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Fantastic Article about CRT “Good News” from a Texas Baptist | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog - on @wordpressdotcom

Choosing Democracy: Is Learning Loss Real ? -

Does Critical Race Theory Debacle Signal Collapse of American Empire? - LA Progressive -

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Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - on @Larryferlazzo

Twitter Reflections from Reporter Who Broke Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Story | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog - on @wordpressdotcom

Charter Chain Fights Audit Demanded by Private Funder | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Valerie Strauss: Florida Cancels Local Control of Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch


Most Popular Posts Of The Week | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Here's the Disability Revolution We All Need - LA Progressive -

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Banning CRT in Public Schools, State Agencies via @YahooNews

Teachers unions praise new CDC mask guidance, while California maintains previous policy for 'equality' via @YahooNews

More masks, less distancing: California updates its Covid-19 school guidelines via @edsource

Joe Biden believes children need to learn 'challenging' US history: Psaki | Stock Market Pioneer -

Accessibility to new technology for people with disabilities benefits everyone | -

“Good enough” parenting starts with avoiding these 13 abusive behaviors | -

Charged battle rages over the soul of 112-year-old Brooklyn Music School

This Week’s Resources On Anti-Critical Race Theory Hysteria | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

A Case for Patriotic Education

Mercedes Schneider on the Reporter Who Broke the Story About the UNC and Nikole Hannah-Jones | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch


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The staff of the Curmudgucation Institute home office are on the road for a corporate retreat in Maine. Internet access is spotty there. Also, I am told that sometimes people actually vacation by stepping away from social media. Most years I pre-create some content (usually some greatest hits compilations) but this year I just didn't pull it off.

So tonight we're in a motel in Bennington, Vermont, and tomorrow, we'll finish the trip to a camp that my grandfather, a general contractor, first built way back in the day. I'll be back in ten days or so, unless something happens and I just can't bite my tongue. Pass the time with the very smart people listed  on the right. See you soon.


Language Lessons From Artificial Intelligence - by @palan57 on @forbes

In Pennsylvania, A District Backs Away From The Charter Brink - by @palan57 on @forbes

The Single Biggest Scourge of Education Reform
Privatization? Profiteering? Vouchers? Charters? Teacher-proof classrooms? High-stakes testing? No, these issues, in their worst forms, all have their roots in the same soil, the same fertile ground from which all rotten education fruit grows. Amateurs. The current flap flying under the banner of critical race theory panic is just the freshest example of people who really, truly don't understand
Is Teaching About Control?
I knew I was going to hate this piece as soon as I read the first sentence. In their training, teachers are taught to control the classroom. This piece appeared on NBCThink, a kind generally guest op-ed page the website runs. It was written by Peshe Kuriloff , who is a retired professor of education who is now a self-employed consultant. She's got a BA and an M.Ed from Harvard and a PhD from Bryn
A Systemic Tale
They hated tall people. They were the ruling class in this country, and they were all 5 feet tall or shorter. There were tall people among them, mostly as servants or laborers, because the short ruling class hated them and barred them from the same kind of freedoms that the short rulers enjoyed. This was reflected in many aspects of their society, including the architecture. In those long-ago days
ICYMI: Fourth of July Edition (7/4)
Here's hoping that you are busy with some combination of friends and family today that leaves no time for the weekly collection of readables. But just in case, here's the list. How Do You Fight Hot Air Tired of reading CRT pieces? Me, too. But people keep writing good ones. Here's an op-ed in Washington Post by Karen Attiah, writing about one school district leader many other folks will wish they
Moms For Liberty And The Unified Theory of Far Right Grievance
Anti-maskers. Anti-school closings. Anti-vaxxers. Anti-something-vaguely-lumped-under-critical-race-theory. If it seems as if these folks are all actually the same people coming back with new signage every could of months, join me as we take a look at Moms For Liberty. MFL was launched at the beginning of 2021 by two Florida women, both with school board experience. Tina Descovitch ran for Brevar
Language Generating AI Still Lacks I
You may remember that last year, a piece of language simulation AI software appeared touted as the next big thing. OpenAI rolled out GPT-3 . The claims were huge. It can write poetry. Various writers wrote pieces about how realistic it was. It can write computer programs--well, actually that was less unbelievable. But the other claims were looking somewhat shaky already , including some linguisti
NC: Another Way For Charters To Hit Taxpayers
With all the CRT fooferraw and voting suppression and a world of other hurts coming from legislatures and courts, it would be easy to miss this latest wrinkle from North Carolina. Durham is already awash in charter schools, but as we've seen many times, the wisdom of the invisible hand of market forces does not include charters looking at a saturated market and saying, "We might as well not" and