Comments March 25-April 26th, 2020

Build and Support

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/as-schools-tackle-coronavirus-pause.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Reading https://www.corelearn.com/infographic-science-of-reading/

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Why teach literature. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/why-teach-literature-whole-collection.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29  

History https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/05/joy-hakim-online-lessons-by-a-storyteller/

Science https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/31/vicki-cobb-why-trust-science/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/25/vicki-cobb-why-does-science-matter/

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Issues

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/charter-schools-we-are-businesses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Are Charter Schools Public or Private? Trying to Have It Both Ways When Federal Emergency Money? https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/24083/

Betsy DeVos Derides Our System of Public Schools but Today’s School Closures Show Why the System Matters https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/23827/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/28/little-rock-parents-and-activists-fight-against-sham-of-restoring-local-control/

Florida http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/floridas-troubled-cyber-school-launches.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

New Jersey https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/04/can-nj-afford-to-continue-subsidizing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/27/stephen-dyer-ohio-legislature-continues-to-be-obsessed-by-vouchers/ and Ohio legislature allows voucher expansion in schools which already have vouchers. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/23854/

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/07/tennessee-parents-and-civil-rights-groups-sue-to-block-vouchers/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/25/texas-public-schools-outperform-charter-schools-2/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/25/texas-charter-schools-grow-rapidly-despite-inferior-performance-compared-to-public-schools/

Utah https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/03/utah-governor-vetoes-voucher-proposal/

Reform Foibles

So-called reformers have argued that “fixing the schools” will “fix society.” Schneider shows that this is backwards https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/17/jack-schneider-pandemic-lays-bare-the-gaping-inequities-in-our-society/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/recovery-commission-targets-gutting-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Even Though Schools Are Closed, Advocates Must Keep on Pushing to End Dangerous School “Deformer” Policies https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/23931/

Coronavirus School Closures Will Force Us to Examine Failure of Standards-Based School Accountability https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/24035/

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The stubborn myth of learning styles. https://www.educationnext.org/stubborn-myth-learning-styles-state-teacher-license-prep-materials-debunked-theory/  

Technology

https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/the-k-12-educators-guide-to-safe-and-effective-videoconferencing.html?cmp=eml-enl-tl-news1&M=59454827&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

Pandemic exposes the limitations of on-line learning. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/24012/

Pondiscio: Distance learning is not the new normal. https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/no-not-new-normal?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=473d67c332-20200415+-+Education+Gadfly+Weekly+A%2FB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-473d67c332-71867561&mc_cid=473d67c332&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Students and teachers discuss on-line learning. https://webinar.mathspace.co/us/registration?id=4091800

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2020/03/23/the-biggest-obstacles-to-moving-americas-public-schools-online/#594beb9f10e4

Problems with online learning https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/30/jan-resseger-is-smarter-than-me-this-post-proves-it/

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