Daily Archives: November 30, 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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