I'm trying not to turn the blog into a linkfest, but I have to pass on one more.
The recent Network for Public Education conference in Chicago started off with a powerful keynote. The leadoff was Tanaisa Brown, one of the leaders of the Newark Students Union, the kind of student that every teacher wants to work with. It was amazing to watch that group stand up for public schools in Newark, and it was exciting to see her up in front of the NPE.
She was followed by Jitu Brown who talked about a reason to fight and a reason to believe. It's a powerful reminder of what, exactly, the fight for public education is about.