Roundup: The Usual Suspects Saying The Usual Things
Schools drop foreign languages Joanne Jacobs: Short of funding, elementary and middle schools are dropping foreign languages, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel... "Superman" scene was a set-up Mike Klonsky: If Guggenheim intentionally set out to manipulate the viewer, it raises important ethical questions and could cast doubt on the authenticity of the rest of the film as well... Voters Make The Call On Tough State Education Measures Huffington Post: For most races, the decision came down to weighing education priorities with minimizing crushing state budget deficits. Results were mixed... Red Dawn! Eduwonk: The mood today: Education groups panicked (Republicans! We thought we were done with them!). Republicans in disbelief. Democrats more so. But don’t let the usual suspects spin you [hah - andy referring to others as the usual suspects] ... To the victor go the toils Mike Petrilli: So get ready for big cuts–and a New Normal–as our education system de-leverages. But don’t expect the public to cheer. This is a classic case of voters wanting to have their cake and eat it too... If all your friends were jumping off a bridge… Daniela Fairchild: On Oklahoma’s ballot today, voters find eleven questions, one of which asks them whether per-pupil funding in the OK should be increased to match the expenditures of neighboring states. With rampant budget shortfalls and long-term fiscal insecurity for schools, districts, and states, this just seems like a terrible idea... Education behind bars to remove bars Sherman Dorn: Wilson points to the (non-test-oriented) provisions of NCLB that apply to education behind bars: certification requirements for teachers, tracking of students between local schools and detention, and the ability to require attendance and provide food, etc.