Monthly Archives: January 2021

Robert Kuttner: Lefties, Stay Home!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Kuttner has sage advice for those who oppose Trumpism, white supremacy, Proud Boys, and racism: Stay home during the demonstrations associated with Joe Biden’s inauguration. Lefties: Stay Away From This Weekend’s Disruptions…

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A Historian of Fascism: What Comes Next?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Timothy Snyder, a historian at Yale University, specializes in the history of fascism, wrote a powerful essay about Trump and his Insurrection for the New York Times. It is called “The American Abyss.”…

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Education with the Biden Team

Originally posted on tultican:
By Thomas Ultican 1/16/2021 Joe Biden has garnered wide spread praise for his choice of Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education; maybe too wide. The co-founder of Bellwether Education, Andrew Rotherham says Cardona is “a Goldilocks…

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The Teacher Trauma of Repeatedly Justifying Your Right To Life During Covid

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
I am a public school teacher and my life has value. That shouldn’t be controversial. But every few weeks in 2020-21 as the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread unabated, I have to go to a…

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Three Heroic D.C. Police Officers Describe the Insurrection

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This link will take you to interviews conducted by ABC’s WJLA in the District of Columbia. Three police officers and the chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police describe what happened on January 6.…

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Well-Known Hate Groups Participated in the Siege of the U.S. Capitol

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
ProPublica identified several well-known hate groups that took part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, including the “Proud Boys,” the “Oathkeepers,” the “Bougaloo Bois,” and other white supremacist groups. Some promised a…

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Dana Milbank: The Republican Party Deserves to Die

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dana Milbank writes that the Republican Party deserves to die because so many of its members chose fealty to Trump over loyalty to the country. Even after the failed coup attempt, when their…

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Trump’s Speech on January 6, Annotated

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
During the debate about impeachment, Trump’s defenders said the speech he gave to a rally on January 6 never encouraged violence and that his words were protected by the First Amendment. The event…

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Washington Post: Rally Organizer Conspired with Three Members of Congress

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post reported that a leader of the “Stop the Steal” movement collaborated with three members of the Congress. Weeks before a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, right-wing…

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New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait Is Bragging Again About Charter Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last week, New York Magazine‘s Jonathan Chait published another of his long rants about the failure of public schools, the glories of charter schools, and all the reasons he disdains teachers unions.  Chait begins: “In the…

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