Just kidding. At my house, the game will not even be on, and I'm pretty sure life will go on. But here are a few pieces to read today.
The Real Issue with Teacher Pay
The North Carolina 2015 Teacher of the Year has a few things to say about respect for the profession (and if you've been paying attention to North Carolina, you know why)
Alice's Adventures in Public Education
Turns out Lewis Carroll was writing about the future, and here we are.
The Classroom Door Is Always Open
A visit to one of the few old-style schools of choice still operating out there. This is what it should be about.
Reforminess IS the Status Quo
Jersey Jazzman continues his frustrated attempts to ground the education discussion in reality.
Why Aren't Public Schools Too Big To Fail?
Steven Singer wonders why our response to failing schools is to abandon them, rather than attempt a rescue.
Cook for 17 minutes at 350 degrees
Frozen pizza instructions prompt a reflection on teaching skills in the English classroom.
George Orwell's Ed Conference
Morna McDermott looks at the incredible, astonishing education conference coming up, courtesy our good friends at Pearson