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Ted Cruz Invokes Dr. King, and Scholars See a Familiar Distortion

Jennifer Schuessler New York Times
In the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Ted Cruz cited the famous “I Have a Dream” speech to suggest King would have opposed race-conscious policies. It was a striking moment, in a day full of them.

Teaching in a World No Student Deserves

Belle Chesler TomDispatch
Return to Normal pushed schools to a crisis point. How do you run a school without enough staff? Zoom-learning was soul-crushingly devoid of laughter and energy of a traditional classroom and could never serve as a replacement for hands-on learning.

After the Virginia Disaster, the Democrats Better Get to Work

Michael Tomasky The New Republic
Now more than ever, they need to keep their focus and pass their agenda. But is that what they think? Democrats need to change the topic to what they have accomplished while in power. But of course they have to accomplish it first.
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