Monday’s News…NCLB Transfer Provisions…And, More Weighted Student Formulas

NY Post says Klein-Bloomberg are doing pretty well.  OK, actually, in the NY Post Klein says that Klein-Bloomberg are doing pretty well.

 

Don’t miss Bob Herbert in the NYT today, major education hook.

 

More Praxis Disaster.  Possible class-action lawsuits in PA and OH.

 

NYT’s Gootman reports changes to the NCLB transfer provisions in Gotham.  Expect a dust-up over this one.  Here’s Eva Moskowitz putting a shot over the bow of the SS Bloomberg-Klein:

 

“My fear is that this is a step backward in terms of the implementation of choice for poor parents,” Ms. Moskowitz said.

  

The Chicago Trib looks at how the provisions are playing out there through the experience of one student.

 

Another look at Washington’s SEED School.  Via Educationnews.org

 

Wash Post’s Balz says that when President Bush decides to share his plans for a second term, higher ed policy will play a role.

 

In Florida, more evidence that doing school choice right is harder than just doing it.

 

The right is thrilled about the NLRB ruling on graduate student organizing.  The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation writes, “While some students may have Marxist dreams that they are ‘workers,’ rather than students, who will be in the vanguard of an economic revolution when the workers of the world unite, the fact remains that they are students and not employees, and have little commonality of interest with most employees.”

 

Well, it’s a little more complicated than that.  The obvious counterpoint is that assuming all teaching assistants have little commonality with most workers is to buy into a romanticized view of life in academia.  It’s not all seeking truth in the groves…

 

New, and positive, data on the well-being of American youth reports AP.   And, AP’s Feller writes up the formal AFT endorsement of John Kerry for president.

 

EIA’s Mike Antonucci has some interesting thoughts on what the new AFT president means for that organization and for labor more generally.  And, he outs the rumor of the week on that front.

 

Ms. Frizzle proposes a cool summer science experiment.   Pinky Nelson, call your office.  Number Two Pencil points out logical flaws in some arguments against standardized testing.

 

And, Ed Fitzgerald notes that the more obesity there is in a state the more likely it is to vote for Bush.  He also notes that the same is true the less a state spends on education.  The connection?  Obvious!  Weighted student formulas!

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