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Sunday, October 10, 2021

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Carl J. Petersen: Shouldn’t All Children Be Safe In The Schools They Attend? - Network For Public Education - on @Network4pubEd

Unaffordable drug prices and kickbacks from Big Pharma. - by Fred Klonsky - Fred Klonsky in Retirement -

Permission to Bribe | JD2718 - on @wordpressdotcom

A Senior’s Advice: Keep Swinging. | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog - on @wordpressdotcom

2021 Medley #11 – Surprise, there’s a teacher shortage | Live Long and Prosper -

Martin Luther King a Communist? | GFBrandenburg's Blog -

Burris and Rees Debate For-Profit Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - on @Larryferlazzo

EdAction in Congress October 10, 2021 - Education Votes -

As heat waves intensify, tens of thousands of US classrooms will be too hot for students to learn in | -

Teacher: 10 things school districts should do right now - The Washington Post -

Big Education Ape: CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: End of the Yellow Brick Road Edition (10/10) -

Some Bunny Board Notes | JD2718 - on @wordpressdotcom

Sweden: Why Do For-Profit Schools Survive Despite Overwhelming Public Opposition? | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is About Using Art In The Classroom | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

remnant 75: “And now it is too late for you” | DISCOURSE as quilting - via @plthomasEdD

​​Why white students are 250% more likely to graduate than Black students at public universities

Most college students don’t graduate in four years, so college and the government count six years as “success”

California will require large retailers to provide gender neutral toy sections

Sunday’s New Articles On School Reopenings | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Three New Resources On Climate Change | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Radio Diaries: Teachers document their hopes and fears during the pandemic

Why Air Quality Monitors Are the Hot New Back-to-School Accessory

Varsity Blues Scandal: Outcomes in the College Admissions Case

Child Care Has High Costs for Parents, Low Wages for Staff - The New York Times - on @nytimes

Children’s Author Tells the True Story of Columbus’ Exploits

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist.

Why the Latest Campus Cancellation Is Different - The Atlantic -

Pseudonym: On vision loss and hiding in plain sight from my high school classmates

Local school boards emerge as hot races in November election - on WSLS

Montgomery high schools racist slurs lead to meetings - The Washington Post -

Educator's Black Lives Matter Email Upends Her District

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CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: End of the Yellow Brick Road Edition (10/10)

CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: End of the Yellow Brick Road Edition (10/10)

End of the Yellow Brick Road Edition

Final weekend of the balancing act that is doing live community theater during COVID. It's been a blast, but I look forward to getting my evenings back. In the meantime, I have some reading for you to wile away your Sunday afternoon (or whenever it is that you peruse this list).

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

This story is so much worse than the headline suggests. It's a pro-publica investigative piece of events back in 2016. It's long, but it's the "if you read only one piece on this list" piece for the week. 

New Chicago Public Schools CEO Must Address the Catastrophe of Student Based Budgeting

Chicago has a new schools boss, and Jan Resseger is hoping he'll get rid of SBB, the funding model that cements inequity while opening the door for voucher-style shenanigans.

Nice White--Resentful--White Parent Syndrome

Nancy Flanagan has noticed what lies behind much of the current panic over CRT+Everything.

In East Texas, Cleveland ISD Needed Money. The State Sent Charter Schools Instead.

In Texas Monthly, Bekah McNeel reports on the gazillionth example of a state using a local district's challenges not as a call for assistance, but as a marketing opportunity for charters.

Here's how education reform can support teachers instead of undermining them.

With an op-ed in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Gerald K. LeTendre makes a World Teacher Day pleas for help for teachers, and offers some specific recommendations.

Special Ed questions on charter school apps violate federal law, complaints allege

In Colorado, some parents believe that certain application questions are just a filtering mechanism. Chalkbeat has the story.

The Problem with Cute Kids

Janet Lansbury offers some thoughts about how cuteness can be used to minimize children.

Two WV fathers sue state officials over charter school laws

Well, this should be fun. West Virginia is just getting its charter sector up and running, and here come two dads with a lawsuit alleging the state's Charter School Board's ability to overrule local taxpayers is a big no-no.

Why the first Varsity Blues trial really matters

Who better than Akil Bello, writing at Forbes, to explain all the layers and issues in the trial of parents who played the system to get their unqualified children into the college of their choice.

Banned school books focus on sex and race because of parents, not students

Anne Lutz Fernandez writes at NBC Think about the curious phenomenon of book bans that never seem to focus on violence 

The Cost Of New Hampshire’s School Voucher Program Is Mushrooming - by @palan57 on @forbes

PA: A Bad Teacher Transparency Bill
Pennsylvania Republicans want to jump on the teacher transparency train, motivated no doubt by nothing but good thoughts and in no way pandering to the mob currently demanding that we root Evil Indoctrination out of schools. HB 1332 requires districts to post a bunch of instructional stuff on line; it has just passed the House, and will probably sail through the GOP-controlled Senate as well, but
OH: Protect Our Children From Everything
You may have seen the opt out form floating around education-related social media, and it appears to have come from a special group in Ohio. Meet the Protect Ohio Children Coalition , "putting daylight on the darkness of Critical Race Theory (CRT), Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)." Their mission is stated plainly on the site Children have a legal right to an
OH: One More Push To Defund Public Education
Ohio is once again making an effort to surpass Florida in its hostility to public education. This time, it's the Backpack Scholarship Program , yet another voucher bill intended to have tax dollars "follow the child" and not fund the public education system. This bill (HB 290) is the education savings account super-voucher approach, providing $5,500 for elementary and $7,500 for secondary student
A Handy Guide To SCOTUS, Schools, and the Wall between Church and State
When I first met Dallas Koehn, he was approaching the end of his rope with education in Oklahoma. Now he's in Indiana, but when he moved, he took with him a background in history, teaching, and consulting (imagine--hiring a consultant who actually works in a classroom). Koehn has been blogging for years at Blue Cereal Education , where he applies a nice combination of insight and sass. All of thos
The Missing School Choice Argument
Sometimes it's what people don't say that tells you a lot about their position. Proponents of school choice rarely-if-ever talk about one of the great obstacles to school choice. Private school admissions. For instance, private schools that explicitly or implicitly forbid LGBTQ students (and faculty). Or private schools that resist admitting students of color. Or private schools that have religio
ICYMI: Applefest Edition (10/3)
Once a year, my small town closes the streets, brings in a ton of vendors, runs a whole passel of events, and calls it a festival, and it's pretty cool. Like the Harvest Homes of a century ago, it serves as a city-wide homecoming. It's not quite the same this year (the apple pancake breakfast was take-out only), but it's something. In the meantime, here's your reading list for the week. Fighting
PA: Another "Mom" Group Involved in School Board Elections
Today PennLive reports that an Open Schools group is throwing big bucks into school board races in the state. Back to School PA is a PAC that intends to drop a ton of money all over the state to back school board candidates who