DeVos Politics, Alex Hernandez On What Now? Education Reform In Vogue, IL Public Finance, Direct Student Services, PARCC Questions, Sam Gleaves And More!

Edujobs below, including one at DFER in DC.

Jon Chait gets to the tactical nub of the opposition to Betsy DeVos as well as the context – but also a warning for education’s activists and activists more generally:

Trump’s critics don’t have to choose which Trump nominees or policies or scandalous behavior to oppose. They can oppose all of it. But mass opposition is a resource that cannot be rallied against every single cause. The resistance to Trump has shown it can muster enormous political energy. But does it know how to allocate it?

DeVos opposition deep dive from Louis Freedberg.

Alex Hernandez says we’re all school choice supporters these days. He’s not wrong. Skandera talks New Mexico. 

Federal government’s posture in the transgender bathroom case moving through the courts is shifting.

Shavar Jefferies of DFER and Diane Guerrero of Orange Is The New Black on DACA (in TeenVogue!).

Thoughtful Kevin Carey remembrance of Stan Jones.

Chiefs for Change on Direct Student Services – a provision of ESSA you may be hearing more about…Here are actual PARCC test questions you can argue about. 

Reuters deep dive fingers Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan for the state’s fiscal woes.

Sam Gleaves and Myra Morrison. If this is your thing email me with Gleaves in the subject line, hosting a show for Sam later this spring.

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