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Meet Miguel Cardona, Soon to Be Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Connecticut Mirror wrote a revealing in-depth analysis of Secretary-designate Miguel Cardona’s life, career, and education ideas. His meteoric rise has been well documented. He grew up in poverty. He started public school…

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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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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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