Daily Archives: January 19, 2021

Meet Cindy Marten: The New Deputy Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Biden-Harris administration announced the selection of Cindy Marten, superintendent of schools in San Diego for the past seven years, as its choice for Deputy Secretary of Education. I have known her for…

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Mimi Swartz: Ted Cruz, Liar and Thug

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Since his revolting performance at the failed revolt on January 6, Ted Cruz has emerged as leader of what is known as the #SeditionCaucus. Mimi Swartz, executive editor of the Texas Monthly and…

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Andrea Gabor: Now Is the Time to Revive Civics Education and Media Literacy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrea Gabor argues that the violent storming of Congress is reason to revive civics in schools. Clearly, she writes, many Americans do not understand the norms of a democratic government (including, I would…

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John Thompson Reviews “A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door”: A Frightening Future Ahead

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and retired teacher in Oklahoma, reviews historian Jack Schneider and journalist Jennifer Berkshire’s A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door. Schneider and Berkshire have collaborated on podcasts called “Have You Heard.”…

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William Franz Public School: A Must-Read for Those Who Think They Know New Orleans

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Anyone purporting to understand the challenges of K12 education in New Orleans absent knowledge of the disgraceful, entrenched history of Black oppression and White superiority in the city (and enabled by the…

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