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What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic

Teresa Thayer Snyder Diane Ravitch's blog
I sincerely plead with my colleagues, to surrender the artificial constructs that measure achievement and greet the children where they are, not where we think they “should be.”

Will Trump's Last Fight be Against Howard Zinn?

Robert Cohen History News Network
Trump’s charge that Zinn makes students feel “ashamed” of their history is false. Zinn offers dramatic accounts of Americans resisting oppression, promoting not shame but pride in this ongoing and unfinished struggle for social justice.

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Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed at Fifty

Liza Featherstone JSTOR Daily
The Brazilian educator Paulo Freire’s book, first published in English 50 years ago, urges viewing students as interlocutors or partners in the learning process.
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