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Remainders: French president says homework widens inequity

  • France’s new president wants to ban homework because it widens the achievement gap. (Answer Sheet)
  • The hunt is on for educators who are also “upstanders” against injustice and intolerance. (Facing History)
  • A city teacher says the Department of Education’s “peer group” system makes little sense. (Schoolbook)
  • A teacher has written a “bill of rights” for members of the Absent Teacher Reserve. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • A parent offers advice for how to help children make the most of online learning. (EdNews Colorado)
  • A right-wing magazine says homeschooling is the most radical movement around. (National Review)
  • A group that wants to revamp teacher prep will pay ed school students for their syllabi. (Teacher Beat)
  • A criticism of the call for “diverse” schools is that advocates want only a little diversity. (Sara Mead)
  • Micah Lasher calls Deborah Kenny’s criticism of teacher evaluation rules “unhelpful.” (StudentsFirstNY)
  • The teacher who was blocked from broadcasting from the rubber room has gone live again. (UStream)
  • Some states seem to be using their NCLB waivers to lower their expectations for schools. (EdWeek)
  • A parent coordinator explains how she involves parents who want to help but can’t come. (SchoolBook)