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BLOGS: A Quick Spin Around The Blogosphere

Oxen Update Eduwonk
There is a growing confluence of interests around appearing to reform without actually goring any oxen.

Why Great Teachers Are Story Tellers Core Knowledge Blog
Just about every teacher at some point tries to trick their students into learning something by making it “relevant” to students’ interests.  

Brenda_starrHow Bill Gates Would Repair Our Schools Washington Post (oped)
President Obama and his education secretary, former Chicago school superintendent Arne Duncan, are on the same wavelength. During an electronic town hall ...

Speaking Freely, Sometimes, Biden Finds Influential Role NYT
He sent a two-page note to the wife of Education Secretary Arne Duncan after meeting her at Mr. Duncan’s introductory news conference.

Obama's shameful silence Washington Times

Doesn't Mr. Obama at least have something to say publicly to those children and their parents - especially when his own education secretary, Arne Duncan..

Heeding John Hope Franklin's education warning Boston Globe

Somewhere Franklin is smiling. He went from being the first black person to sit in a Vanderbilt office to seeing the first black person run the Oval Office. There is no standardized test to measure how the nation went from there to that.

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