Blogs: Superintendents, Bracey, RttT, & Maya Angelou
Superintendent Smackdown LFA
The Baltimore Sun compares Baltimore's and Washington DC's school reforms, and it finds DC's wanting.
Gerald Bracey RIP Ed Notes Online
I didn't know much about Jerry Bracey and had little contact with him, but the work he did in battling the Ed Deformers was immense.
States' Race to the Top: Where Are They Now? Charlie Barone
The list here is not comprehensive, but it does reflect action in states where reform efforts have been pursued or spotlighted in the public sphere.
Pontiac v. Spellings Goes the Way of the Pontiac Mike Antonucci
Now you know why NEA was trying to negotiate a settlement.
Colorado Supreme Court Jumps into the Abyss of School Finance Firefly
Colorado’s state Supreme Court defied national trends on Monday, handing down a decision in Lobato v. State that thrusts the judiciary into the middle of the state’s educational finance disputes.
Fixing Detroit Public Schools & The “Cosby Effect” John Merrow
Secretary Arne Duncan referred to Detroit as "New Orleans without Katrina," and we’ve seen pictures of some truly awful schools.
Censors Try To Silence Caged Bird Jezebel
School officials read aloud the child rape scene from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings at a Huntington Beach City Council meeting — in order to shock council members into banning it.