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Fixing Our Schools: Newsweek Versus New York Teacher


Take that, Newsweek.

In the battle to win over the hearts and minds of the American people, teachers' unions would do well to play a little offense.

Newsweek recently devoted a cover story to the topic of education reform, whose headline "The Key to Saving American Education," was nearly obscured by the subtext: "We must fire bad teachers. We must fire bad teachers. We must fire bad teachers."

And now New York Teacher, a biweekly magazine that caters to a readership of over 600,000 teachers, is fighting back with an April cover story that says unions are key. Its amended refrain: "We must give kids a quality education."

So, who's side are you on?

Via Gotham Schools

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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