The staff here at the institute will be traveling soon to visit some of our field offices. That will be an adventure, no doubt, but as we prep for that adventure, here is your reading list for the week. Remember--if there's something here you like, share the post from its original site. You, too, van be an amplifier.
From the Economist, here's one of the better pieces I've read for providing a level-headed summary of what the fuss is, in fact, all about.
Adam Laats, historian of school-related religious culture warfare, has another great explainer up, this time at The Atlantic. Now that the church state wall is in shambles, he says the country is not ready for what comes next.
Shelly Balik is a history professor; at the Washington Posr, she offers up a history of that much-hammered wall.
Tanya Basu in the MIT Technology Review. This is scary stuff.
In Edsurge, Daniel Mollenkamp notes that now that there's big money in tutoring, some of the folks getting involved aren't offering anything actually useful or proven. I know--what a shock!
Nancy Bailey has more about the rise of tutoring as a "solution" in teaching.
John White was once education chief in Louisiana. Now he's one more salesman hawking questionable edu-wares. The indispensable Mercedes Schneider has the full story.
Warm body laws make an appearance in Arizona, and Kathryn Joyce is at Salon with the story of the latest move in the nation's most public education-hating state.
At The74, Florida Phoenix takes a look at allegations that Ron DeSantis is trying to put the Jesus back in Florida civics education.
What to do when your own data shows a bias in your test? Maybe stop publishing the data. K-12 Dive has the story.
"Community Schools" are defined roughly six trillion different ways. Teen Vogue takes a look at the way they ought to work.
A heartbreaking failure of the system. These foster kids in Michigan thought they were gaining credits towards graduation. Turns out they were wrong. NBC News.
The NYT sent Dan Barry to cover the story of the small town where a libertarian tried to get the school budget cut in half. Includes some details not brought up in previous coverage of the story.
Rachel Cohen anchors this look at the long difficult lawsuits filed to get school funding up to par with a look at the lawsuit currently winding up in Pennsylvania. At Vox.
A little Onion to cleanse the palate.