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Just say No! EdNext: The Harkin-Enzi bill “lowers the bar,” says the Times, and “backs away from requiring states to have clear student achievement targets for all schools.”
What Our Kids Is Doing Mother Jones: To be honest, I'm a little surprised that TV watching is only two hours a day for 5-8 year-olds. On the other hand, I'm sort of appalled that 75% of 0-2 year-olds watch TV, and of those, the average TV-watching time has increased from 1:02 to 1:30 over the past six years.
A primer on corporate school reform The Answer Sheet: Instead, they went after collective bargaining, teacher tenure, and seniority. And they went after the universal public and democratic character of public schools.
The Gap On The Gap Eduwonk: A decade after an overwhelmingly bipartisan effort to get serious about school accountability, it’s open season on a strong federal role in education. How did we get here?
Comment on “A Perfect Confluence” ERS: We are in the midst of the perfect confluence, and the prospect of converting it into a new educational order for school children is exciting indeed.
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A Picture is Worth... Mr. Teachbad: There is no way I was ready for that job. I mean that seriously. There is no way I should have been allowed to just become a teacher there because I had a BA and no prior child pornography convictions.
PTA wants state to reconsider charter schools Associated Press: The Washington PTA wants charter schools to be a part of the state's education reform agenda, even though the idea has twice been rejected by voters and repeatedly shot down by lawmakers.
Microsoft's Bill Gates turns to book reviewing LA Times: His recent reads include "Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools" by Steven Brill, "Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding" by Charles Kenny, and "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" by Steven Johnson.