Daily Archives: August 20, 2022

NPR: States with Toughest Abortion Laws Have Least Support for Mothers and Children — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Nearly two dozen states have moved to restrict abortion or ban it altogether since the reversal of Roe v. Wade — meaning more people, especially those with low incomes and from marginalized communities, will be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies … Continue reading

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M. Yvonne Taylor: Teaching Toni Morrison: “We Read to Know We Are Not Alone” — Diane Ravitch’s blog

M. Yvonne Taylor taught AP English in Texas, where she was one of the few–if not the only–Black AP English teacher. In this post, she explains how Toni Morrison’s books changed her life. Morrison’s books are frequently banned in red … Continue reading

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Houston: Preschool Teachers Prepare for Active Shooter Situations — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Texas is a state where anyone can carry a gun without a permit, thanks to Governor Greg Abbott. The right to life is precious for a fetus but not for anyone else. In recognition of the lawlessness and easy access … Continue reading

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