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How the Attack on Teachers Threatens the Future of Public Schools

Sarah Jaffe; Illustrator: Adrià Fruitós Rethinking Schools
There are now 567,000 fewer educators in public schools than at the beginning of the pandemic. “What we must have is a high-quality, experienced, certified, and stable public education workforce.”

Confronting the Right-Wing Attacks on Racial Justice Teaching

Rethinking Schools Editors Rethinking Schools
These laws require educators to lie to students through omission, euphemism, and sanitized accounts of the past and present. Wherever possible, educators should challenge them and, if necessary, defy them.

The Great American Teacher Exodus

Nora De La Cour Jacobin
Chronic disinvestment in public education, a corporate reform model that punishes student poverty, and the pandemic’s disruption of school life are making it impossible for teachers to do the job they love. Many educators are at their breaking point

Scranton Teachers Will Go on Strike

Diane Ravitch Diane Ravitch's blog
The Scranton Federation of Teachers, representing more than 800 teachers and paraprofessionals, announced today that it will set up picket lines and go on strike at 12:01 a.m., Nov. 3. The union has been working under a contract that expired in 2017

The Power of Music and Art

Karl Paulnack Eastman School of Music
Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. Let me give you some examples of how this works.

Friday Nite Videos | August 20, 2021

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The Dailyshow-ography of Lindsey Graham. Bob Dylan | With God on Our Side. How the Immune System Actually Works. Homeroom | Documentary. Baby Bats Babble, Much Like Human Infants.

Homeroom | Documentary

Do not discount the voices of young people. #HomeroomOnHulu (premieres Aug 12) follows Oakland High School’s class of 2020 through a year of pandemic and growing demands for systemic change. 

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