Yes, retirement is slowly sinking in. But in the meantime, here are some pieces from the week worthy of your attention. Remember, if you think it's important, tweet it, share it, even go old school an e-mail it. That's how people's voices get out into the world.
The Fallout of School Takeover Laws
What does the takeover of public schools have to do with taking a knee? Wendy Lecker looks at a new book by Domingo Morel that answers that question.
Everything You Know Is Wrong
Paul Thomas looks at some of those things that everybody knows and discovers that everybody might be wrong.
A Why Have Republicans Declared War on Public Education
Lawrence Feinberg is talking about Pennsylvania, but the anti-public ed story is familiar to many other states.
All the State Chiefs of Education in a Nutshell
Nancy Bailey performs a public service and lists every state-level ed honcho, with links to their bios and notes about what educational experience they have-- if any.
We Need an Education Commission to Take a Critical Look at Private Schools
It's becoming increasingly clear that some voucher money is being directed to private schools that are not exactly academically rigorous-- or even scientifically correct. Andre Perry lays out what needs to be done.
Social Impact Bonds Readings
A good list of resources about these critical but not widely understood financial instruments that lurk behind many reformy ideas.
Have You Heard's new episode brings together Jennifer Berkshire, Jack Schneider, and Audrey Watters to talk about the history of teaching machines. Check it out.