Somehow the snow is piled up outside my door, so it seems like a good day to do some reading.
I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump
One of the better entries in the burgeoning "why the hell is this Trump thing happening" genre.
Stick a Fork in Common Core-- It's Done
From Joy Pullman at the Federalist, a rather feisty but very thorough case for the claim that Common Core is now toast. Don't always agree with Pullman's politics, but I have to respect the snark.
North Carolina: Seeming Rather Than Being
On the Baptist News Global site, a well-reasoned and thoughtful look at the big pile of Wrong that is North Carolina's LGBT law.
A Disturbing Trend in School Integration Programs
One more piece taking note that when it comes to integration, we have sailed off the rails and into the weeds.
High Stakes Testing Holds the Most Powerful the Least Accountable
Steven Singer has repeatedly and eloquently made the point that test-driven accountability has actually narrowed the accountability focus and taken it away from some people who should be shouldering that burden.
Our Voices Were Heard, But They Were Ignored
A Boston student guest posts at Edushyster and delivers some hard truth about the recent Boston student protests and the budget cuts that prompted them.