Tag: Education

Censorship Wave in US Education

PEN America notes that while fewer gag order measures have become law this year compared to 2021, this year’s spike in bills has included proposals that are far more punitive.

Propaganda Shapes the Past, Present & Future

Lawrence Davidson examines how indoctrination from previous eras is being resurrected around two crises — U.S. curricula and foreign policy — with debate raging around one and largely absent from the other. 

What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools

Donald Trump is stocking his administration with fellow rich people including “school voucher” advocate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, a choice that makes many public school defenders nervous, reports Dennis J Bernstein.

Misdiagnosing What Ails US Schools

The American Right likes to bash public school teachers for supposedly deviating from an “America-can-do-no-wrong” approach to history and generally “failing” the students, but that is a misdiagnosis of the problem, says Lawrence Davidson.