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Remainders: In an election year, schools are political hotspots

  • In an election year, schools become places to discuss politics with eager students. (WNYC/SchoolBook)
  • A “rant” about why teaching is a political endeavor and teachers are political players. (Jose Vilson)
  • George W. Bush’s education secretary, Margaret Spellings, is advising Mitt Romney. (Politics K-12)
  • A call for a recommitment to the why of public education, even as the how changes. (Practical Theory)
  • A teacher offers an anonymous account of how he (or she) is thinking about the TDRs. (NYMag)
  • A union analyst says the new evidence shows the “worst” teacher’s rating should be tossed. (Edwize)
  • A principal worries about how much new teacher evaluations won’t be principal-generated. (SchoolBook)
  • A teacher who moved on from the city schools says working here was excellent PD. (GS Community)
  • A city teacher explains why she teaches “whole novels”: for an “authentic literary experience.” (EdWeek)
  • A veteran math educator wants teachers to interview students about their reasoning. (Digital Hechinger)
  • On the eve of the Jewish holiday Purim, equating Bloomberg with the villain Haman. (Ed in the Apple)
  • The Gates Foundation gives to a wide and ever-shifting list of education grantees. (Shanker Blog)