Monthly Archives: July 2020

My View: How Trump Politicized Returning to School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This piece was published today on the New York Review of Books blog. Readers of this blog will be familiar with its contents. Readers of the NYBR blog will learn about the debate…

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Sarah Jones: America’s Schools Were Set Up to Fail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sarah Jones is an amazingly perceptive writer who has trained her sights in the real crisis in American education: not low test scores, but underfunding and stark disparities of funding. Her latest article…

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Public Schools Can’t Open Safely Unless Congress Provides Fiscal Relief

Originally posted on janresseger:
Back in session this week following a two-week, July 4th recess, Congress must now pass emergency fiscal relief for states and local school districts to make it safe for students and their teachers to return to…

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Reopening Schools Issues and Evidence

Originally posted on tultican:
By Thomas Ultican 7/21/2020 The President of the United States and his Secretary of Education have demanded schools open with in-person classes five days a week. Many parents are not confident their children will be safe…

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No State Has Met CDC Guidelines for Steadily-Decreasing COVID Cases, So Let’s Open Schools.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Opening school buildings at this point nationwide represents different levels of crazy across the country. Coronavirus is on the rise across the nation, and it is certainly more than “just the flu.”…

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Disappointing but Not Surprising: Trump and DeVos Ignore Equity and Abandon Safety In Demands to Reopen Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
There is lots of penetrating writing about the collapse of our society’s ideals in these months since mid-March, when we suddenly realized the coronavirus was among us. As the weeks wore on last spring, and children…

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The Reopening Question: Is It Safe?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There is one basic principle that must be honored in deciding whether and when to reopen schools: SAFETY FIRST. No child or teacher or staff member should die because of a rush to…

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Don’t Sacrifice Teachers and Students to a Neoliberal God

Originally posted on tultican:
By Thomas Ultican 7/8/2020 The US is not ready to open schools. We blew it. Let’s face reality squarely and quit making outcomes in our country even worse. New York’s Michael Flanagan Ed. D. wrote, “The…

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COVID School: Breathing the Air, Staying Apart, and Shortening the Day

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
As one might expect, since I am a classroom teacher, I have been thinking a lot about the COVID-19 school day. In this post, I offer a number of thoughts on physically…

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Laura Chapman: The Espinoza Decision Was a Farce, Because It Was Moot!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our reader Laura Chapman read the Supreme Court decision in the Espinoza case, both the majority decision and the dissents. The majority decision said that if a state offers a scholarship program for…

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