Steven Singer

Steven Singer

Steven Singer is a husband, father, teacher, blogger and education advocate. He often writes at his own blog here.

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"So we’re expecting the poorest communities to take up the largest percentage of the tab." (Photo: AP) Views
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Betsy DeVos – Extreme Image Makeover as Champion of Special Needs Children
Meet Betsy DeVos, Champion of Students With Special Needs. At least that’s who she’s pretending to be this week. The wealthy Republican mega-donor who bought her position as Secretary of Education published an article in the current issue of Education Week called “Commentary: Tolerating Low...
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Protesters demonstrate near the full Senate budget committee markup of the tax reform legislation on Capital Hill November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Republicans in the Senate hope to pass their legislation this week and work with the House of Representatives to get a bill to President Donald Trump before Christmas. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, December 02, 2017
"We Want Our Money Back!" The Rallying Cry of the 99% After GOP Tax Scam Bill Passes Senate
We want our money back! Every penny! With interest! Do you hear us, Republican Senators? Early this morning while most of us slept, you passed a $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to the wealthiest people in America! And you did it 51-49 with only one Republican, Bob Corker of Tennessee, joining all...
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Making Puerto Rico the New New Orleans – Steal the Schools and Give Them to Big Business to Run For Profit
Charter school backers can’t help it. They see a bunch of black or brown kids displaced by a natural disaster and they have to swoop in to help… Help themselves, that is. They did it in 2005 to New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina. Now they want to do it again in Puerto Rico after Hurricane...
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Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos Views
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos: Mr. and Mrs. Public School Sabotage
America’s public schools are in crisis. Because people make money when America’s public schools are in crisis . And who sits atop this mountain of bribery and malfeasance? Who gives the money that buys the politicians who make the laws that hurt the kids and profits the donors? It’s none other than...
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It is almost impossible to inflict this kind of death toll in such a short time without these types of firearms. Views
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Guns and Profit – Why We’ll Do Absolutely Nothing New After This Las Vegas Shooting
Wake up, America. We are not the land of the brave or the home of the free . We are the land of the gun and the home of the free market. Stephen Paddock’s killing spree last night in Las Vegas will not change anything – except the bottom line for numerous gun manufacturers . Ca-ching, people!...
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In the aftermath of Katrina, New Orleans lost almost its entire public school system. About 90 percent of the city’s 126 schools were given to the Louisiana Recovery School District, which turned them all into charter schools. Views
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
After Hurricane Harvey, Will Houston Public Schools Be Charterized?
It’s an all too familiar scene in America. A natural disaster devastates a major metropolitan city. And then the forces of profit and privatization use the chaos and uncertainty as cover to steal public services and turn them into mechanisms to increase their own bottom line. That’s what happened...
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NYC school protest Views
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Closing Schools Doesn’t Increase Test Scores
You might be tempted to file this under 'No Shit, Sherlock.' But a new study found that closing schools where students achieve low test scores doesn't end up helping them learn . Moreover, such closures disproportionately affect students of color. What's surprising, however, is who conducted the...
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"Tolerance and love are as American as apple pie. But so are racism, sexism, prejudice and anti-Semitism." Views
Friday, August 18, 2017
Surprised by Charlottesville? You Haven’t Been Paying Attention
America is a funny place. On the one hand, we’re one of the first modern Democracies, a product of Enlightenment thinking and unabashed pluralism and cultural diversity. On the other, we’ve built our entire society on a cast system that is the basis of our economics, politics and cultural mores. We...
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Dear White Supremacists: There Will Be No Race War
This one goes out to all the white boys. No. Not ALL the white boys. Just the ones who think being “white” and being a “boy” means the world owes them something. "There will be no race war... Not now. Not ever." Cause I’m white, too, and I know it doesn’t make me any better than anyone else. But...
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"The odds are stacked against me. Help isn’t coming from any corner of our society. But sometimes despite all of that, I’m actually able to get things done." Views
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
I Am Not A Hero Teacher
I’m sorry. I am not a hero teacher. I am not stronger than a locomotive. I cannot jump tall ignorance in a single bound. I am not faster than a tax-cutting zealot . Up in the air – it’s a bird, it’s a plane, but it’s certainly not a teacher because we can’t fly. I am not bullet proof. If a gunman...
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