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Teachers news and analysis from The Nation
July 9, 2021
Randi Weingarten Rips CRT Critics for ‘Trying to Stop Us From Teaching Students Accurate History’
The political and media elites that are whipping up anger over Critical Race Theory are furious with a teachers union leader for exposing their lies.
June 14, 2021
Bake Sales and Tesla Raffles: The Unequal World of PTA Wealth
Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?
May 17, 2021
How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won
As the debate over in-person schooling roiled, teachers’ unions secured significant protections—often with parents’ support.
April 6, 2021
Betsy DeVos Takes Her Assault on Public Schools Back to the States
A DeVos-backed group is pouring money into a statewide education race in Wisconsin, which will be decided Tuesday.
March 15, 2021
Massachusetts’s Governor Is Playing an Ugly Game of Covid Politics With Teachers’ Lives
Governor Charlie Baker’s attack on education unions for wanting vaccines for teachers recalls Scott Walker’s crude anti-labor politics.
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March 10, 2021
Parenting Through Sickness, Health, and Covid-19
To avoid replicating this awful moment, our failures must become the source of our children’s political possibilities.
February 19, 2021
West Coast States’ Failure to Reopen Schools Is a Disaster
The ongoing closure is creating an educational, social, and mental-health crisis.
February 15, 2021
Karen Lewis Built a Proudly Militant Movement for Public Education
“Great schools with great teachers is the most important civil right of our generation,” she boldly declared. And she built a movement of believers in that vision.
January 29, 2021
Dead Teachers Can’t Teach
As a new Covid-19 variant takes hold, Tennessee lawmakers are trying to force teachers and students back into the classroom.
Luis Feliz Leon
September 9, 2020
The Wrong Lesson
Returning to “business as usual” on US campuses is not only a medical danger but also poor pedagogy.