Friday Morning News Roundup
Best High Schools US News
Using a formula produced in collaborat ion with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 data research and analysis business run by Standard & Poor's, we put high schools in 40 states through a three-step analysis.
Helicopter Parenting Turns Deadly New York Times
The author considers the suicide of the teenager Megan Meier and the loss of parental boundaries.
Cynical NCLB Causes Crisis in Tucson Tucson Daily
Why do TUSD and other districts play a game they cannot possibly win? Because it is easier to conform to an amoral law than to challenge it.
'No Child...' makes the grade Boston Globe
Nilaja Sun's "No Child . . .," a one-woman play drawn from her experiences teaching theater in some of New York City's toughest public schools, teeters precariously on the edge of sentimental cliche. But it is saved, gloriously, by Sun's virtuosic performance, by her deep empathy, and by her intelligent, clear-eyed, and sometimes painfully funny take on the absurdly dysfunctional state of public education.