Every Fall, in Western PA, we get a week or so of fake summer. This year it's particularly nice to get another pass at playing outside in shorts and sweatshirt weather. The board of directors has suddenly taken an interest in gardening, and the timing is perfect since there's hardly anything going on that they could kill.
Meanwhile, there's some stuff for you to read. Remember, sharing these readings helps amplify the message. Help out.
Ed in the Apple takes a look at the newest attempt by Gates to remake education; this time it's going to be Algebra I for everybody!
Jan Resseger talks about how much it sucks that public education continues to be an orphan in these miserable times
Steven Singer takes a look at the pluses and minuses of trying to educate via computer connection
Teacher Tom talks about the challenge of raising children to be moral, ethical beings.
Justen Parmenter offers an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer laying out in fairly short, stark terms, how leaders in North Carolina have lost the educational plot.
Meanwhile, in South Carolina the governor decided he woud just go ahead and implement the DeVosian voucher plan on his own. From EdWeek.
At Slate, Dan Kois notes that pandemic distance learning is stretching everybody, and the crazy radical has a solution to offer that doesn't involve dumping the problem on teachers or parents.
Nancy Flanagan takes a look back through history to see if it's legit to write off 20-21.
The Anchorage Daily News looks at how the charter industry in Alaska is a money-grubbing mess
Jef Bryant takes a look at the corporate opportunism going on right now.
Well, yeah, probably. And the hidden culprit is, once again, high stakes testing. A thorough look from Mother Jones.
From Valerie Strauss at The Answer Sheet, one more reminder that schools can sometimes miss the point