Stop Pretending and Make School Relevant
I may or may not entirely agree with some of what Michael Soskil says here (I have my own ideas about the R word), but this piece is definitely worth a read.
Teachers versus the Koch Brothers in Arizona
Arizona has one of the worst and most destructive voucher programs around. Jeff Bryant looks at the campaign to beat it back.
Snake Oil, Charter Schools and Disingenuous Debate
From Tennessee, a newspaper op-ed repudiates the charter movement.
Values That Express Our Ideas of Public Schools
Jan Resseger with some writings to help focus your thinking as you head for the polls.
Halloween and the Value of Make-Believe
Oh, yeah. Halloween happened this week. Nancy Bailey has some thoughts on the value of the holiday.
Ipads Are Not The Future of Education
Just in case there was any doubt in your mind.
Billionaires Are Spending Their Fortunes Reshaping America's Schools. It Isn't Working.
From Vox. Add to the "ed reform is losing" file.
Who Gets Access To Your Kids' Information?
Project Unicorn's promises are vague and unconvincing. Did your school sign up?
DeVos Meets With Far More GOP than Dems
I don't know if this is news, exactly. But it's an interesting look at yet one more aspect of Betsy "My Mind's Made Up So I Don't Need To Listen TO Anyone" DeVos and her approach to leading the USED>
What a Difference a Decade Makes
Nancy Flanagan is dead on with this piece about election outcomes, and the key quote (which comes from Sabrina Joy Stevens) is so important I'm going to put it here, just in case you don't follow the link.
I am very worried about people tying their emotional well-being and sense of empowerment to the outcomes of elections.