It's a day for Dads, a holiday that somehow doesn't clog restaurants and bolster the greeting card industry. But in the meantime, here are some readings from the week. Remember to share!
The acquittal in Philando Castile’s killing makes clear that black lives still do not matter
Not strictly about education, but important none the less, particularly for its pointed observations about the second amendment. This acquittal was the worst news of the week.
Help Kids Mind Their Own Business
Eleven handy sayings (and one kind of dumb one) to make the anti-tattling case to your students. No policy implications.
No Clean Hands
A guest poster at Have You Heard makes some powerful points in the whole "Whose fault is Betsy DeVos" debate.
Students Sat in Cubicles; It Wasn't Popular
Carpe Diem is yet another charter that turns up on reformster lists of charter awesomeness. Turns out it hasn't been so awesome.
Suppressing Free Speech in Schools Does Not Make America Greater
An editorial looking at two student free speech cases. Close to home for us in the yearbook and school newspaper biz
The Church of Choice
Daniel Katz takes a look at Betsy DeVos's belief in the magical powers of choice
Pearson Botches Mississippi Testing [Again]; Mississippi Immediately Severs Contract
While we're arguing about bigger policy issues, implementation is still its own problem. Pearson just blew it in Mississippi
Here's an Idea: Let's Guarantee Each Child an Excellent Education
Steven Singer argues for public, not privatized, education.
Betsy DeVos Doesn't Get It
Jan Ressenger looks at how DeVos's Libertarian beliefs do not serve the public good.
The War on Teachers and the End of Public Education
Nancy Flanagan reads the writing on the wall and issues a call to arms.
Building the Life We Want
Annie Tan doesn't post often, but when she does, she makes it count. Read this to draw power for what's ahead.