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COVID’s Greatest Tragedy

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On September 13, 2020
Other than COVID robbing me of most of a baseball season where I am enjoying my best fantasy team ever, this has to be the most horrifying side effect of the pandemic: It appears that COVID has forever killed a key part of joy in Upstate NY childhood: the snow day. pic.twitter.com/4dr91oBa8V — Jessica Ottney […]
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Good White Parents

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On August 7, 2020
Clearly the problem in the discussion about race and education on this blog is my lack of understanding for white parents. Angry White parents gripping picket signs. People making death threats and a piece of hate mail reading “Blacks destroy school systems.” Community panic about school desegregation orders. But this wasn’t archival footage of White […]
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#Whites

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On July 18, 2020
Leave it to rich white people to double down on privilege in education! Fed up with remote education, parents who can pay have a new plan for fall: import teachers to their homes. This goes beyond tutoring. In some cases, families are teaming up to form “pandemic pods,” where clusters of students receive professional instruction […]

A Correct Take

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On June 9, 2020

Yes indeed. If your white kid made an adorable sign proclaiming black lives matter but you opted out of your neighborhood predominantly black school then you are not teaching your kid that black lives

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