Category: Education

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

As Democrats gather this weekend for the Michigan Democratic Party’s statewide endorsement convention, there are two Democrats seeking the endorsement for two seats on the State Board of Education. Incumbent Pam Pugh is one of them and continues to be a progressive voice on the issues that impact schools and education in our state. In addition to Ms. Pugh, there’s […]

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Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Joyce McIntosh on Twitter: @jmclibrarian Freedom to Read Foundation: FTRF.org The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: ALA.org/OIF Information on reporting censorship of books, etc. to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is HERE. Hannah Natanson at The Washington Post: Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries Alison R. Donahue at Michigan Advance: Book challenges […]

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Educating kids in a time of Covid and rampant school shootings – wsg Randi Weingarten & Tim Ossman, Jr.

Educating kids in a time of Covid and rampant school shootings – wsg Randi Weingarten & Tim Ossman, Jr.

Tim Ossman, Jr. on Instagram: @black_man_beyond Tim Ossman, Jr.’s bio can be found HERE. Randi Weingarten on Twitter: @RWeingarten Randi Weingarten’s bio can be found HERE. Learn more about AFT’s Reading Opens the World initiative HERE. Read more about AFT’s many other initiatives HERE. Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can be found on […]

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Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Krystle DuPree can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/TrusteeDuPree. Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical COVID-19 in Michigan: COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, Michigan: Information about the Ann Arbor Public School system can be found HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin […]

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Virginia was not about education…but Democrats need to be

Virginia was not about education…but Democrats need to be

So, about Virginia… The election in Virginia was not about “education”–it was about racism, and white supremacy. Maybe if establishment Democrats hadn’t tacked hard right on education, starting with Bill Clinton and reaching a crescendo with Barack Obama and Arne Duncan, we wouldn’t have given up the “high road” on public education. There’s been a lot of discussion about the […]

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An elementary student waits for her bus to leave school after dismissal.

The American Rescue Plan is a chance for a new beginning in education and teaching children, especially those with special needs

The following essay was written by Trina Tocco. She is a resident of Royal Oak and has two amazing children who attend Ferndale Public Schools. When the pandemic hit, I had to make a choice – either one of my children wouldn’t be able to participate in virtual school because of mental illness or I would have to put my […]

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A crowded class at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Public Universities are Under Attack from the Right; It’s Time to Support our State Higher Education System

I hear lots of folks talking about “our failing public education system” these days, and as a student of education there aren’t many conservative “talking points” that bother me more than this one. While much of this rhetoric lately has focused on the K-12 school reopening “debate”, the pandemic has also cast a bright light on the problems facing higher […]

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What Will Happen When All The Teachers Are Gone?

What Will Happen When All The Teachers Are Gone?

I really tried to see “both sides” of this “reopen the schools” debate for the longest time…I know how hard it is to try to get anything done with little kids at home in normal times–multiply that by 100 during this pandemic. And I get the frustration that comes with trying to juggle work, bills, child care, and all the […]

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I’m a Teacher, and I’m Losing My Patience, Too

I’m a Teacher, and I’m Losing My Patience, Too

In spite of most of the US public being supportive of public education, our schools, and our children’s teachers, a small but vocal minority has been growing increasingly rambunctious about reopening schools. Recently, Dr. Ben Linas, a physician in Brookline, MA, added his apparently cranky voice to this debate, penning a piece for Vox titled, “I’m an epidemiologist and a […]

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On Trans* Students and Level Playing Fields

On Trans* Students and Level Playing Fields

Republican Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas spent some time today questioning President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardonas, and decided to focus on the issue of transgender students playing sports in school. Here’s what Sen. Marshall had to say… New Republican Sen. Roger Marshall (Kansas) also used his questioning time to push transphobia. Cardona quickly shut him […]

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The Forgotten Voices in the School Reopening Debate: Teachers

The Forgotten Voices in the School Reopening Debate: Teachers

The following post was written by an elementary school teacher. This person could be your neighbor…a friend…a family member…or just someone you know on social media. This teacher hasn’t shared how they feel with anyone outside of their family, because there is so much pushback from persons in their community, and angry demands that teachers “get back to work!”   […]

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