Here is my neck of the woods, we're just a few hours away from high school graduation. It's definitely that time of year. Here's your assorted pieces of reading from the week. Remember to pass on the ones that speak to you.
These Activists Want Greater Home School Monitoring
In the background, as other education debates rage, is the old set of issues surrounding homeschooling. Here's a look at activists who help the women who were homeschooled to know nothing and be quiet, because, you know, women.
Blaming and Shaming Teachers for Low-Level Tech Practices
From the vaults, Bill Ferriter with a great piece about moving beyond tech and testing and back to actual real educating.
Facts About Newark Charter Schools
Once again, Mark Weber (Jersey Jazzman) breaks down the data to get past the PR baloney and look at the truth of charter schooling.
Is the US Education System Producing a Society of Smart Fools?
In the Scientific American, a psychologist looks at what's wrong with "reformed" education in the US.
Studies That Honor Preschool Rigor Are Not To Be Trusted
About that NYT coverage of that study showing academic rigor is really swell for four year olds...
Building Better Pre-Schools
Russ Walsh on the same subject-- how should we really be prepping the littles?
A Citizen's Encounter with a Charter School
Gene Glass reports on one more specific example of how charter really work to enrich their owners and trample on parents and students.