Sunday, October 10, 2021

ICYMI: End of the Yellow Brick Road Edition (10/10)

Final weekend of the balancing act that is doing live community theater during COVID. It's been a blast, but I look forward to getting my evenings back. In the meantime, I have some reading for you to wile away your Sunday afternoon (or whenever it is that you peruse this list).

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

This story is so much worse than the headline suggests. It's a pro-publica investigative piece of events back in 2016. It's long, but it's the "if you read only one piece on this list" piece for the week. 

New Chicago Public Schools CEO Must Address the Catastrophe of Student Based Budgeting

Chicago has a new schools boss, and Jan Resseger is hoping he'll get rid of SBB, the funding model that cements inequity while opening the door for voucher-style shenanigans.

Nice White--Resentful--White Parent Syndrome

Nancy Flanagan has noticed what lies behind much of the current panic over CRT+Everything.

In East Texas, Cleveland ISD Needed Money. The State Sent Charter Schools Instead.

In Texas Monthly, Bekah McNeel reports on the gazillionth example of a state using a local district's challenges not as a call for assistance, but as a marketing opportunity for charters.

Here's how education reform can support teachers instead of undermining them.

With an op-ed in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Gerald K. LeTendre makes a World Teacher Day pleas for help for teachers, and offers some specific recommendations.

Special Ed questions on charter school apps violate federal law, complaints allege

In Colorado, some parents believe that certain application questions are just a filtering mechanism. Chalkbeat has the story.

The Problem with Cute Kids

Janet Lansbury offers some thoughts about how cuteness can be used to minimize children.

Two WV fathers sue state officials over charter school laws

Well, this should be fun. West Virginia is just getting its charter sector up and running, and here come two dads with a lawsuit alleging the state's Charter School Board's ability to overrule local taxpayers is a big no-no.

Why the first Varsity Blues trial really matters

Who better than Akil Bello, writing at Forbes, to explain all the layers and issues in the trial of parents who played the system to get their unqualified children into the college of their choice.

Banned school books focus on sex and race because of parents, not students

Anne Lutz Fernandez writes at NBC Think about the curious phenomenon of book bans that never seem to focus on violence 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the link to Nancy Flanagan. Another one of her articles looks at TikTok's Devious Licks' campaigns, which I am writing about, too.