Yes, the clock has started at our house. I'll be heading off to be a trombone consultant for an old friend/student's band camp starting tomorrow, and my wife's summer days are numbered. Here it comes, lurching towards us like a misaligned tractor with a flat tire and three bales of hay stuck in the wheel well. In the meantime, here are some reads from the week.
Well, that's one way to commandeer a district's reading program--use the courts. Thomas Ultican has the story of the California district where students will now get an extra helping of DIBELS, among other things.
From Learning for Justice. An award winning teacher asked actual human students about the "crt" panic. I missed this a month ago, but it's still worth your attention.
Yes, Robert Pondiscio is a choice fan through and through. But he's not wrong when he picks apart one argument choicers use to make their case.
Well, yes. That's what Tennessee has proposed, and now a Mom for Liberty is taking the new law out for a spin. From Eesha Pendharker at Education Week.
The Texas Tribune talked to some actual teachers about how Texas's new anti-race stuff law will diminish a generation's understanding of the country's history.
This New York Times piece isn't writing about education, except it kind of is. Beware technology soaked in snake oil.
Cory Doctorow takes a look at some AI tools, and he hits hard. I'm going to give you the lead because it's kind of awesome:The worst part of machine learning snake-oil isn’t that it’s useless or harmful — it’s that ML-based statistical conclusions have the veneer of mathematics, the empirical facewash that makes otherwise suspect conclusions seem neutral, factual and scientific.