Sunday, August 15, 2021

ICYMI: Not Out Of The Woods Yet Edition (8/15)

 Take a deep breath and push on. In the meantime, here's some reading from the week.

Deep Divisions in Americans’ Views of Nation’s Racial History

Yeah, you'd already figured this out on your own, but the Pew Research people have some survey results to show just how different we are on how to view, deal with, and teach about our racial history. 

‘How Can I Follow a Law I Believe Endangers My Students?’

In states where the governor (one of those anti-big government overreach and local control guys) have imposed anti-anti-mask mandates, some school leaders are standing up anyway. In Ed Week, a defiant superintendent in Texas explains why.

From the Washington Post, info about a survey showing that mask mandates are preferred by the silent majority.

However, the really loud minority continues to be really loud.

And more than just loud...

Is the crt panic another Koch-funded enterprise? Jasmine Banks at The Nation.

Regular readers have heard about Ohio's school takeover law and the havoc it has wrought on Lorain, among others. Now there's a light at the end of that tunnel. Jan Resseger has done the reading.

Nancy Bailey peels back the layers of chaos and distrust in the pandemic crisis.

At the Progressive, Jeff Bryant argues that modern ed reform is dead, and some other bad things are moving to takes its place.

It has been a big year for pushing vouchers. Also in The Progressive's back-to-school issue, Jessica Levin runs through the various incursions of voucher policy in 2021.

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