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DeVos hearing was a disaster.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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I didn't hear. What happened?

UndrWater @ 7 months ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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Didn't seem to understand key debates that have been going on in education for the last 50 years (growth vs. proficiency). The grizzly answer didn't help either.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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She's an ideologue, and ideologues only understand their ideologies

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Education is a complicated discussion that many on both sides fail to understand the local nuances

AMi @ 7 months ago

Addison, IL, USA

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tell me about it. sigh.

UndrWater @ 7 months ago

Northwest Torrance, Torrance, CA

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are you in education?

AMi @ 7 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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That's not really a local nuance though, AMI...

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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what isn't?

AMi @ 7 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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Testing to assess growth vs proficiency.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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true, but that lack of connection aside I stand by my assessment

AMi @ 7 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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I don't disagree, but as someone who aims to be in charge of shaping the nation's education policy, she should have a basic understanding of this contentious issue.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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The focus on proficiency is one of the reasons for nclb's failures.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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yes, agreed

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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how about letting local/states decide and eliminate this failure of a department .

H2O @ 7 months ago

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA

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Why not? What could go wrong?

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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What could go better?

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I've known very smart, productive people that didn't attend a day in a government funded school I've known complete wastes that spent their entire education in public schools

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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@H2O - The last state-led solution (Common Core) was so well received...

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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@AMI - And often that's a consequence of the kid's learning environment. The converse exists as well.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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Personally, I think a minimum nationwide standard should exist to prevent a race to the bottom.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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you think a standard is what motivates people to desire a good education for their child?

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I'm not worried about the people that are motivated.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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They'll be just fine. Have been and always will be.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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That's basically the premise of NCLB, but it was just executed poorly.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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Right, exactly, and truck loads of trickle down education spending has proven incredibly ineffective at resolving the problems on the other half of the pie

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Education spending can't fix those problems. That said, those kids will be adults some day and should be expected to know how to basically function as an adult. Budgeting and money management would be a start.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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more real life skills, less Beowulf

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Unless being able to read and critically evaluate something counts as a life skill.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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don't be coy, everyone hates Beowulf

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Of course. But my point still stands - reading and critical evaluation are important life skills.

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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Bernie wasn't too subtle in his question about her families' political contributions.

jc @ 7 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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It's almost like he doesn't approve of a hundred million in contributions buying a cabinet position.

jc @ 7 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Some people have no regard for tradition.

jc @ 7 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Or hypocrisy, I'm sure Bernie's cabinet would have included no large donors

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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AMI, I work closely with many district's special education departments. I also work with charter schools, private schools, and home schools. My GENERAL advice to parents whose kids don't learn typically; keep them in public school.

UndrWater @ 7 months ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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I heard he was offering them for $27

Tjaden Froyda @ 7 months ago

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thanks for your good work UW I do agree that children with learning issues have a better chance to get the help they need in a public school

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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$27 thanks to the millions of jobless hippies that gave him their only dollar don't get me i agreed with Bernie on a bunch of stuff but power makes even the Berniest of people give in quid pro quo

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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wrong

AMi @ 7 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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