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The Stasi State and Education

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On September 22, 2021
Texas’ Stasi-like Republican Party has also sought to fire any educator teaching about racism under the scare words of CRITICAL RACE THEORY. They have done so. But that also leads to backlash when people realize that their beloved teacher or principal has been fired for doing such things as discussing slavery. Take the not so […]

Cancel Culture!

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On July 12, 2021

Bari Weiss and Bedbug Stephens are surely going to be all over this teacher being canceled by Tennessee decided to relive what led to the Scopes trial….. As the debate over the teaching of criti

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It’s not just you who is independently deciding to put Maddie and Connor in segregated schools, though indeed you are largely doing that. The federal government is incentivizing you to do so through it’s obscene Charter Schools Program. The Network for Public Education, a nonprofit advocacy group that opposes charter schools and the privatization of […]
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Vouchertastic

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On May 6, 2021
Wow, it’s almost as if privatizing public education leads to bad outcomes for less than ideal students (at least from the perspective of the charter industry). The Arkansas state legislature’s first foray into education vouchers was in 2015, when it created the state-funded Succeed Scholarship for children with disabilities. Launched the following year, the program […]
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Molly Worthen is one of our top historians of religion and a frequent writer on the contemporary state of higher education. She has an excellent Times op-ed about how the pandemic has shown the absolute necessity of including a strong humanities component in American medical education. There were signs of a reckoning at the very […]
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