Here's the reading for the week. Remember to pass it on.
School Choice Has Not Cured Philadelphia's Ailing System
The Inquirer takes a look at choice in Philly and the various problems it hasn't fixed.
The History of Privatization
Talking Points Memo takes a look a privatization across a series of articles, including public education.
Teach For America Will Not Save Us
Larry Lee blogs about one of the "solutions" that will not help with Alabama's teacher shortage.
How To Reduce the Toxicity of Teen Girl Social Media Use
Some good ideas for blunting the impact of social media on teens. Pretty sure this would work for boys, too.
Could Betsy DeVos Cost Trump the Election
Jennifer Berkshire has made a few trips to Michigan, and this time she brought back an interesting angle on 2020 elections for the New Republic. To know DeVos is....well, not to love her, exactly, and that could well be cutting into the GOP base.
College Board Under Fire for Selling Student Data
No this isn't an old article from one of the other six zillion times the College Board has caught grief for monetizing young humans. This time it's Non Profit Quarterly noting their well-earned troubles.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn Pushes for USED To Move To Tennessee
Okay, it's not going to happen, but it's an intriguing little proposal.
DeVos Held In Contempt By Court
Yes, you've already heard about this. But don't you want to read about it one more time?
City Fund Looking To Buy Elections
Chalkbeat reports that one of the newer reformster groups is throwing large piles of money at local school board elections. Because democracy is just so damned inconvenient.