Arizona

Bernie Sanders Supporters Have Every Right to Be Furious – Education Article

 Dear non-Bernie Sanders supporters,   Shut up.   Seriously.   Sit down, and shut the fuck up.   You’ve been doing an awful lot of talking lately, and there’s a few things you need to hear.   We, the Bernie supports, are sick and tired of the never-ending flow of bullshit coming out of your mouths.   For the past five years you’ve called us Bernie Bros, Bernie’s Internet army, Russian bots, naive, sexist, racist, privileged, pigs.   Yet women,…

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture at Taliesin to close | Education

The architecture school that architect Frank Lloyd Wright started nearly 90 years ago is closing, officials announced Tuesday. The School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will shutter in June. The school’s governing board said in a statement the “gut-wrenching decision” was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school. Specific details about the negotiations between the school and foundation were not disclosed. “This…

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Craig Harris: How Foreign Investors Get Green Cards by Investing Millions in the Charter School Industry – Education Article

EB-5-funded projects also have been widely criticized for gerrymandering poorer neighborhoods into regional centers to fund projects in wealthier areas. For example, New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards mega project, which has raised luxury towers across a swath of Manhattan, drew on more than $1 billion in EB-5 investment. USCIS acknowledged it does not keep a “database of specific EB-5 investments” and said each regional center is responsible to “provide adequate and proper oversight, monitoring and management of its projects.” Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who as…

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When did airbrushing your child’s school photo become a thing? | Art and design

It was with predictable panic that I remembered at two minutes to 8am that it was school photo day. As I bundled my daughters out of the door I did a quick scan of their school uniforms – both were toothpaste-free and fairly dog hair-free too, although my eight-year-old does spend large portions of her life lying on the floor with her arms around the dog, so that’s a battle I‘m never going to win. We had moved as a…

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OPINION: Arizona risks failing its students in trying to limit teachers’ speech – Education Article

Divided times call for a different strategy. The heart of one teacher-education class that I teach is politics. Not the politics of education, where we talk about the laws that govern public schools, but politics and education, where we talk about how big, thorny political issues affect students and families. The college students whom I teach are asked to attend to the news and come prepared to engage with it, considering how things like immigration policy and new rules around…

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Trust, but Verify – STORIES FROM SCHOOL AZ – Education Article

I am alternately hopeful, terrified, and jubilant.  I check Twitter obsessively.  My anxiety is easily triggered.  It must be time for the Arizona legislative session.  Even in a state known for wacky and colorful political antics, it promises to be a doozy.  We’ve already seen blatant attacks on our profession as punishment for taking a stand for our students last year. On the other hand, we’re seeing school funding bills coming from unexpected sources.  I’ve heard policymakers using words I…

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