A few notes:
- The Albert Shanker Institute asked a few of us to create lesson plans around the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I’m proud to have contributed a math-focused one. Check them out. [ShareMyLesson]
- John Spencer gives us seven thoughts on whether teachers should get political. [Education Rethink]
- Child poverty in Los Angeles is at 33%, and other budgetary issues. [4LAKids]
- Kenzo Shibata says, “We need to fix schools and alleviate poverty concurrently, but only targeting schools is putting the cart before the horse.” [Huffington Post]
- A nice rundown by Davey D of all the things you may have missed about Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream” speech. [Hip Hop and Politics]
U. of Phoenix so selective it has only 1% graduation rate–now, that is high standards! Shame on Ivy League where everyone graduates.
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) August 25, 2013
A short note:
There’s good news, and then there’s bad news. I’ll give you the bad first:
I’m scaling back the writing here for a couple of months.
The good news:
I handed in a revised version of This Is Not A Test, my upcoming book, today. I’m trying to make the book that best represents this journey we’ve taken together. This will be awesome.
I also have to do tons of writing for my Edutopia / CTQ spaces, and a guest feature in a new space you’ll see sometime this week. I won’t spoil the surprise. In the meantime, thank you for all of your support.
See you Tuesday!
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