Last night my wife finally returned to running after a couple of years without a race (something about growing a pair of tiny humans) so that was exciting. But here, as on every Sunday, I've got a list of things from the week that deserve your attention. Remember to pass along those that speak to you.
Your Back To School Messages Are Hurting Teachers
Shanna Peeples with a great piece about "inspiring" teachers.
Betsy DeVos McMansion Hell
The brains behind the website McMansion Hell takes a look at the DeVos estate and finds it lacking. This has little to do with education, but it's fun and it also shows how the perception of DeVos has grown in non-education corners.
From Katrina to Maria: Disaster Capitalism's Playbook for School Reform
A good overview of how disaster capitalism approaches school reform. It's not pretty.
A Teacher Novel for the Modern Era
Well, this looks like fun. Gary Rubinstein looks at a novel set in the education world.
Paradoxes in the Pursuit of Efficiency
Can a string quartet play a piece more efficiently today than they could 300 years ago? Larry Cuban on how the pursuit of efficiency can become extremely inefficient.
The Myth of School Choice in North Carolina
A look at how school choice really plays out in a state that has doubled down on hostility to public education.
All Of a Sudden I'm So Good At Math
Jose Luis Vilson with an in class example of how to pass the mic and let the students glow