Longreads and tidbits from while you were away from your desk:
NEPC's Kevin Welner: A silver lining in the #Vergara decision? http://ht.ly/xZ6aG
AirBnB / Uber meets tutoring = @WyzAnt? That's the elevator pitch, anyway http://ht.ly/xZm3K Anybody toured/tried?
Forbes contrib @AdamOzimek adresses tenure reform concerns of @danagoldstein @dianeravitch http://ht.ly/xZxLD #Vergara
In the absence of a plausible path to resurgence, the Democratic union divide is merely hypothetical, says @mattyglesias http://ht.ly/y3D41
Jay Mathews: Four gifted writers share doubts about gifted education: Unscientific survey of great writer... http://wapo.st/TWNqmz
Two boys sentenced to years in a detention facility after claiming they were going to murder kids at their school http://ht.ly/y3foB [for reals]
#Vergara will "do nothing" to change key education factors, writes Ravitch in TNYROB http://ht.ly/y3gaN
Slate: The guesstimate that struck down California’s teacher tenure laws. #vergara http://ht.ly/y3g5F
The Camden poverty story that a NYT reporter apparently lifted from the Phila Inquirer http://ht.ly/y3gZx
Wait, what? The 33 yo creator of internet meme #SlenderMan wants to become a schoolteacher!