Last week was tech week for the local production of Nunsense for which I'm music director. I also had about 400 essays to read through a couple of times for a county-wide high school essay context I run. And the last two days I've spent in Philly at the Network for Public Education conference. The CMO (chief marital officer) for the Institute and I left the Board of Directors with their maternal grandmother, and we had our first childless outing in a couple of years. As a result of all that. things here at the Institute have been a little slow, and you are getting your reading list for the week a bit late. But you're still getting it, and here we go.
Also there was a race this morning, meaning we could go stand in the street for a perfect angle.
The education culture war is raging, but for most parents, it's background noise.
If you only read one item on the list, make it this one. A new NPR poll confirms that the vast majority of Americans are not at all ready to come after their teachers with a pitchfork and torch and, in fact, actually think their teachers are doing pretty well.
Kansas City area district bans teachers from having safe space signs for LGBTQ kids
One more item for the "this is what these gag laws look like on the ground. Coverage from the Kansas City Star.
I'm a gay kindergarten teacher in Florida. These are the questions I'm asking myself.
From NBC, for that same file.The Best Question During Today’s School Prayer Arguments Came From … Brett Kavanaugh?