ICYMI: Kick Off July with These Great Read
The CURMUDGUCATION blog
Posted by Peter Greene, 03 Jul 2016
Lots of worthwhile reading from last week. And remember– you can keep up on many worthwhile bloggers just by using the links in the lefthand column.
Rae Pica, known for her work at BAM Radio, comes to Parent Toolkit with a great explanation of why earlier is not, in fact, better.
I wrote about this article last week, and if you didn’t click through and read the whol thing, here’s your chance to correct that oversight.
Same thing. I wrote about this piece last week and you really should read this look at writing instruction.
“By promising innovative classroom techniques and inspirational leadership, the Teach for All model seeks to transform tremendous material deficits into a problem of character.” A super-solid look at one more attempt to expand the TFA model, and how that fits into the privatization agenda.
I actually have mixed feelings here. I’m not sure we need an argument for mixed classrooms any more than we need an argument for co-ed schools– school needs to look like the world, period. But if you need an argument for diversity, here’s a good one.
Nancy Flanagan has been quietly kicking ass in the edu-blogging world for years. Here is a great piece from her about the ways in which the charter biz must inevitably show an ugly side.
Nancy Bailey shows one more way to think of the data mining in schools and its bad effects.
Clever, and worth a read. That’s all I’ll say.
Do you have time to read one more example of charter school shenanigans? From Crazy Crawfish, one more example of how the charter biz can turn into a nest of vipers.