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This Blog Will Explore Five Enduring Public Educational Injustices in the 2022-2023 School Year — janresseger

As the 2022-2023 school year begins, it is a good time to consider how best to work to protect public education—our nation’s system of schools that are publicly funded, universally available, and accountable to the public. Public schools are the … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Lives! — Diane Ravitch’s blog

A recent study by scientists at Yale concluded that it was possible to bring a dead pig back to life by injecting them with a solution soon to be patented. Their goal is to create a source of organs for … Continue reading

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Stephen Dyer: Fordham Wants School Choice Explosion Across Ohio, Despite Choice Failure — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Stephen Dyer is a former state legislator in Ohio who writes frequently about the perils of school choice. In this post, he warns that the Thomas B. Fordham Institute (nominally based in Dayton but actually in D.C.) wants to expand … Continue reading

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DeSantis Opens Teaching to All First Responders — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Ron DeSantis demonstrates his utter contempt for the teaching profession. Anyone can teach, he believes. First he opened teaching careers to military veterans. Now he wants cops and all other first responders to teach. Really? After giving military veterans easier … Continue reading

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David Berliner: The Dangerous, Treasonous Attack on Certified Teachers — Diane Ravitch’s blog

David Berliner is one of the most accomplished education scholars in the nation. A list of his accomplishments would fill a couple of pages so I will say only that the Regius Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Berliner shared … Continue reading

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Texas: Dramatic Increase in Number of Teachers Thinking of Quitting Their Profession — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Like many other states, Texas is facing a dramatic shortage of teachers. Teachers are fed up by low pay, poor working conditions, and the disrespect heaped on them by hare-brained politicians like Governor Gregg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. … Continue reading

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Heather Cox Richardson: The Assault on Our Democracy Continues — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Historian Heather Cox Richardson pulls together the latest news about the continuing assault on our democracy. When the news first broke about the FBI call on Mar-A-Lago in search of sensitive documents, Republicans responded with rage, calling the FBI a … Continue reading

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Florida Teacher: I Will Ignore DeSantis’ Gag Laws — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Beth L. Matters on is a college professor in Florida. She describes how she will respond to DeSantis’ censorship laws: She will ignore them. She writes: In a couple of weeks, I’ll walk back into my college classroom and continue … Continue reading

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John Thompson: The Assault on Public Education Has Become Deadly — Diane Ravitch’s blog

John Thompson is a historian and a retired teacher. He follows politics in Oklahoma closely. This article appeared first in the OkObserver. The arc of the history of corporate school reform has been tragic; the survival of public education in … Continue reading

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Meeting and Exceeding Student Expectations of Teachers: A Way to Achieve “Good” Teaching — 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. It originally appeared in 2013. I have revised and updated it. Over the next month or so, … Continue reading

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