Yeah, I'm not big on the whole New Year celebratory thing. I will occasionally give in to the urge to do an end-of-year/beginning-of-year style post, but sometimes I think it's just as well to keep on keeping on. So here's this week's batch of worth-your-while readings.
Beware Silcon Valley Santas in the School
Michelle Malkin and I share little in the way of either style or beliefs, but if you want to see how the same hard-right folks who hated Common Core are now coming out swinging against Personalized [sic] Learning, here you go.
Charter School Cash Spent in Connecticut Elections
Man, democracy is just so inconvenient. Hence the periodic attempts to smother it under piles of money, like the last election cycle in Connecticut. Here's who came to play.
12 Educational Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2019
Short, but cute.
Homework App Worth Three Billion
If you want to see what education looks like when it's been stripped of all actual education and reduced to simply the appearance of education, the Chinese are the folks to follow.
The Waltons and Their Charter-Choice “Inroads”: Making Strategic Purchases
Oh, those wacky Waltons.
Mary Holden left the classroom, and then she came back. Here's a lovely seasonal piece about what she's grateful for.
About That Nephrologist On DeSantis Transition Team
You may remember that we looked at Florida's governor-elect and his transition team for the dismantling of public education. A couple of those names were mysterious, but here's one figured out.
Asking If Early Childhood Education Is Worth It Is The Wrong Question
This is a ball I refuse to take my eye off of.
Arne Duncan Still Pushing Privatization
Nancy Bailey takes a look at Duncan's most recent attempt to push the same old baloney.