A quiet rainy morning here in PA. And can't we all use a little peace and quiet. I've got a few things for you to read this week.
A lot of money has ben pumped into the Florida Virtual School, but nobody seems to be in charge. How's that working out? Accountabaloney takes a look (and you should pay attention, because FLVS has contracted itself out to a few other states).
Jan Resseger takes a look at a recent Politico article chiding Joe Biden for his charter position, or lack thereof. As always, a thoughtful, well-researched response.
An excerpt from Andrea Gabor's book After the Education Wars (which you should read) in the Saturday Evening Post.
At Salon, a look at how some schools are way way over the top in rule enforcement for their distantly earning students.
From Jay Greene's blog, we get a look at what some on the right think about Trump's proposed punishment for schools using the NYT 1619 project-- they don't like it.
One of TFA's little tricks for building its influence is to offer congresspeople free intern's. One more way in which TFA is troub le beyond its unprepared classroom tourists.
The Philadelphia Enquirer points out the Pennsylvania's cyber schools are not so great for students. "Not just disaster capitalism, but a disaster."
Somehow I missed this when it first dropped. I wish Sarah Lahm wrote more. Here she is at the Progressive looking at some of the side-effects of the charter movement (hypersegregation, anyone?) in the midwest.
Here's the story of how on Iowa school district is skirting the rules like a contrarian seventh grader following the letter and sneering at the spirit.
Meanwhile, in Florida, school districts are defying the governor's order to keep covid stats under wraps.
A look back at the results of the Great Cutting of 2008, with an eye toward tyhe big cuts that are happening right now. From Education Next, but still work a read.
Nancy Flanagan considers the question of just how much real-time history should be let into the classroom.
Now that it's all done, here's Wendy Lecker explaining how Betsy DeVos's illegal plan to funnel CARES money to private schools was stopped by court.
A shocking stat. Sojourner Ahebee is at NPR with the story of why that's a hard problem to solve.