Weekend Reading: Matt's Mistake, TFA's Treachery, Etc.
While you're waiting for the hurricane to arrive:
Don't Confuse Matt Damon TNR: Getting a chance to make your case to policy makers is what political activists are supposed to want. That's the goal.
Teach For America goes after teachers unions - in a new way TeacherKen: "Our presenters will include staff from The Future Is Now Schools formerly Green Dot Public Schools), who are building a network of unionized charter schools around the country, as well as several LEE members serving in union leadership positions."
Speaking of LEE: LEE Members meet Secretary Arne Duncan at the Department of Ed.
Speaking of TFA: Elite Teach For America thrust into APS scandal 11alive via Mary: Teach For America's ties to district leadership run deep, and some of its most ardent supporters fared the worst in the report.
Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results Miller-McCune: The world’s best school systems depend on teacher collaboration, but the concept has not caught on in the U.S. We found schools where teamwork is making a difference.