The Institute staff has returned from the wilds of Maine (well, slightly wilds) and while I'm still getting back in the swing, I've got a handful of things for the reading list this week.
Andrea Gabor at Bloomberg offers an argument for letting decisions about pandemic dollars be made at the local school level and not by bureaucrats in front offices.
Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire put in an appearance at The Answer Sheet (Washington Post) with a history lesson in how to use school based culture wars for political gain.
Michele l. Morris with a powerful Washington Post piece about the need to push back against Moms for Liberty and their attempts to make history pretty.
The indispensable Mercedes Schneider has dug through the House Appropriations Committee budget proposal and finds an odd item--then she discovers, sadly, why it's necessary
Rodney Pierce is a social studies teacher and NC teacher of the year, and he has emerged as a vocal critic of the attempts to stifle teaching of US history. Good article in Mother Jones.
Sarah Schwartz at Ed Week breaks down the genesis of all these remarkably-similar bills.
Andre Perry at Hechinger Report about the traps that poor children really need to be released from.
Nancy Flanagan talks about the right-wing push to gin up some fear.
Eli Broad managed to get his fake school leadership school a sheen of legitimacy by having Yale take it on. Thomas Ultican checks in to see how that's going.
Another trend in the world of privatizing public stuff. Lee Harris at The American Prospect.
McSweeney's looks at that mysterious labor shortage problem.