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Teachers are Once Again Being Targeted by the Highest Office

It wasn’t enough that teachers were encouraged to go back to their classrooms during the height of the pandemic. It wasn’t enough that we were deemed essential workers to further a political agenda. And it wasn’t enough that our Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, pushed schools to reopen while continuing to provide absolutely zero leadership [...]

By |2020-09-18T18:11:36-04:00September 18th, 2020|Current Events in Education, Opinion|0 Comments

Podcast Review: Nice White Parents

Since teachers listen to plenty of podcasts, we are going to start to review them. One of our firsts is Nice White Parents from the New York Times. Judging a podcast by its cover, the title certainly produces both evocative and provocative responses. All teachers and schools most certainly want to work with "nice parents" [...]

How School Boards Became the Most Important People You Never Voted For

There's a number I can't get out of my head: 20%. As folks affix their Trump and Biden signs in their yards and argue precipitously over politics with their neighbors, claiming how this is the "most important election of their lives" and how the other guy will "ruin America," I'm still thinking about that number. [...]

The Case for Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Guest Writer: Maya El-Darzi Maya El-Darzi has a bachelor's degree in both political science and history, as well as a master's degree in history and teaching. Maya currently teaches World and US History at a local high school. Security guards, cameras, and inflexible discipline codes - these elements constitute the zero-tolerance behavioral policy schools have [...]

By |2020-08-19T22:25:43-04:00August 20th, 2020|Current Events in Education, Opinion|0 Comments