Biden's team is considering picking the president of a teachers union for education secretary.
"For education secretary, Biden’s team is focused on finding someone with experience in primary or secondary education, according to one Biden ally familiar with the search process [...] One possible Biden pick is Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers"
The former president of the nation's largest teachers union is also being considered.

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2 Nov
DC public schools just canceled their plan to bring some students back next week.
"Teacher protests escalated Monday morning as the union encouraged educators to call in sick in opposition to the reopening plan."…
If a grocery store doesn't reopen families can take their money elsewhere

If a school doesn't reopen families should similarly be able to take their children's education dollars elsewhere.
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2 Nov
Ohio is now partially funding some students with special needs directly.
Families can receive up to $1,500 to cover the costs of education services such as private tutoring.
This is a step in the right direction

But all families should have that choice.

And Ohio spends over $15,000 per child per year - why should students only get access to 10% of that?🤔

We should fund students instead of institutions.
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2 Nov
Texas is now partially funding some students with special needs directly.
Families can receive $1,500 for each eligible student to cover the costs of education services such as private tutoring, textbooks, and curriculum.
The current funding allocated towards this initiative would cover up to 20,000 students with special needs.
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29 Oct
BREAKING: A federal appeals court ruled that Maine could exclude religious schools from participating in their voucher program.

But the U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that this is unconstitutional earlier this year

The family is now appealing the decision to SCOTUS.
Today's decision allows Maine to continue unconstitutionally discriminating against religious families and schools

This also violates the free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment

I am confident SCOTUS will reverse this decision based on Montana vs. Espinoza (2020).
Chief Justice Roberts: "A State need not subsidize private education. But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious."

Yet that's exactly what Maine is doing.
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26 Oct
15 days later, Washington Post just responded to my request for a correction.

They do not agree that claiming teachers are disproportionately represented in COVID-19 obituaries (without any evidence) warrants a correction.
The editor claims that this sentence "makes clear that this is his subjective interpretation based in his own reading of obituaries, not a representation of scientific research."

Here is the Washington Post article with the unsubstantiated claim:…
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