- Chester Finn on Diane Ravitch: “She has become more conservative, while I have become more radical.”
- Liu’s decision to announce his audit of progress reports in advance is unusual among city officials.
- What happens if overly ambitious states ask for more money than RttT gives them?
- Norm Scott sends out a blast from the past, reprinting perspectives on closing schools — from 2003.
- An economist says the city’s new bake-sale regulations represent a bad form of regulation.
- Kim Gittleson breaks down how much charters that don’t get city space pay for their buildings.
- Linda Perlstein thinks the Gates teacher survey is valuable but doubts ed leaders will pay it much mind.
- Jose Vilson attended last night’s TFA panel and thought John Legend’s arguments were weak.
- James Davies O’Leary stumbled into a lecture by Bill Ayers and was not impressed.
- Mrs. Mimi describes the hoops she must jump through to get a student help against bullying.
- Jay Mathews corrects an error in his take on the plight of teachers in Central Falls, RI.
- When the Natural History Museum took Pluto out of the planet line up, students were not happy about it.
- And students at Urban Assembly New York Harbor School spotted a dolphin in Newtown Creek today.