And not a word here about Brexit.
The Importance of Parent Voice
Talking about the co-opting of language and parent voice in Nashville and elsewhere.
The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow As Adults
Those rules we impose on student readers that, as adults, we would never stand for, and what that tells us about the authenticity of reading instruction.
School Reform Is Really about Land Development
Somehow this sat and stewed for about a month before it got traction. It is an absolute must-read. If you only read two pieces on this list, this should be one of them.
What's Wrong with Christie's Wrongheaded School Aid Plan?
The spectacle of Tom Moran actually calling Christie really wrong.
You can't go wrong with Alfie Kohn, who may not blog often, but every time it's well thought out and deeply important.
CBE and ALEC Preparing Students for the Gig Economy
Competency based education is perfect grooming for the gig economy, where nobody ever has a steady job.
America's Not-So-Broken Education System
This would be the other must-read post from the week. Jack Schneider puts the whole picture in perspective and goes back to the fundamental flawed premise of reform.
North Carolina: The Ongoing Destruction of Public Education
Every so often, it's worth taking a moment to just step back and take in the full breadth of North Carolina's continuing attack on public schools and the teachers who work in them
When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers
Not directly about education, this looks at how Wall Street is taking over basic services like health care, and the miserable side effects for people who depend on those services. It will all seem distressingly familiar.
No Words Can Charm a Computer
A student writes a letter to the editor that beautifully outlines why computer-based scoring is a stupid idea.
Politicians Say They Care About Education: Now Public School Advocates Are Putting Them To the Test
The education planks that should be in every party's platform
Vivian Connell: Her Last Post
Of all the voices that Diane Ravitch has amplified, none has been more moving and heart-wrenching than Vivian Connell, the teacher blogging about her long fight with ALS. This week she made her final post.