Today's news -- June 12, 2014

 

 

Is America abandoning public education?

http://www.salon.com/2014/06/08/capitalism_vs_education_why_our_free_market_obsessions_are_wrecking_the_future/

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/12/salon-is-america-abandoning-public-education/

 

Teacher tenure ruling in California is expected to intensify debate (Dennis Van Roekel quoted)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/us/teacher-tenure-ruling-in-california-is-expected-to-intensify-debate.html

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/11/david-b-cohen-a-thoughtful-analysis-of-vergara-decision/

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-why-that-ruling-20140611-column.html#page=1

 

The Vergara trial teachers were not “grossly ineffective”

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/11/were-the-vergara-trial-teachers-grossly-ineffective-no/

 

Job protections do not hurt students

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/06/11/does-tenure-protect-bad-teachers-or-good-schools/protections-of-teacher-tenure-do-not-hurt-students

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/06/11/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-teacher-tenure/


What was the evidence in the Vergara case?

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/11/what-was-the-evidence-in-the-vergara-case-who-wins-who-loses/

 

The damage of poverty is visible as early as kindergarten

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/12/5797186/the-damage-of-poverty-is-visible-as-early-as-kindergarten

 

Gates Foundation fingerprints are everywhere

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2014/06/from_common_core_to_vergara_to.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

 

How the PISA tests mislead the world

http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/12/iris-rotberg-how-the-pisa-tests-mislead-the-world/

 

FSU hires new firm, restarts presidential search

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/11/new-firm-will-help-find-next-fsu-president/10358335/ (Jennifer Proffitt quoted)

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=a4URWuss (Ned Stuckey-French quoted)

http://www.fsunews.com/article/20140611/FSVIEW/140611003/FSU-hires-new-executive-search-firm (Jennifer Proffitt quoted)
http://news.wfsu.org/post/criticisms-aplenty-fsus-presidential-search-committee-meeting (Jennifer Proffitt and Ned Stuckey-French quoted)

http://orlandoadvocate.com/politics/politics/back-to-the-drawing-board-for-fsu (Ned Stuckey-French quoted)  

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/florida-state-hires-new-firm-as-it-restarts-presidential-search/2183894

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/florida/2014-06-11/story/fsu-hires-new-firm-search-presidential-candidates

 

UF joins online university consortium

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140611/ARTICLES/140619972/1002/news01?Title=UF-joins-online-university-consortium

 

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/11/elizabeth-warrens-bill-to-refinance-student-loans-dies-in-senate-now-what/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/senate-democrats-push-student-loan-bill

 

Minimum wage increase could help 22 percent of Florida workers

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2014/06/11/minimum-wage-increasecould-help-22-of-florida.html

 

Study: Florida is one of the most corrupt states

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/06/study-florida-is-one-of-the-most-corrupt-states.html

http://fortune.com/2014/06/10/most-corrupt-states-in-america/?xid=timerail

 

Final arguments filed in redistricting case

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/final-arguments-filed-in-redistricting-case/2183974

 

Broken promises on redistricting

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/os-ed-redistricting-trial-gerrymandering-20140611,0,7576926.story

 

U.S. economic recovery looks distant as growth stalls

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/business/economy/us-economic-recovery-looks-distant-as-growth-lingers.html

 

More than one-fourth of men 25-34 years old earned poverty-level wages in 2013

http://www.epi.org/publication/fourth-men-25-34-years-earned-poverty-level/

 

Polarization is dividing American society, not just politics

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/upshot/polarization-is-dividing-american-society-not-just-politics.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/pew-poll-polarization-107763.html

 

Politicians’ refusal to compromise creating dangerous gridlock

http://contextflorida.com/archives/4270

 

Low voter turnout enables a tiny group to topple a giant

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/if-most-people-stay-home-a-tiny-group-of-voters-can-topple-a-giant/2183946

 

New Jersey's soaring corporate subsidies doing little to boost struggling economy

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/11/new-jersey-subsidy-program-struggling-economy-christie

 

Group of Seattle franchise businesses sue to stop $15 minimum wage

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-seattle-franchises-sue-stop-minimum-wage-20140611-story.html

 

Judge orders three early voting days restored in Ohio

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/3-early-voting-days-restored-in-ohio

 

 

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