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5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: All Eyes On California (Until Tuck Loses)

Teachers' Union Bosses Barnstorm Across U.S., AFT Makes Final TV Ad Push - State EdWatch - Education Week http://ow.ly/DKPXt

Your Edu-Watching Guide to the 2014 Mid-Term Elections - Politics K-12 - Education Week http://ow.ly/DKOB5 

John Oliver takes on state legislators, the most important politicians you're ignoring - Vox http://ow.ly/DKSEl  @dylanmatt

Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart - The Atlantic http://ow.ly/DKJ3J 

Trying to make it in a Richmond neighborhood with a 70 percent poverty rate - The Washington Post http://ow.ly/DKRWm  @tinagriego

Palo Alto #teacher @EstherWojcicki on " #tenure as a problem, but also as a necessity." @haleybureau http://ow.ly/DKNj9  via @susansawyers

For all this and more, see @alexanderrusso.

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@EstherWojcicki's daughter Ann is the (estranged) wife of Google founder Sergio Brin (and the founder of the genetics-testing outfit 23andme). So someone with a high-level tech-industry connection is defending teachers -- this may be a first ever, anywhere.

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