Sunday, October 27, 2019

ICYMI: Nearly Spooky Edition (10/26)

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.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the article about social media and a way to make it more impactful and less harmful to students. Sharing it widely. Thank you, Peter!