I read through it twice to see if I could find anything relevant to our discussion. Then I looked up Suzanne Nossel and PEN America to see if there was something obvious I missed. I’m sorry you don’t think I’m arguing in good faith. If you find an example of a “far left” organization that is pushing an unjust… Read more
So when I asked for a leftist publication that is dogmatic or illiberal you replied with an op-ed published on NBC News. Okay... Can you point out a situation listed in the article that was pushed by a “far left” group? Please?
It’s Quincy, IL. If it were any more white it would be clear.
And they call us snowflakes?
Can you point to an example of a leftist publication that is dogmatic or illiberal in your opinion? Is there a Marxist-Leninist professor (a Richard Wolff), an academic project (The New School), or some other organization (DSA) that demonstrates your assertion? Please. I’ll take anything. Let’s focus on that and not… Read more
No we don’t agree. When you say, “both the far left and the far right use it to try to control the discourse,” you are implicating people who aren’t even part of the discussion. Then that comment gets lazily repeated by other people. Meanwhile, you get to position yourself as the reasonable center, but all you’re… Read more
And this was driven by “the left?” Publications like Jacobin, Current Affairs, and The New Republic were all calling for her to get fired? Let’s say for the sake of argument that Jacobin readers had called for her to get fired, do you think the New York Times would have accommodated that request? Why would the NYT… Read more
Do you have a link supporting this? I’m not talking about the article you posted above. Do you have a link supporting “the left” calling for people to get fired? The leftists I know tend to be pro working class. To be fair, they don’t worry about New York Times op-ed writers. Do we even agree on what defines “the left,… Read more
The only cancel culture I experience is from people with big platforms complaining about cancel culture.
This is a great article. I was very intimidated by my gym. It felt like my body was screaming, “you don’t belong here!” But after a few sessions I found my confidence. The only thing I’d add is to wash your hands before you leave. I see a lot of people leave group fitness classes and walk straight to their cars to go… Read more
It’s pretty cool that rich people can sue a country they aren’t a resident of, to overturn their own vaccine laws. All so he can go to a sports event to prove he’s the bestest boy. And his mommy defends him. A grownass adult.
He already recorded “My Bologna” in 1979. :(
I would very much like to read your version of the article.
As the article wisely points out: I won’t even begin to unpack the levels of a bunch of pushing-forty white women talking about bullying a young Black girl, or using the words “our men,” in this particular clip. Read more
You understand that schools occasionally do this for other contagious diseases, right? Flus, stomach bugs, chicken pox. Isolated outbreaks don’t shut down all schools. And shutting down schools won’t stop parents from driving their kids to warmer climates and continue spreading covid.
If I had an immunocompromised child I would advocate for an IEP that allowed them to pivot to remote learning in case of a spike in case numbers. In my state “other health impairment” is listed as a qualifying condition for an IEP. An immunity problem seems like a health impairment to me. For teachers it’s a little… Read more
Totally agree. But with things as fucked up as they are, I very much doubt many schools will be meeting or exceeding standards for the next few years. Out of curiosity were you teaching last year? How did the students perform? If a district underperformed, how did the state handle it? Are you tenured? I haven’t taught… Read more
Adherence to the curriculum should be a lower priority right now. I agree with OP that schools should remain open. Teachers are resilient and creative people. They should be allowed some flexibility with the kids who are still there.