My wife and I are in DC, contemplating the cherry blossoms and coming creative disruption of our lives by two currently-fetal offspring. But I've still collected some reading for you, set to auto-post at the usual Sunday AM time. Read, enjoy and share.
In the Name of Love
A little push back from a Christian about "Christian" legislators
In the America First Budget, Schools Come Last
Andre Perry with an on-point critique of the Trump budget
Are You a Big Fat Idiot
I am happy to welcome back one of my favorite blog titles-- "I Love You But You're Going To Hell," a blog that focuses on interpreting conservative Christian thought for those not of that tribe (and which treats both sides with fairness). It's not always education-related, but this time it has something to say about the teaching of science.
Words That Hurt Our Public Schools, And Ones That Help
We're doubling up on Jeff Bryant this week. First up, a look at how rhetoric shapes the education debates.
Nancy Flanagan takes a look a Vance's widely-touted book, and she's not entirely impressed.
What the Dickens Is Going On
John Merrow takes us inside the mess that is the current ed department, and finds a silver lining stuffed inside a neglected closet.
The Big Lie Behind Trump's Education Budget
Jeff Bryant with another well-sourced breakdown of where exactly the problems lie in Trumps edu-budget.
Are School Leaders Becoming Too Enabled?
Peter DeWitt takes an insightful look at school leadership and using the right drivers to empower, not enable.
Privatizing Recess: Micromanaging Children's Play for Profit
Nancy Bailey looks at one of those scourges that will not die-- the professional recess managers
"We Teach English" Revisited
Paul Thomas looks at Lou LaBrant and the parts of teaching English that never change.
If You Teach and Noone Learns, Do You Really Teach
Jose Luis Vilson Reflects on parent-teacher conferences and the lenses through which we view our classrooms