Daily Archives: February 5, 2021

The False Narrative of “Needy Kids vs Selfish Teacher Unions”

Originally posted on The Merrow Report:
The giant lumbering beast known as the US Economy–akin to a conveyor belt with countless moving parts–wants public schools to reopen.? The beast needs workers, but right now too many adults are at home,…

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Texas: Stop the STAAR Test. It’s a Waste of Money and Students’ Time

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Berliner and Sharon Nichols wrote this opinion article for the San Antonio Express-News. The headline: “STAAR Outcome Obvious; Test Is a Waste of $90 Million.” Nichols is a professor at the University…

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How Are the Children? U.S. Senate Republicans Don’t Worry About That.

Originally posted on janresseger:
This week a group of so-called moderate U.S. Senate Republicans proposed to negotiate with President Joe Biden about his proposed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus bill.  But even the ten senators, who profess themselves to…

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Hybrid Teaching: Classroom Dilemmas

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
With the pandemic, dilemmas have become legion. Is health and safety more or less important than the economy? Is wearing masks more or less important than personal liberty? When…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Removed from House Ed Committee

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On February 04, 2021, the House of Representatives voted 230-199 to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments (Education and Labor, and Budget). Eleven Republicans joined 219 Democrats in…

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