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‘Cult of Smart’ author Fredrik deBoer on the taboo of admitting some kids just aren’t good at school, why ‘equality of opportunity’ is bunk, and why he believes in a culture of forgiveness over cancellation

Fredrik deBoer is a writer, academic, and avowed Marxist who has contributed to outlets as varied as The New York Times, Politico, Gawker, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and Jacobin. He’s also been a teacher at both the high school and college levels, and he just published his first book, […]
‘Cult of Smart’ author Fredrik deBoer on the taboo of admitting some kids just aren’t good at school, why ‘equality of opportunity’ is bunk, and why he believes in a culture of forgiveness over cancellation
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Fresh evidence shows that teacher unions protect against gender pay gaps

Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research found the gender pay gap between female and male teachers in Wisconsin widened after the state gutted union strength. Wisconsin passed a law in 2011 that barred unions from bargaining on behalf of teachers, and instead put the onus of negotiating for […]
Fresh evidence shows that teacher unions protect against gender pay gaps
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A user survey by the app Fishbowl finds teachers largely opposed to schools in their state reopening in the fall

The professional-networking company Fishbowl surveyed 5,673 teachers who used its app about whether they thought schools in their state should resume in-person instruction. There were differences between states, but teachers largely opposed reopening. A majority of respondents in North Dakota said they thought the state’s schools should resume in-person classes, […]
A user survey by the app Fishbowl finds teachers largely opposed to schools in their state reopening in the fall
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Employment in state and local education is tanking

Employment in state and local education has plummeted since February 2020. State and local budgets have also been slashed during the coronavirus pandemic, leading educators to call for more federal funding so they can safely reopen. The pandemic may also exacerbate preexisting teacher shortages. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Employment in state and local education is tanking
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The 15 worst US states to be a teacher

New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Arizona topped WalletHub‘s annual ranking of the worst states for teachers. Educators across the country have expressed their frustration over rushed district reopening plans, or inadequate resources to bring lessons online. Many states on the list have held protests and strikes over the last few […]
The 15 worst US states to be a teacher