Monthly Archives: December 2020

Ugly Attacks on Teachers and Teachers Unions

Originally posted on janresseger:
As a candidate for President, Joseph Biden promised to appoint a teacher or someone experienced in public school education as U.S. Secretary of Education. Now as Biden is appointing the members of his Cabinet, we are…

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Bob Shepherd: How “Reform” Ruined Teaching

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Shepherd returned to teaching after many years in the education publishing industry, where he developed curriculum and assessments. He writes about what changed while he was away. Thanks to State and federal…

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Will Pandemic Changes in Schooling Be Temporary or Permanent?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“As Customers Move on Line, Shopping Is Forever Changed,” a New York Times article announced. For the holiday season, Macy’s department stores in a few states have closed their…

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Will PA Schools Ask Parents to Oversee CDT Testing at Home?

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Should parents be asked to administer on-line tests to their own children at home? Back in May someone at Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) had an idea. Since a global pandemic had shuttered classrooms, no children were…

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Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide; A Dangerous Compound

As we continue to fight Covid-19 we have many people that do not believe in science and the need to follow scientist. They have chosen in fact to follow politicians and cult leaders. As they continue to declare the virus … Continue reading

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Liability, Thy Name Is Google Meet

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In order to educate students in quarantine, our school district is now using the video conferencing tool, Google Meet, which is part of the Google Classroom portfolio of online education products. Google…

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Will President Biden Support Public School Teachers and Abandon Awful Obama-Duncan and Trump-DeVos Education Agendas?

Originally posted on janresseger:
There is widespread anxiety about President Elect Joseph Biden’s choice of a Secretary of Education and his public school policy priorities. Yes, we are bidding farewell to Betsy DeVos, which certainly must be celebrated, but something…

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To Close Schools or Not Close Schools

After the report by Governor Rick Desantis that the closing of schools was the “greatest health blunder” of all time. I have to disagree with him. The CDC has provided guidelines on how to safely reopen schools to in-person but … Continue reading

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Caroline Guiliani Offers Self-Care Tips for Those Who Accept Reality and Concede Defeat

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Caroline Rose Guiliani offers thoughtful tips about self-care for those who acknowledge that TrumpWorld will no longer inhabit the White House. She clearly has her father Rudy and his client Donald Trump in…

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Teachers Who Make a Difference

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
A few years back, Mike Rose’s wrote a post about his high school English teacher. It was a beautiful piece that captures the ineffable moment 40 years earlier that…

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