-style revanchist and anti-democratic turn in American politics since Obama’s second term.

Politically their success is intertwined.
But as a policy matter too we see #schoolvouchers linger around even as #education research has tried to place itself in an #evidencebased position to inform policy.

If evidence were all that informed #edpolicy then vouchers would have been dead a decade ago.

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🚨A new front has opened up in the push to privatize #schools.🚨

At Fox News Jeb Bush explicitly cited #soldastory as a reason we need #AZEd #schoolvouchers. @edvoters @BadassTeachersA @Network4pubEd @PV4PS 👇

#Reading is going to be the new wedge issue to pitch #schoolvouchers /ESAs to parents understandably frustrated at #scienceofreading issues but who were turned off by the voucher culture war pitch.

Just days before writing this Fox column and citing #reading as a reason states need #azed style #schoolvouchers Bush was honoring voucher hero @DougDucey at the annual ExcelInEd meeting

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And #schoolvouchers activists exploit parent frustration over what’s often real inadequacy of some public districts to meet special needs.

But vouchers as a fix are based on a theory of action assuming district neglect—when really districts themselves are under-resourced.

#schoolvouchers advocacy organizations stand up parents of these kids like other Right-wing groups go plaintiff-shopping in legal cases. Promising them vouchers as a cure-all.

The name of the game for political #schoolvouchers activism is to build coalitions of support based on false promises, when the reality delivered will be a narrow constituency of families already in private school.

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Hey 👋 #educators and defenders of #publicschools:

Got an angry #MAGA family relative at your #Thanksgiving 🦃 table who likes to yell at you about #publiceducation?

Here’s a short “well actually” sheet to 👏 back:
@Network4pubEd @NPEaction @PV4PS
“I’m sick of just throwing money at #schools that just waste it!”

Well, actually, Aunt Betsy, investing in #publiceducation is one of the best things taxpayers can do—more $$, better outcomes. @KiraboJackson…

“And all this crime you damn liberals have going around too!”

Well, actually, spending more $$ on #schools helps reduce long term #crime rates too! @fordschool @BrittanyEdPol @JasonBaron4

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Dear Pumbedita County Public School Principals,

Recently we have received a number of complaints from local gentile families about our #PublicSchool district’s Released Time religious education program.

As we all know, Released Time programs are legal in Medinat America, and have been upheld as such by the Supreme Beit Din since 1952.

One of the local Christian shuls has been spearheading a complaint campaign, so herein we provide talking points to guide your response to the parents who have been encouraged to complain about the learning programs available to students in our #PublicSchool district.

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@Eric_Schmitt @JennaEllisEsq Although funded at taxpayer cost
Eric’s posturing can still exhaust.
With #freetime on his hands
for new campaign grandstands
Eric’s past reputation he lost
once he chose theatrics to rehearse
by abusing the taxpayer’s purse.
@EllenLWeintraub @SeanJCooksey
@Eric_Schmitt @JennaEllisEsq @EllenLWeintraub Eric Schmitt works for the gov’t;
public funds he improperly spent.
His trip to #HoltsSummit
let confidence plummet
in this overly litigious gent.
Always seeking more publicity
this AG lacks authenticity. 📸
@EllenLWeintraub @ShanaMBroussard
@Eric_Schmitt @JennaEllisEsq @EllenLWeintraub @ShanaMBroussard @SeanJCooksey AG Schmitt: a lawyer we don’t need.
His own office budget dry he’d bleed
bogus suits to rehearse
as his repute grew worse
while his authority he’d exceed. His
tax-financed trip to #HoltsSummit
his credibility let plummet. #mosen
@buschvalentine @JohnWoodMO
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A thread on how to choose MS/Ph.D. programs if you have multiple offers (from International Students' perspective, @Omviser1 )

Disclaimer: These are my personal thoughts and do not represent any organizations that I'm associated with.

#gradschool @AcademicsSay #phdstudent
Before I jump in, some background:

When I chose Penn State over my other acceptances (UIUC, Purdue, UC Santa Barbara etc.), my friends and family were surprised to hear that I gave up a top 5 school to attend a top 15/20 in my area.

Sharing my decisioning criteria below 👇
While funding wasn't an issue to me at all, I encourage everyone to think from a ROI perspective at MS or Ph.D. levels.

I read somewhere that an acceptance without proper funding is essentially a polite decline. $$ matters.

#Funding #PhDposition #Scholarships
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/28/2022…
Illegals Can Now Use Arrest Warrants As Identification To Fly: TSA | ZeroHedge…

#IllegalImmigrants, #NationalSecurity, #PartisanPolitics, #TSAGuidelines
Humans Didn’t Invent Mathematics, It’s What the World Is Made Of…

#mathematics, #HoneycombConjecture, #PrimeNumbers, #discovery
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/20/2022…
The Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency, explained - Vox…

#PresidentialAuthority, #GreenLanternTheory, #LimitsOfPower
Most Reckless Fed Ever: “Real” Federal Funds Rate Now the Most Negative Ever | Wolf Street…

#FederalFundsRate, #NegativeYield, #CPIInflation
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I am a #PA citizen who wants to be prepared with the correct info #education when I go to the voting booth on #nov22 #pagovernorrace @GUYforGOV @JoshShapiroPA @RepLouBarletta @VoteJoeGalePA @JasonFox29
@UkeeWashington Continue⬇️
@PhiladelphiaGov #Democrats control the @PHLCouncil mayor office @JimFKenney & the inner-city education for 70 years. Yet
PublicSchools in #Philly have an average math score of less that 25% & reading less that 40% @GUYforGOV @JoshShapiroPA
@RepLouBarletta @JasonFox29
In #BuckCounty #PA larger control by Republicans. #PublicSchools have an average math score of over 50% and reading score of over 70 % @GUYforGOV @JoshShapiroPA @VoteJoeGalePA @ZamaforPA @Charlie_Gerow @RosemaryConnors @BillAFox29 @WilliamsSharrie
@UkeeWashington @JasonFox29
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Another great MULTICULTURAL HOLIDAY PARTY GUIDE my friend Avital wrote to help #publicschools:

1. Hold in the Northern Hemisphere early spring.

2. Decorate pillowcases or matzah covers with seasonal symbols like wine, matzah, shank bones, eggs, and bitter herbs, for kids to take home to use at their Holiday meal.

Recognize that kids come from many cultures, include alternate symbols like baskets, ashes, & rabbits for those who celebrate a holiday other than Pesach. These kids may like to stand up front & explain the meaning of these important symbols! They will really feel included!

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First up from the #ncsen budget: state/ county special assistance #medicaid rates for adult care homes unchanged. Last time we saw a budget, it was $1182 for regular residents, $1515 for people with dementia. #ncga
And the personal needs allowance for residents in those facilities goes from $46/ month to $70
We wrote about this back in 2019, two years later, the bump up remains the same.…
$1.5M in one-time funding for #telepsychiatry program run out of @EastCarolina (NC-STeP) to continue #mentalhealth response to #COVID19 #ncga #NCSen budget
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/18/2021…
Resolving catastrophic error bursts from cosmic rays in large arrays of superconducting qubits

#CosmicRays #QubitCoherence #QuantumComputing #ErrorCorrection
Probable Causation Podcasts, Episode 49: Michael Makowsky…

The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism…

#MinimumWage #CriminalRecidivism #EarnedIncomeTaxCredits
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Wired: Social distancing so that we do not overwhelm our healthcare system.

Tired: You have 12.75 hours to transition your classes to an online format, effectively kneecapping IT's ability to do anything as they are overwhelmed by faculty unprepared for this transition. 1/n
The first tweet is pretty specific to my university, but the following tweets are more general comments about how #highered should be handling this crisis.

If this is the threat that our leaders say it is, then we need to be decisive & find a way to close out the semester. 2/n
Forcing a sudden shift to online classes is not courageous & inspiring, it is exploitative. Extra, uncompensated labor on an indefinite basis for #faculty and #staff is unacceptable. 3/n
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The plan is to destroy 'secular' #PublicSchools by diverting taxpayer $ to religious schools where they teach bigotry towards #LGBTQ Americans & climate science denial.

It's important for folks to understand what is happening. It is critically important:
#ChiefJusticeRoberts heard this in the mornings before heading over to lend his credibility to the sham impeachment 'trial'…
This is NO coincidence
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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… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies… 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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