Here are some worthwile stories that I missed from last week:
Emergency Aid May Not Stop Layoffs of Teachers Wall Street Journal
School districts across the country say an emergency federal aid
package pending in Congress will go a long way toward averting teacher
layoffs, but hasn't eliminated worries over the potential damage to
education from the current economic slump.
Alonso comes 'as is' Baltimore Sun
July 2007, Andrés Alonso — the immigrant with four Ivy League degrees —
charged into Baltimore to bring a culture of high achievement to a
school system where historically only about half the students have
graduated. It is an enormous task, one at which many have failed, not
only here but in cities across America.
Questions for Bill Ayers: Radical Cheer Times Magazine
former Weatherman talks about why he didn’t speak out during Barack
Obama’s campaign, what he’d like to do with Sarah Palin and why he
always looks on the bright side.
How to Protect Your Child's Mental Health US News
Parents and schools can make the difference, according to the Institute of Medicine.
The ACLU Sues a Florida School District Over Gay-Straight Alliance US News
The district has prohibited two students from starting a Gay-Straight Alliance group on campus.
The Myth of Bipartisanship American Prospect
the consistent failure of compromise between Republicans and Democrats,
it might be time to take away the minority's most harmful weapon: the
What to do about teens and their dumb naked photos of themselves. Slate
you're a middle school principal who has just confiscated a cell phone
from a 14-year-old boy, only to discover it contains a nude photo of
his 13-year-old girlfriend. Do you: a) call the boy's parents in
despair, b) call the girl's parents in despair, or c) call the police?