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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Steven Singer

Steven Singer

Steven Singer is a husband, father, teacher, blogger and education advocate. He often writes at his own blog, gadflyonthewallblog.com.

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No, The Teachers Are Not Okay

The system is built on the backs of teachers. And we are ready to collapse.

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Lack of Trusted Authority Is Why Covid-19 Is Kicking Our Butts

The resulting credibility vacuum has enabled unscrupulous politicians, agents of chaos, and other charlatans to position themselves as experts.

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Why Does Your Right to Unmask Usurp My Child's Right to a Safe School?

If someone else doesn't wear a mask, hasn't been vaccinated and hasn't taken the proper precautions, they can spread the Covid-19 virus through the air and infect whole classrooms of people.

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Economists Worry Covid-19 May End Standardized Testing Altogether

However, test scores are effectively useless.

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Public Schools Are Not Indoctrinating Kids About Racism. Voucher Schools Are

If we ban anything, it shouldn’t be Critical Race Theory—it should be school vouchers.

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I Fought the Do-Nothing-Incumbent, and He Won

I am a public school teacher, activist and blogger who ran on change and getting things done— education, infrastructure, transportation, jobs, justice. Sounds like a slam dunk, right? Wrong.

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Can Unions Defang Charter School Vampires?

One thing is for sure, with a union the gravy train is over.

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Let the Children Play—My Prescription for Covid 'Learning Loss'

Play is the mind's way of finding out how things work, what a person can do, how it feels to do this or that.

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