Betsy DeVos Explains “Benefits” of Larger Class Sizes

Why waste time and energy on conducting research when you can just make it up instead?

Betsy DeVos Explains Benefits of Larger Class Sizes |

The look on the face of the guy sitting behind her is everything,


‘Major distraction’: school dumps iPads, returns to paper textbooks

[A] Sydney school has declared the e-book era over and returned to the old-fashioned hard copy version because it improves comprehension and reduces distraction.

…”[Students] have messages popping up and all sorts of other alerts,” said Mr Pitcairn. “Also, kids being kids, they could jump between screens quite easily, so would look awfully busy and not be busy at all.”

…Teachers also found the iPads …did not contribute to students’ technology skills.

…”The ease of navigation through the textbook was easier with the hard copy. …They learn better the more faculties they use, the more senses they use in research and reading and making notes.”

…Research into [the preference for] hard-copy textbooks “points to greater perceived comfort, comprehension, and also retention of what’s been read,” she said. “Some have found that there’s less immersive involvement [in digital text].”

…When students were asked about the general themes of a text, …the printed version made them better able to answer specific questions.

The study’s authors suggested print be preferred when an assignment demands more engagement or deeper comprehension.

‘Major distraction’: school dumps iPads, returns to paper textbooks


‘Traumatic’ MCAS Question Removed From Exam After Students Complain | Edify

Teachers’ unions and advocacy groups on Wednesday demanded that state education officials invalidate an MCAS exam after the test contained a now-removed question asking students to write from the perspective of an “openly racist” character in the novel “The Underground Railroad.”

…According to the groups, the exam asked students to “write a journal entry from the perspective of the character Ethel, who is openly racist and betrays slaves trying to escape.”

…The press release from the unions and advocates, however, included a statement from the book’s author slamming the exam.

“Whoever came up with the question has done a great disservice to these kids, and everyone who signed off on it should be ashamed,” Whitehead said in the release.

‘Traumatic’ MCAS Question Removed From Exam After Students Complain | Edify


9-year-old U.S. citizen detained by Border Patrol for 32 hours at Mexico border while walking to school

She did not explain why Julia was held for about 32 hours.

…Galaxia, Julia’s mother, also said that they forced her son, Oscar, to sign a document insisting that Julia was his cousin, not his sister.

“He was told that he would be taken to jail and they were going to charge him for human trafficking and sex trafficking,” she told NBC 7.

Julia was eventually released after the Mexican consulate got involved.


9-year-old U.S. citizen detained by Border Patrol for 32 hours at Mexico border while walking to school – New York Daily News

Detaining in the first place is ridiculous. If they can’t exercise better judgement than this, why are these individuals still employed by Border Patrol?

But bullying a child into lying about his family is unconscionable, the officers involed should be in jail.