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Reader: Should Donald Trump’s Music Teacher Have Carried a Gun?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Reader Carolmalaysia writes: ? ”Generally, I’m against teachers packing heat. I’ll make an exception in the case for young Trump’s 2nd grade music teacher. If she had overreacted our country wouldn’t…

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Norman Rockwell’s Teacher, Armed for 2018, in Trump’s America

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Remember the Norman Rockwell of the lady teacher standing in front of her classroom of children. Here she is, reconfigured for Trump’s America. This is hilarious!

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John Merrow: End the D.C. Scam and Sham

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? John Merrow has followed the D.C. fiasco closely. He has been all over D.C. since he spent three years celebrating Michelle Rhee’s Leadership, then realized she was a fraud. Here he is…

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Mitchell Robinson: The Right Way to Arm Teachers—But Not with Guns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Mitchell Robinson explains why it is wrong to arm teachers, and what we should do instead. He begins: “Teachers can’t get their schools to pay for the professional development they need for…

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Economists Don’t Know Crap About Education

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? I hate to be blunt here, but economists need to shut the heck up. ? ? Never has there been a group more concerned about the value of everything that was more incapable of determining…

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Our Students and Teachers: The Best in the World!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I call a moratorium on bashing our students and our teachers. If I could manage it, I would make that moratorium a permanent ban. If you have been watching the students at Marjory…

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By Threatening Protections for Teachers, “Janus” Case Also Threatens Students’ Interests

Originally posted on janresseger:
Jeff Bryant’s piece on Tuesday about what the St. Paul Federation of Teachers accomplished in its recent negotiations and threatened strike couldn’t be more timely. The union negotiated an agreement with the school district on February…

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College Board CEO David Coleman Uses Florida School Shooting to Promote AP Courses

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On February 21, 2018, Eric Hoover of the Chronicle of Higher Ed posted the following tweet featuring the text of an email written by College Board president, David Coleman, in reference to the February 14, 2018,…

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West Virginia: Teachers Strike Across the State for Pay, Health Care

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? West Virginia teachers went out on strike across the state, closing down every public school. “Teachers across West Virginia walked off the job Thursday amid a dispute over pay and benefits, causing more than…

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Teaching is Hard Enough Without the Threat of Imminent Death

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  ? I am so sick of coming to school and having an impromptu meeting to discuss why my students and I might die today. ? Really. ? Every time there’s a major school shooting somewhere…

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