The anti-crt movement is rapidly changing form into the anti-public education movement. Well, maybe not so much changing as revealing. Things are heating up across the country, and this week was a big week for reads in the Big People Media.
Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post hosts Carol Burris. Charter schools were earlier this year boasting about their huge pandemic gains. Turns out that those gains were overwhelmingly in the cyber-school sector, the well-documented mostly-failing part of the charter world.
Buzzfeed, of all places, has a blunt takedown of Edgenuity, the 800 pound gorilla of online education, and how badly they fail to provide what they promise.
A Washington Post piece about one of the momming groups that really captures how critical race theory is now in the rear-view mirror as they start agitating for conservative control of public education.
NY teacher of the year Jennifer Wolfe looks at the fallout from raging parents
A few districts are displaying some spine and resolution. It remains to be seen how this plays out, but it looks as if Birmingham schools have elected to be on the front lines. From AL.com
Derek Thompson for the Atlantic, looking at how millions in the country are just dropping out and walking away.
Jamie Ducharme at Time magazine takes a look at how business is adjusting (or not) to the great walkaway.
Well, there's a headline that doesn't bode well. This particular story is from Michigan. Keep them books away from them kids!
If you still haven't gotten a copy of Audrey Watters's Teaching Machines, you need to get that done. But in the meantime, here's an excerpt from the book at Edutopia.
More Texas mess. On the one hand, the story has a happy-ish ending. On the other hand, why was this ever even a thing in the first place?
Jan Resseger has some bad news from Ohio, where the state board has decided not to be against racism after all.
Nancy Bailey takes a look at an upcoming documentary about reading--and what it doesn't include.
Nancy Flanagan has read Clint Smith's book, and she's here to explain why you should, too