Today was m day to visit my brother's church to play some jazz versions of old hymns. Fun times, but it ace for a full family day. Nevertheless, I have some reading for you from the week. Remember-- if you think it's a good one, share it and amplify the voice.
Charter Lobby Still Spending Money in Connecticut
Wendy Lecker lays out the ways in which the usual charter lobbyists are still plying their trade in Connecticut to garner as much influence as they can.
Challenging the Myths About Teachers
Love Long and Prosper is a new blog to us here at the Curmudgucation Institute, and this is a worthwhile post to serve as an introduction.
100 Arizona Charter Schools In. Danger Of Closing
No, that's not one of my usual typos-- about 100 charter schools in Arizona re in danger of going out of business because they've botched their financial management. Just mazing.
Whatever Happened to the Waiting for Superman Kids
Gary Rubinstein always asks the good questions. Like, whatever happened to the students who were used as the focus of Waiting for Superman, the classic public-school-trashing film.
Fables of School Reform
Audrey Watters is one of the great chroniclers of ed tech. Here is another great look at the long history of reformy baloney.
How To Teach Virtue? Start with a Charter School
Nancy Flanagan has been watching reformster Checker Finn clutch his very expensive pearls for years, and she has a few thoughts about his latest outburst.
When You Give a Teacher A Gun
Mitchell Robinson takes a look at a piece about arming teachers, and he has a few thoughts.
Public School Students Are Being Erased From TV, Movies, and Other Media
Steven Singer has noticed something odd happening with school aged characters in pop culture. They've stopped going to public school.
South Carolina Hasn't Enforced Class Size Limits Since 2010. It's Starting To Show.
South Carolina continues to cut educational corners while hoping that its underpaid teachers can somehow pick up the slack.