Hot and steamy here, which still makes us better off than some corners of the world. Here's some reading for the day. Remember-- share the stuff that really speaks to you.
The Teaching Machine Imaginary
I do miss Audrey Watters, but here's a new Hack Education post that, in typical Watters fashion, links book editing, the Jetsons, teaching machines, and pigeons.
Education Reformers Still Don't Understand Racism
Rann Miller over at the Progressive takes a look at what reformsters still don't get.
Did Busing Ever Succeed?
Matt Barnum takes a dive into the research to see if he answer the newly-revived question.
Charter Schools Unleashed Education Hunger Games in California
Andrea Gabor's background as a business journalist lets her bring a special level of insight to ed reform coverage. Here's the story of the ups and downs of charters in California.
L.A. charter schools’ plans: Take back mayor’s office, sue district, battle teachers union
Meanwhile, California charters haven't learned much.
Charter Schools Aren't a Radical Solution and Neither Is Blaming Them
Andre Perry with a thoughtful and nuanced look at some of the systemic problems schools face.
Indiana's Catholic schools get millions in public money. Some lawmakers want that to stop.
In Indiana, some folks are finally figuring out how vouchers really work to give tax dollars to private religious schools (including those that actively discriminate against LGBTQ students).
People Who Regulate Charter Schools Also Make Millions From Them
It's this story again. This time we're in Utah for a local TV station's tale of self-dealing and profiteering.
The Facts About Newark Schools-- Update
Since Cory Booker's Presidential run brought the subject up again, here's Jersey Jazzman with the actual facts about the big money play in Newark.
Jose Vilson reflects on the last year of school.