Monthly Archives: August 2020

Parental Choice Won’t Save Us From Unsafe School Reopening Plans

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? I am the parent of a public school student. ? And I have a choice. ? I get to decide whether my daughter will go back to school in-person or online. ? That’s the only…

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The COVID Classroom: Anything But Normal

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Last week, I went to my classroom to begin preparing it for teaching COVID-style. I was fortunate enough to be able to pack up my classroom once our governor declared in April…

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Glenn Brown: An Addendum to “The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Retired teacher Glen Brown has written his own poetic addendum to a book by Robert Sears called “The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump.” I was not aware of Sears’ collection and organizing of…

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Peter Greene: The Risk That Families Take When They Choose a Charter School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this article that appeared in Forbes, Peter Greene reviews the implications of the Network for Public Education’s report of charter school closures. When parents choose a charter school for their child, they…

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Fauci: To Open School or Not

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dr. Anthony Fauci hems and haws as he dances around the question of whether to open schools. He is trying his best not to anger the touchy Trump, not to provoke an angry…

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George T. Conway III: Trump’s Name Will Live in Infamy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
George T. Conway III is a lawyer and a Republican. He is a founder of The Lincoln Project. His Twitter feed is brilliant. He happens to be married to Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne…

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Private Schools Collected Billions from Federal Paycheck Protection Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Baptistnews.com reported this important piece of information. Private schools have scored billions from the Paycheck Protection Program. This represents a massive transfer of public funding to private and religious schools. Of course, this…

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The Lack of Leadership in Texas

Below are my opinions on reopening schools in Texas: Governor Abbott has showed a complete lack of leadership throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. In June parroting trump, “Schools will fully open in the fall”. Keep in mind that this announcement in … Continue reading

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NPE Releases New Report on Astonishing Charter School Closure Rates

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, the Network for Public Education released a new report on the astonishing rate at which charter schools close. The period covered in the report was 1999-2017, using data collected by the U.S.…

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Reopening Schools Unsafely Will Not Solve Anything

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Opening schools unsafely will not solve any of our problems. ? In every case, it will make them worse. ? Students don’t learn a lot when their teachers are in quarantine. ? Children generally receive…

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