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Teachers news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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September 9, 2020
The Wrong Lesson
Returning to “business as usual” on US campuses is not only a medical danger but also poor pedagogy.
August 20, 2020
School Reopenings Are Only Going to Get More Chaotic
Trump gave up on controlling the virus, squandering our chance to reopen safely.
July 21, 2020
We Can Reopen Schools if We Make the City the Classroom
Radical education ideas from the 1960s and ’70s can help us safely teach children during a pandemic.
May 12, 2020
Covid-19 Has Made Our Broken School System Worse
As a teacher, I wonder about the students I’ve been unable to reach and whose faces I never see online.
March 15, 2020
‘We Have No Nurses and No Isolation Room’
Why teachers, principals, and politicians pushed New York’s mayor to shut down the country’s largest school system.