- Diane Ravitch, speaking on Morning Joe, said that education cuts will be “devastating.”
- Morning Joe also hosted Bill Perkins, who defended his opposition to charter schools.
- NPR gets the prize for most irreverent coverage of the bake sale ban.
- Kevin Carey: it’s okay for Ravitch to be wrong about some things, but not to say “everything” was wrong.
- A teacher shares his philosophy for keeping the “dreaded hitback” out of his classroom.
- A Midwestern teacher is writing an anonymous blog about her school lunches.
- Budget crises are forcing states to dial back on education measures they can no longer afford.
- Sherman Dorn says the federal government needs to be more humble about turnaround schools’ success
- Arthur Goldstein finds that his Chinese parents’ expectations from school give him culture shock.
- Goldstein, who is also a candidate on the ICE ticket for UFT elections, reminds teachers to vote.
- Charters spend a greater share of their budgets on teachers than the DOE does, Kim Gittleson finds.
- Peter Murphy argues that NYSUT abandoned its members who teach at Albany’s New Covenant charter.
- Some California students argue that their schools are unfairly labeled as “failing.”
- Illinois teachers wore pink to work today, to show support for their colleagues who just received pink slips.
Remainders: No "hitbacks" in this class, please
By Maura Walz