Daily Archives: February 1, 2021

Steven Singer: How to Show Appreciation for Teachers: Vaccinate Us

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer knows how often people speak of their appreciation for teachers, although that appreciation seldom translates into appropriate compensation. He has an idea: If you really appreciate teachers, vaccinate them first before…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ALERT! Red State Governors Push DeVos Privatization Agenda As They Celebrate “School Choice Week”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos made the goal of school choice clear: Shift public dollars away from public schools and transfer them to privately managed charter schools, online schools, for-profit schools, home schools, and vouchers for…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How I Got the Covid Vaccine: an Immunization Odyssey

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
So there I was standing out in the cold – miserable but happy. My jacket was buttoned up to my nose on top of my mask. My hood was up and my glasses were becoming a…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Guess Who Paid for Trump’s January 6 Rally?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Wall Street Journal has the details on the money behind Trump’s incendiary “Stop the Steal—Save America” rally of January 6, which preceded a violent attack on the nation’s Capitol: The rally in…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Meet the New Republican Members of the House Ed and Labor Committee

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The big news of late is that Q Anon-espousing, school-shooting-conspiracy-spewing, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been assigned to (of all things) the House Education and Labor Committee for the 117th Congress. I…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trump: A Commemoration

Originally posted on Bob Shepherd | Praxis:
Trump, of course, has added a number of new words to our language: unpresidented, covfefe, bigly (his pronunciation of big league). But I don’t think those new terms, rich as they are, sufficiently celebrate…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Education Law Center Exposes Collapse of States’ Investment in Public Schools Since 2008

Originally posted on janresseger:
One of the ways we attribute meaning to what we see is through stories.  Here is the story of my school district. We are among the top districts in Ohio in the local school property taxes…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment