It is Sunday morning, and so cold and still outside that you can't hear anything but some birds and the sound of ice crunching up against the bridge. Perfect day to curl up with some hot chocolate and read what's been going on in the education world.
Charter Schools Are Not the Answer in Ohio
The superintendent of the education center in Lorain County, Ohio (the area where I had my first teaching gig) explains why charters just aren't the answer in Ohio.
Looking Anew at How Teachers Teach
"Anew" might be the wrong word here-- Larry Cuban puts the current kerflufflation over teaching in the context of the history of teaching kerfluffles.
Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches
I have mixed feelings about "instructional coaches," but Peter DeWitt makes a good case for them here.
Stop Humiliating Teachers
David Denby at the New Yorker speaks out against the tradition of hammering on teachers everytime the country hits a rough patch.
An Open Letter To John Lewis
I love this letter-- not because it stands up for Bernie Sanders against the civil rights giants' comments earlier this week, and not because it manages to do so without using any of the asshat attacks on Lewis that characterized a lot of the Sanders "support" this week-- but because it includes a great story and reminder of how social movements really make a difference.
Russ Walsh makes a solid argument against the age-old practice of putting our trust in programs instead of teachers.