Daily Archives: August 29, 2022

Texas: Conservative Activists Attack Social Studies Standards for CRT and References to Gay Rights — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Conservative activists in Texas are ready to fight for changes in the social studies standards because they smell “critical race theory” (I.e., any reference to racism in the past or present), and they are hopping mad that the standards refer … Continue reading

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Will the George Dawson School in Texas Ban the Biography of George Dawson? — Diane Ravitch’s blog

The George Dawson Middle School in the Carroll Independent School District in Texas is named for a man who was enslaved, learned to read at the age of 98, and died at 103. The school board is now reviewing whether … Continue reading

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Student Debt Forgiveness Sounds Good to Me. — deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider’s Blog

I attended Louisiana State University for my undergraduate (1985-91). When I graduated, I had no debt. A combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and both campus and freelance jobs kept me from having to take out any student loans. Given how … Continue reading

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Schools as Factories: Metaphors That Stick — Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

The following post is one of a small group I have written over the past 13 years that have attracted the most readers. This one originally appeared in 2014. I have revised and updated it. Over the next month or … Continue reading

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Mom in Texas Shuts Down Extremists and Joins the Honor Roll — Diane Ravitch’s blog

The superintendent of schools in Granbury, Texas, made clear that he didn’t want any books about LGBT characters or LGBT issues in the school library. He agreed with the angry conservatives who showed up at school board meetings to demand … Continue reading

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