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Today in Our Tech Bro Betters

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On April 21, 2019
Our tech betters sure are awesome, conning towns into handing over their education systems to them with predictably disastrous results: Eight months earlier, public schools near Wichita had rolled out a web-based platform and curriculum from Summit Learning. The Silicon Valley-based program promotes an educational approach called “personalized learning,” which uses online tools to customize […]

Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019

Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of

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Back to the Picket Line!

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On February 19, 2019
West Virginia teachers, whose strike last spring started the teachers’ strike wave of the last year, are back on the picket line thanks to the Republican state legislature seeking its revenge against the teachers: West Virginia public school teachers are striking over a new bill that paves the way for charter schools and private school […]

Race and Schools

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On January 4, 2019

I know how much LGM readers hate talking about how their school choices directly lead to reinforcing racism, but the fact is that they do. Noah Berlatsky–who admits the choices he makes for his

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The GOP War on Teaching History

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On January 1, 2019
The teaching of history is central to the culture wars. Like much about the culture wars, conservatives spend a lot more time and energy on this than liberals, which means they often win. So as history professors and writers are increasingly telling stories about injustice, conservatives seek to limit or outright ban the teaching of […]
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No Shit Sherlock!

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On June 25, 2018
I find it bitterly hilarious that every single precept of the education “reform” movement is collapsing in the face of studies showing its ineffectiveness. Thus, the Gates Foundation’s multi-million dollar effort to improve student outcomes by making teachers’ lives living hell being shown to have almost no effect at all. Before this latest pivot, Gates […]
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