Five Best Blogs: Slow, Hot Monday (Debt Ceiling Looms!)
Of Jonah Edelman and other braggarts Sherman Dorn:No one should be so naive to think this stuff doesn't happen behind closed doors. No one should be so naive to think this stuff is helpful to productive negotiations.
Charter School Sends Message Mike Winerip (NYT): It was not a natural fit for the Success charters, which are known for discipline and long school days. From Day 1 of kindergarten, Ms. Sprowal said, he was punished for acting out. ALSO: Success Wins EdNext.
Business moves to center of school policy debate Stateline: Long counted on mainly as a funder and promoter of K-12 education, corporate America is immersing itself in discussion about the way school systems should be organized and operated.
Math And Literacy Are Vocational Skills Yglesias: It’s not about everyone needing to have basic reading and math competency so they can go to college; it’s about everyone needing to have basic reading and math skills so that they know who to read and do basic math.
Why parents love a lower-rated school - Class Struggle Jay Mathews: The Wakefield Chapel parents are angrily demanding that their children be allowed to stay with the poor kids.
Summer Camp Just as Unbearable as College Now Gawker: You don't want just any old collection of log cabins around a lake filled with children's bodies. No: You need a place with evidence-based instruction and measurable skill-development!