Important Upcoming Holiday Edition
By which I mean the much-beloved annual Half Price Candy Day, celebrated on February 15th every year. Spend it with someone you love. Meanwhile, here's the reading for the week.What's behind the right-wing book-ban frenzy? Big money, and a long-term plan
Jon Skolnik at Salon takes a look at the ongoing book ban panics across the country.
A Chalkbeat first person essay from a student in one Chicago's allegedly-bad schools. She offers a different perspective.
The rhetoric is a little overheated, and the contents are mostly familiar, but the source is one of those interesting moments when the education debate penetrates outside the usual boundaries. This is from Baptist News Global.
Jan Resseger breaks down some of the details on how we arrived at this CRT-panic induced wave of teacher gag laws.
Jose Luis Vilson offers some words about the crt panic, and especially about the work we should be doing in response to it.
Melody Schreiber at the New Republic went looking for the evidence about the detrimental effects of masking kids. She didn't find any.
If you've been watching the show, here's the teacher who inspired the show's creator
Bob Shepard looks at the coming education shenanigans in Tennessee and the plan to recruit a Christian conservative college to come run charter schools.The Murky World of i-Ready, Grading, and Online Data
Nancy Bailey takes a look at the issues surrounding i-Ready. If this program has been cropping up in your neighborhood and you're wondering about it, this is a handy explainer.
For the "education should be like Uber" crowd, here's a Cory Doctorow explanation of just how big a scam Uber actually is.
The Onion is on fire this week, so they get two spots on this week's list.
Also, this week in "Things I Wrote Other Places," a Forbes piece about why lowering the bar to fill classroom spots is only going to make things worse, and a reminder at Progressive that test-based teacher evaluations were a bust.
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Why Short Term Fixes For Filling Teaching Positions Can Be Bad News - https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2022/02/07/why-short-term-fixes-for-filling-teaching-positions-can-be-bad-news/?sh=24c197b830ef by @palan57 on @forbes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2022/02/04/oklahoma-proposed-bill-would-fine-teachers-10000-for-contradicting-a-students-religious-belief/?sh=21e9b5781a16 by @palan57 on @forbes
The Critical Flaw Behind Teacher Evaluations - Progressive.org - https://progressive.org/public-schools-advocate/critical-flaw-behind-teacher-evaluations-greene-210203/
Everyone On The Train
by Peter Greene / 1d
When Choice Doesn't Put Parents First
by Peter Greene / 1d
Utah: It's not a voucher bill--it's worse.
30by Peter Greene / 2d
Just How Discriminatory Are Private Christian Schools
300+by Peter Greene / 3d
America First Academy Is A Sign Of What's To Come
100+by Peter Greene / 4d
Furry Panic. Yes, Furry Panic.
40by Peter Greene / 5d
About That Maus Controversy
by Peter Greene / 6d
ICYMI: Ice Sculpture Edition (2/6)
by Peter Greene / 7d
Parents Defending Education Targets Black Lives Matter
by Peter Greene / 8d
AL: A Proposal To End State Support Of Public Education
by Peter Greene / 10d
Alarming Pre-K News
by Peter Greene / 12d