ICYMI will be off for the next two Sundays while I am on the road. Use the blogroll in the right column to track down some of the best eduwriting going on while I'm gone. Meanwhile, let me stock you up.
Where Will All the Boys Go
Julia Sass Rubin with charts and actual data to help explain why we can say that the charters of New Jersey are running a big fat scam.
The Kids Can't Read, But They Can Read You
If you are like me, you never miss anything that Jose Vilson reads. But if you missed this, read it now.
A Shortage of Respect
Rob Miller reminds us, once again, what contributes to the ongoing teacher shortage.
My Final Evaluation, or If I Werern't Retiring, Bot Would I Be Pissed
Just an awesome first person account of being on the receiving end of one more bad evaluation process.
Dear Michigan Public School Teachers
An open letter that starts out mildly enough, but builds up a good, hot head of steam.
The Greening of American Education
Looking at the big-picture narrative of how reformsters have gone after the 650 billion dollar pile of education money.
So Who Says Competition in the Classroom Is Inevitable?
Easy to miss this because it comes under the heading of Australian education, but it's really for everyone, and hits particularly hard at US education because it addresses the assumption that competition is natural and normal and belongs in our clasrooms.