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Education Politics Via The New York Times: “President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many Republicans have tried...

This article first appeared in the Data & Society publication Points in September 2016. It’s a response, in part, to the organization’s primer on accountability in education: “The Myth of Accountability: How Data (Mis)Use is Reinforcing the Problems of Public Education.” To be accountable is to be answerable; to be...

Education Politics “How higher education made President Trump,” according to Jeffrey Selingo. Via Fusion: “ICE detained close to 700 immigrants in a five-day nationwide raid.” Via Education Week: “Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo.” Via Reuters: “Mexican ‘DREAMer’ nabbed in immigrant crackdown.” Via Buzzfeed: “A DREAMer...

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. I have written quite a bit about the problems (as I see them) with the Horizon Report, most recently in a talk I gave last fall at VCU: “The Best Way...

Education Politics Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education – the first time that a Vice President has had to break a tie in the Senate for this sort of vote. Her confirmation comes despite Democrats’ opposition and an incredible volume of calls and letters from constituents...

Education Politics “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos?” asks The Atlantic. “Betsy DeVos, Pick for Secretary of Education, Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein. “How Betsy DeVos Became Trump’s Least Popular Cabinet Pick” by Anya Kamenetz. Via The Washington Post: “DeVos questionnaire appears to include...

This talk was delivered at the University of Richmond. The full slide deck can be found here. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak here at the University of Richmond – particularly to Ryan Brazell for recognizing my work and the urgency of the conversations that hopefully my...

“It is now two and a half minutes to midnight,” according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds...

I’m publishing this week’s Hack Education Weekly News a little early this week. I plan to be offline tomorrow, January 20, so as to avoid any news about the Trump Inauguration. I join Representative John Lewis in insisting Trump is an “illegitimate President.” Trump is illegitimate because of the Russian...

Education Politics Coming at you from the “fashion” section of The New York Times, a profile on Peter Thiel: “Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself.” Highlights include his thoughts on Star Wars, corruption, and sex. OK, maybe “highlights” is the wrong word. “Silicon Valley Takes a Right Turn,” according...