BLOGS: A Quick Spin Around The Internet
What else did you expect to find?
Casting Doubt on My Pro-Testing Bias Uncle Jay
The scholarly Rothstein family, father Richard and son Jesse, are taking turns removing the intellectual underpinnings of people like me who want to judge schools based on standardized tests.
Bill Gates Vs. Harvard Law TAPPED
Bill Gates never talks about integration.
Union, KIPP Dispute in Baltimore Stephen Sawchuk
The Baltimore Sun has an important story up about a dispute over teachers' pay and working hours in one of its Knowledge Is Power Program charter schools.
Modest but real grad rate concerns Elizabeth Green
The accelerating 2009 mayoral campaign is distracting from real information inside an audit of city graduation rates released by the city comptroller’s office today.
Books That Defeated Me Kevin Drum
What famous (or, in a pinch, reasonably well known) books have you given the old college try but just couldn't get past the first hundred pages or so? I can think of five big ones off the top of my head.
Bogus College Stereotypes The Daily Beast
Are Cornell students suicidal? Is Dartmouth all Republicans? Is Vassar really gay? Kathleen Kingsbury investigates which college reputations are bunk—and which are well-deserved.