Dave Powell

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Public Education Is in Deep Trouble in the Age of Trump

By now you know that Trump selected Betsy DeVos, a billionaire education activist, to become the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos won’t be the first secretary of education to ascend to the position without any experience in education whatsoever (well, you know, except for that activism), and she won’t even be the first to […]

Is It Appropriate for Teachers to Discuss Politics in School?

I ended my last (rather lengthy) post with a gentle call to action: if you are a person with political views that lie in opposition to those expressed by Donald Trump in the just-completed presidential election, you have received your wake-up call. It is time now to engage more forcefully in political action. It is […]

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