Monthly Archives: November 2020

As Louisiana Returns to Phase 2, Superintendents Want Shorter Quarantine

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
As Louisiana moves back into a modified Phase 2 due to “the aggressive third surge of COVID-19 across all regions of Louisiana,” several Louisiana school superintendents are calling for “looser quarantine rules”…

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Will President Joseph Biden Lead Us Toward Equity and Opportunity in the Public Schools?

Originally posted on janresseger:
Betsy DeVos, the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education, has been complaining about the public schools again. The public schools are, of course, the schools she is supposed to be supporting through the operation of her federal…

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Peter Greene: Betsy DeVos’s “Voucherland”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene describes Betsy DeVos’s vision of education as provided by the marketplace. He calls it “Voucherland.” DeVos has long argued that she puts students and families over institutions, but that appears to…

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A Well-Rounded Education Cannot be Digitized

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I am about one-fourth of the way into Jack Schneider’s and Jennifer Berkshire’s A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of Public School. As I…

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Nobody Should Be Wasting Time Worrying About When to Administer Standardized Tests

Originally posted on janresseger:
Parents, children, teachers, principals, and school superintendents are living through a time of unknowns. COVID-19 is raging across the states with many public schools operating only online. Some public schools, which have been able to open…

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Justin Parmenter: Don’t Blame Educators Who Get COVID

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Justin Parmenter, an NBCT teacher in North Carolina, published this article in the Charlotte Observer. As COVID-19 rates skyrocket in North Carolina and more educators lose their lives to the virus, an unmistakable trend is…

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Dave Pell: The Insane Clown Posse

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I promised myself I would not post anything about Orange 45 unless absolutely necessary. Then I read this. Dave Pell asks a crucial question: Is a coup still a coup even if that…

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Louisiana: Over 5,000 Positive COVID Cases in K12 Schools to Date

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 1,634 faculty/staff/volunteers and 3,524 students are reported as having positive SARS-CoV-2 molecular or antigen laboratory tests across 1,506 K12 schools enrolled in the COVID-19 reporting…

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Donnie: Thanks for the Memories!

Originally posted on Bob Shepherd | Praxis:
Imagine that someone, back in 2010, had written a novel that told exactly the story of the Presidency of one Donald Chump. Imagine that it was set in the near future: 2015-2020. Imagine that…

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Cartoons on Life at Home and in School During Covid-19

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month’s featuring cartoons, I collected a batch that tickled me and hope they will do the same for you in the eighth month of the pandemic. Enjoy!

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